Summer Dien

Summer Dien is an international pranayama and ashtanga yoga teacher. Summer completed her training in 2013 with Paul Dallaghan. She worked at Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand for two years, where she taught pranayama, mysore/ashtanga, restorative, and guided meditation. Summer continues to study extensively with her teachers Sri OP Tiwariji and Paul Dallaghan in the areas of pranayama and asana. She is trained in the classical pranayama practices of the Khaivalyadham lineage and in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system. Summer has a liberal, non-dogmatic approach and believes in using the body in the most intelligent way possible. While non-traditional in some ways, she adheres to the general principles of the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. She advocates modifying the poses to suit the student’s current needs and abilities. Summer is committed to the path of yoga and dedicates her life to fully supporting and uplifting others by passing on the ancient yogic practices of asana and pranayama. Full Profile

Yoga Basic Poses 101—Warrior Two

Challenge yourself with Virabhadrasana Two, a yoga pose that strengthens & tones the arms, shoulders, hips, legs, thighs of the body. Virabhadrasana is the warrior pose. Virabhadra = name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Lord Shiva Asana = Pose Virabhadrasana Two or the Warrior Two pose comes at …

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How to Do Chair Pose—Yoga Poses 101

Utkatasana yoga pose strengthens the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. This basic yoga pose is challenging yet deeply stimulating. Utkatasana may be called the Chair pose, but as you know, it’s much harder to sit in an invisible chair! Utkata = Powerful, fierce, intense Asana = Pose Utkatasana is a …

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Yoga Poses 101: Downward Facing Dog

Find out how to safely do Adho Mukha Svanasana, a basic mild inversion pose that yogis from beginner to advance levels will often use. Adho Mukha Svanasana, or as my teacher Paul Dallaghan likes to call it Adho Mukha Sukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Happy Doggie), is a pose that you …

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