The Secret to Deeper Forward Folds and Backbends

I had an epiphany recently about the importance of the ubiquitous cat and cow warm up phase that is frequently used in yoga classes. Because it's so commonly practiced and there are so many more challenging poses to get to in a class, teachers and students alike often breeze through the movements taking little time …

Stay Cool With Shitali Pranayama

I learned this technique only recently as part of a pranayama workshop.  I didn't notice the promoted "cooling" effect when first introduced to it, but last week when I was stuck inside a crowded broken down commuter train for more than an hour in record 100 degree temps, I gave it a try.  Not only …