About Joe Pace

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.

The Best Yoga Warm-up for Athletes

Sun Salutation C is the best yoga warm-up for athletes (in my opinion) As a contemporary yoga teacher, there’s always tension between sticking with tradition and updating the practice to accommodate advances in science. For traditional yoga poses and sequences, there’s usually something not quite [...]

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Basketball and Yoga: Kent Katich

About this Episode: Joe and Kent discuss Kent's path from growing up in Iowa, leaving a basketball scholarship, becoming a Georgio Armani model touring the world, to discovering yoga while playing professional basketball throughout Europe, to starting a business teaching yoga to NBA players and professional athletes. About Kent: [...]

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What is Yin Yoga? Yoga for Every Athlete

The most important missing piece from most training plans: patience. And it’s not only missing from our training, but also most aspect of our lives. We hate to wait, and that’s why this video is under two minutes. For those wondering what “yin yoga” is [...]

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How Often Should You Practice Yoga?

Two 30-minute yoga sessions per week is the sweet spot. In my experience, this is the best yoga is consistent yoga. If your main physical practice is yoga or yoga-based, finding time to do some form of yoga every day probably isn’t a problem. For [...]

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Running On Yoga: Ryan Miller

About this Episode: Joe and Ryan discuss running shoe design, running, rising up to life's challenges, and using yoga philosophy and technique to improve various aspects of our lives. About Ryan: Ryan Miller is a running coach and Kripalu Yoga teacher. He was a provisional national qualifier in the [...]

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How to Breathe in Yoga

When you know how to breathe, you know how to work on yourself. I’m a big fan of a yoga teacher named Jason Crandell. If you haven’t heard of him, definitely Google him and get to know him a little better. I mention that because [...]

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The Honest Startup: Jake Wood

About this Episode: Joe and Jake talk about choices in entrepreneurship, staying honest with yourself in the process of figuring it all out, and where yoga fits into it all. Here's a link to the product of Icewater Yoga's partnership with Jake's company, 'So We Flow...' a series of [...]

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10-Minute Yoga Warm-Up for Athletes and Beginners

We don’t normally give away full classes for free but… ...we’re feeling extra generous this week! As a companion class to the “Best Yoga Warm-Up for Athletes” video, we thought it would be cool to actually use Sun Salutation C in a real class setting [...]

By | 2018-11-30T12:31:49+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on 10-Minute Yoga Warm-Up for Athletes and Beginners

Best Yoga Pose for Runners

Low lunge is the best yoga pose for runners, and here’s why: Runners use their legs to move forward. That’s obvious. The muscles they use to move forward are the mainly the hip flexors (to pull the knee up) and the hamstrings (to pull the [...]

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The Science Behind Warming Up: Dr. Pablo Costa

About this Episode: Joe and Pablo talk about the science behind warming up, breaking down different warm-up techniques and verifying myths. About Pablo: Dr. Costa has a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Joel Cramer. Dr. Costa has authored and co-authored [...]

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Top 5 Yoga Poses to Improve Strength

Yoga isn’t just a bunch of stretching. I have a lot of conversations about yoga with all kinds of people. It’s fun and interesting to hear people’s perceptions about what yoga is and what it does for the body. The more I learn about yoga, [...]

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How to Eagle: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and sequential steps. In this tutorial, we build [...]

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Wellness and Determination: Andrew Sealy

About this Episode: Joe and Andrew talk yoga, health, and wellness, and Andrew shares a personal story of how he worked through a series of challenges to launch his podcast. About Andrew: Andrew Sealy is a connection catalyst, a Yoga artist, and a movement creator. His days are spent [...]

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How to Headstand: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

Learn how to be effortlessly upside down. In the ‘Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy’ series, we focus on a particular yoga pose or skill that seems (or is) very difficult and we make it a lot easier by breaking it down into actionable, realistic, and [...]

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Top 5 Yoga Poses to Improve Balance

Certain yoga poses have a way of representing more than just our physical state. When you start to develop a regular yoga practice, certain types of poses start to become simpler, and others just stay hard. Once you pass the beginner phase of yoga and [...]

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Doctor/Strength Coach: Dr. Andy Galpin

About this Episode: Joe and Andy discuss the physical aspects of yoga and different approached to physical training as well as balancing immediate and delayed gratification. About Andy: Dr. Galpin has been an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton, since 2011, but spent the first 18 years of [...]

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Top 5 Stretches for the Inflexible!

You don’t have to be “flexible” to do yoga. One of the most popular excuses I hear when people tell me why they don’t do yoga is that they’re not flexible. Without exaggerating at all, this is pretty much the same thing as saying “I [...]

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Top 3 Beginner Yoga Mistakes

The biggest mistakes beginners make can’t be seen. Coming into yoga from the world of sports and/or fitness, it’s easy to shun some of the details mentioned in class. Some people never learn to appreciate these finer details and I feel sorry for them — [...]

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Yoga for Athletes Entrepreneur: Lizzy Chiappy

About this Episode: Joe and Lizzy discuss the path to starting a yoga franchise and studio, the world of "intense" ballet, and Lizzy's experience dealing with major change and turning that struggle into success. Lizzy is an impressive businessperson and representative of yoga for athletes. You can learn more [...]

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How to Handstand (Before You Can Handstand)

I promise, this makes sense. “Handstand” technically refers to balancing the body weight on the hands with the legs overhead. Now that we have that definition in place, can you see the loophole? Before I tell you, let’s compare our definition of handstand to the most [...]

By | 2018-11-23T11:58:27+00:00 January 31st, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Handstand (Before You Can Handstand)