Month: November 2011

Right foot step to the right, six inches apart.

Next is Utkatasana, Awkward pose… Strengthens: Triceps 
Abdominal muscles Quadriceps 
Most major muscle groups! Stretches: Feet Ankles 

Shins Stimulates: 
Spleen Intestines 
Pancreas The three parts of awkward pose require (and build) massive strength. “All muscles nice and tight, like rocks,”… Continue Reading “Right foot step to the right, six inches apart.”

Present tense?

So…the holidays are just around the corner. Don’t worry! Your yoga is always here for you. Between Thanksgiving and December 31st, aim to practice at least 20 times. Summer is the best season for improving your physical practice. In the winter, your practice keeps… Continue Reading “Present tense?”

Stretch and stretch and stretch and stretch!

How does stretching keep you healthy? Why is it so important to practice (nearly) every day? And what is fascia anyway? Here’s a classic video by Gil Hedley that tells you everything you need to know about staying nice and loose, comfortable, easy, flexible…

Nothing loose and nothing hanging

How did you find Bikram yoga? What made you decide to give it a try? No matter why you came to your first class, you probably come back (at least in part) because Bikram yoga helps you to achieve–and maintain–a healthy weight. A regular… Continue Reading “Nothing loose and nothing hanging”

Africa. Is. Yoga.

This post is for my Mom, who thinks I am doing too much yoga while I am in Africa 😉 Firstly, there is no such thing as too much yoga, Mom. In the case of yoga, more is almost always better. (Got a problem?… Continue Reading “Africa. Is. Yoga.”