Researchers say our chair culture is literally killing us. And they might be right: Because most of us sit at desks in front of computer screens for hours, many of us are in debilitating, chronic back pain from bad posture. What’s more, tilting your head to hold your phone strains your neck and can create permanent imbalances in your cervical spine and shoulders. A sedentary lifestyle doesn’t only destroy
If you think you’re enlightened, spend time with your family for the holidays. Sure, your family knows you best, which means they know how to make you happy. But they also undoubtedly know exactly how to push your buttons and get under your skin. This year, avoid a merry meltdown with yoga. Here’s how: Develop a Routine When you feel yourself being derailed by the holiday madness, take five to 10 minutes to practice
Join us for a yoga scavenger hunt this September and you could win up to 3 months of unlimited yoga! Here’s how to play: Follow us on Instagram. We’ll be posting 10 Scavenger Hunt prompts throughout the month of September. Post of photo of you completing each item on Instagram before September 30 to be entered to win. Must include #mahaaroundtown and #mahayogastudio in order to be entered into the drawin
As much as I love to travel, it can be hard on the body! All that sitting on planes, trains and automobiles tightens the hip flexors, makes the lower back achy, and can cause swelling in the feet, ankles and hands. To shake off the discomfort of travel, I like to do a “mini” practice. These poses focus on lengthening the hip flexors and quadriceps, making space in the shoulders and chest, and opening the outer hips.
Winter is coming! Seriously, it’s freezing outside! Close your eyes, hear the sound of the ocean, feel the sun on your face and imagine a weeks worth of yoga in Costa Rica. Sign up now, so you have something happy to dream about and take advantage of the early bird pricing! We will be spending seven days and six nights at the stunning Encanta la Vida retreat center and lodge. From the lodge, it’s a short stroll
We know it’s that time of year when schedules get crazy, and work ramps up, and it’s gets harder and harder to get to the studio. Don’t worry we’ll come to you! Maha’s corporate program will customize a yoga program suited for you and your co-workers in your office! For more information or to get started email us!
POWER POSE HANDS BOUND (baddha hasta utkatasana) SHAPE PREP (from mountain) Interlace fingers behind back with elbows slightly bent. Pull palms apart; straighten arms (more difficult: place palms together). SAFETY PREP Squeeze shoulders together on back. SHAPE POSE Bend knees, bring forehead to knees (more doable: bring chin to knees). Lower thighs parallel to floor. Lift arms toward or beyond vertical. Round back ev
We are loving everyone’s submissions for the #MahaGivesThanks Challenge! Keep up the good work yogis! If you haven’t posted anything yet, don’t worry it is not too late. You can post photos of any pose we’ve already done, or just start
FORWARD FOLD KNEES BENT (uttanasana prep) SHAPE PREP (from mountain) Bend knees slightly—knees in line with toes. Place torso against thighs. SHAPE POSE Place palms on floor outside feet, slightly wider than shoulders. Straighten arms (which may require sliding hands behind feet). Bring face to shins. Round back evenly. SAFETY POSE Squeeze legs together. Press hands down, forward; press feet down, back. Press tailbon