Practice Ardha Matsyendrasana II as an opportunity to become the embodiment of peace and to make our practice a prayer for harmony in the world.
Strengthening your side waist muscles may not eliminate your love handles, but it will unlock your pelvis and protect your lower back.
Iyengar Yoga instructor Lisa Walford makes suggestions for how you can make Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose) more comfortable.
Sarah Powers offers advice on how to overcome a resistance to deep breathing.
Yoga gives us deeper breathing awareness–and brings greater concentration to the parts of the body that allow us to exhale and inhale fully.
These tips for balancing will make challenging poses easier when you're first learning yoga.
Mastering the actions of Urdhva Hastasana can help you move into more advanced poses.