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Adjust Your Downward Facing Dog for Ease in the Shoulders, Hamstrings and Low Back thumbnail

Yoga fact: Downward Facing Dog isn't always wonderful for your shoulders, hamstrings and low back. Yep. It's 100% true. Sometimes, this "rest" pose can aggravate rather than alleviate. The yoga trick is to add in some adjustments to your downdog. These adjustments can be a little challenging (to change things up in your current practice) [...]

How to Beat the Summertime Heat with Yoga

How to Beat the Summertime Heat with Yoga thumbnail

With the proliferation of hot yoga, you might not think of yoga as an activity to keep you cool. The truth is that, especially in the heat of the summer, it's the perfect tool to keep your body temp regulated and keep you optimally healthy. Your Asana Practice Should Include Cooling Poses Any pose that [...]

Power Pose: How to Get Into 8-Angle Pose {Astavakrasana} thumbnail

This pose, 8-Angle Pose, was illusive to me for years. The more I tried to muscle my way in using brute strength, the harder it seemed. The strength to lift was relatively easy for me but the flexibility required in the hips and legs in order to fully access the pose...well, let's just say it [...]

Practical Ayurveda for Spring

Did you know that Ayurveda is super beneficial in supporting your body during the change of the seasons? Spring is the PERFECT time to detoxify and slough off that extra winter cargo you've been carrying around. A detox is also helpful in relieving allergies and sinus issues that tend to arrive with the change of [...]