Alignment is essential for the health of the knees. Unfortunately, practicing Triangle Pose too often without its counterpose can create an imbalance in the joint. Lean how to stay safe.
Strengthen your lower back, free yourself from back pain in seated poses, and skillfully deepen your forward bends.
Learn how to modify and teach students who tell you about a sprain, strain, or pain.
Learn how to keep Trikonasana from being a pain in the neck.
To soar skyward in Shoulderstand, press your arms strongly into the earth.
While neck rolls and stretches can be great for calming stressed students, they're not safe for everyone. Here, discover the two things you should be wary about, and how to teach yoga exercises for the neck safely to your students.
Learn how to guide your students to bear weight on their hands with mindfulness and hand positioning tips so they avoid injury and gain upper-body strength.
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Not an anatomy geek? Learn why it's worth your time as a yoga teacher to study anatomy, especially the actions of flexion and extension.
If you want your yoga to build strong, stable, balanced legs, it's important to work the feet properly—even when you're not standing on them.
If backbends are a struggle for your body, you may try these preparatory shoulder-openers.
Yoga gives us deeper breathing awareness–and brings greater concentration to the parts of the body that allow us to exhale and inhale fully.
Learn how yoga can help you prevent slouching—and the depression, shallow breathing, tension, and headaches that often go with it.
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Understanding the mechanics of your feet in yoga and the patterns in your foot health is the first step to establishing a solid foundation in your practice.
Reconsider how you define healthy abdominal muscles. Think strong, not hard.