Yoga Props — For Beginners Only?
Yoga Injuries / Yoga Poses

Yoga Props — For Beginners Only?

When I first started doing yoga, I had to use a lot of props — blocks, straps, wedges, bolsters, etc. As I became more flexible, though, my use of props decreased, until I eventually stopped using yoga props altogether. Now, more than ten years after I started doing vinyasa flow yoga, I’m using props all … Continue reading

Yoga Poses

Yoga and Weightlifting

One of my yoga teachers says frequently that weightlifting and yoga are wholly incompatible. He believes that weightlifting works against everything we are trying to accomplish in yoga. I think he is right that excessive weightlifting/body-building can tighten up your body so much that it’ll take years just to get your arms straight in Down-Dog. … Continue reading