Svadhishthana: The Sacral Chakra

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Last week we covered Mūlādhāra: The Root Chakra. This week we will be looking at the sacral chakra. Svadhisthana also known as the Sacral Chakra is the 2nd, and it can be found about 2-3 inches below the navel. This is the energy center that helps with your creativity and is believed to control your life source. When your sacral chakra is blocked,  communication...

Mūlādhāra: The Root Chakra

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Over the next few weeks, I will be conducting a series of Yoga sessions at the Martin Luther King recreational park focused on introducing others to the different energy centers known as chakras. Please contact me if you would like more information on the yoga series. There are believed to be 7 major energy centers throughout the body. For this week’s...

Perseverance

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I have been a certified yoga instructor for some time now. Since certification, I really haven’t gotten around to a lot of things I wanted to do. One of the things wanted to do was offer community classes. I love yoga! I love how much benefit there was in each pose. The changes to my body and overall health have been amazing. Part of the reason I wanted to offer...

Yoga for your knees

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The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint. When we are younger, we barely even notice our knees. They just work regardless of how badly we treat them....

Did you know: Malasana

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Malasana (Garland Pose) is a little known but very beneficial pose in Yoga. I get into this pose several times daily.  As a result I have noticed positive changes in my body. Watch young toddlers, this is a pose that they easily get into when playing with toys on the floor. Malasana (Garland Pose) can actually improve your posture, stretch your back, elasticize...

Did You Know: Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Adho Much Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) is a very popular pose among yogis, and is one of the poses many think about when Yoga is mentioned.  It offer the ultimate all-over, rejuvenating stretch. This pose when done regularly helps to: Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression and energizes the body Stretched the shoulder, hamstrings,...

Yoga is for everyone

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Some of the most common comments I hear from people who haven’t tried Yoga before include: I am not flexible enough I can’t get into those positions It  doesn’t make me feel good I am not sure where these misconceptions come from, but this post is to help clarify some of these misconceptions. As someone who once tried Yoga using a DVD, and declaring...