Uplifted Blog Archive
Tapas In Yoga: 4 Ways This Niyama Will Light Up Your Life
Work it, yogi! If you thought yoga was all about chilling out and going with the flow – well, you’re mostly right 🙂 However, yoga philosophy also embraces discipline and structure in the principle of tapas. Learn more about the meaning of tapas in yoga and how this practice can light up your life!
How To Practice Satya: Ask Yourself These 3 Simple Questions
Do you consider yourself to be an honest person? You might reconsider when you learn about satya, yoga’s specific definition of truthfulness. Learn about this important yama and how to speak truthfully in this article!
Mula Bandha: Unlock the Magic In 5 Simple Steps
Have you ever heard of the root lock? The root lock, also known as mula bandha, is essential for energetic awareness in your yoga practice. We’ll cover the what, why and how of mula bandha in this article.
Surya Mudra: What Is It And How Do You Use It?
Check out surya mudra, the energy seal of the Sun. Explore the energy behind the practice, how to make surya mudra, precautions, and more!
Buddhi Mudra: What Is It And How Do You Use It?
There are sooo many mudras out there! Learn all about buddhi mudra, the energy seal that opens your mind to experience deep realization.
Shuni Mudra: The Seal of Patience
Deepen and focus your meditations with shuni mudra, the seal of patience.
The Meaning of Anjali Mudra: Yoga’s Sacred Greeting
What does anajli mudra meaning and why do we use it in yoga? Learn all about the gesture that accompanies namaste in this article.
Jalandhara Bandha: 4 Reasons Yogis of All Levels Should Practice It
Ever heard of jalandhara bandha, the throat lock? This is a lesser-practiced, powerful tool for using in pranayama and asana. Learn more about the throat lock in this article.
Pada Bandha: Your #1 Secret to Happy Feet
Have you ever heard the instruction “root to rise” in yoga class? What does it mean to “root” through your feet, and how do you do it? The answer is understanding pada bandha, yogis!
Beyond Corpse Pose: 13 Questions About Restorative Yoga, Answered
Are you new to restorative yoga? Learn the answers to some of the most common questions for those just like you!
How to Upgrade Your Yoga Alliance Certification Designation to 300 / 500 RYT
It’s time for an upgrade! You’ve trained at the 300 / 500 hour level, and now you need to upgrade your yoga alliance certification designation. This post guides you through upgrading your Yoga Alliance designation to 300 / 500 RYT in 11 easy steps.
What is Asteya? 5 Powerful Ways to Practice Non-Stealing in Yoga and Life
Yes, there’s yoga philosophy about stealing. It’s more nuanced than it sounds! Learn all about asteya, non-stealing, and how to practice it.
How to Register Your YTT Certificate With Yoga Alliance (With Photos)
Registering for Yoga Alliance is super easy. Here are the step-by-step instructions with photos of every step.
Understand the Koshas and Discover 5 Deeper Dimensions of You
What are the 5 koshas and how do we use them in yoga? Learn about this cornerstone of yoga philosophy and how to apply it in your practice.
4 Modern Ways to Deepen Your Svadhyaya (Self Study) Practice
What is Svadhyaya in Yoga? That’s exactly what we cover in this post. Learn how to deepen your self study today.
How to Get Traffic to Your Yoga Website With SEO
Want to know how to bring organic traffic to your yoga teacher website? I’ll tell you exactly what I did to grow our site with search engine optimization.
The 10 Bodies of Yoga and How to Activate Them
The 10 Bodies consist of the physical body, three mental bodies, and six energy bodies. They resemble the capacities of your unconscious and conscious mind.
What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?
Anyone who has a Yoga practice will find inspiration in the Yoga Sutras as these texts provide a very different perspective to the Yoga we know these days.
How to Update Your Yoga Alliance Teacher Profile Step-by-Step
Want to know how to update your Yoga Alliance teacher bio? We show you how in this step-by-step guide.
Why Ahimsa (Non-Violence) Improves All Areas of Your Life
Ahimsa is more than not physically hurting others. Non-violence includes our thoughts, speech, and actions towards all beings including ourselves.
