Tag: asana

Sanskrit words: yoga for beginners. Learn some of those yoga pose names for the asanas

70+ Sanskrit words you need to know for your yoga practice

As I've gotten more into teaching yoga, knowing the sanskrit names has really helped my understanding of the poses and what the focus of the shape is.  Otherwise, it can seem like a bunch of giberish that you may or may not start to recognize in class. Follow my blog with Bloglovin yoga means yoke which is often interpreted as...Read More
Yoga for beginners: a guide for asana alignment tips for your feet and legs #yoga #alignment #yogaforbeginners

Asana Alignment Principles: Feet and legs for a strong base

Yoga alignment starts with a firm base grounding down into the Earth through your feet and legs. These parts of your body relate to the Root Chakra.  The root chakra or muladhara chakra is responsible for feelings of security, support and balance.  It is the base for balancing all of the chakras, like your feet and legs are the base...Read More
The Complete Guide to Advancing your Yoga Self-practice: how to make a routine, add spirituality and pranayama, how to find new inspiration, stay motivated, and tracking your progress #selfpractice #yogapractice

The Complete Guide to Advancing your Yoga Self-practice

[caption id="attachment_429" align="alignright" width="252"] Click this photo if you're just beginning[/caption] If you already started your yoga self practice, great work!!  This post will provide you with some ideas on continuing to challenge yourself and working different parts of your body.  If you're just starting click the photo to the right.  With your self-practice, it can be easy to get...Read More
What to look for in a yoga class to find your favorite teacher, style OR become a better instructor

Yoga Teacher’s Eye: what a yoga instructor can learn at a yoga class

Things to observe in a yoga class Here are a few concepts you can keep an eye out for in class if you are learning about teaching yoga.  These aspects can also help you find your favorite teacher or style of yoga if you are trying different classes. style- along with the style of yoga, how does this instructor interpret it?  e.g. Is...Read More
Restorative yoga is a super yummy way to relax, de-stress and stretch at the same time. These 7 poses can help your nervous system and increase your energy #restorative

Restorative Yoga: 7 Soothing 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 focus on your breath or...Read More
Free Yoga Workshop in Mandalay Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice presented by katiayoga.com

Free yoga workshop in Mandalay

Hi Yogis, There will be a free yoga workshop in Mandalay this Sunday at 3.  Mihail Iordache will be presenting on “Mindfulness and the Yoga Practice- a profound exploration on the connection with oneself.” Mihail is a Romanian yogi, traveling through Myanmar.  He is trained in VAK Yoga, Yoga Chikitsa, Kriya Yoga and Hatha Yoga. He is also a psychotherapist...Read More
Guide to the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Asana. Learn about the origins of yoga poses and how asana can be incorporated with other aspects to fully experience "yoga" history, theory and philosophy. #yogasana #asana

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. [Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links] When yoga first started,...Read More
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 muscles know how to hold...Read More
The Magic of Self-Practice: how to start a home yoga practice with tips and ideas #selfpractice #yoga

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 a motorbike around and that...Read More
Kaliasana: how to do the poses, meaning, benefits, and info on the Goddess of Destruction #kali #kaliasana #goddessofdestruction

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

Kaliasana is one of my favorite poses.  It's so strong and empowering, just like the Goddess of Destruction herself.  I hope you enjoy the pose and the great goddess as much as I do! [Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links] About Kali Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, power, time, and transformation.  She is also sometimes...Read More