Yoga

YOGA MINUTES | Alignment

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about alignment

During yoga a commonly practiced vinyasa or flow, is moving from downward facing dog to cobra pose. Since we practice this transition so frequently it is important to align the upper body to avoid straining or injuring your shoulders. Alma is here to demonstrate the proper...

YOGA MINUTES | Good Posture

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about good posture

How many times have you felt discomfort or tension across your upper back or neck. Unfortunately, this is becoming more common, as we spend time at our computers or on our phones. When we allow our head and shoulders to drop forward the muscles of the upper back misaligned...

YOGA MINUTES | Healthy Spine

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about having a healthy spine

Recently several studies have been published stating that sitting, is the new smoking. Emphasizing that each of us needs to sit less and move more. Taking a movement break every thirty minutes will improve health problems like high blood pressure and also help with lower...

YOGA MINUTES | Standing Poses

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Standing Poses talks about Standing Poses

If you have been in a yoga class, you soon realize that standing poses are the most fundamental postures. Standing poses create awareness and range of motion throughout the body by building general strength and mobility. Also learning to root and ground your legs in a...

YOGA MINUTES | Balanced Action

May 21, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Balanced Action

Pause for a moment to feel the beat of your heart. The in and out of your breath. Everything in our world is in relationship with another complementary force. Think of up and down, back and front, night and day. One helps us to know the other more fully. So within a yoga...

YOGA MINUTES | Mindfulness

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about mindfulness

The word mindfulness, is used more and more frequently in conversation these days. What does mindfulness mean and how do we practice it? Simply stated, mindfulness means paying attention in the present moment without judgment, being kind and compassionate to ourselves...

YOGA MINUTES | Hand Gestures

May 7, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about hand gestures

Sometimes the smallest gesture can be the most profound. At the beginning and the end of each yoga practice we join our hands in front of our hearts. Why? This particular mudra or hand gesture, called Anjali, means to make an offer. At the beginning of the practice, it...

YOGA MINUTES | Breath During Practice

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins talks about Breath During Practice

A common question, often asked by students beginning yoga is, how should I breathe when I practice. First simply keep breathing. Try not to hold your breath during a pose or while moving between them and generally, when you expand your body, like raising your arms overhead...

YOGA MINUTES | Breath

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Breath

One of the simplest ways to quiet an agitated mind or unsettled heart, is to simply breathe. The breath is the primary vehicle of our vital life force energy, which is called prana in Sanskrit. In addition to animating our body, prana is also intimately intertwined with our...

YOGA MINUTES | What is Yoga?

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Health by Stacey Millner-Collins
Stacey Millner-Collins

What is yoga? Yoga has become so popular here in the west and it is worth our time to understand the meaning of the word more fully. Yoga originated in ancient India. The actual word "Yoga," means to bring into union or to yoke, to unite, to connect. Therefore, yoga is the...

Meet Stacey Millner-Collins

November 3, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Amy Shumaker
Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins is the founder and director of City Yoga in Columbia, South Carolina. She first came to her yoga mat in 1994 as way to unite a dedicated physical discipline with a spiritual one, and she has studied with numerous respected teachers. The deepening of...

Behind the Scenes with Yoga in Practice

April 24, 2017 - Posted in Behind the Scenes by Tabitha Safdi
BTS with Yoga in Practice

Yoga in Practice is a pilot, 13-part yoga series led by master instructor Stacey Millner-Collins of Columbia, South Carolina. The program is designed to encourage a daily practice for the at-home student. What makes Yoga in Practice unique among other offerings is that each...