December 6, 2022
Sometimes backbends feel like you grew 3 inches taller. Other times it feels like you snapped your back in half. And then are the situations where you might not be cautioned against doing them. Enter in: Cobra pose (aka Bhujangasana). It‘s a gentle backbend accessible everyone that leaves you standing straighter, taller, and more confident.
November 1, 2022
Do you stretch before you work out? Take 3 yoga classes per week? But you still can’t touch your toes? Try these 4 different techniques to reset your brain and body and make actual gains in your flexibility and mobility.
October 18, 2022
Wanna know why gate pose should be in your daily movement? Because it’s a sweet side bend that stretches all the right places, and you can get a glute burn to set a spicy fire in the bottom 🍑. Did you know Gate pose (parighasana) has so many options? (I’ll get to the details below) […]
October 4, 2022
How to do savasana (physically) is simple. But when you get down to the essence of Savasana you’ll discover it’s a hard pose (some say the hardest pose), but one thing makes it easier: set yourself up correctly. Both physically and mentally - in turn - you set yourself up for success.
September 20, 2022
Plank pose is a great way to work the core, but do you know why you should engage your inner thighs and turn the eyes of the elbows forward in the pose? Discover how to do the pose, modifications for all ability levels, and some all-important anatomy of plank pose, aka phalakasana.
September 6, 2022
The story of warrior 2 is exciting! And like the story, there is a lot to unpack in warrior 2. Learn the story of, how to do, variations, and the anatomy, of warrior 2.
August 23, 2022
Do you clean your baseboards? I’m not much of a cleaner. I do what feels necessary: wipe down the spills from the night’s dinner off of the counters, spray cleaner on sticky spills, and hire someone else to do the rest 🤣 Let’s be real, those baseboards are so far away, and that’s why practicing deep squats like malasana is so important.
August 9, 2022
Pop quiz: what’s the safest way to stretch your hamstrings? I’ll give you 3 Clues: It’s not a standing pose It’s safe for those with herniated discs You can do variations of this pose standing, seated, and probably kneeling (if you’re talented 😜) Did the blog photo give the answer away? You’re smart. You knew […]
July 26, 2022
Puppy pose is one of those poses I roll out of bed, on to the floor, and into, with my eyes partially open and crusty. Can you hear the subtle popping of my back? It feels sooooo good 🤤. How do you make it feel even better for you? Keep reading to find out!
July 12, 2022
It's simple. It’s boring. But I love to make it dance! Tree pose shouldn’t be overlooked, but even I get complacent when practicing Vrksasana (Vrikhsasana). Learn how to modify the pose for your practice as well as how to advance the pose when you’re needing more of a challenge.
June 28, 2022
Side angle pose (Parsvakonasana or Utthita Parsvakonasana) is a great standing to build leg strength and stretch the side body. Learn how to modify the pose for your practice as well as how to advance the pose when you’re needing more of a challenge.
June 14, 2022
Bridge pose, on the surface, seems like an “easy” pose. Early on in a yoga practice you may not think much of it, but as you practice it more and more you’ll see the subtleties that make this pose great for so many reasons. It can be adapted to many situations (and conditions) and it can be used for both a workout and a stretch.