Healthy Fats 101

Will Eating Fat Make Me Fat? I hear this question so often that it’s clear to me how many people still fall victim to the old myth that eating foods that contain fat will add fat to their body. This is simply not how it works. The truth is, we “get fat” for any number of …

Understanding Your Muscle Tissues During Yoga Practice

Understanding Your Muscle Tissue During Yoga Practice Get to know the different ways your muscles contract to power up your asana practice. There’s a reason your yoga teachers say things like, “Eccentrically contract your triceps to slowly lower into Chaturanga,” instead of just, “Contract your triceps.” It’s because there are three different ways a muscle …

Hatha Yoga or Effort Yoga

Hatha Yoga is yoga practiced through physical exercise. Hatha means effort in Sanskrit. It is based on the balance of opposing principles: - the material and the immaterial, represented by the body and the mind; - the mobility and immobility of the body, in performing the poses; - stamina, to maintain them, and relaxation; - …