Monthly Archives: August 2015

HOW TO: Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

This is one of my favorite standing poses, because it is challenging and really requires coordination between the body and mind. As an added benefit this pose really strengthens the legs and core and opens up the upper back.  If … Continue reading

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Yoga For Your Mind

Most people know about the physical benefits of yoga; increased flexibility, lean and toned muscles, healthier joints, and even stronger bones.  But one of the greatest benefits yoga is not one that is easy to see, because it’s not physical. … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Pigeon Pose is one yoga pose that I try to fit in almost every day.  If I’ve only got 5-10 minutes to practice, I’ll definitely make sure I spend some time in this pose. As a person who sits for … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Yoga Class

When I was getting ready to take my first yoga class I looked for some advice, and I found a ton of blog posts about what to expect before your first class. I’m a firm believer that having expectations about anything … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Revolved Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana)

I have already shared my obsession with Chair Pose because of its ability to strengthen and seriously tone the legs and core. This twisted version is also one that frequently pops up in my classes and personal practice.  You get the benefits … Continue reading

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Postpartum Yoga Sequence to Energize the Body and Mind

I have several friends who have recently become new moms or are currently expecting.  It’s exciting times with all these precious little lives coming into the world. Recently I had a friend ask me about yoga poses that she could … Continue reading

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HOW TO: Rag Doll Pose/Forward Fold Variation (Uttanasana II)

This variation of a Standing Forward Bend is a gentle pose to relax the body and mind and it also actively stretches the entire back body.  I incorporate this pose into almost all of my yoga classes because it’s just so good … Continue reading

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