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Chaturanga: How to Master the Yoga Pushup

Chaturanga is probably one of the hardest poses in a vinyasa yoga class to master. If you’re not sure what Chaturanga is, it’s effectively a pushup in yoga. There really isn’t anything different about the yoga version or the one that you would do when you’re working out.  A pushup is basically just a movingContinue reading “Chaturanga: How to Master the Yoga Pushup”

What is Mobility Work?

If you’ve been on my email list for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about my mobility class and the mobility work that I’m encouraging everyone to do. Maybe you even remember the name Functional Range Conditioning (FRC). Buuuuut you probably still have some questions so that’s what this post is all about. We’reContinue reading “What is Mobility Work?”

2 Exercises for a Strong and Healthy Body

These were chosen for 1 main reason – people tend to lack core stability, and people tend to lack hip stability. If you can increase these 2 areas of stability in your body, it will move better, more efficiently, and sometimes help with aches and pains. 2 Exercises for a Strong and Healthy Body: ForearmContinue reading “2 Exercises for a Strong and Healthy Body”

Is Yoga Good for Flexibility or Mobility?

So the short answer to this is that yoga is definitely more for your flexibility. Which helps your mobility. Confused? Yeah that’s probably because the words flexibility and mobility get thrown around interchangeably, but they actually mean 2 different things. The difference between flexibility and mobility is that flexibility is passive range of motion andContinue reading “Is Yoga Good for Flexibility or Mobility?”

Should Your Shoulder Blades Lift in Yoga?

When you hear “Relax your shoulders” in a yoga class, are you actually relaxing them? Or are you pushing them down your back? I’ve found in my years of teaching that most people come to yoga thinking it’s never ok to lift their shoulders and shoulder blades. I’m here to tell you that your shoulderContinue reading “Should Your Shoulder Blades Lift in Yoga?”

3 Exercises for Healthy Shoulders

No matter what you do for a living, chances are your shoulders at some point have bothered you. Shoulder stretching is one of the most common requests that I get as a yoga instructor. Forget the wear and tear of sitting at a desk or having a job as a server or construction worker –Continue reading “3 Exercises for Healthy Shoulders”

What to Look for When Buying a Yoga Mat

Overwhelmed by the many yoga mat options? I gotchu! I’m going to break down the 4 most important things to consider when you’re buying a yoga mat, and 1 sales gimmick that really doesn’t make a difference and you can stay away from. Keep reading to find out! The 4 Most Important Considerations When BuyingContinue reading “What to Look for When Buying a Yoga Mat”

4 More Yoga Myths and Yoga Truths Continued…

Have you ever heard any of these cues or statements about yoga and how it can benefit you? If so, you may be hearing a few yoga myths that permeate the yoga world. This is a continuation of a previous blog post with 4 yoga myths and truths. If you’ve already read that one, keepContinue reading “4 More Yoga Myths and Yoga Truths Continued…”

Stretching and Pain – What’s the Difference?

Sometimes it can be tough to know if you’re feeling the “right” thing in a yoga class. I’ve been asked a few times if the place a student is feeling the stretch is correct. Here are a few signs to look for if you’re not sure if you’re feeling a stretch in the right placeContinue reading “Stretching and Pain – What’s the Difference?”

Should You Let Your Knees Go Past Your Ankles?

Should you let your knees go past your ankles? What about if you have an injured knee? I posted this tweet on my Instagram a few weeks ago, and boy did I hear a lot of opinions on the matter A lot of people were upset by this because their doctors have told them notContinue reading “Should You Let Your Knees Go Past Your Ankles?”

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