Host Keri Verna (AKA Beach Yoga Girl) wrote that she chose the postures because they were some of her favorite and made a nice heart shape when grouped together. But as many of them are also heart openers and because I have written about most of these postures in earlier blog posts, I thought we […]Read more "The Heart of Practice Challenge "
I have been focusing on my handstand practice for almost a year now but I try to pepper in a different challenge from time to time. Hosted by some of my favorite Instagram yogis, I decided to give this one a try. For days one through three, I did something I never have before – posted […]Read more "Bringing Flexy Back Challenge (Part One)"
Instagram has completely changed my yoga practice. And I have my friend Katie to thank for it. While she has now become a yoga instructor herself, this was not the case when she first turned me on to the world of Instagram yoga it was by inviting me to join her in a challenge. We were […]Read more "Yoga and Instagram"
In practice, there really isn’t a noticeable difference between Balancing Stick Pose and Warrior III. However, hearing one name vs the other depends on what kind of yoga class you are taking. And if you hear Balancing Stick Pose or Tulandandasana called out, you are in a Bikram Yoga class, and this pretty little pose is […]Read more "Balancing Stick Pose (Tulandandasana)"
Inversions, for me – anyway, always look so impressive. Yoga is hard enough, but to do these things upside down? Just seemed impossible. So when I saw that Yoga Vida was offering an inversion workshop, I decided to give it a try. This was back in 2014 and I was immediately hooked. There is something […]Read more "365 Handstands, One Year"
My mother was a professional ballet dancer. Although, if you ask her, she will tell you that I am ten times more flexible than she. Hereditary or not, I have been blessed with a rather bendy body. When I was in elementary school, we did this yearly President’s Challenge Fitness thing part of which was […]Read more "To Bind or Not to Bind"
Virabhadra or Warrior poses are some of my favorite asanas. They are empowering and easily lend themselves to flows from one to the next. But as their presence in many vinyasa classes is ubiquitous, they are often called out with little to no instruction. So let’s break them down – Warrior I, II, III and […]Read more "Warrior Poses"