Best Yoga Pose For Lower Back Pain

If I had a dime for every time someone asked me for a good lower back stretch… Who cares how much money I’d have — the answer is never helpful. “Yoga” is often considered synonymous with “stretching” and one of the first steps taken to [...]

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How to Wheel: 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 set [...]

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Yoga for Athletes – Most Common Mistakes

Yoga was a huge part of my life when I was playing college baseball. I found it and got hooked pretty quickly. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get my teammates to enjoy it with me. At the time, I thought it was [...]

By |2018-11-30T13:07:15+00:00March 21st, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on Yoga for Athletes – Most Common Mistakes

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 [...]

By |2018-11-30T12:35:46+00:00March 19th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on The Best Yoga Warm-up for Athletes

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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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 [...]

By |2018-11-30T12:26:24+00:00March 5th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Breathe in Yoga

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+00:00February 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 [...]

By |2018-11-29T14:01:28+00:00February 26th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on Best Yoga Pose for Runners

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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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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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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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+00:00January 31st, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Handstand (Before You Can Handstand)

How to Koundie 2: 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 piece [...]

By |2018-11-30T12:35:00+00:00January 29th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Koundie 2: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

How to Koundie 1: 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 [...]

By |2018-11-30T12:34:09+00:00January 29th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on How to Koundie 1: Hard Yoga Poses Made Easy

The One Thing Nobody Realizes About Handstand

We only see one thing when it comes to handstand: the handstand. Like an upside-down statue, not a single body part is moving and it looks like they can just hold it forever. What we don’t realize about handstand is your ability to do it [...]

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Why You Can’t Handstand | 3 Biggest Mistakes

Most people can’t handstand. Are you willing to accept the three main reason why you’re a non-handstander? It’s easy to make excuses for yourself and tell yourself it’s just too hard, but the reality is you’ve probably been misinformed about how to do handstand and [...]

By |2018-11-20T11:55:13+00:00January 17th, 2019|Writing|Comments Off on Why You Can’t Handstand | 3 Biggest Mistakes