April 13, 2021
How To Use Yoga Blocks: For Beginners & Inflexible Guys
When you’re new to yoga, it might seem strange that there are only a few tools for your practice – a yoga mat, yoga blocks, and sometimes a strap. It’s obvious you stand on a mat, but what do you do with blocks? Surprisingly, they’re actually used for a lot. Yoga blocks are props or tools used for three things: making poses more accessible, acting as a cue or support, and adding extra resistance for developing strength. I’ll cover more below! If you don’t already have some yoga blocks, you can get some HERE. Do I Really Need Yoga Blocks?...
April 8, 2021
How to Clean & Disinfect Your Yoga Mat
How Dirty Is Your Yoga Mat? The simple answer is… pretty dirty. Yoga mats absorb and store all the sweat, oil, dirt, and grime they’re exposed to during your practice. If you’re practicing in a studio this includes strangers’ grime from the floor. If you’re practicing at home, then pets, children, and just your own body are going to deposit grime onto your mat. Not to mention, dirty mats can become a source of microbial growth, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. There’s nothing worse than unrolling your mat for yoga time and realizing it’s kinda gross. That’s why I’m sharing...
March 24, 2021
Standing Forward Fold Yoga: How to, Common Mistakes, & Modifications
The standing forward fold is one of the most common and widely practiced yoga postures around, and there’s good reason for it. It’s a great hamstring stretch, mildly stretches the calves, and teaches the body to hinge at the hips. So what’s so complicated about it? Don’t you just fall over to “touch your toes”? No, performing a GOOD forward fold is a little more complicated than that. A vast majority of people treat the forward fold as a passive low-back stretch, but that’s how you end up injured. That’s why I’m here to teach you how to actively engage,...
February 23, 2021
How to Do Downward-Facing Dog for Beginners: Step by Step
Downward-facing Dog is one of the most quintessential and recognizable yoga poses in the West – and for good reason. It’s great for stretching the calves and hamstrings, properly aligning the spine, improving shoulder mobility, and strengthening your hips, back, and core. However, there’s one major problem. Most people do Downward Dog incorrectly. The majority of yoga instructors and participants perform this pose with stretching as the focus, where you reach your heels down and push into the ground with your hands. That’s okay at best. But if you really want to reap the major benefits and get DEEPER into...
February 10, 2021
The Essentials Challenge – President’s Day!
Missed starting off 2021 with a bang? It’s not a problem. It’s never too late to start moving, feeling better, and creating a new you. Ready for a 14-Day Challenge to lock in healthy habits? I’m inviting you to join my Essentials Challenge to take care of your body, get stronger, and have fun doing it. And best of all…. It’s $1 to join. And there’s no automatic enrollment at the end, and no hidden fees. Just an awesome 14-Day Challenge – AND bonus access to the entire Members’ Area while you’re in it. Heard what you need? Click here...
February 9, 2021
Yoga for Osteoporosis: Safe Poses & Modifications
Managing osteoporosis can be hard, it limits your ability to move and enjoy the daily activities you’ve come to love, but treating it and reclaiming your life is simpler than you might think. The solution? – Yoga. In fact, yoga is an effective method of treatment for those suffering from osteoporosis by stimulating bone mineral density growth through safe and low impact exercises and poses – even reversing its effects. In this blog, I’ll show you how to start practicing yoga and the modifications you need to be aware of. I’ll cover: What is Osteoporosis? Who Is at Risk of...
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