How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

How (and Why) to Teach Savasana

Ahhhh….savasana. The prize at the end of every yoga-asana class. Sometimes referred to as adult nap time, adult time out, or chillaxin’. Maybe not that last one exactly, but savasana has definitely inspired a meme or two. You can always tell the newbies or...
Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Posture Basics: Table Pose for Foundation

Whether you’re a beginner or have been practicing poses for a while, learning the key elements in basic postures will benefit your practice. My goal as a yoga teacher is to prevent injury, and one of the best ways to do that is to understand foundational poses....
The Most Important Yoga Pose

The Most Important Yoga Pose

By far my favorite topic to teach during yoga teacher training is Philosophy. When I first started practicing asana, I wanted nothing to do with it, but now I’m enthralled with the Eight Limbs, the yamas and niyamas, the kleshas and Kriya Yoga. Plus I usually...
Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Arm balances produce two types of feelings: exhilaration and intimidation. Whether you want to grab the brass ring, or stay safely on the ground, arm balances require a small to-do list of elements: hasta bandha, arm strength, shoulder engagement, core engagement, and...
4 Benefits of Children’s Yoga

4 Benefits of Children’s Yoga

Guest Post by Michele Monaghan, Children’s Yoga Instructor “Yoga has helped me to feel peaceful and be more patient with my little sister,” said one of my seven-year-old students when I asked her why she liked yoga. Having taught many young people over the...

Become a Hippy Chick with 5 Poses

Oh the illustrious intention of “opening our hips.” If you’re active, your hips may “feel tight” because of overuse due to repeated motion or repeated contraction of the muscles. For those of you who sit for many hours a day, your hips...