texting shoulders

Improve your posture with yoga Texting Shoulders, iPosture,  iHunch ... just some of the names assigned to the posture we fold into it when we use our mobile devices. It’s pretty obvious that this kind of body positioning can create a lot of stress on the neck. The weight of the head is usually about …

5 points of yoga etiquette; the philosophy

1. Where you place yourself in the yoga room When you arrive at yoga class, there is an etiquette to where you place yourself in the room ... and challenging yourself to break out of your comfort zone can also enhance your practice, Brown says. "I think it turns to in front, back, or middle …

10 myths about yoga injuries

Who wouldn’t want a magic formula to ward off injury on the mat or protect our yoga students from harm? That wish for safety, however, may have given rise to a host of misconceptions about yoga injuries. For instance, we may believe we can avoid injury if only we’re sufficiently mindful. Or that if we …

heating up your yoga practice: understanding tapas

Westerners often think of Patanjali as the Father of Yoga, but this title rightly belongs to the solar spirit. Reiterating ancient Vedic teachings, the Bhagavad Gita (4.1) refers to the solar spirit, called Vivasvat, as the primordial teacher of ancient yoga. And since tapas is at the heart of all yogic disciplines, the solar spirit (not to be confused with …

yoga for grief

When someone is grieving, they need comfort and help dealing with what has happened. They need a way to find peace. Yoga can help. Far from being a simple exercise to improve flexibility, yoga is an all-encompassing way to heal and improve. This includes meditation and physical, mental, and spiritual therapy. Here are eight ways …