How to Set an Intention for Your Yoga Practice |

Set an intention with us for your yoga practice, share it with us, and we’ll post it on our site with your permission. When I set an intention, I always want to make sure I’m focusing on three things: the intention itself, the reason I’m doing yoga, and the outcome I’m after. The intention is a simple, yet powerful phrase that you can use to focus your mind and intention on what you’re trying … Read more

How to Strengthen Your Back With Yoga |

Yoga is a great way to strengthen your back muscles. It can be done at any time of the day, but it is best to sit in a straight-backed chair with your feet on the floor and put your hands on your hips. Reach down and take a big breath in. With a deep breath in, lift your arms above your head, making a big “OK” sign. Then reach down and one at a … Read more

How to Truly Activate Your Root Lock |

To better understand the benefits of activating your root lock, you must first understand why it is important to do so. When you are in one of the following poses, you are activating your root lock. These poses are different from the ones at the end of the Yoga sequence. As you can see, the sequence is designed to help you move deeper into the pose, and ultimately, to achieve the next pose in … Read more

How to Use Aromatherapy in Your Yoga Practice |

Aromatherapy is a simple and effective way to enhance your yoga practice. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils in scents, oils, essences, and perfumes. These oils are found in plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, roots, and seeds. The benefits of using essential oils are many, but the most common benefits are stress relief, sleep improvement, healthy skin, and beauty enhancing. Learn about the benefits of essential oils in your yoga practice. Aromatherapy is a … Read more

How Yoga Can Help You Stop Smoking |

Yoga has long been touted as the best way to kick a smoking habit, but what does the science say? In this post, I’m going to talk about all the health benefits I’ve seen from practising yoga – and I’ll tell you exactly how to use it to replace smoking. Smoking is a habit which is really hard to quit. It’s so hard that when you actually do quit, you feel like you’ve just … Read more

How Yoga Helped This Man Lose 300lbs and Take Back His Life |

At the end of 2014, I had lost the weight I put on after my divorce. I had fallen into a deep depression and I was dealing with back pain. I had recently purchased a new Yoga mat and was practicing on it daily, however, there was little variation in my practice. I was getting the same poses everyday and even though I was doing the same routine I felt like I was doing … Read more

How To Get Started With Partner Yoga – A Quick Guide |

While not every beginner in hatha yoga follows the same practice, many people begin their yogic journey with a partner yoga class. This is because it allows for a comfortable and convenient way to deepen your understanding of this ancient practice by someone knowledgeable who can guide you through the practice. Our partner yoga classes are a wonderful way to introduce yoga to new practitioners, or to get your partner or group together for … Read more

How To Do Yoga Scorpion Handstand (VIDEO) |

1. Start on carpeted surface. 2. Keep legs straight 3. Place arms in line with spine 4. Lift chin up and stretch neck 5. Exhale and slowly bend the hips forward and up, but not touching the floor. 6. As you reach the top of the move, keep the legs straight and body straight. 7. Reverse the movement and repeat. 8. Keep the hips bent and pull the head and hips down and back … Read more

How to Balance Yin and Yang in Your Life and Yoga Practice |

There is one thing that is common to all people, as well as to animals and to plants. It is the ability to grow, to move from one place to another, to create new cells, to mature, and to reproduce. In the quest to balance Yin and Yang in your life, you are inextricably linked to the traditions of East and West. In an age of globalization, the idea of tradition has taken on … Read more

How to Do Lion Pose (Simhasana) and Its Variations |

Lion pose is a yoga pose that is all the rage at the moment. It involves lying on your back with your arms outstretched and legs folded at the top of your chest, in the shape of a lion. This is a fairly advanced yoga pose, and it can be very challenging to get into correctly. However, once you get there, it will open your body up like nothing else. Lion Pose or Simhasana, … Read more