Heart Opening Yoga

Too much time at the keyboard causing your shoulders to sag? Feeling the need to give your heart some love? There’s always a good reason to explore heart opening yoga, and making these poses part of our regular practice  can help keep our shoulders from rounding forward and our hearts from closing to the blessings […]

Taking Flight this Holiday Season

Arm balances are usually on everyone’s yoga wish list. My gift to you is to show you the steps to take flight on your yoga mat this holiday season. These popular party-trick poses often come up in class as an all-or-nothing proposition. The teacher will say, “If you practice eka pada galavasana, you can take […]

Chaturanga Do’s and Don’ts

Oh, chaturanga dandasana. We’ve had a long and complicated relationship. I remember my first few yoga classes way back when, and how it was unclear to me that people were not in fact lowering themselves all the way to the floor. They were – gasp – hovering! And when I first tried you, how miserably […]

Target Practice: Core Yoga

When you’re in yoga class and the instructor starts talking about core work, is all you hear blah blah blah core strength blah blah blah? Well, time to tune in to the center of your body’s energy because if you want to improve your practice and its benefits, it all starts with your core. That […]

One-Pose Wonder: Handstand

Midwinter blahs got you down? Boost your spirits and your energy with a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). This pose may be quick – but it’s not necessarily easy. Learn how to get the most from this one-pose wonder that turns your world upside down, in a good way. You can take handstand anywhere. All you […]

Restful, Restorative Yoga

Our bodies respond to the change in seasons. As the days get shorter and colder, we slow down for winter. If you’re like me, you’re eating and sleeping more, and transitioning into a slower speed. It makes sense that our yoga practice will follow suit, if we honor the body’s cues. While I normally bask […]

Doable Daily Yoga

Five enhancements to your regular yoga routine that will keep your practice thriving on the days you don’t have time to hit the mat. Do yoga daily? When it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, that can be unrealistic. So how do you make yoga a daily practice? Work with what you’ve […]

Yoga with Mom

Asana à Deux. Partner yoga seems to get a mixed reaction – some adore its playfulness, others groan when it comes up unannounced in a yoga class. It definitely changes the dynamic of a yoga practice, which is typically done solo. I confess, I never got super excited about partner yoga, but was always grateful […]

Spread Your Wings with Spring Yoga

Birdsong – a sound of spring. So to greet the coming season on the mat, how about incorporating some asanas inspired by birds into your fitness/yoga routine? Like their namesakes, some poses are graceful, like bird of paradise, and some are powerful, like rooster. Even if we can’t fly, we can add flexibility, strength and […]

12 Days of Yoga Gifts

For the first day of yoga gifts my true self gave to me… It’s tough to find time for yourself during the holiday season. Much of our energy is directed externally: gifts for others, parties, family, planning how to fit it all in and stay festive in the process. Yoga class? What a gift that […]