We often hear from yogsters how difficult it can be to bring their yoga off the mat. When we’re in our practice on the mat, we’re more likely to tune in, to remind ourselves to release, to watch our breath, to let go of judgements. Then, we step off…and are confronted by the stresses and [...]
Luck is a lady…times two! Or maybe that’s 108. We’re especially excited for this giveaway 1) because the book is co-written by two fabulous longtime pals of YD and 2) we really love it! The Living Mala by Nancy Alder and Elizabeth Vartanian is just what the title suggests: a way to bring our intentions [...]
We’re delighted to be sharing this fascinatingly yogadorky excerpt on the wonderful world of fascia from this great book: Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students by Ellen Saltonstall. Anatomy nerds and curious yogis will love this one. We’re also excited to be hosting a giveaway—stay tuned! … Fascia: The Grand Organizing Tissue [...]
Getting my two kids out of bed in the morning is already like trying to rouse hibernating grizzlies. Convincing them that their wake-up routine is now going to start an hour earlier is going to be nearly impossible. I am not looking forward to this.
It’s being called the You’ve Got Mail for Generation Yoga. If you’re looking for some adventurous and cheeky yoga-infused Chick Lit, look no further than Lucy Edge. Her newest offering, Down Dog Billionaire, is a comedic jaunt down the path of love, loss and your classic tale of one mega yoga studio out to crush [...]
The following is an excerpt from The Mindful Way Through Stress by Shamash Alidina. Yoga as a Mindful Practice: Being Present in Your Body Yoga is a superb way to mindfully train yourself to live in the present. And sometimes, when you practice yoga in a mindful way, you may experience a state of flow. Flow is [...]
Yoga is a wonderful tool, but “it hasn’t all been roses” as author, yoga teacher and prominent yoga blogger Matthew Remski points out in his promo video for the forthcoming book, What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?. Modern Postural Yoga (or MPY as Remski refers to it) is what we know as our contemporary and [...]
Book Review: ‘Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind’ by Beryl Bender Birch
A yoga teacher and practitioner for over 40 years, Beryl Bender Birch is no stranger to writing books. Her works, Power Yoga, Beyond Power Yoga and Boomer Yoga, are considered essential on many yogi bookshelves. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training in Strength, Resilience and Peace of Mind is a guide to the therapeutic and healing practices of yoga for those in the military, home from combat, veterans or anyone suffering from trauma.
Quick, raise your hand if you practiced at home today. Hm, we don’t see many. Chances are you love yoga, you go to class, maybe even several times a week, but your at-home practice remains an elusive elephant in the room. There are plenty of reasons for this ranging from too many distractions, to not [...]