Tag: Yoga

“Give Up the Ego!”

If you’ve been on social media, you may recognize that EGO is everywhere. Removing your prior knowledge and opinions in order to understand someone else’s is nearly impossible, but this practice is especially necessary in a time of exclusion. “Give Up the Ego!” excerpted from Paul Brunton’s The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga discusses the importance …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

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