Rolling Right: How to Re-Enter after Savasana

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500

Physical therapists and yoga teachers alike tell us that rolling to your side before sitting up from a supine position is healthier for your back. But why do so many yoga teachers suggest rolling onto our right sides specifically? And are there instances when it might be preferable to roll to the left?

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Feel Powerful: How Yoga Builds Your Inner Strength

Ever walk out of a chest-opening yoga class feeling like you could take on the world—in the most friendly way possible, of course? You might think that feeling is just an obvious physical result of what you’ve... Read more
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Soothe Your Inner Hulk: 5 Ways Yoga Practice Can Calm the Beast in You

The world can be a tough and stressful place that causes us to “Hulk out” sometimes. If you’re not familiar, the Hulk is a comic book hero who is a genius scientist that turns into a huge, monstrous rage... Read more

I’m Here for Savasana: Finding Savasana in Other Yoga Poses

We’ve all seen the t-shirts: “I’m here for Savasana .” The statement is meant to be fun and tongue-in-cheek. In all seriousness, we can find the qualities of Savasana (Corpse Pose), in the poses leading up to... Read more

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Stand Tall: 11 Yoga Poses to Improve Posture

This sequence is designed to help you improve your posture, especially if you tend to slump forward. Because this is a rather long practice, feel free to shorten it by only doing the dynamic versions of yoga... Read more
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The Opposite of Sitting: A Quick Yoga Sequence to Reverse the Effects of Sitting Too Much

Sitting is the new smoking. We’ve all heard it before. Yet, few of us take heed of this foreboding notion. Excessive sitting can wreak havoc on our bodies. From overly tight hips to dangerously weak gluteal... Read more

Restorative Yoga: A Sequence to Build and Maintain Resilience

Life is hard. Each day work, family, finances and so much more can take a toll on both our physical and mental well being. Yet it’s during these most trying times that we need to get still and be quiet. A... Read more

The Power of Perception: A Simple Key to Greater Emotional Freedom

For most of my 20s, I was debilitated by resentment and anger. Because of my childhood, I lived under the delusion that I deserved to be angry. I also believed that my anger and resentments would protect me... Read more

Breath & Mind: Find Inner Calm with this Simple Yoga Breathing Practice

Thirteen years ago I completed my first yoga teacher training. It was in that setting that I came to understand the powerful relationship between the quality of our breath and the quality of our mind. Yoga... Read more

A Yin Yoga Home Practice

I’ve taught Yin Yoga off and on for 15-20 years and I’m always finding new ways to appreciate this special way of practicing. Right now I see Yin as a bridge between the fast-moving part of my life and... Read more

Around the World with Your Hips: A Yoga Mini-Sequence

One of the most common requests I get while teaching yoga asana is to help my students create more mobility in their hips. Among other issues, tightness in the hips and legs can contribute to difficulty moving... Read more