Written March 04, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Feet! They are always with us and for that reason, it is easy to take our feet for granted. Just by paying attention to your two heels, ten toes, and buoyant arches you can learn how they impact your capacity to stand and walk in the world on many levels.
If you look at the soles of your shoes you will see where you habitually bear the weight of your body. Conversely, if you look at your feet you can gather some interesting information about how your shoes are helping your developing bunions, plantar fasciitis, and hammertoes!
The feet are the foundation of your posture and with proper attention, you can do a lot about their overall health. So, ask yourself,…..”What would ... Read More
Written February 26, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Did you know that “Yoga” is not just asanas and pranayama, but is in fact, one of the six major philosophies of Ancient India?
Many of you reading this now probably have a deep and fulfilling Hatha Yoga practice or are teachers of Hatha Yoga. It is a wonderful thing you are doing, and I commend you on your efforts. What you may not be aware of, is that the asanas and pranayama that comprise Hatha Yoga are only a small (but significant) part of the totality that is the philosophy and practice known as Yoga.
I’d like to invite you now to join us ... Read More
Written February 19, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
One of the most essential and vital functions of our bodies is the action of breathing. An average adult takes at least 20,000 breaths a day.
Without breath, there is no life to animate our physical bodies and without the understanding of the relevancy of the breathing process, we cannot take the most advantage of this bodily function. Breathing properly optimizes our level of vitality and supports us with purification and transformation.
The yogis of the past understood the importance of the breath; they foresaw how the process of breathing links our inner and outer worlds; and they used ... Read More
Written February 15, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
Is it really February or is it Spring
Are you confused with this “global” weather we are having lately?
Are you aware of how this is affecting your body? Your yoga practice?
We’re all aware of the 4 major seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. What many of us don’t know are the 4 magical “seasons within seasons” that offer us in-between opportunities for deeper awareness.
Each of these “mini-seasons” were as obvious to our ancestors as the standard 4 seasons are to us today. The difference is that our ancestors understood how to adapt and move through these magical times with knowledge for survival ... Read More
Written January 10, 2018 by Yoga Mountain
As a massage therapist, I avoided doing handstands for many years. Whenever I attempted to go upside down, my wrists hurt and it made absolutely no sense to ask my hands to do any more than they already had to! I thought that using them for handstands would only create injury for me. And, because my precious hands, wrists and fingers were my livelihood, I didn’t want to chance it.
With every weekly Yoga and Acroyoga class I attended, I noticed that handstands were becoming more and more popular. But I still couldn’t understand why people were so jazzed, addicted and totally inspired by these inverted postures. I figured I could get all ... Read More