Students with Unique Needs, Yoga Postures

Sarvangasana – The Shoulder-Stand

From the Kay Erdwinn’s Post Teaching Yoga for Round Bodies I don’t teach this asana for the same reason as I don’t teach Halasana. However, the primary difficulty for a fat person in this asana comes in placing the hands on the back and the elbows close enough to the body to provide proper leverage. The strap-around- the-elbows strategy mentioned for Halasana … Read More

Students with Unique Needs, Unique Teaching Experiences, Yoga Postures

Nuclear Yoga

Recently I was asked to do a four-hour seminar for stress reduction at the Savannah River Site (SRS), a nuclear facility near my home in South Carolina. I was very surprised and excited to have this opportunity. I’ve done short presentations before for the U.S. Department of Energy, Westinghouse, and Wackenhut at SRS, but never a seminar. This was new … Read More

Students with Unique Needs, Yoga Postures

Parvatasana – The Seated Mountain Pose

From the Kay Erdwinn’s Post Teaching Yoga for Round Bodies Most fat people find it difficlut to draw the legs into a close cross-legged position, although many can do a loose version. Almost all fat people will need cushions under the knees, and it is unlikely that any will attempt anything more than Sukhasana (the simple cross-legged position) unless they’ve been … Read More

Personal Transformations, Yoga Postures

Relax and Feel

Getting “The Feeling” The thing that kept me coming back to Hatha Yoga during my eight years of on-again-off-again practice was “the feeling.” I felt something when I practiced, and I didn’t feel it when I didn’t. But what was I feeling? It felt like a summer breeze. It felt like getting out of the shower after having been in … Read More

Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Getting the Point

Have you ever reached a point with your sadhana — or in your teaching, or in anything else from which you seek fulfillment — where it just wasn’t giving you what you wanted? Did you think, “What’s wrong; why isn’t there more joy”? Of course you have. Everyone has. But what can we do about it? I’d like to share with you … Read More

Especially for Teachers, Yoga Postures

Burn Bright, Not Out

In 2002, I interviewed three Ananda Yoga® teachers who teach a lot, and I’ll share their wisdom with you. Each of them gave a wealth of insights and solutions, including: how to recognize the many ways in which burnout can manifest finding the causes of burnout a wide variety of practical solutions, both preventative and remedial Even if you don’t … Read More

Yoga Postures, Yoga Teacher Training

List of Ananda Yoga® Centers and Teachers

Ananda Yoga® Teaching Centers In addition to The Expanding Light, Ananda Yoga classes are available at the following Ananda Centers: Sacramento, California Palo Alto, California Portland, Oregon Seattle, Washington Los Angeles, California Redondo Beach – LA, California Scotts Valley, CA Dallas, Texas Rhode Island Certified Ananda Yoga® Teachers These teachers are certified graduates of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs, and … Read More

Yoga Postures

The Ananda Yoga Series

In this unique DVD series, you’ll use asanas and other Ananda Yoga techniques to strengthen a wide range of valuable life skills. Each of the 12 volumes in this series includes 4 classes, 2 warm-up routines, and practice guidelines. 1. Live from Your Center Class 1: Connect with Your Center Class 2: Free Your Breath Class 3: Breathe into Stillness … Read More