Warrior Pose: Understanding the Spiritual Warrior

Warrior Pose: Understanding the Spiritual Warrior

The warrior poses (virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3) are some of the most iconic postures in yoga. Students are often encouraged to embody the spirit of a warrior as they’re standing in these formidable poses. Understanding the mythological background of these martial...
Why Lotus Pose Is So Darn Hard

Why Lotus Pose Is So Darn Hard

The quintessential yoga posture is lotus pose, or padmasana. We see grand images of yogis in lotus on book covers and in magazines, but the reality is that few of us can successfully do this posture. Why is that? There are several contributing factors. Namely, our...
Nataraja: The Dance of Undying Courage

Nataraja: The Dance of Undying Courage

As one of the three aspects of the yogic mythological triumvirate, Shiva is known for his role as the dealer of destruction and death. Because of this, Shiva is largely misunderstood because there is something more poignant and significant within his symbology. In...
10 Tips for Becoming Your Own Yoga Teacher

10 Tips for Becoming Your Own Yoga Teacher

For many reasons, knowing how to guide ourselves through our ownspiritual journey is something we need to know how to do. Whether it’s because we miss our favorite yoga class, live in a remote area, or simply want to take matters into our own hands, here are the top...