Here’s a short “chair yoga” practice to boost your energy and get your blood and joints moving at work, at home, or wherever you’re short on time, space, or yoga accessories. All you need is a chair.
The one thing we have to do is some kind of practice every day. Even as little as 5 minutes of practice a day can be life changing over time. It opens our hearts and awareness from within. It’s the only way to know anything that really matters—the only way to get to shore as we find ourselves headed for the rapids.
There is a light beyond pain and sorrow that lives in all of us. This practice uses gesture, movement, and visualization to help us connect us to this inner light.
Santosha, or contentment, means keeping a positive attitude in difficult times. We can choose to wallow in darkness and difficulty, or we can see our challenges as opportunities for transformation and the discovery of joy.
Asana empowers us to shape our reality—to become more creative and less restricted—by expanding and reshaping our energy body. This practice focused on laterals and twisting postures will unlock and expand your pranic energy, inspiring you with a “can do” attitude toward whatever you'd like to bring into your life.
“What is the right way to think about this war? Should I fight?” the warrior-prince Arjuna asks Krishna, his mentor and charioteer, at the beginning of the Bhagavad Gita.
Backbends are expansive postures that embody joy. This progression of simple backbends and counterposes, with expert attention to alignment, leads you to enjoy the open, wheel-like feeling that a well-aligned backbend creates.
Restore, nourish, and cleanse, while giving a gentle stretch to the inner thighs, as you rest in supported supta baddha konasana (reclined bound angle pose).
This short, hands-on practice with a partner will train you as a teacher to see and feel where a student is not breathing and will help your students gain sensitivity to their breath.
The fire at our navel center is vital to our spiritual growth and fulfillment! This short practice focuses on the abdomen and navel center (manipura chakra), our core.