Pose of the Month: Urdhva Prasarita Padasana

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana is a mouthful.  So is upward extended feet pose.  Instead let’s say L shape.  This pose and its variations are a great way to support our January intention: have courage to try again. This is because it strengthens the core, tone’s the abdominal organs and stimulates the third chakra.

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Pose of the Month: Supported bridge pose

***This post contains affiliate links, which lead to product pages on external websites.  If you purchase a product through one of the affiliate links in this post, I’ll get a commission.*** Supported bridge is an all time favorite.  It’s the reason my bestie owns a block.  When you place the block under your sacrum you can let your body relax […]

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Pose of the Week: Vasisthasana

Vas what? Side plank and it’s many variations.  It’s really great for building core strength.  It has so many variations that almost anybody can do it. I like to have my students start in plank and lower the right knee (optionally lower the right arm to the forearm).  Then lift the left arm to the sky and open the hips […]

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Pose of the Week: Dhanurasana

Disclaimer: I first saw this version of the pose on Instagram. I have been really loving backends lately because I can really feel the effect on my ovaries.  I can feel space and ease in the front of my hips where I often have tightness. I also love backbends because most of them help with my goal of opening my […]

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Pose of the Week: Makarasana

So you want too upside down but you’re scared, or you don’t think you’re strong enough.  Never fear! Mo is here to save the day! Well not me, dolphin pose. You start in downward facing dog. pull the heels to the ground press the hips to the sky (up and back) pressing into the finger tips grip the mat pressing the chest […]

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Pose of the Week: Breakthroughs

What you see in the video above is nothing short of a miracle.  I have been working really hard on this pose (and inversions in general) and felt like I wasn’t making progress.  I can teach these poses and my students do them so well but actually doing it is another story completely.  To be fair I have fibromyalgia, endometriosis and […]

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Pose of the Week: Bhujangasana

Ah cobra pose, one of the first poses everyone learns to do in yoga. It is also on of the poses that is most often done incorrectly. It’s easy to hurt your back in cobra. Let’s go over some of the things that I see often. 1. Lifting the chest without lengthening the spine. It is important to protect the […]

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Pose of the Week: Creativity

Sometimes it’s fun to step on your mat and make shapes (staying safe of course).  I don’t know the name of this pose. I don’t think it’s a real “pose”  but it’s fun.  And yoga should be fun. What are your favorite “shapes”? Do you have any go to shapes?

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Pose of the week: Salamba Sirsasana

  I never thought I would be able to headstand.  I mean that’s just crazy stuff. I wanted to headstand but I just couldn’t.  I was teaching headstand long before I was doing it.  Then my students started doing headstand for the first time in my class.  They kept saying that I explained it really well.  After 5 or 6 […]

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