In trikonasana, as in many lateral or side-bending poses, one should try to be aware of their sacroiliac, hip, and knee joints. I recommend trying to prevent strain in your hamstring, hips and lower back in order to ensure safety in the posture.Read More
A cluttered pile of books, dust bunnies and dirt collected on the floor, or, in those instances when I practiced in my kitchen, cabinets that were unspeakably dirty. Inevitably, I would decide that these distractions were unbearable and I would do enough cleaning that I felt more relaxed. From there, I would return to downward dog and breathe a sigh of relief. But I would simultaneously feel a bit defeated that I had been distracted from my practice.Read More
The Practice as Process series focuses on Vinyasa Krama sequences that are intended to help us navigate entering and exiting various yoga poses. In addition to still-photos that help practitioners better understand variations of each asana, each post includes short videos that are intended to help practitioners experience an increase in support and integrity and a decrease in unnecessary effort and strain.Read More
What then forms the foundation of a Yoga practice? Though the answer can vary, I have found that a sustainable Yoga practice is supported by proper movement mechanics, awareness of the breath, and a philosophical orientation that considers the relationship between ease and effort. These three concepts have become the bedrock of my own approach to yoga, and have made my personal practice has become both more rewarding and interesting.