Balancing poses are certainly some of my most favorite poses to practice and the benefits a tremendous. Today we will discuss the benefits of Vrksasana, tree pose. This pose is great for: Sciatica pain relief Improved balance Strengthening of the thighs, ankles, spine and calves Stretching of the groin and inner thighs When practicing this … Continue reading Benefits of Tree Pose – Vrksasana
If you have ever taken a yoga class, at some point you have probably heard the word Drishti. Hopefully you received a brief definition however, let's dive into what this word truly means. Drishti - Sanskrit; focused gaze, a means for developing concentrated intention When you simply google the word that is what you will find. Taking … Continue reading What is “Drishti” and What Does it Mean for my Practice?
Throughout your practice you will continue to move through new poses and variations, deepening the movement as you go. Each one offers its own amazing benefits to those practicing it. Today let's touch on the benefits of practicing Natarajasana or Dancer Pose. Opening of the shoulders, chest and hips Deep opening in the chest, a … Continue reading Benefits of Dancer Pose – Natarajasana
There are so many different yoga poses and variations out there. Each one offers its own amazing benefits to its students. Today let's touch on the benefits of practicing Camel. Opening of the hip flexors, allowing for a deep stretch Deep opening in the chest, a great heart opener Stretches the shoulders and back Aids … Continue reading Benefits of Camel Pose
I say this very plainly. A yoga teacher is not a doctor. Perhaps your teacher has their doctorate, I do not know however, this is more an idea. I am giving you this idea to hold in the back of your mind. As a yoga teacher, because I cannot speak for everyone, I have this … Continue reading Yoga Teacher, Not a Doctor
Whether it is your first yoga class ever or you are just trying out a new studio, it is always nice to have an idea of basic etiquette. Here are some of my basic rules of thumb that will hopefully make you feel more comfortable your first time. Look up the studio: May seem obvious … Continue reading First Time At A Yoga Studio