myths of the asanas

Video Lecture: Myths of the Asanas

Jess Rose Yoga Practice

Did you know there is a story behind Dancer’s Pose? And Side Plank, and Crow Pose, and the Warrior Poses? We have done these poses hundreds if not thousands of times without thinking about where they really come from. This lecture, taken from my 200 Hour Teacher Training, explains some of the coolest stories behind the most common poses in yoga asana It will change the way you view your …

How To Pick A Yoga Teacher Training

How To Pick A Yoga Teacher Training

Jess Rose Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Practice

How To Pick A Yoga Teacher Training – 7 Things Your YTT Should Absolutely Include! When on the hunt for a 200 hour yoga teacher training program, it’s hard to know which ones are great, good, or definitely not worth your time. Some yoga schools have flashy websites but a limited amount of knowledge. Others embrace the magical aspects of the practice but might leave you lacking in the practical …

teaching yoga online

What It’s Like Teaching Yoga Online (Interview)

Jess Rose Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Practice

So what’s it like teaching yoga online? After having previously only taught in studios and on beaches, it’s a whole different world! From the spotlights, to the crew of people hovering behind the scenes, to having to speak while getting into crazy poses, to not knowing who my students are or their strengths and limitations…it’s challenging for many reasons, but also incredibly rewarding. Teaching online has also been a great …

How to record professional yoga videos

How To Record Professional Yoga Videos (Podcast)

Jess Rose Teaching Yoga, Yoga Practice

Do you plan to film your first yoga video? Awesome! Do you wonder if you should film a yoga video? Also awesome! This podcast episode is for you 🙂 Enjoy a long-form interview (1:15 hours) with me about how to record professional yoga videos. The interview was published on the Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast. Mado Hesselink asked me everything about what it takes to film a professional yoga video. We …

Yin Yang Yoga

Yin Yang Yoga

Jess Rose Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

“At the Ganges in India, praying to the rising sun while immersed in water joins two primary elements and symbolizes the union of opposites: masculine + feminine, light + dark, wrong + right, and good + evil” Stephen P. Huyler in Meeting God The Meaning Behind Yin and Yang You know this symbol, don’t you?! Here in the West we commonly call it the “yin-yang-symbol”. But actually it goes by …

Vipassana Retreat Experience

Vipassana Retreat Experience and Learnings

Jess Rose Meditation, Yoga Lifestyle, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Practice

Vipassana is not cool. It’s confrontational “Vipassana is like surgery for the mind.” S.N. Goenka Vipassana is the meditation technique to reach enlightenment. It was discovered and taught by the Buddha about 2500 years ago. Sounds like cool stuff, right?! Well, yes and no. It is important to understand that Vipassana Meditation is not mysterious, or mystical, or relaxing! Not at all. On the contrary, it is confrontational, sometimes boring, …

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

The 10 Incredible Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Jess Rose Yoga Practice

10 Scientifically-Proven Reasons to Practice Yoga During Pregnancy As a yoga teacher, I have had countless pregnant women come to my classes over the years, many of whom were complete newbies referred to the class by their doctors and obstetricians. Yoga is frequently prescribed to mothers-to-be, and, through my own practice, I know how therapeutic yoga is for both the mind and the body. But I was a bit fuzzy …

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. …

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 …