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?
I want to share with you what allows me to have fun at the gym, (hint: the key is to stop thinking about weight loss). I’m hoping you can use these tips to motivate yourself to get on the stair climber, the elliptical, the track, the pool, the basketball court, or the yoga mat. Whatever is fun for you.
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
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
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