Yoga Practice

Tips for your yoga practice.

Yoga Practice

3 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel

Sharing three ways to use a yoga wheel within your practice.

20 Day Yoga Program to Jumpstart Your Practice

Days 9 - 16 of our 20 Day Yoga Program to Jumpstart your Practice.

20 Day Yoga Program to Jumpstart Your Practice

It's been a while since we've done a yoga program, so let's hop to it! 

3 Yoga Poses to Find Balance

Three yoga poses to help you find balance on and off the mat

Three Yoga Pose Essentials for Hiking

A few weeks back, I went to Ithaca, New York and visited Buttermilk Falls, which is this gorgeous state park. 

Nailed It

Sometimes you just can't do it.

Funky Transitions: Eagle Pose to Headstand

We're back with another installment of Funky Transitions, a mini-series to help inspire your creative flow in your practice. In today's post, we're going from Eagle Pose to Headstand.

Funky Transitions: Tripod Headstand to Baby Flying Pigeon

We're back with another installment of our Funky Transitions mini series. I am a big fan of making my yoga practice a lot like a dance. I don't care for using a mat, and I just like to go with the flow, and link poses together as I see fit and fun. This is a new favorite transition - going from tripod headstand to baby flying pigeon. 

Funky Transitions: Headstand to Forearm Stand

Your weekly yoga vid is put on hold this week as I'm still recovering from my shoulder injury and I keep aggravating the injury when I do my own personal practice, so I know rest is best for right now. In its place, though, I've got the first sequence in a fun mini series called Funky Transitions. In this series, I'll show a couple interesting transitions I incorporate into my own personal practice that you likely wouldn't see at your standard yoga class. Most of these are somewhat advanced, but if you're a beginner, don't be turned off. Instead, make a mental note of these so that when both of the poses are in your practice, you can give the transition a try. 

Why it's Important for Yogis to Strength Train

If you've been following along for a while, you know that I started lifting weight more seriously back in October. I've always loved weightlifting, but I quickly realized that in doing it more seriously, I was actually seeing results. I was building serious strength - and don't just take my word for it. 

6 Steps to Handstand

Ah, the elusive handstand. I'm not going to lie, it only really started to become accessible to me within the last few months. Actually, ever since I started lifting weight more seriously back in October of 2015. I get a lot of questions about handstands so I thought I'd share my six tips to nailing it down in your practice. 

The Trick to Creative Yoga Sequences

The other day on instagram, someone posted a comment saying, "I wish I could create sequences like this." The person was referring to my personal yoga practice, which is more like a flowy vinyasa dance. I don't use a mat (I hate feeling confined to a set space), and I don't plan out what I'll do before. I don't think anything, I don't write down what I did afterwards, and I don't focus on anything but moving and breathing. 

Total Body Yoga Warm-Up

When my plate is full, it's hard to remember to take time out and take care of myself. I've been pretty vocal about how important it is to keep yourself number one, so I feel a little embarrassed that I've put myself on the back burner for the last few weeks. How are you doing on the self-care front? Let me know down in the comments below. 

6 Steps to The Splits

Ah, the elusive splits. They’re one of those things on a lot of people’s bucket lists, and while we all know we don’t practice yoga to be able to master x, y, or z pose, let’s just be honest - sometimes it’s nice to nail a pose you’ve always wanted to do, right?!

How to Fall Out of Arm Balances

The other day someone from the Yoga Forum asked for a tutorial on how to fall out of forearm stand. I get that fear is a major reason why a lot of people avoid arm balances so I thought I'd put together a video to show how to properly fall and what to do to avoid falling in the first place.

Handstand Push Ups

If you've been following along on instagram, you will know that I recently learned how to do these handstand push-ups from my trainer.

Core work with a yoga block

This post is brought to you by Clever Yoga, who gifted me this block (which is now on sale). While we were compensated for the post, all opinions are our own. We choose to work with small businesses whenever we can, and Clever Yoga is a female owned yoga props company that we love. Thank you for supporting the companies that support YBC.

Happy Monday, friends! We’re starting off the week with a serious core exercise you can do with a yoga block (or really anything you have around the house) to build up strength. Core strength is so much more than a six pack! Increased core strength may help with posture, may prevent back issues, and of course will help with your physical yoga practice.

Stay Positive Yoga Sequence

With the holiday season fast approaching, I wanted to create a sequence that would help to detox, unwind and keep us in positive spirits. This little sequence is short but effective to do just that. The detoxing pose comes from the thread-the-needle twist right at the beginning. The twist puts a bit of compression on the internal organs and when we unravel from the twist, we’re sent a new rush of blood. The nod to unwinding and destressing comes from the child’s pose at the end, and the intention for positivity comes from the heart opening wild thing pose and high lunge variation above. I hope you enjoy.