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5 Exercises to Heal Lower Back Pain t...

5 Exercises to Heal Lower Back Pain the Yoga Way

This past summer I was at a week-long camp for girls acting as a leader. It was a busy week full of cooking, cleaning, hiking, swimming, pranks, fun and games and not a lot of sleep. By the end of the week I was exhausted! I had woken early each morning to practice yoga down […]

3 Ways Savasana will Change your Body...

3 Ways Savasana will Change your Body…and Soul

I was THAT student. The one who purposely put my mat in the back of the class so that when the ‘boring’ part of yoga class came-meaning the relaxation Savasana- I could hightail it out of there. I was so focused on the muscle strengthening and looked at yoga as simply another avenue to achieving the […]

Yin Yoga-Healing by Releasing

Yin Yoga-Healing by Releasing

Yin Yoga sounds so mysterious. Having seen Yin Yoga on the schedule at various yoga studios I wondered often about what Yin Yoga was and if it was something I would enjoy. My first experience with Yin was so different from any other vinyasa or hatha yoga I had practiced before, and honestly it was very […]

Finding time for Yoga AND Cardio

Finding time for Yoga AND Cardio

I started running back when I was just 12 years old. My family had moved into a tiny 1 bedroom hotel while waiting for our home to be ready to move in, and having 7 people cramped in that tiny space made my mom desperate to keep us five kids busy and out of the […]

What is Ujjayi breathing-or why does ...

What is Ujjayi breathing-or why does the guy next to me in yoga class sound like he’s snoring?

Breath is the essence of life. Without breath, we cease to live. During yoga the most important aspect isn’t the pose or how deep we can get into a posture, but instead is the breath. One of the most basic breathing techniques used in yoga is Ujjayi-victorious breath. Ujjayi breath is most often used in […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Poses

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Poses

My sister was visiting today from Hawaii and we decided to have play time taking photos of our favorite yoga poses. And it was very revealing. Often in yoga class I will feel like I am in the most AMAZING back bend, or that my form in plank pose is without flaw. But, after seeing […]

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