Engage the Bandhas to Perfect Your Poses and Direct the Flow of Prana

Engage the Bandhas to Perfect Your Poses

Engage the Bandhas to Perfect Your Poses Types of bandhas and how to use them Your Shades of Yoga RYT 200 or RYT 300 hour yoga teacher training course will take you beyond the basic principles of Hatha Yoga; teaching you how to take your own (and your students’) yoga practice to the next level […]

5 Tips for Avoiding Injury in Yoga

Avoiding Injury in Yoga

5 Tips for Avoiding Injury in Yoga There has been a fair amount of hype in recent years about the potential for injury in yoga. While this hasn’t taken the wind from the sails of the yoga boom, it has driven some to “safer” western forms of exercise and other alternatives like Pilates. And to […]

How Bandhas Control the Flow of Prana Through the Body

In our first blog on bandhas, bandhas were defined as the ‘co-contraction of opposing muscles around a joint’. Bandhas can be used to stabilize joints while moving through our yoga asana practice; making sure the body is safe and supported while we explore. Moving deeper into the body, bandhas can also be understood as energetic locks […]

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints in Yoga

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints The body is incredibly complex. With over 200 bones, hundreds of muscles and just as many joints (as well as connective issue, nerves, organs and cells) it can be difficult to distill information about the body in a way that is easily digestible, and importantly, functional for students. One way […]

The Five Bandhas

The Five Bandhas

The Five Bandhas Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour course focuses on teaching the basic principles of Hatha Yoga in order to develop a solid foundation and understanding of how to safely progress through asana’s.  Understanding the bandhas is the primary step to perfecting basic postures such as Tadasana, while creating body awareness and mental […]