Let's explore an exercise to twist deeper, whether to keep your pelvis fixed, how your different vertebrae twist, and how proportions affect your yoga practice!
You probably already know that your body goes through different cycles each and every day. Our Circadian rhythm reflects our waking and sleeping cycles in conjunction with sunlight (shout out to the pineal gland in our post about the endocrine system!). Women are aware of their menstrual cycles (as well as men in committed relationships, … Continue reading Time To Check Your Body Clock!
When you were a kid I bet you stuck your tongue out all the time; taunting your friends or expressing your disgust at the thought of eating your least favorite vegetables. As we get older and adhere to social norms our tongue rarely leave its home within the confines of our mouths, yet it is … Continue reading Your Tongue Can Calm Your Mind & Release Tension
Bacteria makes up more of our cells than human cells. Balancing good bacteria within our guts is vital to our overall health and preventing disease.
Yoga asanas are often categorized into 'bends' and 'folds'. Backbends, sidebends, forward folds, you get the idea. If we change the vernacular for the type of pose we are coming into can we change our experience in the pose altogether? It's an interesting question that I've been playing around with in my practice and classes … Continue reading Is Your Yoga Practice Affected By Labeling?
A torn rotator cuff equals a trip to the surgeon and thousands of dollars, right? Not so fast! It is possible to use yoga as a tool for recruiting the help of our healthy muscles to take over for the injured muscle, allowing us to maintain our range of motion. We can use yoga to … Continue reading Yoga To Heal A Torn Rotator Cuff
While leading yoga teacher trainings in Goa I sometimes feel like a broken record saying 'Maintain a microbend in your knees' or 'bend your knees as much as necessary'. Yet these cues are always pertinent, especially when we understand how the fascia around the knee functions. Oftentimes when coming into a forward fold or standing … Continue reading Yoga And Your Knees: Bend Them If You Please