The Week In Yoga #39
This week in yoga we look back on meditating mummies, the "barbie yogini," niyamas, the benefits of combining yoga and Ayurveda, and tons more!
10 Experiences You’ll Have as You Build Your Meditation Practice
When beginning a meditation practice, certain sensations may make you doubt the process. Here are ten things you'll find when you're new to meditation.
Vancouver Now Has Reggae Yoga Classes
Danielle Hoogenboom's unconventional reggae yoga classes combine Vinyasa flow and Yin poses to upbeat and downtempo rasta, reggae, dub, and dancehall music.
Instagram Selfies and Yoga Challenges: Why You Should Get Connected
Instagram has become a platform for inspiration within and among yogis. Here's why you should join in on doing Instagram selfies and yoga challenges.
Why Maintaining Your Personal Practice Is Important as a Yoga Teacher
Being a yoga teacher doesn't mean ALL your attention should now be on planning your classes. Your personal yoga practice is important too! Here's why.
10 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Styrofoam
With Styrofoam on its way out, these green alternatives to Styrofoam packaging deliver excellent costs, functionality, and sustainability.
4 Tips for Teaching Group or Partner Yoga for Kids
Teaching partner yoga for kids can be a bit tricky, so here are 4 techniques you can use to help everyone get comfortable and have fun pairing up.
200-Year-Old Meditating Mummy Found in Mongolia
A 200-year-old 'meditating mummy' has been discovered in the Songino Khairkhan district of Ulaan Bataar, Mongolia, frozen in Lotus position. Read more here.
Tips for Aligning With Private Yoga Clients
Private yoga sessions can be a hit or miss. These tips help ensure a mutually beneficial teaching relationship between teachers and private yoga clients.
10 Ways to Get the Most From Your Yoga Class
Attending yoga class at a studio or gym requires commitment. Here's how to make the most out of each class so you can stick with it for the long-term.
The Awesome Machine That Turns Waste Into Drinking Water
The Omniprocessor, which turns sewer sludge into drinking water, electricity, and biofertilizer, might be our best bet for addressing the water crisis.
NY Nonprofit Yoga Group Helps Those With HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ Community
A nonprofit yoga group in NYC aims to empower the LGBTQ community and those with HIV/AIDS through yoga and help them find calm in crises. Learn more here.
4 Yoga Poses, 3 Spices, 1 Mantra: An Ayurvedic Formula for Winter Wellness
Winter can zap away your energy and vibrance. These Ayurvedic tips can help chase the winter blues away so you're healthy, happy, and balanced.
The Scientific Power of Meditation (VIDEO)
This video by AsapSCIENCE is a short, sweet, and super awesome presentation of scientific evidence proving and explaining meditation's incredible powers.
3 Things to Stop Doing to Be Happier
The road to happiness can be tough. Here are three key things we need to quit doing in order for us to be happier, now.
How to Create the Perfect Meditation Space
For meditation beginners, having a spot at home where you can tune out the rest of the world helps. Here's how to create the perfect meditation space.
7 Steps to Cultivating a Home Yoga Practice
A strong and constantly growing yoga practice is made at a studio and at the practitioners home. Here's how to build and maintain a home yoga practice.
Soccer Player Salomon Kalou Shows Off His Yoga Moves (VIDEO)
In this video, Hertha BSC footballer Salomon Kalou plays the role of flyer in an AcroYoga Locust Pose, held up by NYC yoga teacher Caley Alyssa.
The Story of the Loud Breather
A yoga teacher shares how a loud breather in her yoga class has sent her from a dark place of annoyance to a conscious decision to radiate love.
Life Lessons From the Mysore Mat: How Ashtanga Yoga Taught Me to Be in the Now
Ashtanga is a traditional, physically challenging system of yoga with deep spiritual roots. Here are some of the lessons one can learn from Ashtanga yoga.
The Yoga of Relationships Part Two: The Niyama
In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the five niyama teach us how to relate with our inner selves, which in turn reflects on our relationships with others.
The Difference Between Mermaid Pose and One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
One Legged King Pigeon Pose and Mermaid Pose look very similar, but they are definitely different! Here's a great breakdown and alignment tips for both.
4 Reasons to Take Online Yoga Classes
Want to keep a consistent asana practice but struggle to make it to studio classes? Here's a bunch of reasons online yoga classes might be right for you.
The Value of Acceptance and Non-Attachment in Yoga
To live a truly harmonious life with a strong asana practice according to yogic philosophy, we need to cultivate acceptance and humility. Here's why.
The Barbie Yogini and "Curvy Girl Yoga"
"Curvy girl yoga" as a movement challenges the media's portrayal of yoginis as slim, white women with perfect bodies and perfect poses.
4 Ways to Spice Up Your Yoga Lunge
Sometimes, we find ourselves wanting to skip the lunges in our practice. Here are four variations of the yoga lunge to revive your affinity for this pose.