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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?
Sun Saluations, or Surya Namaskar, are integral to flow yoga. Used for warmups and for meditation, the series has many variations.
Tadasana, or Mountain Pose
When one begins yoga, one learns that standing is more complex than it seems. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is an exercise in posture, meditation, and focus.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Yoga is more than just exercise. Here is an introduction to the other "limbs" of yogic philosophy and practice.
The Science of Yoga Book Review
The Science of Yoga is one of the few books to look at yoga's claims from a scientific perspective. This book is an important read for the modern yogi or yogini, and this article will explain why.
Using a Yoga Strap
A yoga strap can be used for warming up and cooling down. It is also useful in accessing poses which demand greater flexibility than one has at the present time. Here are some ideas for using a strap.
Why use Sanskrit?
Do you use Sanskrit names to describe the poses in your practice? Some do and some don't. Consider both paths before choosing.
Yoga and Nonviolence
The yamas are the first limb of the yogic path. They represent self-control in five important areas. The first, ahimsa, which means 'nonviolence' in Sanskrit, is one of the most challenging to understand.
Yoga Festivals and Conferences
Interested in a multi-day yoga experience this summer? There are many conferences and festivals throughout North America during the spring and summer months.
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.
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