Click the links below for instructional videos about yoga:
One thing that’s very helpful when working towards more complex yoga postures is to analyze the posture for points of stress so you can identify simpler postures to use for preparation, as well as select appropriate counterposes to compensate for the stress. In this video, I walkthrough posture analysis for Ustrasana (Camel).
Default Viniyoga breath and breath centric yoga
I recently got a great question:
"In child's pose, should my abs be completely relaxed? If I try to completely disengage my abs I feel like I end up with a sway back"
Short answer: it depends!
Curious about 1:1 instruction in yoga? Here’s what to expect! I offer yoga practice packages as well as troubleshooting sessions and mentoring for yoga teachers.
Watch me draw the yoga stick figures key live!
My pal Suzanne invited me to join her on her Meet a Yogi video series to talk about creating and maintaining a personal yoga practice. Check out the replay of our conversation!
This yoga practice will compensate for the wear and tear belly dance causes to the low back and hips.
A 30 minute yoga practice from a live stream via Zoom! Class begins with a quick discussion about viniyoga and how to adapt the practice if you have injuries or limited mobility.
I answer your questions about private instruction, chair yoga, and more. Next Ask Me Anything Yoga is live on Facebook 7PM on Thursday, June 14th.
Try these stretches for hip flexors, quads, low back and shoulders to improve flexibility and recover from barre class more quickly!
In the last ten years or so, yoga has gone in a really fitness-y direction that does not necessarily represent the more subtle benefits of doing a regular yoga practice. So, what’s so special about yoga?
Virabhadrasana is a great way to practice backbending and to stretch the front of the body.
We’ll take a look at three adaptations of viniyoga style Virabhadrasana: one arm, both arms, arms close and open... there are infinitely more to suit your needs!
Lots of people have a pattern of lifting the chin moving in and out of a standing forward bend. Tuck your chin to reduce strain on your back and neck and rotate your hips to help better stretch your low back.
I answer your yoga questions about pigeon, downward facing dog, strength building, and what does your yoga teacher do while you’re in savasana anyway?
Knee problems are among the most common issues that come through the door in a yoga studio. If you are a teacher, here are few principles of adaptation that can help make your classes more accessible and enjoyable for people who may have mobility issues.
Try vajrasana as a gentle warm-up for the back, hips, and shoulders
Why cat/cow is not the best for most people and how to do cakravakasana instead.
Replay of a 30-minute sleepytime yoga practice, recorded live via Zoom! Join me every month for a live stream yoga practice!
Here's a quick chat about the benefits of one on one yoga instruction!
I love this panchamaya chant because it is a reminder that you are more than your physical body, and it expresses gratitude for your whole being
Do you experience wrist or shoulder pain in downward facing dog? Try three simple things before your first downward facing dog, and do some experimenting to find YOUR ideal alignment.
A behind the scenes look at how a plan a class.
Ask me anything yoga! Here's the video from my last AMA Yoga. I talk about the principles of Viniyoga, downward facing dog and more! Watch the replay below and join me next time on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 PM EST on my Facebook page. Feel free to submit your questions in advance and I'll answer them live!
A quick warm-up for when you are short on time and space!
I often see people do this this side reach thing going into Trikonasana/Triangle pose. Why? It causes unnecessary strain on the hip joint and SI joint. Try this version that focuses on the benefit of the lateral bend instead.
Learn how to do viminasana to strengthen the muscles around the spine and stabilize around the SI joint.
Here are some simple stretches you can do with a yoga strap or a belt to help mobilize and release tension around your neck and shoulders.
Here's a gentle stretch for the chest and front of shoulders as well as a way for the muscles of the sides of the spine to relax!
Get a blanket and enjoy!