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

Introduction to Inversions. November 6, 2016.

Introduction to Inversions Long before roller coasters, bungee jumping equipment and skydiving. There was yoga! There seems to be this ‘rush’ associated with being upside down. While it is very thrilling to reverse everything that is normal, ancient yogis did this everyday. But they had a complete different motivation behind being upside down. In the practice of asana (postures) we … Read More

Weekend Yoga Immersion (22nd & 23rd Oct)

Weekend Yoga Immersion   Are you ready to indulge in a weekend of yoga immersion – learning, practicing, cleansing, breathing, meditating, chanting, and challenging yourself in new ways? You can find all of that and more during out Weekend Yoga Immersion at Aham Yoga, happening in October 2016. Eligible for Yoga alliance continuing education program credits for teachers.   What is … 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

Top 5 Yoga Poses to Kickstart Your Morning

Do you know that yoga can fit into the smallest corners of your life effortlessly? While learning from a teacher cannot be replaced, one can learn to integrate small pockets of practice throughout the week. And guess what? It takes only 5 to 10 minutes of your day at best. There are many days when I am slammed with group … 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