News – Page 3 – Ekaminhale
Your cart

News RSS

9 Floor Sitting Positions To Open Your Hips

  "Unless ye become as little children ye cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven" - Jesus Christ. We spend an hour and half in our yoga practice putting ourselves into different shapes.  Then what about the rest of the day? What shapes is your body in and how is it affecting your health, mental state and your yoga practice? While there is plenty of information on the next way to jump into [insert whatever latest posture here] I'm going to talk about a part of our lives not discussed. Resting.     This post is part of the Strong Foundations Series which you can sign up for for free by clicking here  Jesus never ate Twinkies. Apparently there is a part in the Bible...

Continue reading →

Secrets To Reclaiming Your Flat Footed Squat For Yoga Pt 1 (Update 2018)

What would your body be like if you never sat in chairs? Like this     Not all injuries are visible. I was "injured" and didn't even know but because of Ashtanga Yoga I was able to discover it.  Luckily for the last 13 years I've been trying to put my body into certain shapes each morning which at times has worked out fine but then other times not so well. When I couldn't get into the shapes I made the mistake of forcing my body through them and hurt myself even more till I couldn't practice at all. If you want to know that whole story click here When I injured myself so bad I couldn't get out of bed......

Continue reading →

The Unconditional Love of Guruji - Annie Pace Interview Pt 1

"I couldn’t see but I heard breathing. It felt like the whole room was breathing, the whole building. There was something so primal about the sound, that I had again one of those moments. I want that, and what I felt was how ancient it was. Whatever I was hearing felt really, really old. I will never forget that. It’s been around forever, something about that. Then, your name gets called, “One more, you come.” And you just, it was like stepping into fire, it was a safe fire." - Annie Pace I had already been doing some Iyengar yoga and I had one very dear friend inside the corporate environment who pokes his head over and says “Yo, Annie....

Continue reading →

If You Want To Avoid Back Pain In Yoga Then Make This One Simple Change

Why Extra Grip Equals Extra Weak Would you ride a mountain bike with training wheels? Seems kind of ridiculous right? Then why are you using a sticky mat? Or anything with "extra grip"? Just like training wheels the extra grip could be necessary in the beginning but at some point you will be strong enough to move to the next level. In this post I will explain how I adjusted the difficulty of the surface level I practice on so I could build stronger legs, feet and back and how it made a massive difference in my practice. This is part of the Strong Foundations Emails Series which you can sign up for here   *Please note this is not to...

Continue reading →

4 Components Necessary to Learning Yoga - Jeff and Harmony Lichty Interview Part 3

What you will learn from watching this video from Authorized and Certified Ashtanga Teachers Jeff and Harmony Lichty of Calgary Ashtanga School: 1. The four components necessary for learning yoga (or anything really) 2. How Yoga is taught differently in India compared to the West 3. What quality to cultivate to maintain a lifelong practice.  Ready? Click play to see the video

Continue reading →