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Backbending to an Open & Healthy Spine

For most people, backbends are something that we try to avoid whenever possible in our practice. There are those gifted people that have a naturally open spine and love doing poses like urdvha dhanurasana (wheel) and eka pada rajakapotasana (full pidgeon), and oh how beautiful it looks when they do them. However, for the rest . . . → Read More: Backbending to an Open & Healthy Spine

Anatomy: Stabilizing the Shoulder

Chaturanga Dandasana

Today was the final anatomy class with James in the Shakti Spirit teacher training. I know that anatomy can be a pretty dry subject, and I too find it hard to stay interested at times, but James’ class today was not only interesting, but will have a serious impact on my yoga . . . → Read More: Anatomy: Stabilizing the Shoulder

Scientific Health Benefits of Yoga for Everybody

A portion of the yoga teacher training program has been dedicated to anatomy, and I was amazed at some of the REAL, scientifically proven, health benefits that apply to not only the general yogi, but to everyone. I summed up a few of the ones that address common problems throughout the general public and wanted . . . → Read More: Scientific Health Benefits of Yoga for Everybody