Today I'm sharing a twenty minute yoga video that uses a yoga strap with the intention to open up the chest and the legs. It's appropriate for all levels, including beginners, and works with seated postures for the hamstrings and chest, and balancing poses as well. We also visit bow pose, which is a great one for finding flexibility and openness in the chest and hip flexors. Hope you love!Read More
An international yoga instructor writes a healthy living blog with an emphasis on yoga.
Athletic wear can be expensive and I've tried enough brands to feel like "you get what you pay for" really rings true. I'm picky about athletic wear. I like the materials to have a certain feel, the stitching needs to be just so, the piece needs to hold up wash after wash, and I like certain thing cut certain ways. But I hate paying full price for anything, so I thought I'd share some pieces I am really liking lately that are currently on sale.Read More
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If you've been reading for a while, you know that I recently took a week off to deal with some health issues that had reared their ugly head in the wake of the stress I'd been feeling for the last few months. It hasn't been an easy year for me. At the end of last summer, I moved from LA to the Czech Republic, then a few months later went back to the US, lead a retreat in Costa Rica, moved back to Europe (Germany), traveled to Dubai for work, went back to the US (homeless, crashed with our parents), traveled to Miami for a retreat, traveled to Costa Rica for a retreat, finally found a place to live (had no furniture, not even a bed), went to Greece, Italy and Morocco to lead retreats, went back to the US to move into our new place (office tour, home tour), lead a retreat in Upstate New York, and then crashed and burned.Read More
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As some of you could probably tell from recent posts, I've been struggling a bit. At first, I thought it was no big deal - just stress - but it's impacting my life to the point that I'm struggling to do everyday things.Read More
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Have you ever sprained your ankle? As many of you know, I sprained my ankle at the end of April. It's slowly gotten better, and I can do nearly everything I used to be able to do except high impact stuff. Running is out of the question for right now, although I am feeling encouraged because in recent workouts, box jumps haven't affected my ankle too much! So I'm remaining hopeful that one of these days I'll be able to resume my running, and when that time comes, I'll be keeping these four yoga poses on heavy rotation. These are my top four picks for runners, who often suffer from tight hips, hamstrings, and chest.Read More