What are bandhas?

Annie on bandhas: The bandhas are a series of energetic lifts within the body. In English we often refer to them as “locks”, but we say lift at yogaRIOT because it is a less constrictive word and yoga should not make you feel constricted. Lock means “to close” and...

What is ujjayi breathing?

    Annie on ujjāyī prāṅayāma: Pranayama is the intentional practice of breath control. We speak to it regularly in asana practice, calling for ujjāyī – controlled breath in and out through the nose. Within the five pillars of Baptiste yoga, ujjāyī is...
What is Drishti?

What is Drishti?

    LEARN SANSKRIT WITH KARI: Sanskrit is an Indo-European language that dates back thousands of years. Sanskrit, no longer used colloquially, is an intricately designed language system that has remained intact over time. The same Sanskrit that we learn...