Yoga Pose Notebook: Astavakrasana

Yoga Pose Notebook: Astavakrasana

Long before photos of Handstand ruled the social media kingdom, Astavakrasana was king of the hill. Teachers would get one or two photos of themselves every few years to adorn their bios and show aptitude in their flyers. There were 3 distinctly different looks that...
Yoga Pose Notebook: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Yoga Pose Notebook: Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

I wanted to like Ustrasana, or Camel Pose, for years, but everything kept getting in my way. Everything, meaning, my lower back, my neck, and the way that my ego was offended when I practiced the pose. Then, it dawned on me that one of the techniques in the posture...
Yoga Pose Notebook: Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana

Yoga Pose Notebook: Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana

{illustration by MCKIBILLO} I think I’m pretty good at teaching yoga. But, I also think I get lazy once in a while and I don’t expose students to the world of backward bending that exist beyond Urdhva Dhanurasana. I regularly teach a couple of prone backbends, some...
Yoga Pose Notebook: Lizard Pose

Yoga Pose Notebook: Lizard Pose

{illustration by MCKIBILLO}One Thing to Learn About Lizard PoseI’ve been easier, softer and lighter on my hips for the last couple of years. I used to bludgeon them with intense leverage and long holds, thinking that I was creating more flexibility. I finally came to...

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