Yoga

Chakras Demystified: Vishuddha - The 5th Chakra

Vishuddha is a place for liberation. It involves the area where heartfelt feelings and intellect join together.

Chakras Demystified: Ajna - The 6th Chakra

Intuition, our visceral detective, is a sense of knowing. We often refer to this as having an unexplainable or “sixth” sense.

Chakras Demystified: Sahasrara - The 7th Chakra

In this series, I aim to demystify this system of personal body management. We will examine our seven chakras, one by one. First is Sahasrara - the seventh chakra.

How and Why to Use All 3 Planes of Motion to Improve Your Mobility

If you're stuck on a few movements or stretches, you may be limiting your ability to truly increase your range of motion. Most of our major muscles groups exist in more than one plane.

The Power of Facilitated Stretching: How to Get the Most Out of Your Stretches

The brain's natural impulse when it feels a stretch is to say, "Stop!" This can prevent you from achieving full benefits. Facilitated stretching is one of the best ways to overcome this.

Psychology of Asana 101: Part 1 - Cueing with Courage

Could it be the word courage invokes an ancient energy of which everybody has a somatic awareness that transcends levels of experience and structural patterns of posture and movement?

My Desert Island Exercise: Core Twist (Jathara Parivartanasana)

This core twist is simply a beast of an exercise. I’m going to give you two variations and four different props that you can use to make things easier.

5 Tips for an Effective Home Yoga Practice

As a yoga teacher, I work during the time of most yoga classes that I would like to take myself. So, I often end up practicing at home. Here are my five tips to establish a good home practice.

Becoming Our Heart-Felt Best: How Yoga Is Practice for Life

In my eyes, having a yoga practice is more about how we live our life. It is a sacred time and opportunity to work in magical ways to rise up and become more than our stories of misfortune.

Arm Balancing: Improve Your Strength Through Alignment

Learning alignment for arm balances helps you find alignment in every strength posture, including lifts, and reduces the chance of injury. Here are three fun ones for you to experiment with.

Integrating Yoga for Athletes: What Athletes Really Need

There is a misconception that athletes want a challenging and power-based yoga practice. I always ask my athletes what they need and it is always a unanimous response of stretching and meditation.

3 Pain-Relieving Yoga Poses for Distance Runners

I'm currently training for a half-marathon, and I'm grateful to have a yoga practice to mend my body after my long runs. Here are some poses that help my sore body.

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