Ayurveda Guidelines for Winter

It’s about now that many of my students and fellow teachers complain about the winter. It is true that for those of us who live in other than tropical climes, the weather can be hard on us.

But there’s more that we can do than simply wear appropriate clothing. For that I turn to Cate Stillman’s “Winter Day Survival Guide.” And I recommend it to you. Click the image at the top to download the PDF, or click the link below to the page where it may be found.

via Ayurveda Guidelines for Winter.

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Kicking up to handstand in the middle of the room

While I am convalescing (four weeks post-op), please enjoy these tips from Christina Sell, with whom I had the pleasure of working in a three-day workshop in Portland last November, and in the Winter Asana Junkies webinar in January and February.

3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Pain | Yoga International

Purvottanāsana prep

As many of you know, I sustained a shoulder injury in a fall on campus where I teach. This revealed an earlier shoulder injury. I am an admirer of Doug Keller’s work on yoga anatomy and philosophy. I recommend this article to you for good shoulder health in your personal practice.

Neck and shoulder pain is epidemic in our Web-surfing society, and the typical yoga practice may not cure it. Here are three easy poses to keep you pain-free.

via 3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Pain | Yoga International.