Cristie Newhart is a 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and teacher trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. She leads Kripalu programs, yoga classes, and R&R workshops, as well as classes and workshops in the surrounding community. With 15 years of yoga teaching experience, Cristie has introduced hundreds of people to yoga, teaching with precise alignment, meditative focus, and humor. Her CD, Getting Started: Yoga for Beginners, is forthcoming, along with a follow-up CD for intermediate practitioners.
Sitting Pretty: Not So Much
Forget baseball. Researchers say America has a new favorite pastime: sitting. Various studies show that Americans spend, on average, eight hours a day on...
Women, Flexibility, and Injury Prevention
The belief is that women have more of an advantage than men in yoga because they are more flexible. Could that be a liability when it comes to injury?
Five Things to Remember When You Step on Your Yoga Mat
The beauty of yoga practice is that it’s not “one size fits all.” However, there are a number of fundamental principles that can help you get the most out of your practice.
Ask the Expert: Movement and Meditation
In this edition of Ask the Expert, Cristie Newhart, yoga advisor for Kripalu’s Healthy Living programs, deconstructs two foundational postures—Triangle and...
Remembering B. K. S. Iyengar, a Man Who Was Once the “Anti-Advertisement for Yoga”
Fierce. Kind. Creative. Iconical. These are some of the words used to describe B.K.S. Iyengar, who passed August 20 in Pune, India.
The Benefits of Forward Bends
There are many benefits to forward bends, both standing and sitting. They create length and space in the spine, counteracting compression, and their inward...
Yoga for the Absolute Beginner
When you’re an absolute beginner it’s not unusual to be intimidated by a yoga class but you don't need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat.
Sizing Up: Yoga for Larger Bodies
I have a serious Ashtanga Yoga practice, but I don’t look like a svelte “yoga babe.” I’ve got curves, and I do yoga, and I’m fine with that.
Holiday Helpers: Practices for Staying Grounded in the Season of Celebration
The holidays are upon us, a season that for many brings joy, celebration, and gratitude, warm hearths on chilly days, and the heartening pleasures of exchanging gifts while reconnecting with loved ones.
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