The Ultimate Guide to Creating Yoga Business Plans (With Template)
Want to launch a yoga business but don’t know where to begin? Here is EVERYTHING I know about preparing a yoga business plan, including a business plan template that you can use today.
What Is Santosha? Yoga’s Philosophy of Happiness.
The word santosha is most commonly translated from Sanskrit as contentment. Note that our goal here isn’t happiness, but a more subtle state of mind.
Ishvara Pranidhana: How to Surrender to the Universe
Ishvara Pranidhana means surrendering (pranidhana) to a ‘Higher Power’ or ‘True Self’ (Ishvara).
SMART Goals For Fitness: How To Achieve Them
Want to know how I accomplish everything? Yoga. And SMART goals. Here’s how to use SMART goals to accomplish more in your life.
What Are Nadis? Your Guide to Energy Channels In Your Body.
Our astral body has thousands of channels that energy flows through – those channels are Nadis and they are a VITAL part of a yogi’s journey.
The Basics of Hatha Yoga: 10 Classic Hatha Yoga Poses
I’m going to break down what classical Hatha yoga is, how it differs from modern styles of yoga, and 10 Hatha yoga poses that are at the core of the practice.
Yoga for Seniors: 10 Gentle Yoga Poses for Older Adults
Yoga for seniors can help with health issues and overall body strength without causing major stress on the body making it great for older adults.
The Complete Glossary of Sanskrit Words Used in Yoga
Most yogis have gone through a stage where they struggled with understanding, memorizing, and pronouncing the Sanskrit words that define yoga.
Where Did Yoga Originate: A Brief History of Yoga
Ever wonder “where did yoga originate, anyway?” The theory of yoga that’s gained global attention goes back to the northwestern regions of South Asia.
Tantra Yoga: The Most Misunderstood Path of Yoga
Classical Tantra yoga is based in Tantric texts, holds certain things as taboo, is primarily an individual practice, and is based on initiation into a lineage.
Yoga Nidra Training Certification: Immersion, Online, Or In Studio
You can find Yoga Nidra training anywhere from India’s Himalayan mountains to beachside in the tropics, or your favorite community yoga studio.
Yoga For Arthritis: 9 Poses For Joint Pain Relief
In this article, I’ll go over the benefits of yoga for arthritis and the top yoga poses that will help the most with managing arthritis pain.
10 Restorative Yoga Poses To Chill Out Right Now
Restorative yoga is just what we need in this chaotic time. Whether looking for deep relaxation or a good full body stretch, these restorative yoga poses will get you there. Guest yoga teacher Nicole Windle shares with us her 10 favorite restorative postures in her practice.
Yoga for Sciatica: 10 Poses to Relieve Sciatica Pain
Yoga for sciatica can relieve the spasms and pain by relaxing the spine and associated muscles, reducing the signs and symptoms of sciatica.
Sat Kriya: A Yoga Practice You Can Do in 3 Minutes
If you are one of those people who cannot spare the time to do an elaborate yoga routine every day, Sat Kriya is one of the best kriyas you can opt for. Yogis claim that practicing Sat Kriya for at least 3 minutes a day can have spectacular benefits on your body,...
Raja Yoga: The Yoga of the Mind
Raja yoga is the yoga of the mind/meditation. It’s also called the “royal path” as in Sanskrit raja means “royal” or “king”.
Om Namah Shivaya Mantra Chanting: Meaning & Benefits
In this post, I want to break down the meaning of Om Namah Shivaya, why it matters, and how to use this mantra in your own daily practice.
Yoga for Sleep: 10 Poses to Do Before Bed
The article summarizes the benefits of yoga for sleep, as well as the top bedtime yoga poses for improved sleep and for alleviating sleep disorders.
Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Knowledge
Jnana yoga, also called gyana yoga or jnana marga (marga means “path”), is one of the traditional yoga systems. The tool of jnana yoga is the mind.
Understanding the “Om Shanti” Mantra
Chanting the Om Shanti mantra is known to invoke peace and tranquility in one’s soul as per Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain traditions.
The Healing Siri Gaitri Mantra: Meaning of Ra Ma Da Sa
This powerful Kundalini mantra brings in the infinite healing energy of the earth, moon, and sun. Named the Siri Gaitri mantra, Ra Ma Da Sa can change your life.
