Category Archives: Short Sequence

Hanumanasana: Ways to Work It

I’m still working on my handstands, are you? Recently, I’ve been more consistent about practicing my splits. Keeping my splits is helping to make kicking up into handstand and forearm balancing a more controlled experience. Here are a few poses … Continue reading

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For Beginners – Pt. 1 Benefits of Yoga & Half Surya Namaskar

Two days ago I had the distinct pleasure of introducing Terry, Nichole, Mike, Nancy and Lian to the benefits, history, philosophy and practice of yoga. In this series, I’ll be reviewing what we learned — theory and practice — and … Continue reading

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Have you smiled today?

I just taught my first class in over four months. It was so fun to be sharing my practice again! One of my favorite things to request from students is a smile. During your practice, think about flashing a smile … Continue reading

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Relationships take work: Don’t go to bed angry with your body

They say that to keep a relationship/marriage successful, never go to bed angry. Does this apply to our relationship with our bodies? The answer is yes. Today a pain welled up in the tendon behind my knee, no doubt a … Continue reading

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Restorative Yoga with Healing Bodywork

Energy follows attention. Jeff Brown, a Certified Massage Therapist, led a distinctly unique workshop that combined a restorative yoga practice with massage at Namaste Oakland Grand Lake on Oct. 22. This two-hour workshop sailed by like peaceful waves on a … Continue reading

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Three-week update: Back injury, #unprocessed challenge & running

Back Injury: Three weeks ago tomorrow I pulled quite a few, maybe all of the muscles in my back during roller derby practice. I do like to reserve this writing space for yoga related things, so I am going to … Continue reading

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Best stretches to wake up to

Are you a morning person? Whether you are or you aren’t, waking up with a few opening stretches can be a great way to start your day! Ease into starting a morning practice with these simple moves that will open … Continue reading

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