The History of Our Oh-So-Sweet Savasana

Ah, Savasana...the sweetest-sounding 4-syllable word any yoga teacher can say to you. After a long practice, lying down in to Corpse Pose is one of the best things you can do for your body. But do you know why? Let’s start with Savasana’s history. Read More

The Pathway to Setting Intentions

They say intentions are where dreams start, and, if you think about it, that’s pretty true. What projects have you started based on a desire to better your life? But, what’s also true is that we easily get distracted from them. You’ve probably been in a yoga class when half-way through, the teacher asks you to come back to the intention you set for yourself at the beginning of your practice. That gentle reminder comes from a place of knowing that we are all human and straying from our intentions is inevitable as life’s obstacles get in the way. Read More

3 Best Practices for Perfecting Balancing Poses

We’ve all been there -- Sweating with the best of our intentions when the yoga instructor guides us into that pose. You know the one I’m talking about…. That’s right, the muscle-shaking, intense and oh-so-dreaded balancing asana (Half-Moon or Crow Pose, anyone?). But, guess what? All that uncomfortable shaking and fear of instability is completely normal. In fact, it’s actually improving your balance. Each time you shake and overcome that fear of toppling over (and trust me, we all do the occasional topple), you’re building muscle strength and mental focus. But, if you’re looking for ways to get more comfortable and soaring proud faster, check out these 4 best practices to get you off the ground. Read More