The Biggest Misconceptions About Yoga- 8 Myths Debunked

The 8 Biggest Misconceptions About Yoga What are the biggest misconceptions about yoga? Yoga is a very popular discipline which originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Yoga asanas were brought to the United States in 1919 by Yogendra, sometimes called “the Father of the Modern Yoga Renaissance.” Since then, yoga has gained popularity in the mainstreamContinue reading “The Biggest Misconceptions About Yoga- 8 Myths Debunked”

How to Assess Yoga Touch in the Classroom- 4 Steps

How to Assess Yoga Touch in the Classroom How to assess yoga touch in the classroom? As yoga teachers move closer to giving hands on guidance to students, it is important to approach with communication. Three steps can help you decide how to assess proper touch. Assess Yoga Touch in the Classroom in Four StepsContinue reading “How to Assess Yoga Touch in the Classroom- 4 Steps”

Prenatal Yoga Tips for Beginners- 10 Ways to Support Mom and Baby

Prenatal Yoga Tips for Beginners You have exciting news- you are pregnant! And you want to do everything you can to take care of your baby- that includes yoga. You need prenatal yoga tips for Beginners! Here are 10 Tips to take care of your growing baby and your changing body. 10 Prenatal Yoga TipsContinue reading “Prenatal Yoga Tips for Beginners- 10 Ways to Support Mom and Baby”

Should Christians do Yoga? Bridging the Religious Gap

Should Christians do Yoga? I teach yoga in a conservative Christian town and I often get asked, “Should Christians do yoga?” My answer is “Yes!” I am Christian myself and I have never felt that the values of yoga conflict with my Christian beliefs. Let’s bridge the gap between Christianity and yoga using the twoContinue reading “Should Christians do Yoga? Bridging the Religious Gap”

Hands on Adjustments- 5 Tips for Effective Teaching

Hands on Adjustments- 5 Tips for Effective Teaching Here are five tips for hands on adjustments for yoga teachers. Hands on adjustments is one component of yoga instruction along with effective cues and demonstrations. Use clear instruction while demonstrating and giving dramatic emphasis to what you want to make most clear. Emphasize what to doContinue reading “Hands on Adjustments- 5 Tips for Effective Teaching”

How to Ease Back and Hip Pain with Yoga- 10 poses

How to Ease Back and Hip Pain How do we ease back and hip pain with yoga? In my business as a yoga teacher and pain management coach, the biggest complaints I get are 1) lower back pain, 2) hip pain, and 3) hamstrings. It is no coincidence that all three are connected together andContinue reading “How to Ease Back and Hip Pain with Yoga- 10 poses”

Yoga for the Four Seasons- 4 Free Sequences

Yoga for the Four Seasons Yoga for the Four Seasons- What if you could do yoga that is specific for each changing season? Each season brings it’s highs and lows, both emotionally and physically. Each season has changes that manifest in our bodies. Things like air pressure, rising or dropping of temperature, can effect ourContinue reading “Yoga for the Four Seasons- 4 Free Sequences”

Nourish Emotions with Forward Bends- 6 Tips for Release

Nourish Emotions with Forward Bends Nourish your emotions with forward bends. The classic seated forward bend, Paschimottonasana, teaches us to fold into ourselves which leads to deeper self reflection. This can be both emotionally nourishing or difficult depending on what comes up. Forward bends like Balasana (child’s pose) is very emotionally nourishing. We are inContinue reading “Nourish Emotions with Forward Bends- 6 Tips for Release”

Chakra Cleansing and Balancing- Yoga and 7 Powerful Oils

Chakra Cleansing and Balancing Listen on Spotify! Chakra cleansing and balancing with yoga and 7 powerful essential oils will leave you feeling calmed and refreshed. Yoga has healing properties for the mind and body. It improves strength, balance, and flexibility. Yoga helps ease pains in the body like back pain. It benefits our heart health.Continue reading “Chakra Cleansing and Balancing- Yoga and 7 Powerful Oils”

Turning Upside Down with Yoga- 6 Poses No Fear

Turning Upside Down with Yoga Listen on Spotify! Look at like from a different view, upside down! Turning upside down with yoga will literally flip your perspective. In the Ashtanga Primary Series, the inversion sequence is started with a shoulderstand followed by headstand. When we turn the body upside down, we create a new viewContinue reading “Turning Upside Down with Yoga- 6 Poses No Fear”