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...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 17 – Butterfly Pose

17/100 ~ Butterfly pose (Badhakonasana) – I invite you to approach this pose with a sense of playfulness. Don’t worry about where your knees land! If your knees are fairly high as you enter the pose, sit on a folded blanket to raise your hips a few inches. You will...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 16 – Child’s Pose

16/100 ~ Child’s pose (Balasana) – I quizzed my husband on the name of this pose as he took the photo. “Ummm…” he said tentatively, “Kiss the ground pose?” Sigh…Clearly, we have some work to do… Benefits: This pose soothes the nervous system and relieves headaches,...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 15 – Barefoot for Yoga

15/100 ~ Going Barefoot for Yoga – Why do we practice yoga with bare feet? Is it ok to wear socks? What’s the point of being barefooted for yoga practice anyway? Well, it’s because the feet are the foundation for the entire body. Imagine the foundation of a very tall...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 14 – Shoulder Stretch

14/100 – Shoulder Stretch – Oh those tight shoulders! This is where I tend to hold tension in my body, so whenever a yoga student asks for help with tight shoulders this is a go-to stretch for us. I’m showing two versions of this stretch in my video today. Practice...