Salamander Pose

Today I'll share with you my absolute new favorite exercise that I've translated into a yoga pose: Salamander Pose It's my new favorite because it combines shoulder stability, hip stability, and core stability!  You can even spice in some glute activation!  This beautiful movement does a whole body good 🙂 It comes from the corrective … Continue reading Salamander Pose

Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

I'd like to share with you guys some really cool things that have emerged ever since my yoga community adopted Active Pigeon pose and began to shy away from Sleeping Pigeon. It started here 4 months ago (wow right?!) when I first presented the case against Sleeping Pigeon pose inhibiting the deep stabilizers of the hip … Continue reading Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

Active Tree Pose: Hip Stability & Balance

Today I'll be breaking down another great pose for hip stability, Active Tree. Chances are you have taken Tree Pose before, it's a great pose for single leg balance, plus it's a very aesthetically pleasing pose of choice for many on Instagram. Real quick explanation of the Biomechanics involved in Active Tree: Active Tree is all about … Continue reading Active Tree Pose: Hip Stability & Balance

What is Stretching?

Kind of a weird question right?  We understand what the word means, we can even demonstrate it quite easily, and we know it feels pretty damn good... But can you actually describe it? It's kind of baffling huh? Well let's take a good look at stretching today then!  We're going to look at: Local Components … Continue reading What is Stretching?

Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process

Today we're going to look at a couple different muscles and fascial chains that coalesce at one particular part of the front part of your shoulder, the Coracoid process. Fun fact: Coracoid means "like a Raven's beak" and as you are about to see, it looks just like one: As you can see it's a … Continue reading Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process

Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga

Depending on who you ask Sciatica can mean a lot of different things.  Some people have a "Sciatica area" of their thigh.  Others believe that any time their back hurts, it's sciatica to blame. So is it an area of the thigh?  Is it back pain? Kiiiiinda, but not really Sciatica or Sciatic Neuritis is quite … Continue reading Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga

Yoga Injuries: Headstand more like Nope-Stand

If you know me you probably know that there are two poses that I refuse to teach in group Yoga.  One of those is "sleeping butt pigeon," which I've done a whole extensive series on how sleeping pigeon can injure your hip.  (Here's a quick link to Part I). The the other pose is the most … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Headstand more like Nope-Stand

3 Yoga Poses for Thoracic Spine Mobility

Here are 3 yoga poses that I've modified to help restore Thoracic mobility.  The Thoracic spine is an area in our body that very commonly loses its mobility due to our sedentary lifestyles.  If you have neck, shoulder, or back pain, it's likely that your Thoracic spine is restricted and these afflicted areas are now in pain … Continue reading 3 Yoga Poses for Thoracic Spine Mobility

Twists Part 2: Counter-Twist Your Yoga Twists

I'm going to come right out and say it, I'm really really really really excited to share this with you.  The past few weeks I've been playing around and experimenting with the Twist breakdown you're about to learn and experience today.  All the prior articles I have been posting have been leading up to this … Continue reading Twists Part 2: Counter-Twist Your Yoga Twists

Twists Part 1: Where Should We Twist?

  Hello friends! I've got some fun game-changing information to share with you!  It's all about our favorite, twisting postures.  Trust me, you've never twisted like this before, nor will you be able to twist any other way after. I hope you're ready to boogie Over the next two articles I'll be introducing you to … Continue reading Twists Part 1: Where Should We Twist?