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Category: Pose

Sacroiliac Joints and Yoga

A number of people who practice yoga, especially women, develop pain in the sacroiliac (SI) joints. Some of the pain in women is structural – in women only two segments of the sacrum move with the pelvis while in men 3 do. This leads…

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Living a Yogic Life

I recently received a beautiful gift of the Daily Greatness Yoga Journal. It’s a beautiful book (I have trouble writing in any book and especially one that’s so pretty so I need to work up to it lol). At the very front it ask…

Balasana ~ Child’s Pose

 When Krishna was a child he was playing with his brother Balaram in the courtyard near his home. He took a scoop of earth in his hand and ate it. Balaram went running home to tell his mother, Yashoda. He told her “Krishna is…

The Warrior in You

Virabhadrasana (Warrior) I, II and III In Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya & Arjuna van der Kooij, the mythology behind the warrior poses I, II and III is described quite poetically. I’ll give you the abbreviated version. Sati was very much in…

Slow down and pay attention

What is your body trying to tell you? Try this short restorative yoga practice with meditation to help you determine just that. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post about the solstice, see it here for a bit of context about slowing down this time of…

Rid yourself of upper back tension

If you’re like many people, sitting at a desk or driving a lot means upper back tension! Try this for getting a little more relaxed in those big back muscles.

Humble Warrior

I love the imagery that the term humble warrior evokes for me. There’s something very pure and honourable about it. Like a knight placing his sword down and genuflecting at the feet of his or her queen. The pose humble warrior is a version…

A Virtual Yoga Retreat

Get the health you want!!

Each week I write an e-newsletter through MailChimp. This week features information on tight hips, a video about working the core and more! If you are interested, click the link. My latest e-newsletter

Anuloma Viloma ~ Alternate Nostril Breathing

Anuloma viloma is a pranayama exercise where you are inhaling and exhaling on one side of the nose and then switching to the other side. This breath work is very relaxing to the mind, brings balance to the two hemispheres of the brain and…