Sore Back? Try This Yoga For Upper Back Pain.
If you can work this yoga for upper back pain into your daily routine, you’ll help alleviate the tension that contributes to upper back pain.
Yoga For Athletes: 7 Poses For Strength, Flexibility and Stamina
Yoga for athletes can help athletes gain more flexibility and range of motion, thus reducing the risk of injury, without compromising on strength.
Yoga for Neck Pain: 7 Poses for Neck Flexibility and Strength
When it comes to yoga for neck pain, proper alignment and stretches are extremely important to maintaining a healthy and pain-free neck.
What Is A Yogi and How You Become One
To embrace and practice yoga in all its holistic glory, you first need to answer the question “What is a yogi?”. Delve into the nuances of who a yogi is.
The Ultimate Guide to Karma Yoga
Karma Yoga is the “yoga of devoted action” where the karma yogi devotes the results of their actions to the divine to become one with god.
What Does Om Mani Padme Hum (Actually) Mean? Read This.
Om mani padme hum is a popular Buddhist mantra that originally comes from the sacred Hindu mantra Om Namah Sivaya. Learn more about the om mani padme hum meaning and how to use it in your practice.
How To Do Humble Warrior Pose
Humble Warrior pose (Baddha Virabhadrasana) is an intermediate pose that stretches the hips, strengthens the legs, and improves balance.
How To Do Corpse Pose
Corpse Pose (Savasana) is a relaxing pose that allows the major muscle groups to relax, encourages introspection, and helps relieve stress.
What is Bhakti Yoga? The Philosophy and Practice
Bhakti yoga is one of the traditional yoga systems mentioned in the sacred text the Bhagavad Gita. In short, it’s the yoga of love and devotion.
Sat Nam in Kundalini Yoga: Sanskrit Translation and Meaning
The Sat Nam mantra is present in every Kundalini yoga class. Here’s a breakdown of where it comes from, what it means, and how to use it in your practice.
Yoga for Lower Back Pain: 7 Poses That Have Your Back
Simply doing a few yoga postures each day can help foster a healthier back and relieve lower back pain from poor posture or sitting for too long.
How To Do Boat Pose
Boat Pose (Navasana) strengthens the abdominal muscles, aligns the joints and muscles of the shoulder girdle, and improves digestion.
How To Do Puppy Pose
Puppy Pose (Uttana Shishosana) is a good beginner pose to increase flexibility in the shoulders, stretch the spine, and open the chest.
Styles and Types of Yoga: The Complete Beginner’s Handbook
How well do you know the different types of yoga? This is a guide to the different types and styles of yoga so you can decide what’s best for you.
An Epic List Of The Benefits of Yoga (According to Science)
Yoga is more than a spiritual practice. It is a healing practice for all types of people. Read our epic list of the scientific benefits of yoga.
How To Do Happy Baby Pose
Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana) is a calming beginner pose that opens the hips, stretches the hamstrings, and releases the lower back.
What is Hatha Yoga? The Origins, Definition, Poses, & Practice
What is Hatha Yoga? Named the ‘yoga of force’ for the way it moves energy, Hatha Yoga is the most widely practice yoga style today.
Stiff Shoulders? Try This Yoga For Shoulder Pain
Pain in the shoulders is often caused by tight, stiff muscles. These 7 yoga poses can help increase flexibility and strengthen the back to reduce shoulder pain.
How To Do Four-Limbed Staff Pose
Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana) is a great strengthening and alignment pose for your core, spine, arms, wrists, hips and knees.
How To Do Half Split Pose
Half Split Pose (Ardha Parsvottanasana) is a great warm-up posture for runners. It stretches the hamstrings and opens the hips.
How To Do Seated Spinal Twist/Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Seated Spinal Twist/Half Lord of the Fishes (Ardha Matsyendrasana) tones the internal organs and strengthens the obliques and back muscles.
How To Do Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose
Head to Knee Forward Bend Pose (Janu Sirasana) stretches the low back, spinal extensors, hamstrings and groins and helps hip and pelvis stability.
