Posts from October 2015

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How to Practice Yoga, Part I

by holly

For more than 10 years now, I have been teaching Iyengar yoga, the method of hatha yoga developed by world-renowned yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar. Affectionately known as Guruji to his pupils, Iyengar was renowned for [continue reading … ]  

Yoga for ‘Falling Back’

by holly

This is the time of year I call “bummer”–it’s not quite fall and not quite summer, either. My heart aches as my hands pass over the shorts and sandals in the closet and reach instead for pants and shoes that cover my yoga toes [continue reading …]  

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions

by holly

Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I confess that for a very long time, I didn’t understand the challenges you face, particularly with forward bends. As my teaching skills developed, I began to observe the keen differences between the form and function of the male and female bodies and […]

Yoga for Men, Part II: Closed Twists

by holly

Dear Male Yogis, Last month, in Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Bends, we learned a sequence that shines some light on poses that are both challenging and necessary for men’s bodies to practice. We started the process of stretching the muscle groups around the hips, low back, and backs of the thighs. I hope you […]

Yoga for That (Nagging, Aching) Pain in Your Butt

by holly

There are some things in life that we cannot change and others that we can. I recently moved to a new state and learned that if I want to register my car in said new state I HAVE to get a new driver’s license. This feels like a pain in the butt since I just […]