My yoga teacher, Liz Owen, is just the greatest. Of course, everyone should feel that way about their teachers and guides, but one of the reasons I really do feel that way about Liz is that she's wonderfully articulate in presenting yoga practice as something restorative, healing, and gentle. Every week, my class helps me reconnect my body and spirit.
She's created a gallery for Beliefnet, which you can see by clicking here, that includes 10 poses, plus insights on both how to do the pose, and what benefits the pose will bring to your body. Happy stretching, everyone!