My Biggest Pet Peeve About Yoga Class- 5 Mistakes to Avoid

My Biggest Pet Peeve About Yoga Class What is my biggest pet peeve about yoga class? Before I was a yoga teacher, I was a yoga class participant. And I still love to attend a yoga class! However, there are some pet peeves that yoga teachers and yoga participants can agree with. So, if youContinue reading “My Biggest Pet Peeve About Yoga Class- 5 Mistakes to Avoid”

10 Most Common Yoga Mistakes Beginners Make

10 Most Common Yoga Mistakes Beginners Make What are the 10 most common yoga mistakes that beginners make? One upon a time, I was that yoga beginner that made mistakes. But time went on and I learned the error of my ways so I thought I would share some of my experience with you! CommonContinue reading “10 Most Common Yoga Mistakes Beginners Make”

How Yoga Can Improve Mental Health- 12 Ways to Change

How Yoga Can Improve Mental Health Let’s learn how yoga can improve mental health. There is a growing body of research that supports the benefits of yoga for mental health. According to Yoga Journal, over 15 million people are practicing yoga, pushing the practice to mainstream. Yoga combines physical movement, stretching, meditation, and breath work.Continue reading “How Yoga Can Improve Mental Health- 12 Ways to Change”

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”

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”

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”

How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class- Logical Flow of Energy

How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class How to sequence an ashtanga class? You must understand the science of the sequence. This is the way an ashtanga class warms the body, reaches a peak, stretches the body to avoid lactic acid in the muscles, and then cools the body back down toward savasana. The Ashtanga PrimaryContinue reading “How to Sequence an Ashtanga Class- Logical Flow of Energy”