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 is 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 effectContinue 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”

8 Tips for Thriving in Ashtanga Yoga- Demystify Practice

8 Tips for Thriving with Ashtanga Yoga Listen on Spotify! Ashtanga yoga is a very physically demanding practice so we need tips for thriving in Ashtanga Yoga. But the time and energy you put into it will be worth it if you approach your practice with some ashtanga yoga tips in mind: 8 Tips forContinue reading “8 Tips for Thriving in Ashtanga Yoga- Demystify Practice”

Yoga for Gratitude for Beginners- 5 Open Heart Practices

Yoga for Gratitude for Beginners Listen on Spotify! I teach yoga for gratitude for beginners. Yoga can fill me with so many emotions- joy, calm, energy, peace.  Since yoga is such a part of my life, it comes full circle that I would seek out yoga to elicit gratitude.  Let’s practice five asanas together thisContinue reading “Yoga for Gratitude for Beginners- 5 Open Heart Practices”

10 Powerful Mantras for Gratitude Beginners

Mantras for Gratitude Beginners Listen on Spotify! Let’s learn about Mantras. I have 10 mantras for gratitude beginners. A mantra is a sound, vibration, or word repeated to focus one’s mind on one point.  The purpose of the mantra is to connect to something higher, like having mantras for gratitude beginners. Mantras were originally meantContinue reading “10 Powerful Mantras for Gratitude Beginners”

The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey-Powerful move into Enlightenment

The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey Listen on Spotify! Samadhi is the final realization of the Self, the last limb of the 8 limbs of yoga journey.  When we reach Samadhi, we are absorbed in the highest state of consciousness, or enlightenment. Take an 8 limbs of yoga journey with me. How do we getContinue reading “The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey-Powerful move into Enlightenment”