6 Tips for Bound Yoga Poses

Want to make progress with your binds in yoga?! Binds are tough, because the amount of flexibility and mobility needed to achieve a safe bind simply doesn’t happen overnight for the majority of us. One of the keys to practicing yoga is to be kind to your body and accept (no, celebrate!) what it can do, […]
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Got Glutes? Why You Need Them Strong and 3 Moves to Make it Happen

One of the things I've enjoyed the most from getting my RYT-500 status (Registered Yoga Teacher, 500 hours of training) and becoming a Certified Personal Trainer is learning about anatomy. Exercises and yoga poses make so much more sense when you have a little knowledge about anatomy. I'm certainly still no expert, but that's why […]
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Half Moon Pose Tips

Half Moon Pose may be one that we learn pretty early in our yoga practice, but that does not mean it's an easy pose. It requires balance, strength, stability, and flexibility. If those aren't your strong points, don't despair. Half Moon Pose may be a lot more accessible than you think. Read on for some […]
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3 Tips for Crow Pose

Crow pose was the first arm balance I learned, and I remember how tough it was to me at that time. It's hard to convince your brain not to freak out when you're going upside down in an inversion or lifting off in an arm balance like Crow. There is a real fear of literally […]
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How To: Plank Pose

Plank pose is well known for being a core strengthening pose, but it's underrated as a total body move. YES it's great for your core, but it also strengthens the back, shoulder blades, shoulders, arms, wrists, inner thighs, legs and glutes. Engaging those areas as well as your core gives the pose a lot more […]
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One Small Habit: A Daily Exercise to Strengthen Your Back

Back pain is such a common woe. I hear about it all the time from my friends, family, yogis and the ladies I personal train. It can be caused by many things, so if you're having severe back pain, don't be silly and fight through it-- go see a doctor. Hopefully you're not in that category, though. […]
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One Small Habit: Got Back Pain? Start Hip Hinging.

I'm starting a new "column" on my blog. In this column, I'll write about one small habit or change you can make in your life that is easily attainable. If you have any thoughts or feedback on this, please email me and let me know. This first post for "One Small Habit" is aimed at […]
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Yoga How-To: Adding Eagle Legs to Forearm Stand

Wanna jazz up your Forearm Stand (aka Pincha Mayurasana) with Eagle legs?!? Here are a few tips from me about how to do it, along with photos, and even a photobomb from my trusty canine sidekick, Layla... • You GOTTA have the following 3 things going for any Forearm Stand: 1) A solid foundation at the forearms. Press your forearms […]
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Getting the Hang of Scale Pose

Scale Pose, also known as Tolasana, is a fantastic strength builder for the core, arms, and wrists. Yes you can do this pose! All it takes is a little practice... read on for some tips and modifications. Modifications: • Traditionally, Tolasana is done from Lotus Pose (Padmasana). However, not all of us are built for Lotus Pose […]
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