Stress is a given in life. In fact, we often seek challenges on the yoga mat to gain strength, flexibility, coordination. When pushed too hard—on the mat or in life—our bodies can no longer adapt to the demands in front
There are times in life that require intense physical or mental focus. This can happen in daily life, and it most definitely happens in sports. In either case, your sympathetic nervous system often dominates to increase performance. This is great in competition.
Life is an ongoing stream of events. Some you enjoy; others that cause strain or stress. Yet in order to live vibrantly, you must release the past. You need to let go of trauma or negative emotions — both of which
Long road trips or hours spent in any seated position can leave your body feeling tired and tight. Muscles in the hips get short and weak. Spinal discs compress. Plus you often get stiff in the shoulders and neck, too. That’s
SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddling, and it’s a peaceful way to enjoy your time on the water. Don’t be fooled, though. This sport requires increased proprioception in the feet, strong back and shoulder muscles, and good balance to
The quality of your sleep can be greatly affected by the amount of mental and physical stress you experience during the day. You can have trouble falling asleep or difficulty sleeping through the entire night.That’s why this bedtime yin yoga sequence
Life is constantly changing, and with change comes the element of uncertainty. The unknown can then trigger self-doubt or a fear of moving forward. This yin yoga sequence for grounding and protection will combat these negative emotions. By stepping on your
Many humans have the ultimate desire of freedom. You want more abundance to increase your freedom to choose. Or you want more time in which you’re free to use it as you wish. Somehow we know deep down that more freedom
As a yoga professional, you’re constantly looking for more ways to understand--and serve--the needs of your clients. When you have knowledge about the body, you can discern imbalances in your students with clarity. You can modify postures to keep them safe.
The terrain of the hips, much like the African plains, provide endless opportunities for exploration. The pelvic girdle consists of 3 pairs of bones, roughly 17 muscles, and connects the axial skeleton to the lower limbs. This