In a previous post I went over my journey with the five Tibetan Rites…and the benefits I received from practicing them daily. [Missed it? Check out “My Journey with the Five Tibetan Rites“ here.] But what if you or a student aren’t able to do the full five tibetan rites? Modify, modify, modify!!! Typically we […]
Asana tip sheet #29 – Trikonasana (triangle)
Much-loved trikonasana is one of those poses that’s more complicated than it looks. Which becomes apparent when you do it. And whether you’re doing it “right” has more to do with which lineage or style of yoga you follow than the particulars of the pose itself. In some styles, the feet are further apart, the […]
Build your hara power with this easy sequence.
Rupali and I learned this energizing sequence of movements—called hara kumbhaka—early in our yoga journey at the Kripalu Center. And we love it! It’s such a simple practice, yet very effective. A little about hara ‘Hara’ refers to the abdominal area or the soft belly. It’s considered the seat of our life force—the house of […]
Asana tip sheet #26 – Salabhasana
Although we’re calling this pose salabhasana (sometimes written ‘shalabhasana’), in certain traditions it’s called belly-down navasana. I personally attribute this pose with helping me to heal a lifetime of back pain, which is, in fact, what brought me to yoga. In the beginning I could barely lift up off the ground, and couldn’t sustain the […]