How To Get Better Posture and More Flexibility

I hear this all the time – someone says “I want to be more flexible, what stretches can I do so I can eventually touch my toes?” And then a look of confusion when I say something like “don’t keep stretching your legs, change the position of your pelvis instead.” Maybe you’re making a confusedContinue reading “How To Get Better Posture and More Flexibility”

My Experience Learning Yoga Through the Lens of Physical Therapy with Threesphysiyoga

In December 2019 I finished a 6 month 100-hour training with physical therapists who taught us yoga through the lens of physical therapy. Their goal was to start bringing smart, anatomy and biomechanic-based yoga into the yoga world. They threaded in PT exercises in a way that makes sense in a vinyasa yoga class andContinue reading “My Experience Learning Yoga Through the Lens of Physical Therapy with Threesphysiyoga”

How to Help Your Balance & The Connection Between Your Toes and Balancing

I follow a guy named Dr. Perry Nickelston on Instagram (@stopchasingpain), and he made a post Tuesday morning about something that really struck me – how your toes compensate for a weak glute (aka butt muscle).  Here’s what he said: “Toe gripping is a compensation for glutei (aka butt muscles) that don’t work well” HeContinue reading “How to Help Your Balance & The Connection Between Your Toes and Balancing”

How To Step Your Foot in Between Your Hands From Downward Facing Dog

I see this all the time. I say lift your right leg up, step your foot between your hands, and then a student’s foot lands somewhere halfway up their mat, their hip is jacked up in the air, their heel is off the ground, and they look unsure and uncomfortable in the lunge position. I’llContinue reading “How To Step Your Foot in Between Your Hands From Downward Facing Dog”

How Moving Differently Can Help You Feel Better

Other than maybe the bit of walking to and from work, how have you moved today? Yesterday I joined a gym. I haven’t consistently been going to the gym in months, and to be totally honest, my back has been killing me. Yes, yoga does help my back at times, but I’ve found the thingContinue reading “How Moving Differently Can Help You Feel Better”

Yoga Break to Help With Sitting at Work

When you sit at work, are you sitting up straight or are you rounding your upper back? What about during your commute? What about when you’re reading or texting or sitting on the couch watching tv? I catch myself doing this a lot, and I end up with upper back pain. Click the link belowContinue reading “Yoga Break to Help With Sitting at Work”

Hip Stretch to Combat Sitting at Work

Sitting all day got your hips feeling stiff? Or maybe you stand all day at work and it leaves your hips achy and your back hurting? Try this video below and let me know if it relieves some of your aches and pains. If you’re at work and can’t do this with the sound onContinue reading “Hip Stretch to Combat Sitting at Work”

Dealing with Wrist Pain in Yoga

One of the most common things I hear from students is that yoga hurts their wrists, and what can they do to make it better, so I thought I’d write a blog addressing this super common issue. So in general if you’re experiencing pain, my number one recommendation would be to go talk to aContinue reading “Dealing with Wrist Pain in Yoga”

5 Tips to Nail Your Crow Pose

Every time I’ve taught a one-on-one session with someone, it was always for 2 reasons: they wanted to nail crow or they wanted to understand chaturanga. These also happen to be 2 of the poses I feel most confident to teach. I’m not gonna lie – it’s a really really hard pose. So I’ve comeContinue reading “5 Tips to Nail Your Crow Pose”