Benefits of Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Name:Adho = DownwardMukha = Face (Facing)Svanasana = Dog pose Effects: Removes fatigue (yes it’s a resting pose, once you find a way to relax into it). It’s great for those who have tight hamstrings and calves, such as sprinters and runners. Relieves pain and stiffness in the heels. Softens calcaneal spurs. Strengthens the ankles andContinue reading “Benefits of Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)”

History of Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a slow paced practice based on the Taoist concept of Yin and Yang, opposing forces in nature which are complementary.  It is about finding balance in our practice, being able to step back, let go and go slow. Incorporating principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the yoga poses are held passively forContinue reading “History of Yin Yoga”

History of Yoga

For serious practitioners and super enthusiasts In yogic culture, Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity is considered to be the Adi Yogi meaning the first yogi. He is also called Yosheshwara, Lord of Yoga, being the first yoga teacher and guru. Shiva created the science of yoga and taught it to his wife Parvati and laterContinue reading “History of Yoga”