Despite being one of the most foundational yoga poses, not to mention a pose that you’ll do multiple times in almost any yoga class, downward dog is not exactly an “easy” posture. For a lot of people, especially those who are just starting out in yoga, downward dog can be particularly taxing on the arms, shoulders, and hamstrings. Here are a few alignment tips you can try out to help make your downward facing dog feel a bit more inviting.
Despite the ever-increasing popularity of yoga, there is still a lot of misinformation on what yoga is all about, who it’s for, and what it can do for you. I’ve laid out five of the most common yoga myths and have done my best to debunk them. Read them below and let me know what you think!
One of my absolute favorite parts about yoga teacher training (and there are many) was learning about and discussing the chakra system. After our first chakra discussion, my teacher recommended the book Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. I was so excited about the chakras and hungry to learn more that I’m pretty sure I bought the book that same night.
Are you as addicted to podcasts as I am? Check out the five podcasts I currently can’t stop listening to because they’re SO inspiring.
Despite the number of years I’ve been practicing yoga asana, meditation was something I resisted for a long time. So, what changed my mind and got me started meditating?
Writing has always been my thing, but somewhere along the way, I got scared. The creative, therapeutic process that had always brought me joy, energy, and stability, suddenly became anxiety-ridden, constricted, and tense.
A dedicated yoga practice has changed my life and if you're open to it, it can change yours too. Here are five ways yoga will transform you from the inside out.