Most people wouldn’t regard being a yoga teacher as a particularly taxing or harmful career. But there are pitfalls that many of us fall into as we progress and learn as yoga teachers. (more…)
The topic of warming up is a controversial one in yoga. Let’s delve in and examine the pros and cons of yoga warm ups.
Is It Always Necessary to Warm up Before Yoga?
The short answer is, not necessarily: different forms of yoga require different things from the body. Iyengar or Hatha yoga, for example, are static stretches of the body and usually, by following a set progressive sequence, the poses will naturally warm up your body for you. (more…)
You know when you’ve been to a really great class. You were moved seamlessly through warm up poses, into active invigorating poses, into a really deep peak pose and then smoothly cooled down to the final Śavāsana. You ache the next day in a satisfying, you’ve-worked-in-all-the-right-places kind of way. (more…)