Yoga Props to Support a Healthier Spine

Every yoga practitioner has been taught that props can elevate your practice in many ways – from improving your alignment to allowing your body to passively relax with ease. Using props during your practice can also reduce your risk of injury and strain as well. However, when it comes to utilizing props to nourish the spine, specific […]

Protect Your Tendons

With an increasing number of people practicing yoga it is estimated that more than 50 percent of yoga-related injuries are due to injury from strains and sprains. Injuries to the connective tissues of the tendons and ligaments can result in inflammation, chronic pain, and loss of function. Tendinitis and tendonosis are commonly diagnosed in those who […]

Scale the heights: yoga poses for a peak hiking experience

The Coachella Valley is known for its powerful mountains, serene vistas, and scenic hiking trails. From the Museum Trail in Palm Springs to the Ladder Canyon Trail in the Mecca Hills, each journey presents its own challenges of navigating steep inclines and declines, or even rock climbing. Incorporating yoga postures into your hiking adventures will […]

Yoga and Shoulders: It’s a Scapular Matter Part 2

Understanding shoulder function and the structures that stabilize and produce movement can make a huge difference in your yoga practice. In part one of Yoga and Shoulders: It’s A Scapular Matter, we learned how the shoulder is comprised of four joints, the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and scapulothoracic joint. In this next installment, we will learn about […]