This pose is a balance between stretching the backs of the legs where the hamstrings reside while using the feet in a balanced manner along with the engagement of the inner adductor muscles and buttocks. With the support of the back but not straining that...

I find sitting for meditation is the most difficult aspect of the practice, for many reasons. One being, it took me a long time to like myself. Have you ever had a friend that constantly talks about the same thing over and over? And then...

These are a few comments from our online survey: Amazing impact. Has changed my life since I started my practice in 2009. Thank you, especially to Suzanne for her support and all the teachers here. Bamboo Moves has opened up the world of yoga to me in...

No! It is for everyone. Unfortunately most men in America think they are to inflexible or are gym rats so they don't try, but if this is you- you should come. In class we work on building flexibility. Some people are stronger than others and...

Meditation has been known for its many positive attributes. Here are 5 exceptional reasons why you should meditate: 1. Minimizes body pains 2. Increases positive emotions 3. Lessens depression 4. Reduces anxiety 5. Refines your ability to regulate your emotions...

I won't lie, it is not easy. But it should not hurt. One may feel a stretch and you most likely will feel it afterwards, but sharp pains during the practice are not wanted. The exercises done in a yoga class build stamina, strength and...

Start with a warm up. The spine needs to be long so hips and lower back will need to be warm for this pose. Think of it more as a shape, you will build up to make two triangles, one with the arm and leg...

(Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness) Concentrate. When you can focus the mind on japa, using a mantra and mala beads to help silence the mind. Last month you learned to control your senses by turning inward to become more aware of your mind. Dharana is...

Yoga, a modern practice rooted in over 5000 years of ancient Indian texts and traditions, continues to gain popularity in the United States. A new survey conducted by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Journal reports that the number of Americans doing yoga has grown by over...

I have been urging my husband to go with me to a place I think is “Heaven on Earth,” the Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, for some time. It is a place that I go to at least once every year. Like food feeds our bodies...