Kneeling Mermaid Pose

Mermaid pose and all its variants like this kneeling variation (pictured) is one of my favorite poses to practice when I want to open up my chest and stretch out my quads.  As it requires some flexibility in the spine, this pose is a great one to practice to improve mobility in that area.  Holding... Continue Reading →

Natarajasana~Dancer’s Pose

Natarajasana  or Dancer’s Pose,is one of my favorite asanas to practice when I feel like waking up my body and stretching it out. It helps to target close to every body part and helps to build full-body strength.  It releases built up tension in the upper body and stretches out the core and lower body.  I... Continue Reading →

The Yoga Wheel

I bought a yoga wheel a couple of years ago thinking that it would add a lot to my yoga practice.  I did a post when I initially got it hopeful that I would really incorporate it in my practice.  I have found that it's a fun little prop to have around, but through the... Continue Reading →

Upward Facing Bow + Variation

Upward Facing Bow or Wheel Pose is such a great asana to practice when you feel like you need a nice "stretch + strengthen"  through the spine.  This pose is a more advanced asana of the spine strengtheners, but if you don't have any bodily limitations preventing you from regularly practicing this one, it is... Continue Reading →

Trikonasana

I’ve been running more lately and have been really focusing on asanas that assist in stretching out the hamstrings and side body.  My go to pose to target these areas is Trikonasana or Triangle Pose.  I absolutely love to do this pose after a run.  Depending on the depth of your angle in this pose,... Continue Reading →

Practicing Meditation

"The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness." -Sakyong Mipham. One may think that seated meditation is an easy thing to do, but I have discovered throughout my years of practice that it can be one of the most challenging aspects of yoga. Living in such a busy society as we do... Continue Reading →

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