What Makes Twists So Deliciously Detoxifying?

Most of us, whether we recognize it or not, could use a detox sesh in some form or another during the holiday craze. In yoga, one sure way to a successful detox is through deep twists. What makes twists so deliciously detoxifying? When twisted, you essentially compress your digestive organs, placing them under pressure. This temporar...

7 Simple Tools for Sanity

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu Creating a present moment awareness and a non-attachment to outcome where the emphasis is more about “how” you do things rather than what things you are doing, is at the heart of the practice of yoga. This is a complete reversal of our Wester...

Transition Tuesday: “Picking Up” and “Jumping Through” with Joan Hyman

If you’ve ever been to an Ashtanga-based class, you’ve probably witnessed the action of “picking up” and “jumping through.” While many yogis make this action look effortless, it’s no doubt a difficult movement – one that requires strength, body and bandha intelligence, and adequate mobility in the hips. Though...

15 Minute Yoga: I.AM.YOU. Stress Buster

Up to your neck in work? Juggling too much? Fast-approaching burnout? Of course you know you should do some yoga. But let’s be real. The last thing we have time or want for when we are stressin’ out hard is yoga, let alone an endless series of stretchy poses in an effort to relax. We get it. I.AM.YOU. Studio gets it. And because...

Warming Vibes: A Winter Yogaland Collection

While Old Man Winter isn’t technically here just yet, a step outside would suggest otherwise for some. Biting cold temps and snow flurry have yoga teachers everywhere filling up social media news feeds with snowga this and snowga that. So, in the spirit of the looming snowga season, here’s a yoga-at-home collection full of warmi...

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