The Right Way To Do Yoga

The Right Way To Do Yoga

Yoga students are always asking me about the right way to do yoga and, me being the questioner that I am, have a really hard time committing to absolutes. In general I don’t like saying things like “never” or “always” or “100% of the time do x”. There’s just so much to take into consideration, and so much that I don’t know.

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Pose Breakdown – Halfway Lift (Ardha Uttanasana)

Pose Breakdown – Halfway Lift (Ardha Uttanasana)

Halfway Lift (Ardha Uttanasana) is one of my favorite poses! But I look around and it seems like most of the room is just trying to get through it and onto the next thing. I understand it’s not much to look at but there are so many great benefits to doing this pose well.

One of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin (and she’s only half my favorite because we share names :P) says “what you do every day matters more than what you do once in awhile”.

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Stretching Your Hamstrings: What You Need to Know

Stretching Your Hamstrings: What You Need to Know

The hamstrings are a pretty well known muscle. There are so many yoga articles about stretching your hamstrings. If I was wittier I’d be able to come up with some joke about them having a good publicist, but I’m not. So I’ll just say that people tend to know where the hamstring muscles are.

Probably because of their really good publicist.

You can thank A for that joke. He’s the funny one in the house.

Seriously though … most people seem to have some awareness of where the hamstring is located. But what people don’t know is what the muscle actually does.

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