Cultivating an At-Home Practice with Strong Standing Poses

Why Include Standing Poses? Standing poses create strength, stamina, and flexibility throughout the entire body. They work the major muscle groups, such as the quadriceps, gluteals, hamstrings, and core. Standing poses often precede backbends, twists, and forward bends in a sequence because they are so efficient at preparing your body for these poses.

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Call of the Wild: Practicing Yoga Outside

Nature connects us to our roots. The grass, the ocean, the foliage, and the flowers are all part of our primeval world and it is where we feel the most at home. Practicing yoga outside can transform a stagnant routine into a heightened experience that will enhance wakeful relaxation and internal focus—two important components of a rewarding yoga practice. Spending time in nature can replenish depleted energy.

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