Yoga and the Science of Stretch

Yoga and the Science of Stretch

This month Smart Asana was featured in the American Chiropractor magazine regarding yoga and the true science of stretch. Where I attempt to answer the misconception if your muscles really stretch? The short answer is they don’t, they lengthen. We don’t stretch...
The Truth About Hot Yoga

The Truth About Hot Yoga

Heating Up Your Yoga Practice: From the Inside Out There is something wonderful about a good sweat – especially when you are sweating from your yoga practice. Glistening from head to toe from a strong practice makes you feel like you have gotten a great workout and...

In Response to William Broad on Yoga Fitness

The number one aspect in yoga, that makes all the difference when discussing fitness, is awareness. Before you begin a physical practice, you take the time to get centered and bring your awareness inward. In the beginning of every yoga class at my studio we start by...

Yoga – Practice like the making of a Ferrari

Imagine you have a child, sibling, parent or good friend who is about to purchase a vehicle. What qualities would you want that vehicle to have? Safety? Durability? Reliability? I think those are important. Do you think that you can get those qualities in a vehicle if...

Yoga and Insurance – Let’s Stay Away

I recently read an article that indicated it would be great if yoga was covered by insurance. It stated that with the evidence based research coming out showing that yoga benefits people suffering with many different illnesses, it is likely that insurance companies...

Before Anusara and Now

Life Before Anusara Before I stepped foot in an anusara yoga class, I had been practicing yoga for 10 years. Before I started practicing yoga I had been meditating for a few years and was a vegetarian. I didn’t begin yoga because I wanted to become more flexible. I...

Flowing with Grace in Uncertain Times

On Anusara and John Friend The anusara yoga community has been faced with challenges – senior teachers resigning for various reasons and John Friend’s personal decisions exposed in a very public way. Each teacher and student in the community has to take a breath,...