hip openers

“Hip openers”  are a very important group of asanas and pre-asanas for daily or weekly…

woman arms open outdoor vagus nerve nervous system
the vagus nerve

the nervous system and the vagus nerve Prana is the Sanskrit word for “life force.”…

Capturing Humanity’s Beauty

Hands and feet push into the spongey cushion of the mat. The shoulders spread down…

the practice of connection & self-actualization in yoga

It’s in the act of breathing through poses both on and off the mat that…

role of yoga during pregnancy

Despite the fact that yoga is a discipline that has been around for ages, it…

warrior 3 – virabhadrasana 3 pose

As a yoga practitioner for twenty-two years, my yoga practice and understanding has evolved. It…

know your knees

The knees bring a sense of levity to our practice. When they are functioning well,…

is yoga becoming a grind?

On a panel at a recent Midwest Yoga Festival, Mas Vidal from Dancing Shiva Studio…

how to establish a steady home practice

Sometimes trying to make yoga studios schedules fit yours is a nightmare! They can be…

what is yoga anyway?

Such a frustrating question I have often received from friends and family members. They know…