Whole Yoga Asana Spotlight: Sphinx Pose

Sphinx is a underrated pose that suitable for most yogis and a favorite of many instructors here at Whole Yoga. It is a beginning backbend in yoga that helps to open the chest, lungs, and low back. Benefits: Improves Blood Circulation. Aids in lengthening of the abdominal muscles, strengthens the spine, and firms the buttocks. […]

5 Reasons To Go On a Yoga Retreat

Going on a retreat might sound like a big splurge on yourself at first… but really, is it?   What does it cost you when you become out of balance and notice you’re forgetting commitments? Maybe you begin unconsciously eating to preoccupy yourself and you start gaining unwanted weight? What about when you start feeling […]

Yoga and Heartbreak

How do you cope with heartbreak? It can feel so debilitating, so consuming and so painful. Everyone always says the same thing, that time heals all. But what do you do in the meantime? How do you wake up everyday and continue on with your life when it feels like its just been flipped upside […]

Satya’s Yogic Tips for Relieving Stress

Whatever your cause of stress is in life consider the effects of long term stress. Stress is harmful to our bodies and minds. Stress increases inflammation in the body and increases cortisol levels which damages brain cells. Are you experiencing symptoms like headaches, body aches, fatigue, skin rashes or insomnia, etc? Start by following this […]

Mark’s thoughts on Asana

Asana;  Just what is it? The word asana originally meant a sitting position although traditional usage is specific to the practice of yoga.  For many, yoga postures and positions are practiced as physical exercise, while for others it is for potential health benefits.  Given all of this you could ask yourself; is asana the goal […]

Why Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

How I came to practice Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Yoga never lets me down. It’s always there for me whether I’m present or not. What got me hooked on Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy was how it kept me “in the moment” for the entire session. In just one session I learned what was really eating […]

Way In

I came to be a Shambhava Yoga Teacher, accidentally …or so I thought. I picked the first affordable, reputable-looking teacher training I saw, went to a class with Satya, and signed up. Now, I believe, after 5 years of teaching and practicing Shambhava Yoga, that there aren’t really any accidents. Call it Karma, call it […]

Why Ahimsa Yoga?

Ahimsa translates as “nonviolence.” You probably think a yoga class is an unlikely place to find violence. I would think so but I ask myself why, after 23 years of practicing and 18 years as a yoga instructor, have I found myself in pain and injured, from teaching and practicing yoga? There are other stories […]

Yamas and Niyamas of Parenting – Santosha

  Santosh/Contentment Children want to touch, taste and experience everything they see. They don’t yet have an understanding of nutrition, patience, or the cost of material goods. If they see something with frosting and rainbow sprinkles on it, they want to eat it now. If they see a shiny red bike, they want to ride […]

Recharge Your Senses

I think of my senses and the input that all five of them endure on a daily basis. My ears hear sounds of traffic and various whining and humming that I’m probably not even aware of. My eyes view this bright screen for hours per day. My mouth, talks, talks, talks, and eats, eats, eats […]