Cassie Lynn Thompson

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When Your Yoga Teacher Tells You to Stay For Savasana, You Stay For Savasana

One of my greatest pet peeves when I teach yoga is the students who skip out before Savasana. Why on earth (besides a life-saving emergency) would anyone want to leave class before Savasana? That's like buying a lotto ticket, matching the first five numbers, and turning off the TV before the sixth …

Yoga

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

Spirituality

Yoga Talk Podcast Episode 52: Yoga and Women’s Empowerment

In part I of this two-part podcast, Kat and Kyle are joined by Molly Birkholm (you may remember her from episode 34 on yoga and trauma).<p>In this …

The Iyengar Strap Trick You Need to Try to Release Your Neck Tension

5.9K<p>SHARES<p>Join Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher Carrie Owerko for our new online course Iyengar 201—a mindful and fun journey into a more advanced …

Yoga

The Future of Flow: 7 Questions for Vinyasa Teachers to Start Thinking Critically About

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Modern vinyasa yoga, born of the ashtanga yoga lineage, has taken on a very full life of its own. Arguably the most popular style of …

Yoga

What 'Drawing in Your Ribs' Actually Means in Yoga

Whether you're new to yoga or a studio regular, you've probably heard teachers use form jargon that you're not exactly sure about, like drawing your …

Yoga

The theory of energy chakras: How to balance your sacral chakra

Also known as swadisthana (which translates to ‘your own place’), the sacral chakra rules emotions, sexuality, pleasure, passion, intimacy, …

Spirituality

Why Restorative Yoga Is the ‘Most Advanced Practice’

22.9K<p>SHARES<p>In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and …

'Keep moving': Advocacy group launches special yoga class for people with Parkinson's

Winnipeg founder says yoga is the best way for people with Parkinson's to keep fit.<p>Winnipeg will soon have a special yoga program designed to help …

The Beginner's Guide to Chakras

Chakra. It’s a word you’ve probably heard in yoga class—and the checkout line at Whole Foods—but do you <i>really</i> know what it means? If the answer is …

Spirituality

Why I like Being a Bad Yoga Student.

I recently rekindled my relationship with Bikram yoga.<p>It felt good and familiar to walk back into that hot room and focus totally on the mirror and …

Yoga

These Are the Yoga Poses Everyone Does Wrong

If you’ve never taken a yoga class before, the numerous poses can be pretty intimidating. Downward facing dog, crow pose, cat and cow, wheel, …

Yoga

7 Great Comebacks for Men (or Anyone) Facing Yoga-Shaming

3K<p>SHARES<p>At its inception, yoga was a predominantly male practice. But when it found its way to the West, middle and upper class women with the time …

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Vinyasa, Ashtanga & 8 Other Types Of Yoga, Explained

From all-day-every-day leggings to the sea of "Namaste" bumper stickers in your hometown, there’s no doubt that yoga has spread far beyond hippie …

5 cool Austin activities for raising mindful kids

With the first months back at school behind us, parents and kids have hopefully gotten into some sense of rhythm and routine that works for them. But …

Kids

Some legend has created a Drake-themed yoga class and we want in

We love Drake. We love yoga. We love weird yoga.<p>Which is why this latest yoga fad is music to our ears.<p>Drake. Themed. Yoga.<p>Namasdrake is a monthly …

Not Into Early Workouts? This 10-Minute Morning Ritual Is All You Need

"Start your day right." "Your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day." "A proper morning routine will set you up for success."<p>You've likely …

Yoga Retreats for Bachelorette Party

Why plan a single girls' night out for your bachelorette BFF when you can plan an entire getaway? And if the bride-to-be in question is a yogi (aspiring, accomplished, or otherwise!), adding a little bit of zen to the trip is a no-brainer. Getting your Warrior II on doesn't mean you can't have a …

Why Nailing A Yoga Pose Is The Last Thing You Should Strive For

Yoga can be practice for making shapes, or practice for shaping your life.<p>A long while back I worked as a counselor. It was very short-lived, and I …

Yoga to get fit - Yoga Poses - YogaPoses.com ®

GETTING STARTED<br>As a beginner, it’s a good idea to have a trained instructor help you with your form to ensure you’re doing poses correctly and …

A Yoga Flow That Works Your Legs and Butt

Ever feel like your usual yoga practice turns into a snoozefest? (And no, we don’t just mean ending in savasana or corpse pose). Do this unique flow …

I Went on a Silent Meditation Retreat—And Here’s What Happened

It’s difficult to talk about what happens on a silent meditation retreat because, really, so little actually happens. You sit, you walk, you eat meals and attend to a few chores. It’s what you don’t do that matters. I’ll do my best to explain.<p>Last winter, I convinced my editor to send me to …

14 Yoga Poses to Revamp Your Vinyasa Routine

Take your training to the next level with these advanced yoga poses that put a fun, challenging spin on all your favorite moves, from half moon to …

Yoga

Meet the “bad girls” (and guys) of yoga

As a yoga teacher in Florida, Erin Motz often joked that she was a “bad yogi” because she didn’t adopt what she saw as the typical lifestyle …

Yoga

Meet the 14-Year-Old Taking Over the Yoga World

Jaysea Devoe is the youngest certified yoga instructor–and just getting started.<p>On an early Saturday morning on the sands of Oahu, Hawaii, a yoga class assembled around a lithe blonde named Jaysea Devoe. She was the instructor—and she was also 14 years old. "We're going to do a simple flow, just to …

What downward dog pose tells us yoga teachers about you may shock you

How one yoga pose says it all when you’re down with downward dog<p>Most yoga practitioners that come into class have the expectation of at least one …

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