March has never been my month. To me, it's one of those dreary months of perpetual dishwater grey, where it's not quite winter yet there's no hint of spring. This year, however, we've been pretty lucky, and I am loving the sunlight and warmth we've been having the last few days. It makes me want to do a little extra detoxing to start fresh for the new season, so I came up with this yoga sequence in case you want a little detox action in your life, too!Read More
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My weekend was the perfect balance of work and play - I taught my regular classes and filmed and edited some custom yoga dvds, and then Saturday night we went out, a good excuse to put on my new shoes and the sequin shirt I had bought for New Year's but never wore. My husband and I normally work out separately but I somehow let him talk me into doing his leg workout which was one of those things where during it you're all like, 'Yeah! I'm crushing it!', but then you wake up the next morning and literally wince when you try to get up.
How was your weekend? What'd you do?
Welcome to the weekend! What are your plans?! I'm fulfilling a bunch of custom yoga DVD orders, teaching classes, and then looking forward to a night out on Saturday.
Today's sequence is a favorite of mine when if my body is feeling especially stiff. Backbends look like they're just benefitting the back, but they're actually huge for opening up the front body (the chest, shoulders, stomach and thighs), so this sequence feels really good if you're just needing a solid stretch.
TIP: For each pose here, breathe 7-9 long, full breaths before moving on, and note that plank pose and warrior 1 variation should be done on both sides.
PS- There are still a few spaces left in the Ibiza Yoga Retreat - April 26 - May, 2, 2014. I'd love to have you!