New to yoga? Start here with beginner yoga sequences, foundational poses and basic modifications for your practice.
Slow down and connect with your breath in this short meditation to help you fall asleep or get back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night. This meditation technique will help calm your mind and prepare for a deep sleep. This meditation technique can calm your body and mind in moments of stress and anxiety. Enjoy.
Wondering if you have tight hips? Here's a simple test. Stand and look down at your feet. If your toes point outward rather than straight ahead, your hip muscles are probably overworked and need to be stretched. For people who sit a long time at work, the hip flexors and rotators become tight, and the gluteal muscles become weak. This combination negatively affects our ability to walk and maintain proper posture. This quick yoga hip sequence focuses on stretching the muscles around the whole circumference of the hip joint.
In this video, Wendy G uses the wall to engage and rotate the shoulders. This is a great 20 minute break from sitting at a computer, holding a baby or after a long commute. Using the wall helps engage the muscles as they are stretched, thus improving mobility.
Do you carry stress in your shoulders, causing back pain and poor posture? If so, this 20 minute yoga sequence will help open your shoulders, increase flexibility, and strengthen your upper body.
Did you know the average American spends around 10 hours of their time sitting down every day? If you are one of those people whose work and lifestyle involve being confined to a chair all day or you regularly like to binge watch your favorite shows on netflix, you might want to check out this yoga sequence by Wendy G. It’s designed to reverse the long-term effects of sitting. Optional Props: Blocks
Whether you need some extra support during a challenging pose, or you want a prop to help you deepen a pose and open up during your practice, there’s one handy yoga prop that everyone has on hand, which often goes unnoticed…I’m talking of course about…the wall! A simple wall can be a yogi’s best friend, providing support, a balancing tool, or stretching assistance.
Warrior II is a vigorous and energizing pose for the legs, but many practitioners adopt too short a stance to take advantage of the pose’s inherent intensity. Despite its popularity, we often miss out on much of warrior II’s depth and potential. In this video, Wendy will walk you through the proper alignment of Warrior II to maximize it's benefits.
Misaligned vinyasa can lead to shoulder strain and rotator cuff injuries as well as neck pain and low back pain. It can also cause repetitive motion injuries, such as rotator cuff, shoulder and wrist injuries. This quick tip will help you engage, and properly recruit, all the muscles you need to correctly move through your vinyasa without causing injuries.
Did you know you can use a chair to increase spine, hip and shoulder mobility? Check out this 20 minute chair sequence designed by Wendy G. to help strengthen the muscles needed for your yoga practice.
Commit to this short sequence daily and you will change your core!
This quick tip gives you a few common poses prescribed to help alleviate pressure from the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can occur in the body for a number of reasons so please check with a medical professional to make sure yoga is an appropriate way for you to medicate the injury. We will go through a few poses to help open the hips, lengthen the psoas and lower back for greater mobility and flexibility through the area most commonly associated with sciatica.
One of the most common questions when first starting out: "How can I relax my shoulders?" The answer lies in this quick tip that will teach you the proper rotation of the arm bone in the shoulder socket so you can ease the muscles that line the head, neck and shoulders. This video will help you to feel at ease in poses such as down dog, warrior two, handstand and chaturanga. Enjoy!