“Have you ever done yoga before?” says this vision of beauty standing in front of my desk at work. At first I thought this young lady was kidding. I’m 6’1”, 225 lbs, an African-American male with a thick build. Yoga … Continue reading
My back foot goes where? Curl my arm under my thigh? BALANCE? My leg wobbles so much I’m sure I’m about to fall over. I’m discovering all kinds of tiny muscles in my feet and ankles that I never knew … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why Steve ends each class with a relaxation session? Sure, it’s restful, but what does relaxation have to do with yoga? Relaxation is a key component of yoga. Relaxation stimulates your parasympathetic nervous system, which triggers … Continue reading
Before you begin yoga, you should know something about correct breathing. Yogic Breathing benefits you in terms of health and yoga. The breath, mind and body are closely linked, with one affecting the other. Correct breathing can relax your entire … Continue reading
Q: How often can I do yoga? A: You can do yoga as often as your body wants to, literally; the best rule of thumb is what makes your body feel good. Q: I’m not very flexible, can I still … Continue reading
Ashtanga yoga, nicknamed “power yoga,” consists of a series of postures linked together in a continuous flow. Each pose glides into a counter pose. Another crucial element is breath; breathe through your nose in rhythm with the poses.