Yoga Expert Q&A

Recent Expert Q&A Articles

  • Dancing With the Stars

    Innovative yoga teacher, Dana Flynn, discusses Lotus Flow Yoga, a fusion of yoga, music, and dance.
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  • For Best Results

    Are there any poses to avoid when trying to conceive? I am unsure about doing twists, backbends, and inversions.
    P. Sullivan
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  • Relaxation vs. Meditation

    What's the difference between relaxation and meditation? —Dorothy Campbell, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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  • Ask the Expert: Aadil Palkhivala

    Practice for deep and sound sleep.
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  • The Number 108

    I've read of people doing 108 Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar A) at the time of the spring equinox. What is the significance of the number 108?
    Linda Burkard, Martinez, California
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  • Evening Practice Ideas

    Unwind at night with a supported twist.
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  • Help for Migraines

    I'm 47 and have been practicing daily for 10 years. In the past four years, I've started to suffer from migraines. Which poses help most with migraines and the accompanying nausea?
    Nancy Lamb, Issaquah, Washington
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  • Nervous Energy

    How should I channel all my nervous energy?
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  • On Pins and Needles

    Is meditating in Padmasana (Lotus Pose) inadvisable if I get pins and needles in my legs after 15 minutes? Also, I'm not interested in Indian scriptures but would like to read about raja yoga. What books or Internet sources not couched in scriptures give guidance on how to master raja yoga meditation?
    —Owen McGee from Dublin, Ireland
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  • Anger Management

    Every time I practice asana, it's like I open a box and anger seeps out. I want to be loving, gentle, compassionate, and tolerant, but I get mad about everything. I've tried traditional therapy with minimal, short-lived benefits. Are there practices to help me move past this? —Rhonda Williams from Liberty, New York
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  • Strengthen Your Core

    I have back problems and I know they would be helped if my abdominals and core were stronger. What poses do you recommend?
    Gretchen Goode, Rohnert Park, California
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  • Back It Up

    I've been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for about five years. In the past six months, I've developed excruciating lower back pain as I transition from Up Dog to Down Dog. What am I doing wrong?
    Lissa Merritt
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  • A Lesson in Karma

    Recently someone stole my yoga mat, and I got so frustrated and angry that I couldn't practice. These feelings still surface every time I roll out my new mat. How can I overcome them?

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  • Smooth Transition

    I need some tips for transitioning from different Sirsasana (Headstand) variations into Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose). Can you help me out?
    óMoritz Ulrich, Berlin
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  • Ask The Expert: Ana Forrest

    "Ever since I started teaching, my personal practice has become less for me and more for my teaching. It has made my practice feel less inwardly focused, and I miss the way it used to be. Is this normal?" My Yoga Mentor expert Ana Forrest answers this question and more.
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