Diaphragmatic Breathing

This exercise will enable greater sensitivity for the movement of the respiratory diaphragm, particularly at the posterior margin of your diaphragm deep inside your trunk. Assume a comfortable seated position so that your spine is upright and stable. Align your …

The Third Chakra: Gut Instinct

The belly brain within the third chakra, called the enteric nervous system, has the capacity to process independent of the cranial brain, yet its capacity to self-regulate is not fully understood by experts in the field of gastroenterology. Yet we …

Anatomy of the Chakra at Moksha Yoga 11/19

Journey into dream time with Tias & students on Day #3 of his advanced teacher training course Anatomy of the Chakra. This session was recorded live on Nov. 19. 2012 at Moksha Yoga (Riverwest) in Chicago. Right before the Thanksgiving …

The Camel Pose – Ushtrasana

It is strange to think that there were camels in North America, traipsing around North Dakota with their humpbacks and bad attitudes. They hung on until the end of the Pleistocene era and were called Camelops, a name reminiscent of …

The Couch Pose – Paryankasana

This pose may not seem so comfy or one that will allow for a quick snooze, but it offers a tremendous opening, with ease, when done supported. This pose is like supta virasana, and requires flexibility in the knees and …