Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Savasana, or Corpse Pose, is an amazing restorative pose. This pose is usually added to the end of a practice for restorative and meditative purposes. It seems as if it would be one of the easiest poses, but it is actually considered one of the most difficult, as relaxation doesn’t always come easily. The balance [...]

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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

One of my favorite yoga poses is Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana. I find this pose to be very playful and versatile, since you don’t have to be particularly flexible to really enjoy this pose and it allows quite a bit of room for movement. Downward Facing Dog can have several physical and [...]

Thoughts on Flying

As I write this, I am 10,000 feet in the sky, sipping coffee and enjoying the Alaskan midnight sun over the clouds at one o’clock in the morning. To my left, I see the sky painted in the wonderful colors of sunset, and to my right I see a man trying to get some sleep [...]

Checking In

There hasn't been a post this week because I've had to take some time to do a little self care. I will leave you with this, however: it is absolutely okay to feel things intensely. It's when you don't that there is cause for worry. Always remember to take care of yourself when you need [...]

Uttanasana (Forward Fold)

Forward Fold, or Uttanasana, is a great pose to use as a regular in your yoga practice. Usually integrated after Mountain Pose for flow purposes, Forward Fold is a great transition between Mountain and Plank. Forward Fold has multiple benefits of the mental and physical persuasion, making it a must for any yoga practice! Uttanasana [...]

Lessons From Nature

Yesterday, I went for a walk in the woods with a friend. Toward the beginning of my trek, I stepped in ankle-deep mud that threatened to keep my flip-flop for life. After rescuing my shoe, I decided to put both in my backpack and walk barefoot. At first I was upset because my shoe and [...]

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is a seriously underrated yoga pose. It is a standing posture that is simply treated as such, when it’s really a great pose with many benefits, from strengthening muscles to calming the mind. When practiced properly, Tadasana can improve posture and strengthen knees, ankles, legs, feet, and hips. It helps strengthen [...]

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga: what does it mean to you? For most people who practice, yoga means having a healthier mind and body. It means less medication and an improved quality of life. Yoga does many things for the mind and body. It can decrease stress, depression, and anxiety. It can lead to increased self-love and self-esteem. Yoga [...]

Unbox Yourself: Connect With Nature

People have evolved in such a way that we keep ourselves in little boxes watching little boxes, and our food sometimes comes in little boxes. This makes for a generally unhappy society because humans are not meant to be boxed. Since we originally evolved in nature, it makes sense that spending time in the great [...]

Yoga: Getting Started

Yoga, as defined by Webster is “a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being.” When capitalized, it is “a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation.” However individual people may [...]