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April 27, 2018

The Divine Feminine

Those attending my classes will remember the Durga Kriya, a dynamic pose which celebrates the feminine power, the fierce goddess within every woman. Durga is the warrior goddess, and as her name suggests, she is invincible. Durga, is the Adi Parashakti, Devi, Shakti, Bhavani and by numerous other names, she is known to be one of the most popular goddesses
November 19, 2017
Lotus flower yoga

Ujjayi Breath – Blessing or Curse?

Is Ujjayi Breath suitable for everyone? We explain why yogis must apply caution when practicing Ujjayi and why it matters who you learn it from.
July 19, 2017

Subtle Yoga Anatomy

At this time and age when people are so intensely and often exclusively focused on physical reality including their own physical bodies it can be quite a challenge for yoga teachers to get across the idea that yogic anatomy is far more concerned with the subtle energetic body than with the physical body.
June 9, 2017

How To Use Hands-On Adjustments In Yoga

Posture Guiding If a student is struggling to guide themselves into a posture in a safe manner and the instructor is concerned that they may become injured as a result of their poor technique, hands on adjustments can be used to guide a student into the correct posture.
November 16, 2016

Self Massage in Rajadhiraja Yoga

Place your fingertips above the upper lip, stiffen the muscles of your lips and slide your index fingers over the area underneath your nose to the sides of your mouth and then around the bottom of your mouth (below the lower lip).
September 20, 2016

Mysteries of Pranayama

When practiced correctly, it introduces the practitioner to all the processes that will be encountered on the pranayama path: heightened sun energy activated by the breath retention and the sweet flow of relaxation that comes with slowly releasing the breath.
August 15, 2016
Yoga Practice

13 Ways to Beat Resistance and Get Back on Your Yoga Mat

You know that feeling when you leave a good yoga class. You’re euphoric. Every cell of your body thanks you for giving it exactly what it needs. You tell yourself, “I’m going to practice yoga forever. I always want to feel like this.” And for awhile — three months, six months, maybe even a year — you’re committed to a regular practice and feeling wonderful. Then something gets in the way — a short illness, an important meeting — and you skip a class or a home session. You justify it because you’re busy and you’ve been doing so well. Then it happens again. Soon, you’re out of your yoga groove and struggling to get motivated again. Why resistance happens It’s part of human nature that we tend to self-sabotage and procrastinate. Psychologists find that this behavior is often learned in early childhood and continues into adulthood, unless you take […]
July 15, 2016
Sequencing for Yoga Classes

10 Fundamentals of Great Sequencing for Yoga Classes

To the casual student of yoga, it may seem that teaching yoga merely means demonstrating how to correctly perform asanas. The advanced student, or yoga teacher in training, knows better. In addition to the spiritual aspects of yoga practice, there are so many other technical pieces involved. One of the most important is sequencing. You can think of sequences at three different levels. There is, of course, the order in which asanas are performed. But good sequencing involves giving thought to the mini-sequences needed to attain a given pose, as well as the big picture of how to sequence moving between different pose categories (standing poses to floor poses, for example). While understanding the principles of sequencing is crucial to creating a great yoga class, it can seem daunting to new teachers. In our 200 hour teacher training, we teach the 66 basic yoga postures and some 100 variations. It’s […]