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Tag: exercise

It's Spring and that means it's kapha season!

A dosha, put very simply, is a makeup of elements that are found in nature (ether, air, water, fire and earth). These elements are found in everyone as well as our food, the air around us, the exercise we do and more. The three…

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Rid yourself of upper back tension

If you’re like many people, sitting at a desk or driving a lot means upper back tension! Try this for getting a little more relaxed in those big back muscles.

A new year

We are almost to the end of 2017. It’s been a tough year in many ways but I have faith that 2018 will be a special year. My focus for the new year will be on physical and mental health and I hope that…

Sun Salutes are back In my life!

Yesterday I did about 6 sun salutes. It was my first time since having the fistula surgery on June 14. I was pretty sure they would be ok because I’ve been able to get on hands and knees with no discomfort and my arm…

Bootie Camp Yoga

There’s a new fad out there called Bootie Camp Yoga. Is this real yoga you might ask? I would say it’s a yoga inspired workout. I did an online class with creator Michelle Tribelsi yesterday and well, it kind of kicked my butt! Will…

At Your Core

I recently read an interesting article about core strengthening (How Are We Still Getting It Wrong). Having worked as a personal trainer prior to being a yoga teacher I’ve spent a good number of years teaching people how to hollow out the abdominal –…

Agnistombasana ~ Firelog Pose

Agnistombasana, or fire log pose (also known as double pigeon),  is a very deep hip opening pose. Taking this pose can be challenging so it’s important that practitioners listen to their bodies and ensure they aren’t going too far – as is the case…

The Myth Behind Dandasana~Staff Pose

The cow herders of Vrindavan were led by Krishna’s father, Nanda. Nanda decided one day to honour the ruler of the heavens, Indra, through a ritual. Indra sends the clouds, and without the clouds there would be no rain and thus no grain to…

Ananda Balasana ~ Happy Baby

Ahhhh, happy baby. This restorative pose feels great at the end of a tough class for many of us. It is, however, a hip opener and can lengthen the spine as well. Sometimes when my back is feeling tight I take happy baby and…

For the Guys

This is a good article on why men should do yoga. Check it out: For the Guys.