Numerous athletes today are doing yoga to gain a competitive edge in their game. Yet, despite the adoption of a yoga practice by many professional athletes and collegiate teams, some athletes are hesitant to give yoga a try. Instead of gaining
About Kym CocoHi there! I'm Kym Coco, an ocean-loving yogi who is passionate about writing, travel, and great food (among a long list of other things). I feel absolutely alive on my mat, and I created Swagtail as a way to channel that prana into powerful, practical tools that can be used by other fabulous teachers in the yoga community!
It’s a new year and what better way to ring in the fresh start than with happy hips! This creative flow sequence helps you open the hips. Physically, more prana flows through this region and you’re able to execute the tasks
The beginning of a yoga class lays the foundation for what’s to come, and what better way to do this than invite your students to set an intention. Yet many students don’t fully understand what an intention is. Nor do they
The online world might convince you it’s necessary to operate your business at full throttle year-round. Quite the contrary is true, however. There are actually four seasons of a yoga business. And when you recognize the traits and pace of each
A recent scientific study shows that on any given day, your brain is bombarded with about 34 GB of data. This would easily overload a powerful laptop within a week. You might not shut down entirely, but you feel less organized,
Prana is the sum of all energy in the universe, and pranayama is the way in which you control, master, and expand that energy. The most common method of doing this in the yoga practice is through a conscious breathing practice.
The holiday season can be full of fun and folly. Yet the additional demands on your time and energy can leave you frustrated, irritable, and unable to release physical tension in the body. That’s why I developed this yin yoga sequence
You make the most of your energy and focus when you act from inspiration. That’s why this post is chock-full of fantastic quotes you’ll be excited to share with your students. And it lists the best books for yogis to keep
As yogis, you have incredible tools to find inner balance. Yet you’re human and life can sometimes seem overwhelming. You can spread yourself too thin and feel you don’t have enough time or energy to accomplish what you want and need
Deliberate practice is the third ingredient to mastery as a yoga professional. It’s what removes the feeling of being stuck in your business and unlocks a heightened level of performance. This commitment to small, unrelenting improvement is also what builds the