What is Truth; An exploration into the meaning of Arikshitah

    Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200  By Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200    Arikshitah; अरिक्स्हितह्e  means “Unprotected or Vulnerable”, in Sanskrit.    There’s a whole slew of asanas (poses) that can evoke the feeling of vulnerability. Standing backbends tend to make people uneasy, understandably. You’re essentially doing a trust fall with yourself. Frog, pigeon, dragon (just to name a few), they tend to … Read more

Yin Yoga For the Sacral Chakra with Lesleigh Guinn

Yin yoga is the more relaxing, “counter” practice to the more Yang (or very active) versions of yoga classes. According to Yogiapproved.com yin offers amazing benefits for the connective tissue, bones, joints and other connective tissues. This is a deeply meditative yoga class, and requires you to practice stillness and breath work while maintaining the … Read more

Yoga for Low Back Pain: Wind Removing Pose or Pavanamuktasana a great stretch for stiffness & pain

Join Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for a quick tutorial on Wind Removing Pose or Pavanamuktasana. Yoga pose for Low Back Pain Wind Removing Pose (Pavanamuktasana) is the pose I found to be the single best pose in helping to relieve my low back pain back when I first started practicing … Read more

Yoga Philosophy: The 2nd Niyama, Santosha or Contentment

Join Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 and Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher and Merritt Maloof Plumb Reiki Master and Energy Worker from The Energy Center as they discuss and explore the 8 limbs of yoga, or Ashtanga Yoga. Oftentimes, the physical yoga postures are what bring people to the practice of yoga. However, with a commited practice, … Read more

The 5 Best Types of Yoga for Hyper People

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 & Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher  If you are the sort of person that thinks you need to run until your legs are falling off or, lift so heavy and so frequently that you walk around perpetually sore and tired, then this article is for you.  You are probably a … Read more

Kundalini Yoga with Missy Crutchfield

YOGA ON UNION: Kundalini yoga with Missy Crutchfield I’m often asked about my teaching and practice of Kundalini yoga, so I will try to describe here some of the most important aspects of Kundalini, to me… Kundalini is a beautiful combination of the most important aspects of yoga: Mantra, Meditation, Pranayama, Mudra (hand positions), chakra … Read more

What is the Difference Between Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga Therapy?

Therapeutic Yoga and Yoga Therapy by Nora Sundari Benian People ask ‘what is the difference between Therapeutic yoga and Yoga therapy?’ All forms of yoga are considered therapeutic for the body, mind and especially the soul. The practice of asana/poses offers an opportunity to shift our focus inward for a while. With the demands we … Read more

Hot Yoga: The Pros and Cons

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 – My “yoga background” started out exclusively in Hot Yoga.  Specifically, I was trained in a Baptiste Certified Yoga School, by a teacher that was certified by Baron Baptiste himself many many many moons ago. –which, now that I say that, I bet Bill wouldn’t appreciate me saying quite that … Read more

Best Yoga Pose for Low Back Pain: Part 1

By Jennifer Dixon MBA ERYT 500 Does your back hurt?  Maybe it’s the low back, and every time you bend over to pick something up, it feels like the ground just keeps getting lower and lower… Or, maybe it’s the area between your shoulder blades that feels like a big old golf ball has somehow … Read more