Headstand Help

Headstand Help – When Nothing Seems to Work

Jess Rose Yoga Practice

Two Ways to Prop Headstand for Different Body Proportions As a yoga teacher trainer, I do my best to teach new yoga teachers techniques to make asana safe and sustainable, both for them, and for the students they will one day be teaching. I teach them how to spot potential hazards on the mat, how to protect their shoulders in chaturanga and how to prevent knees from over-twisting in hip-openers. …

yoga philosophy finding freedom

How Yoga Philosophy Can Help You Find Freedom

Jess Rose Yoga Philosophy

Freedom is our only real nature. Swami Sivananda A Teenage Taste Of Freedom I remember my first taste of freedom; I was in high school, and one of my friends who was kind of a “bad boy,” at least by suburban Kansas standards, invited me to go to a rave (yes, it was the 90s…). Of course, my parents immediately said no when I asked if I could go. But, …

Be Sthira and Sukha in Your Yoga Practice

Be Sthira and Sukha in Your Yoga Practice

Jess Rose Yoga Practice

In alignment-based yoga, we look closely at the interplay between sthira (stability) and sukha (ease). Within these two opposite energies, we orchestrate a harmonious concert between the muscular tone and organic opening of the body in asana. The Meaning of Sthira Sukham Asanam You might have heard of a little book that is basically the bible of the modern yoga world, called the Yoga Sutras. It was written by a …