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Simple yoga modifications for common injuries

Students often come to me with health and injury concerns and ask about yoga modifications they can make in their practice. Just the other day a woman in my class let me know while she was in Child’s Pose […]

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By |May 13th, 2015|yoga|0 Comments

IT Band Stretch for Runners

A friend of mine recently asked for a good IT band stretch. Specifically, she wanted to know if some of the hip stretches I’ve been sharing over the past month or so would be good for the IT band.

My […]

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By |May 6th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

The Difference Between Yoga And Other Exercises

I don’t think I need to tell you that I think yoga is special.

If you’ve done yoga before you’ll know it’s special. You’ll have felt a shift in your body and mind that you come back for again and […]

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By |April 22nd, 2015|yoga|Comments Off

One Big Hip Stretch

Happy tax day! Also, Happy Birthday to my grandmother, who is celebrating her 94th birthday.

Almost all of my clients have said the same thing to me over the course of our work together. Maybe you say this to yourself […]

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By |April 15th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

How To Improve Balance

The one set of poses that always seem to be the most frustrating to all of my students are the ones that involve balance. And we’re not talking about arm balances here, because even those have a clear measurement […]

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By |April 8th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

Yoga Core Exercises

The other day in class I asked my students how they were feeling in the midst of a pretty difficult sequence that involved quite a few core exercises. One woman shouted out that as long as she would get […]

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By |April 1st, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

Happy Hip Stretches

OK, I admit that happy hip stretches is a bit of an oxymoron as almost no one I know genuinely loves the feeling of stretching out tight hips. That s$!t hurts!

Even so, it’s vitally important for our hips to […]

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By |March 25th, 2015|Uncategorized, yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

Short Shoulder Stretches

As we get closer to Kapha season (the Spring equinox is officially on March 20th) you might have noticed a shift in your energy patterns. I know I’ve tapped into a new source of motivation recently, which is good […]

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By |March 18th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

5 Minute Yoga Break for Spring

This has been a long time coming.

As we move into spring – hello 50+ degrees and RAIN! – busyness and frantic running around resume.

In Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and an ancient form of natural medicine and healing […]

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By |March 11th, 2015|yoga, Yoga video|Comments Off

Why the past and the future are part of the present moment

A common question I get is how did I become a yoga instructor. Recently, I was doing some reflecting about how I got to be where I am today, and while it seems like I somehow arrived here accidentally, […]

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By |March 4th, 2015|life|Comments Off

How to Master the Feel Good Look

I’m not sure where I learned it, but for some reason I’ve always been more concerned about how I feel then how I look.

For example, you would have never in a million years have found me walking around “The […]

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By |February 25th, 2015|beauty, life, wellness, yoga|Comments Off

Relieve Foot Pain with Yoga

One of my top 10 yoga videos to date is “the best yoga stretches to relieve wrist pain” (it comes in at #4 in my top 10 with 520 views). Turns out a lot of people experience pain in […]

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By |February 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off