Tag: Mark Stephens

Yoga at Home: Keeping Your Practice Going

5 Tips to Keep Your Practice Going When You Can’t Go Out By Mark Stephens, author of the Mark Stephens Yoga Adjustments Deck. Even with all the will in the world, even the most disciplined among us often find that a home practice just isn’t the same as the experience in a led class that’s …continue

Excerpt from Teaching Yoga: Techniques and Tools

Excerpt from Mark Stephens’ Teaching Yoga A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. —Lao Tzu Teaching yoga is at once profoundly personal, predicated on sharing, and shaped by context. It is also inevitably surprising. We have no choice but to start from where we are and who we are, …continue

New Release: Yoga Therapy

About the Book From the best-selling author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, and Yoga Adjustments comes this essential resource for learning how to adapt yoga practices to best accommodate and heal a wide array of common injuries and ailments. Surveying historical writings on yoga, ayurveda, and scientific medical approaches to health and healing, Mark Stephens …continue

Mark Stephens’ Top 10 Yoga Tips

  There is a wide world of yoga arising from many different streams of thought and practice; be wary of the idea that it’s just this or that. Yoga should feel good, especially the next day. It’s not about force but exploration, appreciation, acceptance, and openness to gradual change. This is santosa, or contentment. Breathing …continue

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

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