100 Days of Yoga – Day 21 – Sun Salutation

21/100 ~ Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A) – This sequence of yoga poses linked together is known as a Vinyasa flow, and is traditionally practiced in the morning, facing east to honor the rising sun. I realize that, for beginning yogis, this flow practice comes...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 20 – How to clean your yoga mat

20/100 ~ How to clean your yoga mat. In the old days, yoga mats could just go for a spin in the washing machine and then hang out to dry. I wouldn’t try that with any of my current yoga mats, and there’s usually a manufacturers warning on how to clean the mat in order...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 19 – Supported Forward Fold

19/100 ~ Supported Forward Fold – Back yourself up to a wall, bend yourself forward, and let that stuff go! Practice this pose any time you need an attitude adjustment. It’s great for a quick calm-down or pick-me-up, and all you need is a wall. Benefits: This is an...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 18 – Favorite Yoga Books

18/100 ~ Yoga Books I Love – Over the course of my journey, I’ve collected a few books on the subject of yoga. Some came to me as a requirement of yoga teacher training classes and are great reference books for anatomy and posture alignment. Others I’ve picked up...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 17 – Butterfly Pose

17/100 ~ Butterfly pose (Badhakonasana) – I invite you to approach this pose with a sense of playfulness. Don’t worry about where your knees land! If your knees are fairly high as you enter the pose, sit on a folded blanket to raise your hips a few inches. You will...