One pose, two methods: Parshva Konasana (Side Angle Pose)

One pose, two methods: Parshva Konasana (Side Angle Pose)

Easy and practical alignment cues for Parshva Konasana (Side Angle Pose) by Ihana Yoga Founder Jenni Morrison-Jack  As most poses, this seemingly easy and basic pose can be practised in many ways, including using several transitions into the pose. Variety adds...
How to: Downward Facing Dog Shoulders

How to: Downward Facing Dog Shoulders

A huge topic in the yoga, pilates and gym world has been whether to draw the shoulders away from the ears when the arms are over the head (shoulder flexion) like in Warrior I, Chair Pose and Downward Facing Dog. If you’ve been taught to draw the shoulders down,...
Qualities of a ‘Good’ Yoga Teacher

Qualities of a ‘Good’ Yoga Teacher

Everyone who has practiced yoga knows that there are many different types of yoga teachers out there. This is great because we all connect with different types of people. Students who need strong discipline might be drawn to a warrior-like teacher, whereas others...
Happy Feet: Getting familiar with the feet

Happy Feet: Getting familiar with the feet

How often do you take notice of your feet unless they hurt? If you are not used to getting regular pedicures or foot massages, it is very likely that you don’t have a close relationship with your feet. Most of us tuck the feet into socks and shoes and only notice them...
Yogi: Question everything; learn something!

Yogi: Question everything; learn something!

In our both 200hr Ihana Yoga Teacher Training and Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training it becomes obvious very soon that we as yoga students, yoga teachers, and lecturers question everything. This includes questioning the common consensus of contemporary yoga teaching,...