Pushpaputa Mudra

Pushpaputa Mudra

Pushpaputa mudra is a gesture of offering a handful of flowers to the Divine. You are the offering – you are the flowers, when you are open to what the Divine lays before you.  A great time to try this mudra is after opening yourself up with back-bends. Combine...
Yoga & Karate: is it such an unlikely blend?

Yoga & Karate: is it such an unlikely blend?

by Dorothy Fizzell, SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA Many people wonder how I can practice both yoga and karate-do.  People say “Yoga represents harmony, peace and compassion, while karate represents violence, war and intimidation.” For me, the practice of yoga and karate are...
What is Yoga Sadhana?

What is Yoga Sadhana?

By Helen Mikuska, SOYA, E-RYT500, IYTA, Yoga Sadhana means “spiritual practice.” The word “Sadhana” in Sanskrit means “an effort exercised towards the achievement of a purpose.” In this sense, every effort is some kind of Sadhana, because it leads to the achievement...