The Uncomfortable Truth About Yoga- 5 Scary Facts

The Uncomfortable Truth About Yoga What is the uncomfortable truth about yoga? Yoga is a world wide discipline that combines physical and mental aspects of health and wellbeing. Some may say that it is trendy, but Yoga is over 7,000 years old. If you are contemplating starting a yoga practice, there are some things youContinue reading “The Uncomfortable Truth About Yoga- 5 Scary Facts”

How to Build a Morning Yoga Routine- 3 Ways to Energize

How to Build a Morning Yoga Routine How to build a morning yoga routine? Popular yoga culture wants you to believe that yoga is a physical practice only. But the practice of yoga is so much more. It is a mindset, a lifestyle, a set of values. It is helpful to embrace a yoga lifestyleContinue reading “How to Build a Morning Yoga Routine- 3 Ways to Energize”

30 Days of Calm- Peace in a Stressful World

30 Days of Calm Welcome to 30 Days of Calm.  This is your 30 days guide to promote calm in your day; a yoga stretch, a guided meditation, or a breathing exercise.  Please enjoy and I hope that if you follow this guide every day, you will be uplifted, find meaningful moments, and be calm. 30Continue reading “30 Days of Calm- Peace in a Stressful World”

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”

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