You’re ready to start a yoga home practice, but you aren’t quite sure where to start. No worries. Luckily for you (and the millions of other yogis practicing in the comfort of their homes), you don’t need much to get in a good session without leaving your humble abode. With a little planning, you’ll be ready to go in no time. Here are three main things you should think about when you want to start practicing yoga at home. Continue reading
There are plenty of people showing up to yoga classes these days. From the corporate employee to the stay-at-home mom, each yoga class has a different mix of personalities. Even so, there are a few yoga characters you’ll see often during your yoga class. You might not see all of the five people listed below each and every class, but there’s a very, very good chance you’ll encounter at least one or two each session. Continue reading
Yoga is great stress reliever. It’s a calorie burner. And it’s a great opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner self. But … yoga can also be embarrassing. There are plenty of things that could potentially go wrong in class to give you momentary embarrassment, but in the long run aren’t a big deal. I have definitely my fair share of embarrassing yoga moments, but I’ve survived to tell the tales. Here are just a few awkward things that will probably happen to you at some point or another if you continue to practice yoga. Continue reading
There are multiple causes for back pain. Knowing the reason behind your discomfort is the best way to get to the source for treatment. If you’re not sure what the reason for your tension is but you need back pain relief now, here are three poses to help you release tension. Continue reading
Question: Do I need to practice yoga every day?
The short answer: No.
The longer answer: No, but … Continue reading
Not too long ago, I posted about the two major causes of lower back pain. One of the reasons I mentioned is tight hips. When the hips are tight, the back works extra hard to try to keep you balanced. Unfortunately, that leads to back pain. If you consistently stretch your hips, they’ll become loser and more flexible. Your back will thank you for that. Without further ado, here are four poses to help combat tight hips. Continue reading
Ready to get your summer started? Between work, baseball practice, graduation parties, BBQs and more, is there really time to fit in exercise? Yes! Yes there is! This fitness challenge is perfect for people who are just starting out on their fitness journey as well as those who are incredibly busy this time of year. Bonus: It’s completely FREE! Continue reading
Walking into a new gym or fitness class can be intimidating. You worry whether you’ll fit in. You worry if you’re wearing the right clothes. And, especially if you’re out of shape, you’ll worry that everyone is watching and judging you for being there. Here’s the truth of the matter: Everyone is so concerned with themselves that they barely have any time to give you a second glance. Continue reading
Back pain plagues so many people. Many live with it thinking there isn’t a solution to their pain. While there are many reasons that can lead to back pain, in my experience, there are two main causes. Continue reading
Whether you’ve been attending yoga classes regularly for years or you’re just thinking of stepping into your first class, there are some poses you’re going to encounter over and over. This is true no matter what type of yoga you practice – vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini, Iyengar, hot yoga or something else. There are some essential yoga poses you just need to know. Here are just a few you’ll see time and time again. Continue reading