I took my first yoga class when I was a teenager. I found it boring, pretentious, obnoxious. So I gave up. Ever since I stopped taking dance classes at the age of 18 I’ve struggled to get into a steady fitness routine. I like working out, I like sweating, I like stretching and I like hurting … Continue reading What makes for a good yoga studio?
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The Full Sun Salutation
If you've just landed here - head on back to this post for a breakdown of the standing sun salutation series. The rest of the sun salutation involves getting on the floor and adding some different levels to your practice. Add the sequence below to your standing sun salutation and you get the full sequence, … Continue reading The Full Sun Salutation
Standing Sun Salutation
Here is where the fun begins as I begin to break down the sun salutation for you. The great thing about the sequence below, is that it can be done any time as its own ‘half sun salutation’ to warm up the body, get some blood flowing, stretch some muscles and relieve stress. I never … Continue reading Standing Sun Salutation
Sun Salutation Series – Introduction
Artwork by Abby Bunnell If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, you have done at least one posture in a sequence of movements called a sun salutation. Chances are you’ve done all of the postures in the sequence and have probably done one or more variations of the sequence as part of your practice. … Continue reading Sun Salutation Series – Introduction
How to Overcome the Agony of the Plank
I can’t do that. At all. But maybe one day I will be able to… In order to train for it I have to practice my planks first though, which have proven to be the part of my practice where I see the slowest progress. Front and side plans are an amazing work out. They … Continue reading How to Overcome the Agony of the Plank