Yoga For Scoliosis: 7 Yoga Poses For A Stronger Back
Got sore knees? Yoga for knee pain is the perfect remedy. These yoga poses will help increase flexibility and strengthen your leg muscles.
How To Do Rotated Head to Knee Pose
Rotated Head to Knew Pose (Rotated Head to Knee) is a good beginner pose to open up the hips, improve digestion, and stretch the abductors.
How To Do Lunge with Prayer Twist Pose
Lunge with Prayer Twist Pose (Namaskar Parsvakonasana) stretches the hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves and improves balance and awareness.
How To Do Plank Pose
Plank Pose (Phalakasana) is a great exercise to increase core strength, align the joints, encourage good posture and relieve lower back pain.
How To Do Twisted Lizard Pose
Twisted Lizard Pose (Parivritta Utthan Pristhasana) is an intermediate pose that stretches the quadriceps, hip flexors, and ankles.
How To Do Cow Pose
Cow Pose (Bitilasana) is a great warm-up posture for your yoga practice, especially when combining it with Cat Pose (Marjaryasana).
Yoga For Knee Pain: 7 Yoga Poses For Stronger Knees
Got sore knees? Yoga for knee pain is the perfect remedy. These yoga poses will help increase flexibility and strengthen your leg muscles.
6 Best Online Course Platforms For Yoga Teachers (Ranked)
Want to know one of the best things I've learned as a professional yoga teacher making a living doing what I love? DIVERSIFY! What does that mean? It means, whether you work in an in-person or e-commerce marketplace, create multiple revenue streams for yourself! So if...
How To Do Locust Pose
Locust Pose (Salabhasana) is great to increase spinal flexibility, strengthen the muscles of the back body and expand the chest and throat.
Prana Energy: The Life-Altering Life Force
Our yoga practice helps us move prana through our energetic bodies. So what is prana anyway? Here is my breakdown of prana energy, the vital force.
How To Do Shoulderstand Pose
Shoulderstand Pose (Sarvangasana) tones the core and leg muscles, brings deoxygenated blood back to the heart, and strengthens the upper body.
How To Do Reclined Pigeon/Ankle to Knee Pose
Reclined Pigeon/Ankle to Knee pose (Supta Kapotasana) opens up the hips, increases flexibility in the hamstrings, and releases lower back tension.
How To Do Cobra Pose
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is a great way to strengthen the muscles of the back body and core, expand the chest and throat, and open the lungs.
Yoga For Migraines: 7 Yoga Poses That Will Ease Tension
Migraines are intensely painful headaches that can ruin your day. These yoga poses will help relieve tension in the neck, shoulders, and back, helping you reduce the likelihood of getting another migraine.
How To Make An Instagram Business Account As A Yoga Teacher
If you want to grow your yoga business and teach more online, then you might want to turn your Instagram into your best acquisition channel. Here’s how to make an Instagram business account, step-by-step.
Kirtan Kriya: Kundalini Meditation That Will Make You Feel Better
What if I told you that practicing yoga for just 12 minutes every day can alter your life forever? Practiced for over a thousand years, Kirtan Kriya is a Kundalini yoga routine that can stimulate mental balance, positivity, and longevity. Kundalini yoga is a...
12 Actionable Tips For New Yoga Teachers Who Are Scared To Teach
Teaching yoga for the first time can be scary. These tips for new yoga teachers will help you combat the fear and show up prepared and confident for your next yoga class.
How To Do Cat Pose
Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) is a great warm-up posture for your yoga practice. Here’s how to do this healing dynamic stretch for the spine.
How To Do Lizard Pose
Lizard pose (Utthan Pristhasana) is a great hip-opening yoga posture that is great for after a workout. If you have tight hip flexor or psoas muscles, then follow these steps.
What Sadhana Means in Yoga and How To Practice
Sadhana is at the core of every yoga practitioner’s daily life. So what does sadhana mean? Here is my breakdown and how to practice.
How To Do Bound Angle/Butterfly Pose
Bound angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), also known as butterfly pose, is a grounding yoga posture and opens the hips and releases the lower back. Here’s how to do it.
How To Prioritize Student Feedback On Zoom
Teaching yoga online can be a bit tricky if you want to give feedback. Here are my tips for adjusting your Zoom settings if you want to prioritize student feedback on Zoom.
