The 8 Limbs of Yoga

There are eight limbs of yoga – ashtanga (ashta – 8, anga – limbs). My favorite book to discuss this is BKS Iyengar’s book The Tree of Yoga. In it he articulates the eight limbs as parts of a tree and draws this beautiful analogy between the elements...

Yoga Teaches You Mindset

I went to a yoga workshop many years ago and the teacher, at a point when we were all holding a really hard pose, said, you know why I encourage you to keep calm and breathe steadily? We all raised our eyes, like yeah, really? When are we going to be released from the...

Yoga Poses for Different Moments in Your Life

I sometimes like to categorize yoga poses according to the effect they have on me, for example: Standing poses – strengthening, fierce (in the Bey way) Inversions – energizing (except, when you’ve been practicing a long time and headstand and shoulderstand...