Category: Asanas

DIY Yoga Mat Spray: How to recipe

DIY Yoga Mat Spray

I’m sorry to tell you this, but your yoga mat is probably disgusting.  Those cushiony-supportive or sticky anti-slip fibers can really hold onto a lot of bacteria, germs and general grossness.  Think about those super sweaty vinyasa classes!  And your hands and feet on the mat and later you put your face right in the […]

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7 Restorative Poses to relax and rejuvenate

Restorative Yoga: 7 Poses to Try

Restorative yoga is one of my new favorite ways to relax.  As your stretch, these poses help activate your nervous system.  It also increases your energy and helps release tension.  The organs also benefit from deep relaxation.  Restorative yoga can also help you find balance and focus as you release control and movement of your body and […]

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Guide to Understanding the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Guide to the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana: history, theory and philosophy

The third and most well-known limb of the 8 limbs of yoga is asana.  This means all of those yoga poses—the physical practice of making all of those shapes with your body.  In the West, asana often is yoga.  We sometimes forget about the other 7 branches. When yoga first started, about 5000 years ago, […]

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How to get up into handstands: asana sequences and tutorial

Guide to Handstands: Asanas, Sequences and Tips for Getting Comfortable Upside Down

Being able to easily hang out upside down in a handstand is definitely one of my personal goals.  It’s something that I am still working on as I write this, but I have gained substantial progress.  My biggest obstacle now is confidence.  I need to get myself away from the wall and trust that my […]

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Starting a yoga self-practice. Blog post with tips and inspiration

The Magic of Self-Practice: how to start a home yoga practice with tips and ideas

For many years, I only did yoga asana in a group fitness class or with a video. I needed someone to follow, someone to tell me what to do next and guide me from one pose gracefully into another. When I moved to Myanmar, I had two dreams: that I would be able to drive […]

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Kaliasana: meaning, methodology, and breath-work

Kaliasana: how to do the poses, meaning, benefits, and info on the Goddess

Kaliasana is one of my favorite poses.  It’s so strong and empowering.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! About Kali Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, power, time, and transformation.  She is also sometimes called the Divine Mother.  She has blue or black skin and usually sticks out her tongue.  […]

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