Breathing technique to improve your yoga practice
Your yoga practice can be whatever you need it to
Your yoga practice can be whatever you need it to
One of our favorite things about yoga is the community
A reclined twist can help get rid of back
Read these before you do yoga for the first time. We’re watching you. And we’ll know if you didn’t.
1. It’s going to feel weird.
If you’ve never done yoga before, many of the postures are going to feel weird, because it involves movements that your body is not used to. Fear not, however. The soreness you feel the day after your body experiences some weirdness is your body adapting to new movements and becoming stronger.
2. Breath Through Your Nose
Yoga helps train your mind to stay cool, calm, and collected. Especially under duress. It does that by teaching you to breath through your nose in slow, controlled breaths. To breath correctly, avoid breathing with your mouth. Instead, link your movements with your breath by inhaling and exhaling long, slow, breaths during each movement. Breathing controls the natural rise and fall of your body. Inhaling lifts your body, while exhaling lengthens and releases your body. Breathing also controls how you let stress affect you, the rate of your heartbeat, and many more physical and mental processes your body completes on a repeated daily basis. Focus on your breath, and the control of your body will follow.
Your yoga practice can be whatever you need it to be. Yoga can be for energy and focus for your day, injury rehabilitation and prevention,
In this video we show you how to do restorative yoga stretches for runners and athletes for post workouts cool downs and rest days. Created for avid
When you stretch out your body at the end of the day it helps release the tension from the day. Even just doing a short,
This stretch can be done before or after a workout. It’s simple, but very effective. Stretching your legs can help alleviate back pain as well.
Using only your body weight, we challenge your strength and endurance in this video. With this short but effective power sequence we hit a full
Yoga is for anyone at any level. We want everyone to feel challenged in their practice so we’ve created all-inclusive classes that will help improve
Today we’ll be touching on postures to do at the end of the day to aid in better sleep, or restorative poses if you haven’t
In this video we’ll go over how a 2 minute child pose can help with better sleep. Start on all fours with toes touching
Purpose Here are some of the reasons why Lizard Pose is good for you: Stretches and opens the hips increasing mobility and flexibility Stretches and
Reasons why Warrior 2 is Good for You Targets the groin and inner thighs which helps address lower back pain Strengthens the legs and feet
Purpose Here are some of the reasons why Low Lunge is good for you: Stretches quadriceps (fronts of the thighs), abdominals and hip flexors (muscles
I’m sure you’ve said it or heard it before, “I’m not flexible enough for yoga.” Today we’re going to DEBUNK that thought. Any body can
Pigeon pose is a helpful stretch for the hips and glutes. It’s one of our favorite poses and it’s a must for anyone who is
Yoga Modifications After Knee Surgery Starting or returning to a yoga practice after a knee injury can be intimidating. The last thing you want to
Thread The Needle is a restorative pose that can help stretch your shoulders, neck, and back while increasing mobility in the spine. However, you should
Everything in your body is connected, so when one muscle isnt aligned properly it can be a slippery slope to injury. Building a solid foundation
Common questions: When is Pigeon Pose contraindicated? What do I do if I feel pain in my front knee in Pigeon Pose? What do I
Common mistakes beginners make: Not engaging the core: Many beginners forget to engage the core (and keep it engaged) during Pigeon Pose. Allowing the core
Not engaging the core: Many beginners forget to engage the core (and keep it engaged) during Pigeon Pose. Allowing the core to relax during this
Practical Tips: Do This, Not That! Common mistakes beginners make: Rounding the back: A common mistake in the Low Lunge is to round the back.
Raising the shoulders off the ground: Many beginners make the mistake of lifting the shoulders up off the ground during Happy Baby. This closes the
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