Yoga 101

Side Plank Pose

Vasisthasana (vah-sish-TAHS-anna) Vasistha = literally means “most excellent, best, richest.” Vasistha is the name of several well-known sages in the yoga tradition. Side Plank Pose:…

Handstand

Like its inverted cousins such as Forearm Balance and Headstand, a major obstacle to Handstand is a natural fear of falling. So the basic…

Eagle Pose

(gah-rue-DAHS-anna) Garuda = the mythic “king of the birds,” the vehicle of Vishnu. The word is usually rendered into English as “eagle,” though according…

Chakra Tune-Up: Intro to the Sahasrara

The seventh chakra, called sahasrara, is located at the crown of the head. “Sahasrara” means thousand-petaled and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower. 7th Chakra’s Natural…

The Meaning of “Namaste”

Question: So, what does Namaste mean anyway?  My yoga teacher concludes every practice by saying “Namaste”, and I’ve always wanted to know what it really…