Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

What do we want? Toned tushies! When do we want them? Now! Thus, we go to the gym and do squat after squat after squat…. Oh, yay. Let’s change it up. Lunge for eight, seven, six… that is an interesting shade of blonde… five, four… need to pick up broccoli… three, two…...
Inversions: Turning your yoga practice upside-down!

Inversions: Turning your yoga practice upside-down!

My home yoga practice began when I was twelve-years-old and I read about this new-fangled exercise routine in my mother’s Redbook magazine. There were probably about three poses listed. One of them, of course, was adho mukha svanasana, the infamous downward-facing dog...
Padmasana: sitting in meditation

Padmasana: sitting in meditation

The lotus flower is a powerful symbol in yoga, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. The roots of the lotus flower are actually in the soil of a body of water. Like any flower, the lotus flower is attracted to the sunlight. The leaves make their way up through the mud and...
Focus on Vasisthasana.

Focus on Vasisthasana.

The first time I encountered Vasisthasana it was under the guise of a side plank. I remember this occasion well. I was 22 and working out in my apartment complex’s tiny gym, my fitness magazine with its Tone Your Abs with Yoga! punch-out cards in hand. I didn’t have a...