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Is Yoga a Religion?

Q. I know you chant and use the word “God” or “the Divine” occasionally in your classes; is yoga a religion? A. The yoga that we are most familiar with and practice today in the West has its roots in Hindu Yoga. However, it is not necessary or even required to be a Hindu in [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Ask Kori|0 Comments

What does “OM” mean?

Q. What does “Om” mean? A.  Such a great question! Om or Aum is frequently chanted before, after and/or during yoga classes and its symbol is a popular icon for yogis every where showing up on t-shirts, tattoos, bumper stickers and jewelry. Om is considered a sacred sound, so it doesn’t have a definition in [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Ask Kori|0 Comments

How were you able to let go using yoga?

Q. Hi Kori. I ran across your bio and found it similar in ways to my life. Similar in the fact that I’ve battled depression and anxiety ever since I can remember. Was on several different meds, in and out of therapy sessions, struggled with alcohol and drugs. I know that my answer is with [...]

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EXTENDED SIDE ANGLE POSE – UTTHITA PARSVAKONASANA

From Virabhadrasana II, fold from your right hip and place your right hand on the floor on the inside of your right foot (for more of a challenge place your right hand on the outside of your right foot). To begin keep your arms like they were in Warrior II, stretching away from each other. [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|1 Comment

EXTENDED TRIANGLE POSE – UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

From Virabhadrasana II, continue to externally rotate your right thigh as you straighten your leg (it’s helpful to remember to press into the base of your big toe to prevent rolling over the outer edge of your foot). Tilt your pelvis releasing your right hip down and lifting your left hip up. Hinge from your [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|0 Comments

REVERSE TRIANGLE POSE – PARIVRTTA TRIKONASANA

From Virabhadrasana II, continue to externally rotate your right thigh as you straighten your leg (it’s helpful to remember to press into the base of your big toe to prevent rolling over the outer edge of your foot). Tilt your pelvis releasing your right hip down and lifting your left hip up. Hinge from your [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|0 Comments

FIERCE POSE – UTKATASANA

From Tadasana bring your feet together. Bend your knees and lift your arms over head. Your sit bones should lower toward your heels to keep the length of your spine (rather than lift upward causing an arch in your lower back). Lengthen through the front and back of your neck evenly (mindful not to drop [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|0 Comments

PYRAMID POSE – PARSVOTTANASANA

From Virabhadrasana I, straighten your right leg. Draw your right hip deeper into your body and rotate your left hip forward. Release your arms behind your back placing your palms together in reverse prayer position (if this is not happening for you, you can hold on to your elbows behind your back). Relax your shoulders [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|0 Comments

WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD FOLD POSE – PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA

Stand with your feet leg width apart with your toes facing forward. Support your knees by contracting your quadriceps about 85% (100% generally locks the knees back). Hinge from your hips and fold forward leading with your heart. Keep your thighs firm and lift your sit bones away from your heels to lengthening the spine [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|1 Comment

STANDING FORWARD FOLD POSE – UTTANASANA

From Tadasana keeping your spine extended fold forward hinging from your hips. The weight should be evenly distributed on your feet, so you may need to lean forward slightly. Lift your sit bones away from your heels. Knees may be bent if you have any issues with your lower back or if your hamstrings are [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Asana|0 Comments