• Headstand
    Meditation

    Mindful Yoga: Trusting Your Experience

    This entry was posted on July 8, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. I’ve only injured myself once in 38 years of yoga practice. It happened when a teaching colleague told me my Headstand (Sirsasana) was incorrect because I was putting more…

  • Yoga 101: Niyamas - The 2nd Limb
    Yoga

    Yoga 101: Niyamas – The 2nd Limb

    This entry was posted on July 3, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. Many years ago, I read an interview with Rajiv and Swati Chanchani in Yoga Rahasya, an Iyengar Yoga publication from India. In the article, they shared their thoughts about…

  • How Do You Deal with Yoga Gossip?
    Yoga

    How Do You Deal with Yoga Gossip?

    This entry was posted on June 17, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. Yoga gossip. No matter how big our small our yoga community is, it seems there’s always some sort of buzz. We are competitive beings, after all. There’s a tendency…

  • Anjali Mudra
    Yoga

    Yoga 101: Yama – The 1st Limb

    This entry was posted on June 12, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. In a recent post, I wrote about the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The Eight Limbs are a framework for practicing all aspects of the system of yoga. The first…

  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
    Meditation

    Cooling Yoga: Refine Your Intention

    This entry was posted on May 29, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. Yoga teachers often describe yoga poses in terms of their heating and cooling qualities. Heating yoga includes standing poses, backbends and core work. Cooling yoga involves poses such as…

  • Woman Meditating
    Yoga

    How Yoga Can Change Your Habits

    This entry was posted on May 27, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. Practicing yoga has so many benefits. The best known of these include stress relief, along with physical strength and flexibility. But there’s more. Practicing yoga can help us navigate…

  • Savasana
    Meditation

    What Your Savasana Can Tell You

    This entry was posted on May 22, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. I’ve heard it many times, and said it many times: “Savasana is the most important pose. All the other poses we do in our asana practice lead to Savasana.”…

  • Yogini
    Meditation

    Yoga 101: The Eight Limbs

    This entry was posted on May 15, 2020 by Charlotte Bell. A few weeks ago, I posted a blog that sketched out a very basic outline of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Of course, the sutras can’t be captured in…