Yoga Flava

From the perspective of black yogis, I wanted to focus on the complimentary benefits of Yoga’s spirituality to those with firm religious view points.  Some people have experienced conflict with their religious beliefs and the inaccurate perception of Yoga in modern society.  Yoga allows the body to relax and be of greater clarity to be […]

One of my favorite Yoga Poses is Supta Badda Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle) (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining baddha = bound kona = angle Benefits: Frees energy flow in pelvic area Increases vitality in digestive organs Good for pregnant women in preparation for childbirth (use bolsters) Quiets the mind Relief from PMS […]

I love to encourage people to restore by the shore for health benefits.   The Yoga pose in the picture is “Seated Bird Of Paradise”, check out the video below for a demonstration and highlights from my recent retreat.  Besides a fun filled day at the beach, consciously allow yourself to cultivate an overall sense of […]

Recently, I did a book review of Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’ book Super Rich where he explains how Meditation provides him with profound mental moments of stillness as a byproduct of the physical benefits of Yoga.  It has cured him of headaches and has calmed his nerves. Meditation is a mental discipline by which […]

Origins of Yoga It is a little-known fact that Yoga first began in Africa, specifically Kemet (ancient Egypt). Yoga, which means union, is for everybody. I would like to see people of African descent reclaim this ancient holistic practice for themselves and incorporate it into their modern lives. The young Egyptians (Kamites) of Northeastern Africa […]

Take the time to cultivate a state of being that opens your heart. Once your heart is open you can begin the journey that leads to an invitation to intimacy. Join instructor Robin Downes of Yoga Flava, as she guides you on a spiritually sensual healing journey through your energy centers (chakras). This video session […]

In strengthening the core, a person has greater control over pelvic floor muscles and reproductive  organs. Harnessing this helps the individual release muscle tension and experience full body ecstasy. Yoga is an ideal way to get your sensual core in to shape.  Stamina and strength is sexy.  You’ll look better and feel sexier after regular […]

Try this sequence of neck and shoulder stretches that are demonstrated by Robin Downes of Yoga Flava during a recent appearance on Sistah Talk TV. These gentle exercises can help relieve muscle fatigue. You should do these every 1-2 hours. Excerpts from Sistah Talk Tv Show Original Air Date 1.8. 2011 and Robin Downes of […]

The winter chill keeps your shoulders up by your ears. Shoveling snow can strain your back. Take time to melt the unconscious Winter tension and stiffness that builds up in the shoulders, neck and back.  Feel better with these two healing yoga moves; Forward Fold and Shoulder Rolls. To see how it’s done, join me […]

Relaxing can sometimes be a tedious and difficult task, here is a much more simple and straight forward way to get the job done. Take in a deep breath. As you breath in your diaphragm expands and massages all the internal organs in the abdominal area aiding your digestion. Now breath in through your nose […]