Let Go and Get Tall

Let Go and Get Tall Tension. We carry it in our bodies involuntarily AND voluntarily. Today’s stress inflicts tension before we even know it. And we tense up because we’ve been told it’s good for us – ‘Tuck your butt under! Suck in your gut! Lift up your chest!’ The...

Downward Dog, Safely

DOWNWARD FACING DOG Adho mukha śvānāsana People love this pose. As one of the most popular yoga poses, down dog can pose some problems for your shoulders if you aren’t aware of where your weight is all the time. The way you approach and do down dog makes all the...

The Small Stuff Matters

  An important way to prevent injury is to be more aware of basic physical stuff like standing, sitting, bending and “hanging out.” We often think back and knee pain etc. come “out of nowhere!” Rarely is that the way it actually happens. We just don’t notice...

“Your” Yoga

I like the article, Previously Untold Yoga History Sheds New Light, not only because it points out the difference between ancient and modern yoga, but it’s also a reminder to just be present in “your” yoga. There is a facade around ancient yoga being practiced...