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Muladhara, or Root Chakra
Muladhara, or Root Chakra, is the energy center located at the bottom of the torso. Working with this chakra can help one feel more grounded and stable, and help with problems weight gain, anxiety, and panic.
An Opening Sequence for Home Practice
Warming up is as useful in yoga as in any other movement-based discipline. Here is a sequence that will work with the entire core, for yogis and yoginis at any level.
Yoga for Arthritis
Need to exercise but have arthritis? Yoga is an excellent choice. Medical science confirms what the yoga community has always known: yoga is good for both body and soul.
Gratitude Journals and Meditation
Interested in adding meditation to your yoga practice but finding it difficult to spare the time? Keeping a gratitude journal can help to bridge the gap.
Kapalabhati Breath is Not for Beginners!
Yoga is NOT a quick fix. Taking practices out of context can be dangerous. Kapalabhati breath has been touted as a universal panacea, but it is not for new or casual practitioners.
Bikram, or "Hot" Yoga
Curious about Bikram yoga? This style has been in the news lately due to its charismatic yet controversial leader, Bikram Choudhury. However one feels about Mr. Choudhury, his series itself is well worth checking out.
Buying Yoga Pants
What to wear to a yoga class? It's a good bet that yoga pants or tights will be one of the items. Here is a run-down on wear to shop to find offerings for a range of budgets and figures - for both men and women.
Setting An Intention
It’s not uncommon to hear a teacher suggest that one ‘set an intention’ at the start of a yoga class. What, exactly, does that mean? And why is it important?
Fierce Medicine Review
Ana Forrest is not one's typical yoga teacher. Rather, she embodies boldness and the ability to speak the unspeakable, to work through what often appears to be unworkable. Fierce Medicine is both memoir and primer on how to live through pain, suffering, and the indignities of life.
Introduction to the Chakras
The chakras, or energy centers of Ayurvedic medicine, are increasingly being verified by modern medicine. These seven energy centers help to regulate the endocrine system and thus improve mental and physical health.
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