Category: Fitness & Sports

Principles of Yoga Sequencing

To celebrate National Yoga Month, we’ve pulled together a few helpful guides for yogis. Below we share the the principles of yoga sequencing from Mark Stephens’ Yoga Sequencing, aimed to help students and teachers better understand the art of intentional sequencing and how it can enhance one’s practice. If you’re interested in further delving into principles of yoga sequencing, be …continue

New Release: SI Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome

The first complete guide to treating patients with SI Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome For those who may not know, the SI Joint is at the bottom of the spine and connects with the pelvis. The piriformis muscle also starts at the bottom of the spine and is located in the buttocks region. Pain can be …continue

Yoga Month: What Editing Yoga Books Taught Me About the Power of Touch

In honor of Yoga Month this September, we’re re-running some of the NAB blog’s greatest yoga hits. Today’s post is an essay from one of our editors, Leslie Larson, on how editing Mark Stephens’ Yoga Adjustments reinvigorated her own sense of somatic intelligence and need. Stay tuned for more yoga posts throughout September, from sequences designed for desk …continue

New Release: The Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck

For students and teachers alike, mastering the art of sequencing can make all the difference in enhancing and personalizing your practice. Effective yoga sequencing allows yogis to flow from active to passive, or heating to cooling poses without fear of injury, strain, or stress. In the new Mark Stephens Yoga Sequencing Deck, the bestselling author …continue

Desk Workers: Try this Quick Hip-Opening Yoga Sequence

We already know how bad it is for your health to sit at a desk all day. Taking a quick break to open up your hips and low back can make a world of difference. Mark Stephens, author of the best-selling books Yoga Sequencing, Teaching Yoga, Yoga Adjustments, and the forthcoming Yoga Sequencing Deck, recommends the following short sequence to help …continue

New Release: Letters from the Yoga Masters

Before there were yoga studios on every block, and before learning yoga stances was as easy as searching Google or watching YouTube tutorials, there was only one way to learn the true techniques of yoga: from the masters. And if you wanted to learn yoga from them, you began by writing a letter. Dr. Hari …continue