August 2014

3 styles of yoga for core strength

General by Ally Garner

As any yogi knows, core strength is a fundamental aspect of a yoga practice. Building a strong core can help steady tough poses and keep you balanced on and off the mat. Working the core in yoga brings power to your center both physically and energetically. Here are 3 styles of yoga that are especially great for developing a strong core.

Learn what you love this fall

General

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Beach Yoga: 5 tips for saluting the sun in the sand

Yoga Lifestyle

With summer here we can’t wait to grab our mats, head out of the studio and onto the sand. After all, what better way is there to enjoy the outdoors than to salute the sun, in the sun with the waves crashing, the birds chirping and a cool breeze? Before we could downdog by the water, we had some questions. So we consulted Los Angeles-area beach yoga teacher Jeanne Ortize of Yoga on the Beach in Playa to provide us with some great tips.

Time for some fun in the sun:

3 ways to perfect chaturanga dandasana

General

In power vinyasa yoga, you can flow through chaturanga dandasana dozens of times in an hour-long class. It is so crucial to perfect this posture since you perform it so often. Doing it incorrectly is not only uncomfortable, but it can also lead to injury. 

Here are 3 ways to perfect chaturanga to keep in mind next time you practice: 

Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95

General

NEW DELHI— Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.

Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar’s death was reported on his website as well as by major Indian TV stations, which said he had been hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week in the western city of Pune.

Be a yoga or barre all-star

Teacher Training

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6 beach yoga poses

General by Jessica Bellofatto

Next time you’re at the beach and you’d like to take a little break from the water, try this beach yoga sequence from Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga.

I love the beach. It is easily my favorite place in the world. So for me, once the temperature heats up, it makes absolute perfect sense to take my yoga practice outside and onto the beach. Though sand is not the perfect surface for yoga, with a little flexibility (no pun intended), you can enjoy a full on yoga practice at the water’s edge. 

Teacher Training: In yoga or barre, we’ll take you far

Teacher Training

In yoga or barre, we’ll take you far!

10 yoga poses to beat stress

Yoga News

Look, it's true, we've been singing the praises of yoga for the past four years so if you're part of our beloved alignyo community - the word's out. We love yoga and simply -- it brings powerful and positive change to your life. Still, it's always nice to see mainstream media picking up the story.

CNN took a break from it's 'late breaking news' and provided its readers... and we're sharing with ours: 

10 yoga poses to beat stress

 

Coffee break: Iced almond milk latte recipe

Recipes by Sarah Miller

If you’re a coffee drinker, you know that a cold iced coffee on a hot summer’s day is an instant way to feel refreshed and energized. But paying $4 for an iced coffee at a local café everyday can become costly, and all of the unnatural sweeteners and additives that are often found in summer coffee drinks aren’t exactly good for you.

Making that yummy latte at home is much simpler than you may think. Bring out your inner barista and make our vegan hemp or almond milk latte recipe at home.

DIY Hemp/Almond Milk Latte

For the coffee concentrate: