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Can’t Hold Your Handstand? You Might Be Making These Mistakes

Can’t Hold Your Handstand? You Might Be Making These Mistakes

If you can’t hold your handstands, read on to see if you’re making these mistakes. Handstands are hard – they require lots of arm strength, core engagement and focus. However, they can be easier when you’re doing it with the right form. Here are common ha...
How to Strengthen Your Grip for Improved Yoga Stability

How to Strengthen Your Grip for Improved Yoga Stability

Can’t seem to stay stable on your hands during yoga? Try using these tips to strengthen your grip. Having a strong grip isn’t necessary only when you’re exercising – it helps in daily life for things like proper handshakes, carrying heavy bags, and keepin...
Why People Practise Ashtanga Yoga and Why You Should Try It

Why People Practise Ashtanga Yoga and Why You Should Try It

Ashtanga yoga is an intense practice that is meant to be followed every day. Find out more about why people love it, and why you might too. The ashtanga sequence includes the full primary and secondary yoga series. It’s done daily for anywhere between one...
What Are Yoga Bandhas (Body Locks) And Why You Should Do Them

What Are Yoga Bandhas (Body Locks) And Why You Should Do Them

Doing yoga body locks (or Bandhas) has more benefits than just helping you get into certain poses more easily. Yoga Bandhas are also known as body locks because they contract the abdomen to lock certain body parts in place. Using the muscles in specifi...
Shape Team at Lululemon: We Did Partner Yoga And Shopped Awesome Leggings

Shape Team at Lululemon: We Did Partner Yoga And Shopped Awesome Leggings

Here's what happened the day we did team-bonding yoga at Lululemon's Duxton store, and shopped their best-selling activewear from sports bras to leggings. Our idea of a happening Friday night? Working up a sweat together, talking about all things fitness ...
What Happens When You Don’t Have Proper Back Engagement in Yoga

What Happens When You Don’t Have Proper Back Engagement in Yoga

A flexible back isn’t always the best – protect it by having proper back engagement in yoga. Being soft is helpful when you’re going into backbends and other stretches during yoga. But when you’re doing an active pose, it requires as much strength as it d...
How to Stretch Your Stiff Upper Back (Without Hurting Your Lower Back)

How to Stretch Your Stiff Upper Back (Without Hurting Your Lower Back)

Is your upper back stiff? Try these stretches that won’t hurt your lower back. It can be hard to stretch your upper back and lower back separately because they’re closely connected by your spine. While the latter is easy to reach, the former can be a tric...
Are You A Hypermobile Yogi? Here’s What You Should Know

Are You A Hypermobile Yogi? Here’s What You Should Know

Keep this in mind if you are a hypermobile yogi. It’s tough to increase flexibility, but hypermobile people will know that sometimes, flexibility isn’t a blessing. To the bendy, it’s even harder to gain sufficient strength to control your softness. (Al...
How to Align Your Hips During Yoga and Why It Is Important

How to Align Your Hips During Yoga and Why It Is Important

What does it mean to "square your hips" in yoga? Follow these tips, and find out why it matters so much. “Square your hips” and “stack your hips over each other” are things that you are often asked to do during a yoga class. Usually, people either have ...
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