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
Ana T. Forrest, creator of Forrest Yoga, is no stranger to life's challenges. Forrest was born disabled with malformed legs and chronic pain, had a physically abusive mother and absentee father, was frequently drugged and sexually abused as a toddler and child, battled with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction from the time she was six, … Continue reading Fierce Medicine: Weirdly Wonderful
The OED online defines balance as: “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” Incorporating a lot of balance postures into your practice can help strengthen your body and calm your mind. If you feel balanced and stable on the mat, you will have the confidence and calmness to bring that … Continue reading Balance: Body and Mind
So I think I’m officially addicted to hot yoga. I find myself only ever attending the heated classes at my studio. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what keeps me coming back, but something recently occurred to me: added resistance. The extremely humid environment of a hot yoga studio makes it feel like you’re … Continue reading Sweat Baby Sweat: Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
Don’t waste your money on a gym that intimidates you, spend your fitness budget responsibly and focus on getting active. Resist the pressure to conform to a certain physical standard, just get sweating, get your heart pumping and smile.