Alignment In Yoga – Focus on Your Bones

Halasana Alignment in Yoga

FOCUS ON BONY ALIGNMENT IN YOGA Let’s face it. There is so much to learn about anatomy and alignment in yoga and it is overwhelming for yoga students and teachers! Asana practice undoubtedly provides benefits to all aspects of the human body such as the cardiovascular, digestive, lymphatic, reproductive, and nervous system. However, as yoga…

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Vinyasa | 5 Pillars of Baptiste Yoga

Pillars of Baptiste Yoga

5 Pillars of Bapitste Yoga: On and Off the Mat It has been a while and I have not forgotten to share my insight on the fifth pillar of Power Yoga. I suppose I have been in the flow of my practice and teaching and not so much in the flow of writing. The 5…

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Three Reasons Why Joints Crack

Why Joints Crack

Three Reasons Why Joints Crack Have you ever wondered about the sounds your body makes and why joints crack? As an anatomy teacher, physical therapist and yoga teacher I am often asked, “Why do joints crack?”. It is also common for my clients to say, “I know I should stop, but it feels so good!”…

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Foot Placement in Tree Pose: Is Your Knee Safe?

Foot Placement in Tree Pose

Foot Placement In Tree Pose: Is Your Knee Safe? If you did not get a chance to read Dr. Trish Corley’s article on foot placement in tree pose in the last issue of Namaskar Magazine, check it out here! Have you given much thought to your foot placement in tree pose? I have heard countless…

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Step Outside Your Comfort Zone: Singapore Aerial Yoga

Singapore aerial yoga

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone: Singapore Aerial Yoga Today I experienced something new and outside my comfort zone at a Singapore aerial yoga studio. At a recent inquiry session amongst my Baptiste Yoga Singapore community, I explored things that I did as a kid that brought me joy and that I no longer do. Gymnastics…

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Tapas (Heat): Fourth Pillar of Power Yoga

Tapas

Tapas (Heat): Fourth Pillar of Power Yoga The third pillar of power yoga is tapas (Sanskrit for “heat”). It feels good for me when I practice yoga in a heated room (or in the outdoors in Singapore where we are graced with natural heat and humidity. I also experience joy inside my physical body as I create…

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Bandhas | Third Pillar of Power Yoga

bandhas

Bandhas | The Third Pillar of Power Yoga The third pillar of power yoga is bandhas. You might recall the first pillar is dristhi, a visual focus. Yes, dristhi is the pillar I wrote about many months ago. I lost my dristhi in terms of writing about each of the five pillars of Baptiste Power Yoga. Yet…

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