Ashtanga Yoga First Series Video by David Swenson

I happily surfed my way into David Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga First Series video on YouTube the other day.  The whole thing!  I enjoy reading  and practicing with Swenson's Ashtanga Yoga book, -- it's one of my favorite yoga books of…

Savasana ~ A Great Pose for Practicing the Art of Doing Nothing

“…every day, a little ‘bit dying.” Pattabhi Jois Perhaps you've discovered, as I have, that you have some of your best do nothing time when you're laying on your mat in Savasana ("Corpse Pose").  For another take on the subject,…

Sticky Yoga Mats Avoid Sticky Recession

Although lots of people have cut back on luxury item purchases recently, apparently luxury yoga mat sales have never been stronger.  A Time magazine article reports that Manduka, the undisputed Porsche/Ferrari/Cadillac/[insert your favorite luxury car] of yoga mats, has seen…

Video Review: Yoga Foundations with Hillary Rubin

If you're into yoga podcasts, then there's a very good chance you know Hillary Rubin.  She has a great blog full of yoga wisdom and routines that are perfect when your home practice needs some motivation.   A certified Anusara…

Book: Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Find out what Hatha yoga is all about by reading the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. From Wikipedia The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Sanskrit: Haṭhayoga Pradīpikā) is a classic Sanskrit manual on Hatha Yoga, written by Svami Svatmarama, a disciple of Svami Gorakhnath.…

Mayo Clinic – Do Yoga to Improve Your Stress Management and Relaxation Skills

Check out the following article from the Mayo Clinic for a basic introduction to yoga and the variety of health benefits enjoyed by its practitioners. Yoga: Improve your stress management and relaxation skills - MayoClinic.com