In this essential guide to yoga inversions, we’ll break down the meaning of yoga inversions, benefits, potential risks, and effective inversion yoga poses with important modifications for a safer practice.
How to Use Yoga Blocks: Poses, Benefits & Pro Tips
Should you be using a yoga block? Yoga blocks can be powerful tools when used correctly. In this blog, we break down how to use yoga blocks to enhance your practice, as well as the best yoga block poses and their key benefits.
What is Yoga Anatomy – A Guide to Safe Yoga Practices
Without drowning in lists of muscles with Latin names, we can benefit from an understanding of the principles of anatomy. What do you need to know to make practice safe for yourself or your students? How do bones, muscles, joints and fascia influence yoga practice? This is your guide to yoga anatomy.
Uttanasana – Guide to Standing Forward Bend
Standing Forward Bend or Uttanasana is so common, and yet so often misunderstood. It’s not all about touching the floor. In this Uttanasana guide you can learn the benefits and risks, follow simple steps to find your best Standing Forward Bend, and elevate your practice with expert tips and variations.
How to Practice and Teach Boat Pose
Boat Pose can easily be modified to suit beginners, or to challenge more experienced yoga practitioners. Drawing on a combination of strength, flexibility, balance and focus, it’s a functional and beneficial addition to your regular yoga practice. Learn more in this helpful guide to Boat Pose.
Differences Between Vajrasana and Virasana – Practicing Hero Pose and Diamond Pose
There are important differences between Virasana (Hero Pose) and Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), even though at first glance they both look like simply kneeling. Discover the differences between them, the benefits of each, and handy step-by-step guides with tips for your practice.
Kakasana and Bakasana – A Guide to Practicing Easy Crow, Crow and Crane Poses
Follow this step-by-step guide to achieve Easy Crow Pose, and progress to Crow Pose and Crane Pose. Arm balances are challenging, and you need clear steps and helpful tips to find your balance in Kakasana or Bakasana. Learn to find calm in these poses and feel the mental and physical rewards.
Virasana Pose: How to Safely Practice Hero Pose
Virasana is a deceptively simple pose demanding a complex range of motion from the lower body. To protect your joints and muscles, it’s important to practice the pose safely. Learn the how and why of a safe Hero Pose, how Virasana differs from Vajrasana, and which Virasana adaptations might suit you.
Padmasana – Lotus Pose: Tutorial to a Pain-Free & Safe Lotus Pose
Lotus Pose is a symbolic pose in yoga philosophy. A beautiful lotus flower can grow in the muddiest of water and likewise so can we grow in all types of environments. As on the spiritual path, achieving Padmasana takes effort and patience. It is crucial that we approach this pose with caution to come into it safely. Read on to find out how!
How to Avoid Knee Pain & Injury in Yoga for Sensitive Knees
Knee pain is, unfortunately, relatively common in yoga. Read this blog if you have sensitive knees or fear knee injuries. Here I share 11 tips and modifications for preventing knee pain and injury in yoga.
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