Thoughts, Inspirations...

and some other stuff

New Classes: Focus on Isometrics Apr 29, 2021

4 new classes this past week

I've added two more conditioning and strength classes to the site this week. One is easier and one is more advanced. I've also added a new core sequence and a new chair sequence.

In the "Engage and Condition" sequence I go over how isometrics can not only help to...

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Relieve Neck Tension! New Classes This Week instruction site news yoga therapy Apr 17, 2021

I've added four new all-around classes and lessons to the site this week. Three of them have an emphasis on chest and shoulder opening which is great for improving posture and relieving neck tension. I know many of you have liked my previous targeted lessons that help to...

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Tour of the New Site Apr 07, 2021

Here's an introduction to this new course platform and website for my existing students that are moving over from the old site. There are lots of new features, and I'm hoping you'll find that it helps you to find what you want more quickly and move through the lessons more easily. 

Anyway,...

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New: Your Sample Yoga Schedules instruction site news thoughts on yoga Apr 05, 2021

On this new site I've added suggested schedules throughout. In the Primary and Rigorous Tracks there are schedules at the beginning of each Chapter. In the Gentle Track there is a there is a schedule in the beginning of the course. I've added downloadable pdf (that you can print) and excel files...

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Another Spotify Playlist: Ambient & Piano Flow music for yoga Apr 01, 2021

I've been putting together some playlists for my yoga practice (and yours). This one has a real emphasis on piano music, but has a few other things thrown in the mix. It should be good for yoga, or just hanging around the house and chilling out. It's all relatively mellow but it does pick up...

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Some Thoughts on Balance inspirations thoughts on yoga Mar 19, 2021

Physical balance does get more difficult to do as we get older. Balancing postures require a lot of practice, and require us to be patient with ourselves. Many of us try to jump right into a balancing pose we've never done and then give up when we realize how difficult it is. The key is to...

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Inspiring TED Talk (by a yoga teacher I like) inspirations thoughts on yoga yoga therapy Mar 15, 2021

I've taken yoga classes with Stephanie Snyder, and have really enjoyed them on a number of levels. I stumbled over this TED talk of hers this morning. I had no idea what a difficult personal history she's had. She explores how one of her first yoga practices, and the peace she found in it, helped...

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A New Spotify Playlist--Letting Go music for yoga Mar 12, 2021

I know some of you have been wanting music ideas for yoga. I just put together this hour long playlist that should be good for yoga--and maybe meditation?? I'll be putting together more of these over time. I like finding interesting (usually ambient and or ethereal) music for my own practice....

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Why Yoga Helps Treat Anxiety and Depression thoughts on yoga yoga therapy Mar 07, 2021

There are any number of studies and mounting evidence that yoga does indeed help with depression and anxiety. The studies show that the combination of deep breathing and movement help to improve the mood.

Yoga helps with anxiety and stress as well-- because it increases the Heart Rate Variability...

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How to Avoid Injuries and Get More Out of Yoga inspirations thoughts on yoga Mar 01, 2021
For many new students it's hard to understand the concept that yoga shouldn't be painful... at all. When we're trying new postures and practices it's not uncommon to feel some pain, but it's very important to listen to that pain and adjust accordingly. I want to bring your attention to the way...
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Behind the Scenes: Armistead Stands In behind the scenes Feb 18, 2021

I always ask Armistead to be a stand in for me as I'm making sure the focus is sharp and exposure is right before I start rolling on a yoga video. Yesterday I started the camera as we were doing this (without him knowing) and caught this funny moment of his impersonation of me doing yoga... lol....

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Book: "Yoga for Everyone" by Dianne Bondy books thoughts on yoga Feb 17, 2021

I recently discovered this book and am very impressed. It goes over 50 poses and gives variations of poses to make them accessible to different body types. While I endeavor to teach variations to you in my lessons, this is a great resource if you're interested in how to find your way into certain...

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