9 Ways Yoga Improves Your Wellness (plus videos!)

People think yoga is just a way to get flexible, and it certainly can be. But yoga is actually so much more than that. Yoga has been around for thousands of years; it started as a way to connect with the divine. Over time, it has been turned into a physical exercise...

10 expert tips to prevent wrist injuries in yoga

Most yoga injuries aren’t severe and are easy to ignore. Maybe you stretched just a little too much and your hamstring is sore the next day. Wrist injuries, on the other hand, are a bitch, and you can damage your wrists easily if you don’t take care. That’s certainly not something you want. When your […]

Yoga Poses for a Bulging Disc

Photo by Chermiti Mohamed on Unsplash. Many people suffer from bulging discs, but aren’t quite sure how to deal with them. While they often cause irritation, sometimes it’s not enough to need surgery or medications. One of the best ways to help deal with and even fix...

What Is the Difference Between a CYT-Certified Yoga Teacher and RYT-Registered Yoga Teacher?

While there are no set regulations on what level of training is necessary to teach yoga, choosing to pursue teacher certification, demonstrates a commitment to yoga and deepening one's understanding of this ancient practice. CYT certification reveals that a yoga...

8 Awesome Benefits of Yoga

Yoga can be beneficial for men, women and children of all ages. Although it’s been practiced since the sixth century B.C., yoga has recently been gaining an increasing amount of attention across all lifestyles due to its many health benefits. Although some practice yoga for spiritual purposes, many modern participants are most interested in the […]

Yoga Mats: What are they, and do you need one?

There are literally thousands of yoga mats on the market, and all of these choices can be difficult for a beginner yogi to wrap their head around. You may see all these dozens of yoga mats and feel paralysed by all the choices, and then you find yourself wondering,...

How to do Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose)

Triangle is a core standing pose that you will encounter in many styles of yoga, including Sūvata. There are a few key benefits to triangle pose, that make it this worth incorporating in your practice. Increases balanceElongates & opens the spine and side...

How to keep a yoga journal

Last Updated: 29 April 2020 I’ve been doing yoga for years, and one of the best decisions I made in the early days of my practice was to start keeping a yoga journal. No, I don’t mean ordering and hoarding the magazine. I mean keeping a physical journal of my practice. This came in handy […]

Yoga Flow for Sitting Too Much

Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, more and more people are stuck at home. Millions of people are spending their days at home, on the couch, or parked in a chair in front of a laptop. Unfortunately, this can be bad for the hips. When you sit too much, your hips...

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Why You Should Take Your Yoga Practice Outside

Why You Should Take Your Yoga Practice Outside

For most people, the idea of yoga conjures images of indoor studios with padded floors, air conditioning and Namaste plaques on the walls. While indoor classes are popular, studios shouldn't be the only place you're practicing your asanas. Why should you take your...

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7 Tips for Getting a Hesitant Friend to Try Yoga with You

7 Tips for Getting a Hesitant Friend to Try Yoga with You

You adore yoga and think the world would be a better place if everyone adopted the practice. However, your bestie doesn't share your enthusiasm. How can you get them to join in the fun? Heavy-handed tactics rarely work, and you risk putting them off the benefits of...

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Yoga Tips to Warm Up in Winter

Cold weather causes more than just discomfort. Sure, you’re freezing and would do anything to feel the warmth of the sun again, but that wintertime chill is straining your body’s resources, too.

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Can you imagine a lifetime of yoga? These kids can.

“Every child is a superhero.” That is what Ivy Child believes and fosters through educational programs steeped in mindfulness, yoga, art and music. Cultivating the magical powers of confidence, self-esteem, balance and a perspective that this moment counts. New England’s Mindful Kids Yogathon aims to educate, motivate and empower children and our community-at-large to combat […]

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Why You Should Bring Your Grandma to Your Next Yoga Class

If you are a frequent gym-goer, you already know all about the benefits of exercise. It gets you out of the house, breaks up your busy schedule, gives your mind a break from work and leaves both your mind and body feeling great. But what about your grandma? Now, you may be thinking, “Grandma shouldn’t […]

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