Category: expert insight

5 Qs with Annie Carpenter: SmartFlow yoga, more than asana, and acceptance [vid]

1. You’ve coined the term SmartFlow yoga. What does it mean to you and why did you come up with it?Smart refers to 3 things: having an intention that is specific and clear; creating a sequence that can move one towards that intention (and this refers to a sequence of poses inside of a single…

Sep 13, 2010 · Read More · Comment

hemalayaa: bollywood dance, yoga, joy and love all the time [vid]

Hemalayaa, she of the Bollywood booty-shaking dance moves and yoga love, shared her light with Joy Yoga readers recently. 1. You teach Bollywood-style dance, among other practices. Why dance?We were born dancing and some of us have forgotten how good it feels to move our bodies and be free in that way. I believe dance…

Jun 16, 2010 · Read More · Comment

Dr. Robin Armstrong: yoga for your foundation, your feet

Dr. Robin Armstrong is a Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor in Vancouver, BC. Join her, and the yoga anatomy nerds, at Smarter Yoga. How many times have you come to Tadasana / Mountain Pose and your yoga teacher has encouraged you to feel your connection to the earth, or balance your weight on all four corners…

May 7, 2009 · Read More · Comment (1)

dr. robin armstrong: avoiding wrist pain in yoga

Dr. Robin Armstrong is a Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor in Vancouver, BC. Join her, and the yoga anatomy nerds, at Smarter Yoga. Like my tennis coach once said, “It’s all in the wrist.” With our technology and computer-centered lifestyles, this statement couldn’t be more true off the tennis court. Most of us spend at least…

Apr 2, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Dr. Robin Armstrong: Top 5 Yoga Poses for a Strong Core

Dr. Robin Armstrong is a Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor in Vancouver, BC. Join her, and the yoga anatomy nerds, at Smarter Yoga. Top 5 Poses for a Strong CoreBy now the news has spread: a strong core is in. The ancient sages have known this for centuries; it just took us a while to catch…

Mar 5, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Dr. Robin Armstrong: Avoid The Top 3 Yoga Injuries

Dr. Robin Armstrong is a Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor in Vancouver, BC. Join the yoga anatomy nerds at Smarter Yoga. The diverse girls and guys in the yoga community have many things in common: a respect for the earth and those around us, an appreciation for inner calm and a quiet spirit, and a love…

Feb 3, 2009 · Read More · Comment