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  • 3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva Kukkutasana
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    3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva Kukkutasana

    Learn how to move from Padmasana to Urdhva Kukkutasana safely with these prep poses to strengthen your shoulders and abdominals. PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Modify PadmasanaNEXT STEP IN YOGAPEDIA Challenge Pose: 5 Steps to Move into Eka Pada Koundinyasana ISEE ALL ENTRIES IN YOGAPEDIA See also Meditation Troubleshooting: 3 Ways to Prepare for Calm… More

  • 3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Rooster Pose)
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    3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Rooster Pose)

    Learn how to move from Padmasana to Urdhva Kukkutasana safely with these prep poses to strengthen your shoulders and abdominals. PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Modify PadmasanaNEXT STEP IN YOGAPEDIA Challenge Pose: 5 Steps to Move into Eka Pada Koundinyasana ISEE ALL ENTRIES IN YOGAPEDIA See also Meditation Troubleshooting: 3 Ways to Prepare for Calm… More

  • Challenge Pose: Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Rooster Pose)
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    Challenge Pose: Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Rooster Pose)

    Set the foundation for a receptive state of mind with Urdhva Kukkatasana. Plus, learn how to find stability, balance, and focus in this pose. PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva KukkutasanaSEE ALL ENTRIES IN YOGAPEDIA Urdhva Kukkutasana Urdhva = Upward · Kukkuta = Rooster · Asana = Pose Benefits Strongly activates the forces of both prana and apana to balance… More

  • Challenge Pose: Urdhva Kukkutasana
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    Challenge Pose: Urdhva Kukkutasana

    Set the foundation for a receptive state of mind with Urdhva Kukkatasana. Plus, learn how to find stability, balance, and focus in this pose. PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Prep for Urdhva KukkutasanaSEE ALL ENTRIES IN YOGAPEDIA Urdhva Kukkutasana Urdhva = Upward · Kukkuta = Rooster · Asana = Pose Benefits Strongly activates the forces of both prana and apana to balance… More

  • 3 Ways to Modify Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
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    3 Ways to Modify Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

    Try these tips for adjusting Padmasana to find safe alignment for comfortable hips and knees. PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA Master Locust Pose in 5 StepsNEXT STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Prep for MayurasanaSEE ALL ENTRIES IN YOGAPEDIA See also 3 Ways to Modify Paschimottanasana Find Your Balance in Padmasana (Lotus Pose) One of the central… More

  • Master Padmasana (Lotus Pose) in 6 Steps
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    Master Padmasana (Lotus Pose) in 6 Steps

    Open your hips and help center your consciousness with teacher Ty Landrum as he walks you through these 6 simple steps to Padmasana (Lotus Pose). Next in YOGAPEDIA 3 Ways to Modify Padmasana PadmasanaPadma = Lotus · asana = poseLotus Pose Benefits: Opens your hips; helps redirect apana (downward energy) through the lower half of your… More

  • 6 Steps for Teaching Headstand Safely
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    6 Steps for Teaching Headstand Safely

    Follow these steps and learn how to ensure the proper safety protocol when teaching this energizing inversion. Often referred to as the king of yoga postures, Sirsasana I (Headstand) can be a refreshing and energizing inversion that, when practiced consistently, builds strength in the upper body and core. For years, the posture has been praised… More

  • Meet the Inspiring Woman Teaching Yoga to Caregivers of U.S. Military Service Members & Veterans
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    Meet the Inspiring Woman Teaching Yoga to Caregivers of U.S. Military Service Members & Veterans

    Pamela Stokes Eggleston lost herself when caring for her husband, a U.S Army veteran. Now, she’s on a mission to teach other caregivers the yogic practices that helped her find her soul again. Wounded warriors have their own heroes at home. There are 5.5 million caregivers looking after a former or current U.S. military member,… More

  • Can’t Sleep? Try This Smiling Practice for Insomnia
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    Can’t Sleep? Try This Smiling Practice for Insomnia

    For nights when stress + anxiety get the better of you, try this simple smiling practice to peacefully drift off to sleep. Do you struggle with sleep from time to time, whether it’s falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough sleep? You’re not alone in your tossing and turning. More than a third of American… More

  • Calming Postnatal Yoga Sequence for the ‘Fourth Trimester’
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    Calming Postnatal Yoga Sequence for the ‘Fourth Trimester’

    This relaxing “fourth trimester” yoga sequence can help you reconnect with your body and calm your mind in those early months with a new baby. Allie GeerI had my two babies in two different countries, Switzerland and the United States, respectively. People often ask me, “What was the biggest difference having your first baby while… More

  • Anatomy 101: Can You Safely Jump Back to Plank?
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    Anatomy 101: Can You Safely Jump Back to Plank?

    Learn what muscles are activated when you jump back to Chaturanga or Plank Pose, and how to do it safely. At some point, most yogis will be cautioned during Sun Salutations or vinyasas to “never jump back to Plank Pose—only to Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose). But this warning doesn’t exist in the fitness world,… More

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