Prasarita Padottanasana (Standing wide leg forward fold)

PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA  ORIGINAL NAME: Prasarita Padottanasana ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Standing wide leg forward fold (prasarita = spread, Pada = feet, uttana = intense, asana = pose) LEVEL – Beginner BENEFITS: Strengthens the quadriceps, gluts and calves Builds endurance in the legs and arms Relieves stiffness in the hip joint Releases lower back discomfort Increases circulation in the trunk Builds willpower and resilience CONTRAINDICATIONS: Diarrhea Chronic fatigue COMMON … Read More

Winter Pranayama Series. 1.21 – 2.25.17

WHAT IS PRANAYAMA? Pranayama is the science of the yogic breath, an integral part of the eight limbs of yoga. Proceeded by asana, or the physical practice, pranayama is a means by which one can go deeper into their yoga practice. Helping the practitioner of yoga reach new subtleties of existence, experiencing the benefits of a healthier, more intelligent, and … Read More

15 Day July Yoga Challenge

Honestly, we are overwhelmed by the response from our 15 day yoga challenge.It started out as a simple, motivate more people to think, talk and do yoga kinda project. We are blown away by the sincerity, enthusiasm and dedication of Aham yoga members and others. We have more than 35 brave people who jumped right in and we got to see yoga practitioners not … Read More

International Yoga Day 2016 – On and off the Mat!

We wrapped up our second annual celebration of International Yoga Day at Aham Yoga on Sunday, June 19th – and wow! What a weekend! 7+ hours of yoga and 5+ hours of workshops mixed in with a delicious international potluck, a great community of yoga practitioners, and a willingness to learn, grow, and expand our minds to all that is … Read More

Why I don’t use the word ‘Yogi’?

I grew up and lived in India until recently. While the West has embraced yoga like it’s own, the word ‘yogi’, along with a number of other sanskrit words, has become a sort of ‘buzzword’. While in the West, the word yogi symbolizes someone who loves yoga, does a lot of it, maybe buys into the yoga clothes trend, wears … Read More

Myth Busters Episode 1 – “I am not flexible enough to do yoga.”

We often hear people toss around the word “flexibility” as if it is a prerequisite to starting a yoga practice. We are here to bust that myth wide open! Yoga is for every body – flexible or not. Watch Episode 1 of our Myth Buster series below to find out more.   Have questions? Looking for more clarity? Want us … Read More

Difference between Hatha and Vinyasa forms of yoga

hatha and vinyasa yoga

In one of my recent Yoga Teacher Training classes, we were discussing the differences between Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga. Coming from a background of education and practice in both styles, I incorporate methods from each practice into my class and personal sequencing. My Western students seem to be most familiar with vinyasa styles of yoga, generally giving it … Read More

Sedona Yoga Festival, March 9-12, 2017

Sedona Yoga Festival

What is the Sedona Yoga Festival? Running for it’s 5th successful year in the row, the Sedona Yoga Festival is a world class opportunity for you to deepen your yoga practice and tap into ancient wisdom with three days and three nights of yoga, meditation, hiking and energy work in the undisputed spiritual center of the West  – Sedona, AZ. … Read More

Build Home Yoga Practice Workshop. Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Have you been wanting to take your yoga practice from the studio into your own home? To help educate on how to best proceed with an at home yoga practice, we have opened up a 2 hour workshop with our founder, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1-3pm. Come learn how to take yoga with you anywhere and … Read More

Best hamstring pose?

Hamstrings are an important muscle for all yoga practitioners. The muscle originates from the base of the gluts (buttocks) and inserts behind the knee. It’s the muscle behind the thigh bone. A large, primal and often stubborn muscle. We have all experienced this muscle at some point. If not, try standing up and touching your toes, where do you feel … Read More