Pigeon Pose Series: Core Strengthening

Here's a quick way to spice up your Pigeon pose by adding some Core Stability through your transverse abdominis muscle.  Plus I'll introduce a different, more active way to get into Pigeon pose! Other benefits include: Increased Active Range of Motion of your Hips Increased Hip Stability (by strengthening your Butt-tator cuff) Gluteal muscle activation Spinal … Continue reading Pigeon Pose Series: Core Strengthening

Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy, hence the reason why I haven't been writing.  Today, I'd like to share something really simple with you that I learned from Dr. Perry Nickelston that's really helped me move through a lot of the stress and it's all centered around your heart center! Your whole body … Continue reading Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

Yoga for Headaches

Yoga in general is great for a number of different conditions and diseases.  This is simply because it fosters movement (which is the best kind of medicine), breath, and mindfulness (which help decrease your stress).  Healthy movement paired with breath plus the decreased stress from mindfulness can do wonders for your body. Today we'll look at how … Continue reading Yoga for Headaches

Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?

Today we'll demystify and breakdown "Tight Hamstrings."  It's a common diagnosis among a lot of people.  You've probably heard of it or suffered from it at one point as it often keeps you from folding forward and touching your toes. Hamstrings are a bit more complicated than they seem.  They can actually be both "tight" and "not tight" at the … Continue reading Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?

How to Sit

For the first time in our history as humans we've reached an era where sitting has become a position that we hold for long periods of time.  Historically, we would stand and move around to work our fields, work in a factory, etc.  Time spent sitting was much less was used for times of rest.  Sitting was … Continue reading How to Sit

Yoga For Low Back Pain

Back pain is a pretty common affliction.  Most, if not everyone, has experienced it at one point in their life.  Here is some easy yoga to help with those times when you have it, or you can use these to help stave it off. This will be pretty different from your standard "Yoga for Low … Continue reading Yoga For Low Back Pain

Hack the Brain to Stabilize Your Chaturanga

A yoga push up, or Chaturanga Dandasana/Low Plank/4 Limbed Staff, is commonly used in many styles of yoga.   It's a great strength building pose, plus it activates a lot of stabilizer muscles:   Think of it like your entire back, from your neck down to your heel, is pulling you up, and your chest and core have … Continue reading Hack the Brain to Stabilize Your Chaturanga

The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath

There are a bunch of different ways to breath in yoga.  Pranayama is the umbrella term used to describe all the different yoga breathing techniques.  One of the most common breathing techniques, maybe one you've even heard before, is Ujjayi breath. Ujjayi in Sanskrit translates "to be victorious." And that's exactly what this breath accomplishes … Continue reading The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath

Crocodile Bridge Pose

You breathe about 17,000 to 30,000 times a day.  Needless to say, breathing is one of the most important movements you make every single moment! Improper breathing can lead to a wealth of biomechanical problems.  Sitting is usually the source of our faulty breathing patterns since it impairs the diaphragm and also makes it hard … Continue reading Crocodile Bridge Pose

Mindful Walking

Whats the #1 thing you do with your entire body everyday? Sit!  (If you don't believe me calculate it here) And how do you get from sitting place to sitting place? Walking! Let's face it, sometimes we have to sit, like when we drive or are at work, So why not be a little mindful and … Continue reading Mindful Walking