Prep Poses for Boat Pose

If you had told me a few years ago I would be able to wrap my hands around the bottom of my feet, I wouldn't have believed you. (Thanks, Yoga, for improving my flexibility!) But this post is not about flexibility, it’s about preparing for Boat Pose. Here you’ll find a little help for getting […]
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Greek Chicken Salad

I may not be a salad lover, but one thing I can appreciate about them is how you can take a lot of ingredients and throw them together. Similar to an omelette or a pizza. If you haven't realized that yet, then there's a life hack for you. Salads, omelettes and pizzas are great ways […]
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Boat Pose No-Nos

Boat pose is awesome for building deep core strength. Read on for a quick reminder of proper form for boat and noting common misalignments. Try for the top photo... keep your spine long, shoulders aligned (not rounded) and even keep your legs and feet active. Everything is active in Boat. Think of lifting up into […]
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Boat Pose Breakdown

Boat Pose! A strength builder for the core, hip flexors and spine. Detailed how-to instructions in a minute, but first— three reasons why you should be doing Boat Pose. For starters, it hits all of the core muscles that you'll be showing off on a boat in your bikini this summer. Trust me, this pose […]
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Benefits of Balance Poses

Did you know that balance poses are grounding and calming? Lately, I’ve been feeling busy and scattered, so the classes I taught yesterday were mellow, slow flowing classes with lots of balance poses. We played in Warrior Three pose (Virabhadrasana III) some, which inspired this post.If you practice balance poses often enough, they’ll increase your […]
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Next Level Side Planks

I love seeing progress in the classes I teach, and we’ve made so much progress this month toward our goal of learning Side Plank pose. If you've also been working towards a full side plank, read on for tips and modifications. The first option in the photo above is Dolphin Side Plank (Forearm Side Plank). […]
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Kneeling Side Plank Recap

Kneeling Side Plank is such a great way to gain strength in your wrists, arms, shoulders, core, legs, and improve your balance— so many benefits! It’s also great for building up to a full Side Plank, as it helps you to understand the strength and stability needed for a safe Side Plank.This post is for […]
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Side Plank Practice

Any version of Plank pose strengthens the wrists, arms, shoulders, core, legs, and improves balance. I’m a BIG believer that yoga is for everybody and every body. Planks are amazing for building strength and stability. Everybody should be doing planks!Read on for a few tips for your plank practice... The above photo is showing the version of Side […]
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Lemon Dill Salmon

This tasty recipe is quick, healthy & has easy to find ingredients. Even if you’re not a big salmon-lover, give it a try. The butter, lemon & dill give it great flavor. Plus salmon is really, really good for you. Read on for the recipe and why you should be eating more salmon. I serve […]
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Spring Salad : Strawberry + Walnut + Feta + Spinach + Chicken

The best part about this spring salad?! It’s healthy, easy & fast. It takes me longer to cube the chicken than it does to make the rest of it. This is best when strawberries are in season, so make sure you have red, ripe berries. Read on for the recipe. A lot of ingredients here […]
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