The Downward Facing Dog pose is probably the first yoga pose you will encounter in most yoga classes. I was astonished to learn in my yoga teacher training that after many years of practicing yoga, I had been approaching downward facing dog all wrong. This tutorial is meant to shed some light on how to improve your down dog and get the full benefit out of this basic yoga pose.
Holiday stress can possibly manifest as aches and pains, general anxiety and/or depression, insomnia or poor sleep, and otherwise dampening your spirits aka transforming you into the living grinch of Christmas. My simple yoga routine will only cost you about 15 minutes.
Wheel pose is an exhilarating backbend that seduces me every time that I come to the mat. The pose's progression means that beginners can access it by learning it in stages — or by practicing it with blocks. More advanced students can introduce variations that make this playful backbend challenging and fun. In this tutorial I’m going to cover the who, what, why, and how of wheel pose. You will learn wheel pose anatomy, the key actions and benefits of wheel pose, how to improve your wheel and how to practice this backbend with props and blocks.