Willow Ryan

Willow Ryan

 

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I've been trapped by indecision for six months. Recently I decided to listen to my body, to counsel my chakras. In a moment I realized my body and heart knew the right path for me to follow.
In a busy world it can be hard to maintain our spiritual practice, be it church, yoga, or sweat lodge. How can we keep our practice with us? What is your church? Is it external or is it inside you?
Being only still, or being only active isn't the healthiest path. What works best is a triad of meditation, exercise, and yoga. Stillness, movement, and the weaving of the two.
I have always been plagued by extremely tight hamstrings. I can barely bring my leg perpendicular with the floor under my own power. What can I do to improve this? Can you help me?
The change of season is beautiful, but it can be challenging on our mood and energy. Here are 8 tips I use to combat seasonal affective disorder, as autumn rolls in and sunshine disappears.
How the f@#k do I get into my tight hips? I go to yoga consistently and I don’t feel like they stay released for long periods of time. They go back to being tight right away, what do I do?
Ever wonder how yoga fits into your life and how you fit into yoga? Do you struggle to fit into a mold, yoga or otherwise? Use your yoga, as a teacher or practitioner, to release the true self.
Dear Willow, I struggle in Warrior One. What is the deal with heel-to-heel alignment? Why can’t I get my hips square and my ankle to stop hurting in Warrior One?
Autumn brings darkness, shadow time, and introspection. Keep yourself warm and energized with this yoga sequence - a physical and mental evaluation and cleansing.
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.