Tuesday, January 31, 2012

About Yoga: Tired of Winter? Retreat!

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From Ann Pizer, your Guide to Yoga
Is your in-box filled with tempting offers to escape to exotic locales with every yoga teacher you've ever known? That's because we're headed into peak retreat season. If you're thinking about signing on, I have a few suggestions on making your trip a success.

What to Expect on Yoga Retreats
Going on a trip planned by a teacher or studio you know is actually a pretty good idea, since you will at least be guaranteed some quality yoga. Read more

Om at the Airport in San Francisco
I've suggested ways to reduce the stress of travel before, including yoga poses you can do on the plane and at the airport, and now if your travel plans include... Read more

Reinvigorate Your Practice at Home
Going on a retreat is a great way to perk up your practice, but if that's not in the cards for you, there are other ways to reinvigorate yourself, especially if you feel like the new year's resolution buzz is starting to wear off. Like this free, 5-week email course, for instance. Read more

Pose of the Week - Warrior III - Virabhadrasana III
Let's talk about arm variations in warrior III. Arms extended in front has got to be the classic, as evidenced by its inclusion in Light on Yoga, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't mix it up. Arms extended backwards, as shown here, is easier on the shoulders and a little more stable. Hands on your hips helps you to level the hips, which is good for alignment since the hip on the raised leg tends to want to cock up. My personal favorite is reverse namaste, which helps me keep a nice, flat back. How to do like to do it?
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