Willow Ryan

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This week a reader asks if Crow pose is safe for the arms. Has anyone ever broken their arms while practicing Crow?
This week we progress through a Side Crow to Twisting Scissors Sequence. It's a fun sequence...and I even do it in my street clothes! Wear want you want - it's YOUR practice.
A lot of students ask me how to stretch and strengthen their feet because their job requires them to stand all day long. Learn a series of exercise you can do to release your feet.
One Legged Crow Pose is both challenging and fun. In this video we walk through the sequence to get into the pose.
I've often heard that tough pain/emotion/stress/hard experiences are held in the hips. Can you further elaborate on the hip situation? How does this happen? Why is it the hips?
Today's yoga practice is not just about our pose, the exhilerating Easy Bird of Paradise pose, but also a moment to reflect on WHERE we do yoga. Do you need to do it in a fancy studio?
Whether it's yoga, CrossFit, or the RKC, sometimes friends and family see your health practice more like a "cult." Willow helps one of our readers navigate how to handle this situation.
Ahimsa is the art of non-violence, but unless used both internally and externally, you could be doing yourself harm. Consider wielding your weapons outside, but practicing non-violence to your self.
The lower core muscles attach at the pelvis and pubic bone. Touch them. If you want to be able to control and strengthen these muscles you first need to build your awareness of them.
In this second part of our hip opening series we focus on kneepile and pigeon pose. The video also demonstrates variations and modifications on these poses for all levels of student.
I’ve been an athlete for years and have problems gaining strength in my right leg. What poses or exercises would you recommend to strengthen and balance between the two sides?
In this first part of our hip opening series we focus on the piriformis and some of the other lateral rotators of the pelvis and hip. Shoelace pose is described in detail.