Category: Uptown Yoga

Brad Walters: A Student’s Yoga Journey to Health

March 10, 2020

If you’ve ever practiced in the early afternoon or on a Saturday morning at our Austin Ranch location, you’ve probably encountered Brad Walters at some point in the last two years. Brad is an almost daily fixture at Austin Ranch, and beloved by his instructors and fellow students. He’s shared his inspiring yoga journey with...

Taking Your Practice Deeper

March 4, 2020

Your yoga practice is a lifelong journey – entirely unique to you, and meant to shift and change as you grow. The beauty of the practice is that there is no mastery. We are all students, and whether you’ve been on your mat two days or two decades, there is always an opportunity to take...

Demystifying the Sound Bath

February 24, 2020

Meditation is not about stopping your thoughts – it’s about watching them. Whether you have an established meditation practice or only find moments of meditation when guided at a studio, there are many different ways to clear the mind.  Sound healing is based on the principle that vibrations change consciousness. The healing vibrations pass through...

Open Your Body and Heart With Backbends

February 3, 2020

There is a strong connection between the body and the mind. Yoga is about finding balance, flexibility, and strength – not just physically, but mentally, too. Backbends, specifically, tap into this connection. This is one reason they can be intimidating, even to experienced practitioners – there’s an immense amount of vulnerability involved in opening up...

Stay Healthy in Body and Mind: Yoga With a Community Matters

January 26, 2020

You walk into the studio, and it’s warm. Eighty-five degrees with controlled humidity feels amazing compared to the chilly winter weather. Maybe you go to your usual spot, or perhaps today’s the day you step outside your comfort zone and choose to lay your mat in a different space. You grab your blocks, lay down,...

Deciding on Yoga Teacher Training? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

January 22, 2020

There’s a saying that’s often inaccurately attributed to the Buddha, likely because of the wisdom it imparts:  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  The origin of these words is unclear, but the message is relevant to those who are considering if now is the time to begin a yoga teacher training journey....

Top Yoga Poses for Hip Pain Relief

December 25, 2019

Hip pain is found in people of all ages, ranging from light muscular discomfort to something more serious like arthritis. If you are currently experiencing severe hip pain, it’s best to get proper medical advice from an experienced doctor before trying any of the poses below. For most, The common cause of hip pain is...

Best Yoga Postures for Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

December 18, 2019

Restoring the balance of your natural hormones can maintain the quality of your physical and mental health. One of the ways to balance these hormones is through yoga practice. The endocrine system is made up of a collection of glands that produce hormones and is essential to every function in the body. These functions include...

What is the Definition of Namaste In Yoga?

December 11, 2019

Namaste literally translates to “I bow to you”.  Broken down, Name means “bow”, Te means “to you” while the S connects both words. The word is used as a formal greeting and can also be used to express gratitude. In yoga terms, the word is used at the end of a yoga class as a...

Amazing Benefits of Yoga Practices for Your Daily Life

December 4, 2019

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji” which means union or yoke. Yoga has been practiced for centuries and can bring the mind and body together. The practice consists of breathing exercises along with meditations and holding certain poses that may help in relaxation as well as reducing stress. Yoga practices are known to...