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...

Down dog, or downward facing dog, is a great way to stretch your back and your legs. Plus, it just feels great! But if you do not have a instructor to adjust your form, it can be difficult to get into the correct position. The...

Yoga improves key components in your physical health, slowing down the aging process. Here are 3 anti-aging benefits of yoga: 1. Balance Our body and our brain are both integral factors of our ability to balance. Yoga allows you to practice balance on a safe and effective level. 2. Flexibility Yoga brings comfort to your...

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...

Of all the postures near and dear to the hearts of so many yoga practitioners, poor misunderstood Pigeon pose may well be the most precarious. Loved by so many, but executed correctly by so few, this pose stands out amongst all others as the most...

Vitamin D deficiency is rampant, and the recommended doses are woefully inadequate.  My levels have been 10 - 17.  I didn't pay much attention and kept "forgetting" to address it.     Recently, the grandmother of one of my patients who had been in a train-wreck of...

Instructions: 1. From Mountain pose, bend the right knee shifting all the weight into the left leg. Turn the right knee to the right wall resting the heel against the left leg. 2. Look down at the floor and stare at one point. Slowly slide the right...

Instructions: 1. From Mountain pose, step the right foot a foot lengths forward and shift all of your weight onto this leg. 2. Inhale the arms over your head and interlace the fingers, pointing the index finger up. 3. As you exhale, lift the left leg up and...