Yoga Pose Glossary

Vasisthasana Side Plank Pose

Side plank is a wonderful posture that strengthens the obliques, lats and shoulders.  Its is a balancing posture that has many variations. In its simplest form, side plank can be taken with the bottom knee down supporting the weight of the hips wit the top leg outstretched long and the bottom hand, wrist elbow and shoulder stacked and in alignment.   Come into the posture from all...

Uttanasana Forward Fold

The forward fold or uttanasana is a foundation posture throughout the disciplines of yoga.  Depending upon hamstring flexibility this posture can vary from person to person on ease and comfort.   Start with the feet parallel and hip with distance apart with the toes pointing forward.  Take a big breath in and exhale.  Pull the belly in to engage the uddiyana bhanda or abdominal muscles, and bend...

Music + Yoga Festival Survival Guide

Five years ago, I packed my bags and boarded a flight for my first trip to Wanderlust in Squaw Valley. I had been looking forward to four full days of hiking, music and yoga for months. This would be the highlight of my summer. And it was fun, inspirational and transformative, but I also endured headaches and had trouble sleeping. Getting dizzy, nausea, headaches from...

Announcing SUP Yoga Retreat with Robin Martin

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Robin discovered yoga in 2000 after the urging of a friend. Always active, she loved that yoga not only offered a physical workout, but a calming of the mind. A stressful job and two girls later, Robin realized that she wanted to share her passion for yoga. She earned her 200 hour RYT from YogaMedicine in 2011 and is continuing to study with Tiffany Cruikshank...

Budget Yoga

  There is nothing better than the warm, inviting, incense-infused oasis of your favorite local studio. However, if you're experiencing a budget tighter than skinny jeans after a microbrew, monthly membership fees may be totally inaccessible. And for those of us who rely on our yoga practice to get us through the day (read: keep us from screaming at our children/husband/dog) cutting it out altogether is not an option. What to...