100 Days of Yoga – Day 23 – Attitude and Body Language

23/100 ~ Attitude and Body Language – Did you know that the way we hold our bodies helps our adrenal system know which hormones to produce? It’s true! When we hold our shoulders tensed up to our ears, the brain interprets it as stress and danger so our body produces...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 22 – Spinal Twist in a Chair

22/100 ~ Spinal Twist in a Chair  – Need a pick-me-up during that mid-day slump? Or a quick way to relieve stress? Here’s one you can practice in your office chair! This simple twist packs so many benefits – be sure to sit tall and breathe deeply for best...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 21 – Sun Salutation

21/100 ~ Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara A) – This sequence of yoga poses linked together is known as a Vinyasa flow, and is traditionally practiced in the morning, facing east to honor the rising sun. I realize that, for beginning yogis, this flow practice comes...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 20 – How to clean your yoga mat

20/100 ~ How to clean your yoga mat. In the old days, yoga mats could just go for a spin in the washing machine and then hang out to dry. I wouldn’t try that with any of my current yoga mats, and there’s usually a manufacturers warning on how to clean the mat in order...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 19 – Supported Forward Fold

19/100 ~ Supported Forward Fold – Back yourself up to a wall, bend yourself forward, and let that stuff go! Practice this pose any time you need an attitude adjustment. It’s great for a quick calm-down or pick-me-up, and all you need is a wall. Benefits: This is an...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 18 – Favorite Yoga Books

18/100 ~ Yoga Books I Love – Over the course of my journey, I’ve collected a few books on the subject of yoga. Some came to me as a requirement of yoga teacher training classes and are great reference books for anatomy and posture alignment. Others I’ve picked up...