Categories for Asana

New to Yoga? 9 Tips to Help You Get into a Studio and Take the Fear out of Your First Class

January 8, 2013 / Announcements

I have had several conversations lately with friends who are interested in coming to our studio and giving yoga a try. They have heard all the wonderful benefits we receive and are intrigued. Lose weight? Get in shape? Reduce stress? A consistent yoga practice can be the answer. You get a physical work out, gain… Read More

Light on Yin

February 28, 2010 / Announcements

When I was asked to write a blog about Yin yoga, I wanted more than anything to shed some light on this lovely practice.  I could probably write several pages on the what, how, and why of Yin yoga, however writing a book is very different than writing a blog!  The intention for this blog… Read More

I Heart Yoga! How Yoga Benefits Your Heart

February 16, 2010 / Announcements

If you’ve been to a class at IPY, you’ve invariably heard the instruction, “lead with the heart, lift the heart, open the heart.” Why do we say these things so much? The answer is simple, the reasons are many. It’s just good for your heart to do so. When you practice yoga, a number of… Read More

Double Dog Blog Post on Chaturanga Dandasana

April 15, 2009 / Announcements

Check out Julia Kalish’s great post on chaturanga dandasana!

being “bendy” …… or not

March 27, 2009 / Announcements

backbends are not just for bendy people. Ursula will be teaching a backbending workshop on April 18.

Happier Shoulderstands

March 15, 2009 / Announcements

Platforms provide firm support for shoulderstand so that the pose can be practiced safely and more comfortably than on the floor.

Spiral Sutra Class Reference

March 5, 2009 / Announcements

Reference links on for Doug Keller’s Yoga Therapy book and Yoga+ articles.

Yoga and Your Core

March 1, 2009 / Announcements

An overview of the core and how to strengthen it with half plank and curl-ups. A simple core sequences is included.