Pose Breakdown: Plank

Pose Breakdown: Plank

Do you have a love/hate relationship with plank? Many students find they are totally OVER it when they are in the midst of plank but feel super strong once they are done. Sometimes it can be challenging to find that sweet spot in plank where you are comfortably uncomfortable. Let’s take a look on how you can get the most out of plank and make it accessible no matter your ability.

Oh No! You've Got the Flu!

Oh No! You've Got the Flu!

Oh no! Sick with the flu...or any other virus this time of year? You know what I am talking about, fever, body aches, respiratory junk, headache, sore/dry throat. Has your family gotten it?

As with many things, the best defense is prevention...it might be too late for that in your case, so let’s talk about remedies and comfort measures to get you over it and back on track.

Pose Breakdown: Wheel Pose

Pose Breakdown: Wheel Pose

Wheel pose looks pretty cool right? I have memories of childhood tumbling when I see and practice wheel. It’s one to work towards often to increase upper body strength and spine mobility. Even though it looks cool it is inaccessible to many people. Wheel pose requires a lot of power and flexibility in the entire body, upper and lower. It also requires substantial warm-up and loads of concentration.

Planning For A Productive New Year!

Planning For A Productive New Year!

It may be cheesy, but I get almost too excited for the New Year. It’s like Christmas again, but for the future of the next 365 days. It’s a free slate, a new start. New Year’s is our opportunity to dream BIG for the future and make a fresh plan to get there. I love having permission to go float among the clouds. I plan where I want to be at the finish of my life, where I want to be 10 years out, 5 years out and what I need to do in the next year for my personal (and professional) success.

Eating Well For the Holidays

Eating Well For the Holidays

Many of my clients find the holiday season to be a challenging time of year, I completely get it. There have been times in my life where I have found them challenging as well. Years ago, the holidays would be a time of over-indulgence in food and alcohol, and a significant increase in inflammation and my waistline.

Pose Breakdown: Yogi Squat

Pose Breakdown: Yogi Squat

Malasana, sometimes also called Garland Pose or Yogi Squat looks very simple but is often difficult for us to achieve. It requires the perfect balance of mobility and stability in the ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, and spine, as it works the quadricep, hamstring, glute, and calf muscles of the legs, plus, it strengthens the lower back and core.

Pose Breakdown: Downward Facing Dog

Pose Breakdown: Downward Facing Dog

Does taking 3 breaths in downward facing dog feel like an eternity? Don’t worry, I feel you. It used to for me too, I used to cringe when the instructor would say, “let’s meet in down dog” and then we would wait for everyone to meet there. Today we are going to breakdown this common posture and help you comfortable relax into one down dog.

Crystals As Wellness Tools

Crystals As Wellness Tools

You may have seen a few sparkly home decor items popping up around you, geodes in Target, amethyst clusters in Home Goods, and most all stores carry salt lamps. Have you seen them?

The cool thing is...these sparkling beauties aren’t just chic pieces of home decor...they also have some really great healing benefits on an emotional, energetic, and physical level.

Actively Choosing to Reduce Waste

Actively Choosing to Reduce Waste

Last year, I watched a video that FASCINATED me. This video (see below) follows one woman's journey living trash free for 30 days. It goes through her triumphs (learning to compost) and her challenges (getting a paper towel out of habit). What stood out to me was the small mason jar that held all of her trash after only one month - proving that living a limited waste life is completely doable.