So what exactly is a Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)? There are several variations, but in general a sun salutation is a series of poses that flow continuously with your breath, and are often performed in the beginning of vinyasa yoga classes to warm up the body. The most common sun salutation A consists of 8 main poses:… Continue reading How To Do A Sun Salutation
I would be lying if I told you it is easy to be the primary caretaker for my two girls, 4 and 1 years old, while working full time teaching 15 fitness and yoga classes a week, and serving as the Lead 200RYT Teacher Trainer and Director of Operations and TRX at Marin… Continue reading 4 Ways I Balance Family, Fitness, and Fun!
The truth is: my husband was disappointed when he found out we were having girls. It sounds harsh, but the reason is because he knows all the problems and drama that girls are more-likely faced with these days, including especially body image issues that lead to anorexia or worse. And as a father who dearly… Continue reading Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny
This week I was splurging on one of my favorite bars, the Chocolate Peppermint Luna Bar, when I realized that they have quotes written on the wrapper! Most of you know I LOVE quotes, but this quote was just perfect. Perfect because Valentine's Day was approaching over the weekend and I was having trouble… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day Playlist
This past weekend I taught my Power Yoga class and began with 2 questions for my students to reflect on: What is something in your yoga practice that you have wanted to try or achieve, but you have been held back because of fear? (For example, fear of falling, fear of not being strong enough,… Continue reading “You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
What is my current least favorite yoga pose? HANDS DOWN: Lolasana, or Pendant pose. It's just one of those poses that "looks" like something I should be able to do, but then when I go to try it, I press down on my hands and oh, it is SO heavy... why do my legs NOT lift… Continue reading Lolasana (Pendant) Yoga Pose Drills Choreographed to The Chordettes “Lollipop”
June Goal: Work on holding a handstand longer. For the month of June, I set a personal challenge to try and hold a handstand as long as I could using a wall for support. I timed myself on Day 1, June 1st, and got 1:44. I will try doing a handstand everyday (rest days allowed!) and see… Continue reading Handstand Challenge June 2015