How To Do Upward Facing Dog Pose
Upward facing dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) is a gentle backbend that balances the flow in a round of sun salutations. Unlike cobra pose, your hips lift off of the ground. Here is how to do it.
How To Do Standing Forward Fold
Standing forward fold (Uttanasana) is a grounding yoga posture that is commonly used in yoga flow sequences, such as surya namaskar. Here is how to do it and different modifications.
Yoga For Runners: 7 Poses That Will Help You In The Long Run
Looking for some yoga for runners to improve your running. Strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility with these yoga poses specifically for runners.
How To Teach Yoga On Zoom With Two Devices In 6 Easy Steps
Using 2 devices to teach online classes on Zoom makes it a better experience for both the teacher and the students. Here’s how to teach yoga on zoom with two devices.
10 Yoga Poses For Hip Pain That Anyone Can Do
Got tight hips that are causing hip pain? These yoga poses can help you increase flexibility in the hips and reduce any pinching in the hip flexors, causing hip pain.
What Is Trauma Informed Yoga And Should I Get Certified?
Trauma informed yoga is a helpful supplementary treatment method for trauma-sensitive individuals. As a yoga teacher, you can support healing through trauma-sensitive yoga techniques. Read more in this post.
10 Things You Must Do After Your Yoga Teacher Training
Wondering what to do after your yoga teacher training? Follow these exact steps to build your yoga career up with a strong foundation. This is what to do next after your YTT.
13 Types of Yoga Teacher Tax Deductions (And Other Tax Tips)
Wondering what counts as yoga teacher tax deductions? Here are my tax tips for filing as an independent yoga teacher this tax season plus all of my tax deductions as a yoga instructor.
How To Do Seated Forward Bend Pose
Seated Forward Bend Pose (Paschimottanasana) is a relaxing beginner’s pose to stretch the hamstrings, reduce stress, and tone the organs.
What is Samadhi? The 8th Limb of Yoga Explained
Samadhi is the eighth limb of yoga and, for many, the goal of a dedicated yoga practice. Here is my breakdown of the different stages of Samadhi, how to achieve it, and what happens when you do.
My Exact Tech Tools For My Million Dollar Online Yoga Platform
Want to start your own yoga business? Here are my exact tech tools to run my online yoga course, membership, and online yoga classes.
How To Do High Lunge Pose
High Lunge Pose (Alana) is a basic yoga posture that shows up in almost every sequence or vinyasa flow. Learn how to do it, variations, and modifications.
How To Do Wheel Pose
Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) is an amazing backbend and heart opener for advanced yoga practitioners. Here is how to get into it and common modifications.
10 Best FREE Facebook Groups For Yoga Teachers
Looking for an online community of yoga teachers to help grow your yoga business? These are the best (and free) Facebook groups for yoga teachers that are online right now.
How To Do Easy Pose
Easy Pose (Sukhasana) is the perfect seat for your meditation practice. Learn how to do it, common modifications, and when to incorporate it into your practice.
How To Do Extended Side Angle Pose
Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) is a fiery pose that builds heat, strengthens the core, and works your legs. Read more about this powerful yoga posture and its modifications.
How To Log Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours
Trying to log your Yoga Alliance continuing education hours? Here is the step-by-step process with pictures so that you don’t miss a single CEU.
How To Do Tree Pose
Tree Pose (Vrikasana) is a grounding yoga posture that connects us to Earth’s energy. It is traditionally practiced for the Root Chakra and has a few easy modifications.
Everything You Need To Know About Using Healing Stones
Wanna know how to heal the chakras with healing stones and crystals. Check out my interview with Samantha Fey all about healing stones.
The Only 7 Yoga Alliance Membership Benefits (Some Are Free)
Thinking about becoming a Yoga Alliance member? Turns out some of the Yoga Alliance Membership Benefits are free to the public too. Read more.
How To Do Chair Pose
Chair Pose (Utkatasana) is the perfect yoga posture to build heat, strengthen the legs and back, and increase focus. Here’s how to do it properly and when to modify.
