Yoga Tips Archive

3-Step Daily Mindfulness + Gratitude Practice

1. Be Grateful. Before you get out of bed in the morning, before the ‘to-do’ list comes to your mind, before you check your phone, visualize three people or things that you are grateful for in your life. Notice how the thoughts and visualization makes you feel physically and emotionally. Do you feel happy? Are [&hellip

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7 Ways to Find Calm

1. Start Your Day Bright   2. Crack a Smile   3. Surrender Your Cares   4. Groove to the Music   5. Brew Some Bliss   6. Let the World In   7. Kiss Yourself Goodnight Share on Facebook

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Upward Salute

1.Stand in Tadasana. Turn your arms outward (or laterally) so your palms face away from your torso and thumbs point backward. With an inhale, sweep your arms out to the sides and up toward the ceiling. 2.If you’re tighter in the shoulders, stop when your arms are approximately parallel to each other. But if possible [&hellip

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7 Ways Kids Can Fend Off Flu with Yoga

Forward Bends Downward-Facing Dog Backbends Yoga Twists Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose Pranayama Rest Share on Facebook

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3 Ways to Use Yoga in the Classroom

1. Create a daily silent moment to teach kids to regroup and reflect. 2. Cultivate their intellect and curiosity—not in the way you think! Encourage students both to ask questions and to try answering them, with the goal of getting the class comfortable with the idea that sometimes there are multiple answers and that it’s okay [&hellip

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Yoga for Teens: 3 Yogic Teachings to Combat Bullying

Influence power. When you act on any of the many opportunities there are to be helpful, soothing, or in any way a positive influence in the lives of others…you’re shaping the world into something better. Be generous that way. Share the good you’ve got going on. Share a lot of it. Do nothing. Do nothing [&hellip

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Settle In for Solar-Powered Yin

To Begin: Turn inward. Lie in Savasana (Corpse Pose) with your knees resting over a bolster and your head resting on a blanket. Slowly release 5 sighing exhalations. Welcome the sensations in your body (aches, tensions, ease, and openness), allowing them to be as they are. Stay for 3 minutes. To Finish: Rest and savor. [&hellip

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How to Keep yourself ACCOUNTABLE to your vow

Write your vow. Put a piece of paper with the word or phrase near your mat or carry it with you in your pocket. Consider keeping a yoga journal. Recite your vow. Repeat it before, throughout, and after your practice or at certain points throughout the day. Share your vow. Find a vow partner! It can be helpful [&hellip

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6 WAYS TO REBOOT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Explore stillness Explore movement Explore mudras Explore silence Explore mantras Explore non-yoga Share on Facebook

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5 STEPS TO OVERCOME FEAR IN YOGA

1. Identify your fears The first step to tackle your fears is to identify your fears and write each of them down. Observe and document your thoughts about these fears and note your physical reactions to them. Continue to explore, contemplate and journal until you can unravel the roots of your fears and discover exactly [&hellip

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5 TIPS FOR PRACTICING ARM BALANCES

Building up. Strength is in the mind as well as the body. Until you have the strength and control to practice Chaturanga safely, begin with Plank Pose and its variations, working your way up to Side Plank (Vasisthasana). Improve your shoulder mechanics in Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) and Dolphin Pose (Ardha [&hellip

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TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEXIBILITY

Play with your limits—While you do not want to force yourself beyond your limit, you also do not want to stay too far on the other side. The only way to learn (and expand) your body’s limits is to play along the edge. Use your breath—With every inhale, focus on alignment and check on the [&hellip

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Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has both its preventive and therapeutic cures over ailing mind and body. Yoga improves all the problems associated with the body, like: increases flexibility in muscles and various muscular joints, strengthens the spinal cord, recovers back aches, improves muscular skeletal conditions, digestion and elimination, stimulates glands and endocrinal system, improves heart condition, proper blood [&hellip

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Benefits Of the Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

Brings flexibility to the spine Strengthens wrists and shoulders Massages the digestive organs and improves digestion Tones the abdomen Improves digestion Relaxes the mind Improves blood circulation Share on Facebook

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Cat Stretch (Marjariasana)

How To Do Cat Stretch (Marjariasana) Come onto your fours. Form a table such that your back forms the table top and your hands and feet form the legs of the table. Keep your arms perpendicular to the floor, with the hands directly under the shoulders and flat on the ground; your knees are hip-width [&hellip

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