Shoulder Opening Yoga Class with Jovan

SHOW YOUR SHOULDERS SOME LOVE In the realm of yoga, where fluidity and flexibility reign supreme, the shoulders play a pivotal role. Their mobility not only defines the elegance of various poses but also safeguards practitioners against injuries. Understanding the significance of shoulder opening stretches can significantly amplify your yoga journey. Let’s delve into the […]

Eka Pada Koundinyasana: Everything your need to know

FIND BALANCE AND STRENGTH This asana pose has a fancy name that somewhat reflects its elaborate nature. Certainly a popular asana to perform for social media, this pose has far more to it than its ability to rack up a lot of adoring likes. Eka Pada Koundinyasana stands out as a pinnacle of strength, balance, […]

A Guide to Celebrating Songkran in 2024

CELEBRATE LIKE A LOCAL IN THAILAND The Thai New Year, known as Songkran, is an electrifying festival filled with water fights, soulful spiritual ceremonies, colorful parades, and the joy of new beginnings. For travelers yearning for an authentic cultural experience, Songkran offers an opportunity to connect with Thailand’s rich traditions and the warmth of its […]

Meet Annie Au : Vikasa Yin Yoga Teacher

meet annie au yoga teacher

THE PATH TO YOGA   Meet Annie Au. Annie is our Yin Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher offering her special training here at Vikasa in June. Annie is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Yin and Trauma informed Yoga, both of which are a little newer to the yoga world than other […]

Benefits of Incorporating Mirrors In Your Yoga Practice

DO REFLECTIONS DISTRACT US? Yoga has long been revered for its ability to connect the mind and body; emphasizing inward reflection as a tool for personal growth. However, the question of whether mirrors enhance or detract from this traditional goal is a matter of considerable debate within the yoga community. This article dives into the […]

Lolasana: Everything your need to know about Lolasana Pose

FIND BALANCE AND STRENGTH Lolāsana stands out as a challenging yet rewarding pose that requires strength, balance, and concentration. Derived from the Sanskrit words “Lola,” meaning pendant or swinging, and “asana,” meaning posture, Lolāsana embodies the fluidity and grace of a swinging pendant. This dynamic arm balance offers numerous physical and mental benefits, making it […]

Everything You Need To Know About Practicing Sun Salutations in Yoga

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR YOGIS When you think of yoga, what’s the first image that comes to mind? For many, it’s the serene yet invigorating flow of Sun Salutations. This fundamental sequence is not just a warm-up; it’s a complete exercise for the body and mind, with a history as rich as its effects on […]

How to Clean a Yoga Mat the Right Way

OUR COMPREHENSIVE YOGA MAT CARE GUIDE Ensuring a clean yoga mat is as crucial as the practice itself. For yoga enthusiasts and fitness seekers, maintaining a hygienic mat is not only good for health but also for enhancing the longevity of an often-pricey investment. In this guide, we’ll take you through the best practices—from identifying […]

Body-Positive Yoga Cues You Can Use in Common Poses

CHERISHING ONE’S SELF Body-Positive Yoga Cues You Can Use in Common Poses Yoga is more than just a physical practice; it’s a spiritual and mental discipline that promotes holistic well-being. The body-positive yoga movement is a breath of fresh air in a society where the image of the perfect “yoga body” often dominates the narrative. […]

Mindful Healing: The Role of Mindfulness Practices in Injury Recovery

LESSONS ON HEALING In the pursuit of physical well-being, it’s not uncommon to encounter unexpected twists and turns including injuries. While we can do our very best to practice safely and avoid injury- both on and off the mat- ofttimes we do face a period of recovery where we need to allow our body the […]