Who Is Yogi Bhajan? The Guru That The Kundalini Community Rejects
Yogi Bhajan is thought to be the leader of Kundalini yoga, but it turns out that he was just a millionaire scammer who hid behind the ancient practice.
DSLR vs Smartphones: How To Choose The Right Microphone
If you’re looking for a microphone for your DSLR or smartphone camera, then make sure that you choose one that fits properly with your device. Here is how to find the best mic for your camera.
How To Do Warrior 3 Pose
Warrior 3 pose (Virabhadrasana III) is an intermediate yoga pose is a great fire-building posture that energizes Manipura chakra (Solar plexus). Here’s how to do it.
How to Choose a 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (And Why)
Looking for a 300-hour yoga teacher training program? Before you drop any cash, read my tips for choosing an advanced yoga training that’s right for you.
How To Do Mountain Pose
Mountain pose (Tadasana) is a grounding yoga posture that helps us connects with Root Chakra (Muladhara). Here is how to do it correctly with different variations.
How To Do Pyramid Pose
Pyramid pose (Parsovtannasana) is an easy enough yoga pose for beginners that challenges even advanced practitioners. Here is how to do pyramid pose with variations.
How To Do Half Moon Pose
Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) is a great yoga pose for engaging the core and building fire through Manipura chakra. Here is how to do it plus modifications.
The 5 Best 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses EVER
Looking for an advanced yoga teacher training? These are the top-rated and personally recommended 300 hour yoga teacher training courses this year.
The Best Yoga Scheduling Software For Yoga Teachers
Looking for yoga software to help you with scheduling classes, booking students, and accepting payments? These are the best-rated yoga scheduling tools.
How To Do Triangle Pose
Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) is a heating yoga pose that fires up Manipura chakra (Solar Plexus), strengthens the core, and creates focus. Here’s how to do it and how to modify.
How To Create A Yoga Class Theme (+39 Yoga Themes)
Using a yoga class theme is a great way to bring your students back to the present moment. It’s a lot of fun too! Here are my tips for creating a theme, plus 39 themes to choose from.
How To Do Low Lunge Pose
Low Lunge (Ardha Alana) is a classic yoga pose that digs into the hips and lower back. It’s often difficult for tight or injured bodies. Here are the best modifications.
Kundalini Awakening: What Is It and How To Awaken It
What is Kundalini awakening and is it dangerous? How do you awaken Kundalini energy and what are the signs of an awakening? All your answers are here.
13 Celebrities Who Practice Kundalini Yoga
Wondering which famous people practice Kundalini yoga and why it’s so popular in Hollywood? Here’s my list of celebrities who practice Kundalini yoga and why.
How To Do Warrior II
Warrior 2 is one of the most commonly used yoga poses in any yoga class you attend. Learn how to enter into it correctly, adjust alignment, and make modifcations in this post.
Wanna Be More Flexible? Try These 9 Yoga Poses For Flexibility
If you want to increase your flexibility, open tight hips, and ease a stiff spine, then these 9 yoga poses will do the trick. Plus my 30-minute Hatha yoga routine for tight hips!
How To Do Downward Dog
Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is one of the most commonly practiced yoga postures in modern yoga that connects you with Root Chakra energy. Here’s how to do it.
How To Safely Begin Teaching Yoga Post-COVID-19
Wondering how to teach yoga during a pandemic? Should you wear a mask while you teach or make your students wear masks? Here is a guide on how to safely teach yoga post Coronavirus.
How To Do Eagle Pose
Eagle Pose (Garudasana) helps build laser-sharp focus when paired with a drishti. It is also known to increase strength in the legs and glutes. Here’s how to do it.
What Is Dhyana In Yoga? The 7th Limb Explained
Dhyana (IAST: Dhyāna) in Hinduism means contemplation and meditation and is the 7th limb of yoga. With concentrated meditation on a single point, we can know the truth about it.
115 Shocking Yoga Statistics That Nobody Talks About
We know the yoga industry is booming but there are a lot more yoga statistics that might shock you. I conducted a survey on the dark side of yoga and share the results here.
How To Do Crow Pose
Crow Pose (Bakasana) is not for the faint of heart. It helps with mental focus and upper body strength. Here is how to do crow pose safely.
