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Decoding Yoga Sutra 1.12

Sutra 1.12 introduces two essential elements of yogic philosophy: effort and non-attachment. When practiced together, they can serve as a spiritual and practical roadmap for navigating almost every aspect of life with greater equanimity.

READ: Decoding Yoga Sutra 1.12: Embrace the Value of Practice and Non-Attachment

Sequence to Build a Safe Vinyasa Practice

Secure the foundation for a safe vinyasa practice with this thoughtful, challenging sequence from Natasha Rizopoulos.

READ: Sequence to Build a Safe Vinyasa Practice

YOGAPEDIA: A Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs

Natasha Rizopoulos recommends carefully examining YTT program curriculums before signing up. Here, some parameters to use.

READ: A Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs

YOGAPEDIA: Chaturanga Dandasana

Natasha shares her instructions to achieve this foundational pose.

Read: 7 Steps To MasterChaturanga Dandasana

Master Class: Flight Club

Move forward with balance and skill to fly fearlessly in Eka Pada Galavasana.

Read: Master Class: Flight Club (Yoga Journal – June 2011)

Master Class: Paradise Found

Find the balance of strength and flexibility that’s right for you and you’ll blossom into Bird of Paradise.

Read: Master Class: Bird of Paradise (Yoga Journal – February 2011)

Master Class: Hot Wheel

The intensity of full Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) offers an ideal opportunity to cultivate steadiness, under any circumstances.

Read: Master Class: Hot Wheel (Yoga Journal – September 2010)

Basics: Up in Arms

Prepare for inversions by strengthening your arms and core in Dolphin Pose.

Read: Basics: Up in Arms (Yoga Journal – February 2009)

Basics: Bridge Party

Build a Bridge and enjoy the many opening and strengthening benefits this pose offers (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana | Bridge Pose).

Read: Basics: Bridge Party (Yoga Journal – December 2008)

Basics: Double Your Fun

Enjoy the benefits of forward bending and backbending in this standing pose (Parsvottanasana | Intense Side Stretch)

Read: Basics: Double the Fun (Yoga Journal – September 2008).

Basics: Open Your Heart

Stabilize your lower back in Up Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) to create an even arc along your whole spine.

Read: Basics: Open Your Heart (Yoga Journal – October 2008)

Basics: Extend and Bend

Keep your spine long as you fold into this calming forward bend (Upavistha Konasana | Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend).

Read: Basics: Extend and Bend (Yoga Journal – September 2008)

Basics: Unwind Your Spine

Set up a stable foundation to get the most from this standing twist (Parivrtta Trikonasana | Revolved Triangle Pose).

Read: Basics: Unwind your Spine (Yoga Journal – August 2008)

Basics: Get Hip

Learn proper alignment in Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) and enjoy a safe and sweet hip opener.

Read: Basics: Get Hip (Yoga Journal – June 2008)

Basics: The Low Down

Learn to hover with grace in this character-building pose (Chaturanga Dandasana | Four-Limbed Staff Pose).

Read: Basics: The Low Down (Yoga Journal – May 2008)

Basics: Teacher’s Pet

Master this favorite pose (Adho Mukha Svasana | Downward-Facing Dog) and feel all that yoga has to offer.

Read: Basics: Teacher’s Pet (Yoga Journal – March 2008)

Home Practice: Take Flight

Take a new approach to Bakasana (Crane Pose) and get yourself airborne with ease.

Read: Home Practice: Take Flight (Yoga Journal – April 2007)

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