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The Ancient Practice of Yoga Nidra

Deep relaxation and meditative inquiry. Join us for the iRest Yoga Nidra Workshop at Root Down Yoga on Saturday, September 13. See our Workshops and Trainings tab for details and to register.

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The Fundamentals of Yoga - A Beginner Series

Root Down Yoga offers a Beginner’s Series of four classes starting the first Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 7:45. Learn the fundamentals, or refresh by getting back to basics. Check out the Workshops and Trainings tab for all the details and to sign up!


What are the Benefits of Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana) – Backbends Series Post 2

“Natarajasana is a standing backbend that stretches and opens the shoulders and chest as well as the thighs, groin and abdomen,” says Sandy. “Standing in tadasana (mountain pose), raise your left arm up to the sky, and bend your right arm, elbow to waste, forearm out to side, palm up. Keeping your palm up, lift your right foot..."

Can senior citizens do yoga? Should they?

The answer is, absolutely to both questions. Along with aging comes some annoying accompaniments such as poor sleeping patterns, arthritis, chronic pain, digestive issues and more. Yoga can help to ease symptoms that come with aging. Nathan Wei, MD, a rheumatologist who has been practicing for 30 years, suggests workouts for senior citizens that have...

What is Ayurveda?

For those who do not know me, my name is Julia Burks. I am the marketing and studio manager at Root Down Yoga. Practicing yoga and working at a yoga studio, you begin to become familiar with lots of new terms. Ayurveda is one thing that I hear about from time to time, oftentimes in relation to recipes and eating. I decided to do some research. For all of you who are relatively new to this, including myself, Ayurveda is a...

How to Create Your Own Yoga and Meditation Space

Practicing yoga at a studio can add so much to your life. In addition to the physical asana practice, and having the expertise of a qualified teacher to guide you, it is also wonderful to feel a part of that community. Practicing yoga on your own time is also delicious. There is a lot to be said for convenience, and...

Class of the Month for August at Root Down Yoga

Root Down Yoga announced our Teacher of the Month for July – Amy Banfield. Following our Teacher of the Month, we will highlight a Class of the Month, selected by that teacher. Amy selected the 6:15pm Vino & Vinyasa on July 11th, 2014 as August’s highlighted class.

Welcome Darlene to Root Down Yoga, Cincinnati!

Root Down Yoga is happy to welcome Darlene Kendrick to our teaching team! Darlene will be teaching Hot Vinyasa on Monday nights at 6:00 pm. A Few Fun Facts: One of Darlene’s favorite yoga poses is...

What are the Benefits of the Cobra Pose – Backbends Series Post 1

Yoga is a great way to help extend and reinforce the spine. Many of us working in an office end up hunched over a computer screen. It creates a nasty habit for us, conditioning us to slump forward whenever we sit down–and oftentimes even when we are standing up. Ek! In this backbend blog series, we will go over poses that will help reverse that slump which can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain, and even depression. Today...

What is Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga is, yes you’ve guessed it, yoga in a chair. The seated, modified yoga poses are as beneficial someone who is glued to their desk all day long as they are to senior citizens, people who are dealing with certain injuries, or for anyone who just needs support during certain poses. Chair yoga has many of the same benefits of yoga on a sticky mat, such as breath awareness, stretching muscles, and stress reduction, and it makes the...

Creative Ways to Drink More Water

There are so many reasons why we should drink water. Drinking water makes us feel good and our organs function properly. Sadly though, some people still do not consume enough of it. And if you don’t find the taste of water satisfying, that would be a real barrier to drinking lots of it. However, there are many fun, creative ways...