This short flow gets into all the tight places. We… more
Commit to this short sequence daily and you will change your… more
Commit to this short sequence daily and you will change your core!
Specific Focus: Quick Tips
In this important video we discuss things to avoid during your… more
In this important video we discuss things to avoid during your first trimester such as specific breathing, core and twists. We then, practice necessary modifications and learn other options that will accommodate your changing body on the mat. Part discussion, part practice. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Block
This gentle prenatal practice is perfect for your first trimester. Honoring… more
This gentle prenatal practice is perfect for your first trimester. Honoring your low energy with simple yet strong poses and movements, practicing breathing exercises that can help with acid reflux and morning sickness, and finishing with an acceptance meditation. It will leave you feeling refreshed and connected to yourself and your baby. OPTIONAL PROPS: 1 Blanket
This quick tip gives you a few common poses prescribed to… more
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… more
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!
Specific Focus: Beginner
Have you ever walked into a yoga class and found yourself… more
Have you ever walked into a yoga class and found yourself scrambling to find your footing or understand how to place your hands? In this simple quick tip video we will walk you through a basic sun salute so you can place your hands and feet right where they need to be. Nothing calms a busy mind quite like moving efficiently through a vinyasa flow practice.
Specific Focus: Beginner
The psoas can become very tight with long hours of sitting… more
The psoas can become very tight with long hours of sitting or intense intervals of cardiovascular exercise. Open hip flexors will help you to step through to basic lunges in a power yoga practice. This quick tip will give you some postures to help lengthen the psoas and target the quads. A great clip for those who like to run, hike, bike or walk and are experiencing knee or hip pain as a result. Your hip flexors could be the key to a healthy lower body.
Understanding the natural alignment in your neck is key for preventing… more
Understanding the natural alignment in your neck is key for preventing detrimental damage to your cervical spine and to your delicate nerves. This simple understanding can save you years of pain or expensive trips to the chiropractor! Also, we discuss using a blanket (or two!) as an option in your shoulder stand to give you some safe support for the neck.
Most of us live with tight hamstrings because we use them… more
Most of us live with tight hamstrings because we use them all the time for daily functions such as sitting, walking, standing, etc... When a muscle feels tight, it is important not to overstretch it, because it can lead to tearing. Sometimes tearing happens instantly and sometimes it happens over a long period of time. Give your tight hamstrings a break with these simple modifications. Remind yourself that your body's flexibility will adjust and become more limber with time, practice and patience, but in the mean time, be kind to your hamstrings and keep your body safe from injury!