Movement, Mobility and CrossFit: A Yoga Teacher's Perspective

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3 Yoga Poses to Increase Overhead Shoulder Mobility

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How to Safely Lift and Do Yoga When You Have a Bulging Disc

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Being a Dissenting Voice in CrossFit: 3 Thing I'd Love CF Coaches to Hear

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Fitness, crossfit, breathing, yoga, mind body, mobility

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Lululemon, Fat Shaming, and Turning a Profit in the Yoga Market

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

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A Simple Breathing Exercise for a Balanced Mind

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Pregnant and Weight Lifting? You May Want to Reconsider

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3 Unexpected Keys to Crushing Goals

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Are Handstands Good For You? A Yoga Teacher's Perspective

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Weekly Work-In: Week 1 - Create a Simple Daily Ritual for Body and Mind

Starting this week I'm going to be sharing my "work-ins" with you in the hopes that you can join me in creating a healthy practice for your body and mind - and find the happiness you are seeking.

 

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