Many people used tell me they didn’t want to practice yoga with me because they’ve “seen my Instagram page” and they don’t have the flexibility I showcase in some of my photos. This made me realize I’m portraying a false image of what it means to practice yoga (or what it looks like when I practice yoga), benefit from yoga and fall in love with yoga.Read More
Do your wrists hurt from a long day of texting, typing, and/or writing?! Everyday we are using our wrists for so many things. Over time, these motions can create weakness and stiffness in your wrists and fingers. As someone who works on their phone & computer a lot, it’s so important at the end of the day I’m stretching my wrists out!! Here are my top 5 wrist stretches:Read More
Today I want to show you some of the biggest form mistakes and problems I see when people practice Triangle Pose (Utthita Trikonasana)!!Read More
Who was I before yoga? I was the girl who lacked self-confidence, was insecure, and didn’t believe in myself at all. I didn’t believe I deserved happiness and was constantly comparing myself to others. I was a different person.Read More
My body is changing...and that’s OK! I used to measure my year over year success in yoga (and fitness) by increased strength, flexibility and weight loss. I essentially thought I was invincible going into a hard yoga pose without warming up and just treating my my body like it could never fail me.Read More
When I first started taking yoga I hated thinking if I couldn’t do the EXACT yoga pose the instructor (or everyone in the room) was practicing, that I was a failure. I would get so hard on myself and it would hinder me from showing up to classes. I don’t want this to happen to any of you so I want to remind you of 2 important things:Read More
Splits can be so challenging and require a mix of proper form, flexibility and strength to master them. Many times I see people practicing the wrong form which will hinder them from reaching their goals and increasing flexibility. Here are the form mistakes:Read More
Let's be honest, everyone loves avocado - it's practically our national food! (Side note: do we even have a national food? Who can I call about that?) & because there's nothing more fun than combining things you love, I scoured the interwebs to find the 5 best yogacado mashups - enjoy!Read More
In class we often hear that DFD (downward facing dog) is a resting pose which makes us think we can just sink into it causing pain and discomfort. However when done properly - DFD should feel lengthening & relaxing.
Below is what you may be doing wrong in DFD (the before photo) and how to fix it (the after photo):
Am I losing flexibility? This is a very real question I asked myself in yoga class yesterday when I could barely bend in half during a forward fold.
When I first started my Instagram account, appearing flexible was so important to me. I wanted to force my body into as many positions as possible to prove myself as an advanced yogi. My priorities were always physical advancement and I never put as much as an emphasis on how I was feeling mentally or on taking care of my body.Read More
I LOVE splits because they release tension in your hamstrings, help lengthen your muscles and improve core strength & posture! In the "before" photo above there are some major issues here that could cause pain, discomfort and hinder you from going deeper in your splits:Read More
Increase flexibility & strength in your arms, chest and shoulders just by working towards Reverse Prayer Pose! If you want to learn how to practice the AFTER pose try the modified BEFORE version first...
Here is a step-by-step guide for how you to first get into the modified pose & then transition into reverse prayer hands:
Want to build strength in your abs and upper body?! If you’re looking to achieve a full chaturanga push-up, practice on your knees first.
Here is what you’ll do:Read More
I love to use blocks in my yoga practice for so many different reasons: they bring the ground closer to you so you can feel an amazing stretch, help to increase flexibility, and - most importantly - reduce injury!
Here are 10 poses you can try right now with a block:Read More