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Ella Isakov, Yoga Editor: It is an absolute pleasure to interview Tias Little. This life-long student blends the wisdom of multiple schools of thought, bringing diversity and depth to his yoga teaching. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga and meditation for over 35 years. How has it created a sense of ahimsa (non-harming) within yourself? Tias Little: Ahimsa is the beginning of yoga training, missed out by many in the yoga industry these days. People are more concerned with becoming more flexible. But Ahimsa requires not pushing oneself intoRead More
Parvati-YEM-Tadasana-Mountain Pose
There are two zero points in the physical practice of YEM: one horizontal, and one vertical. They are the foundations upon which other poses are built, points of reference to consider as you move through more complex physical sequences. The vertical zero point happens in standing practice. In this, your upright spine is an active conduit between the nature body and the cosmic intelligence. A yoga practice session might consist of nothing but Tadasana, the mountain pose, as you discover greater evenness and lightness within your body as it relatesRead More
Yoga - Kia Miller
Kia Miller is a yoga teacher, model and filmmaker who is passionate about the science and spirituality of yoga. In her Yogaglo practices, her calm, wise and intuitive sense is evident almost instantly, as is her authentic presence. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Kia about yoga, wellness and how to maintain the essence of your being in midst of everyday life. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga since you were 15 years old, and are influenced by Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Kundalini styles of yoga. How has yoga influencedRead More
YEM-Yoga-Parvati Devi-Goddess Pose
This month, we look at Goddess Pose, Deviasana, a visually striking position for the body as well as one that calls for rooted strength, stability and openness. Devi in Sanskrit refers to the primordial divine feminine force. This asana is also known as Utkata Konasana or Fierce Angle Pose. But remember that the fierceness of the Goddess arises from the profound surrender into love and non-attachment. It never comes from the constriction of a separate sense of “me” who is doing. If you find yourself egotistic about feeling fierce orRead More
Chelsey Korus, based in Boulder, Colorado, travels around the world sharing strength, love and resilience. Through movement, she guides people to tap into their inner power, face obstacles that arise, and overcome challenges. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Chelsey about yoga, staying AWAKE and creativity. Parvati Magazine: You have a diverse movement background of yoga, martial arts and dance, and teaching yoga since the age of 15. What made you fall in love with yoga? Chelsey Korus: Different from other movement practices, yoga was introduced to me as aRead More
Cat Squat, which we explored in the January issue, is a good warm up and complement to this pose. It helps you loosen your hips and hamstrings in the forward bend before you extend into twist. Beyond the physical stretch, please ensure that you allow yourself time to establish the feeling of two-way moving energy through your body in Prasarita Padottanasana and enjoy a surrendered forward bend, before you extend your energy between the Earth and the sky through your arms. Remember that this pose, and all poses, are notRead More
YEM-Yoga as Energy Medicine-Lengthening Spine-by Parvati
As we explored in my YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine article, “Follow The Wave In Your Spine”, there is a natural wave-like impulse that flows through our spine. It exists within us all, at any given moment. It is the pulse of life itself. When newborn, our bodies/beings are highly receptive to growth. We breathe with life with greater co-creative fluidity. With age, we tend to become more set in our ways. Due to the effect of gravity and the way we identify with our habits, we hold tension inRead More
Yoga-Janet Stone-the light within
A self-identified “global yoga warrior”, San Francisco-based vinyasa yoga teacher Janet Stone is passionate about passing on the wisdom of yoga, meditation and life. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Janet about yoga, uncovering the light within and parenting. Parvati Magazine: You have been on this yogic path for 20 years. How has it brought you towards acceptance and ease within yourself? Janet Stone: The teachings, as I understand them, speak repeatedly of an accepting of the whole of reality, the totality of both humanity and of the infinite whichRead More
yoga anatomy trains wild thing fascia parvati magazine
Tom Myers has dedicated his life to healing people through the power of touch. He has practiced integrative manual therapy, which includes massage and Rolfing, for over 40 years, and is the author of the book Anatomy Trains. Parvati Magazine’s Yoga Editor Ella Isakov interviews Tom about fascia, movement and healing. Parvati Magazine: Let’s start with fascia. It seems to be a word everyone in the yoga community is talking about lately. What is it and what does it have to do with hatha yoga? Tom Myers: The fascial systemRead More
YEM Cat Squat-Parvati Devi
Cat squat, or Prasarita Padottanasana in Sanskrit, offers you a fabulous opportunity to reconnect with the ground, while you feel open and receptive to the sky. The visceral sense of two-way-moving energy in your body/being is particularly noticeable and accessible. As such, it is a beautiful asana in which you can experience being the channel of life-force energy that you are. As a wide legged stance, Cat Squat allows your root energy center at the base of your spine to open more easily to the ground. You can feel howRead More