How to Build an Online Community As A Yoga Teacher (That Students Will Actually Pay For)
Everyone is moving online, including your yoga students. Will you have an online community ready for them? Here’s how to build an online community as a yoga teacher.
What Is The Difference Between Yoga Instructor And Yoga Teacher?
Want to be a yoga instructor or a yoga teacher? What is the difference, anyway? Read this post for my breakdown of this title in modern and traditional yoga.
How To Do Dancer Pose
Dancer Pose (Natarajasana) is a beautiful heart-opening posture that requires back strength and flexibility. Modifications and props can make it more accessible.
What is Dharana? The 6th Limb of Yoga Explained
Moving through the eight limbs of yoga toward bliss, we come into Dharana, or focused concentration. Read how the sixth limb of yoga prepares us for going deeper.
Yoga For Anxiety: 10 Calming Yogic Practices To Ground You
Feeling a little bit anxious with racing thoughts and lowkey panic for no reason? Yoga for anxiety is a proven technique to reduce anxiety and depression. Try these 10 yogic practices to calm down right now.
How to Write The Perfect Yoga Liability Waiver
You didn’t become a yoga teacher to push papers and take about legal action. But you need to protect yourself with a yoga liability form. Here’s how to do it.
5 Reasons Why Cork Is The Perfect Yoga Mat Material
Cork is used in tons of yoga props, from cork yoga mats to cork yoga blocks. Here are five reasons why that’s the best thing for the yoga industry.
How To Safely Practice Pratyahara In The Modern World
Pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga, is all about the withdrawal of the senses. But how do you do it in 2020? Hint: hello, digital detox.
6 Tips To Create An Inviting Home Video Studio On A Budget
Want to know how to create a warm video studio setup for your students? Here are key tips to creating a home video studio for your yoga YouTube channel.
How To Do Child’s Pose
Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a soothing grounding pose that stretches and releases. Here is a breakdown of how to do it, when to use it, and when not to.
How To Do Standing Upward Salute Pose
Standing Upward Salute Pose (Urdhva Hastasana) is a powerfully grounding pose. Here is a breakdown of how to get into it, when to use it, and when not to.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo: The Adi Mantra Explained [VIDEO]
Whether you're just beginning your Kundalini yoga practice or you've been a Kundalini practitioner for many years, you'll notice that every class begins by chanting the Adi mantra, ong namo guru dev namo. It's an incredibly powerful mantra that helps us connect with...
The 5 Niyamas of Yoga: The Second Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs
The Yamas and Niyamas are like the commandments of yoga, according to Patanjali. Read this breakdown of the 5 Niyamas and how to apply them to daily life.
How To Do Bridge Pose
Bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is such a great yoga posture for both the front body, the hips, and the glutes. Here is a breakdown of how to get into it, when to use it, and when not to.
7 Must-Know Seated Yoga Poses To Align Your Chakras
Seated yoga poses are great for a strong core, better posture, and chakra healing. In this post, I introduce 7 sitting poses that will align your chakras.
The 5 Yamas of Yoga: The First Path of Yoga’s Eight Limbs
The first path of the eight limbs of yoga is all about restraints. The yamas outline how to leave peacefully and happily. Read to find out how.
How To Write A Yoga Teacher Bio That Helps You Stand Out
Want to learn how to write a killer yoga teacher bio that will hep fill your classes? Here are my 5 tips for writing a yoga bio that shines.
3 Best Tools To Launch A Yoga App (That You Can Actually Afford)
Learn how to launch a yoga app with the three tools that I used to create my six-figure salary as a yoga instructor. They’re easy, affordable, and effective.
Does Yoga Insurance Cover You If You Teach Online? Not Always.
Using yoga insurance as a yoga instructor is super important but if you teach yoga online then you might not be covered. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Want The Best Microphone For YouTube? Here Are My Top Picks
If you want to teach yoga online or record videos for YouTube, then you need a quality microphone. Here are the best microphones for YouTube on the market.
How to Pivot To Teaching Yoga Online (For A Long Time)
If your income has dropped SIGNIFICANTLY as a yoga teacher due to COVID-19, then here are my tips for pivoting your yoga career to teaching online.