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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Motivation Monday Workout

Here's a quick stand alone plank workout for when you're short on time. Every move shown here is targeting many muscle groups. Have fun! Watch the video, and then print this out (below) if you need help remembering it!Plank Workout,  4-5 Rounds : • Right Side: Kneeling Side Plank OR Side Plank  +  10 Torso […]
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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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Yoga Flow: Dolphin / Forearm Planks

This sequence is fantastic for core strength & shoulder stability. Why work on Planks so much? Because they target your entire core and-- if done correctly— your whole body is engaged. When you’ve mastered a standard plank, try this routine! Insert it into your yoga practice or try it on its own... routine listed at the end. *If you […]
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