COVID & Quiet Poses

My experience with COVID-19 has been mild compared to my husband’s (who has been in the hospital for 7 days already – pray for him).  My experience includes intense fatigue. I can barely manage to walk around my house, let alone do yoga. But I miss how good yoga feels. So I’m choosing to doContinue reading “COVID & Quiet Poses”

Reverse Prayer Pose Variations

I recently posted about Reverse Prayer Pose and then received a request by someone in the Yoga for Dentists Private Facebook Group for modifications when shoulders are too tight to achieve the full expression of the pose. So here they are! Test out each “level” each day and see where you’re at. Some days youContinue reading “Reverse Prayer Pose Variations”

Restorative Lower Back Release

Yesterday, I slept terribly and then ended up waking up with a stiff lower back. I knew that yoga would help my back but decided to take a more restorative approach to my practice as my body and mind were telling me to “be gentle”. So today, my offering is the three poses I didContinue reading “Restorative Lower Back Release”

Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

A lot of you are Peloton people (or some other spin cycle) so today I wanted to offer you a “yogic’ twist on the typical quad stretch that is suggested after a ride. Natarajasana, or Dancer Pose, is a balancing pose that teaches concentration. This version of the pose opens your front body, shoulders, and hip of theContinue reading “Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)”

Using Yoga Props & Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

If you’ve been here a while, you know that I love yoga props. Maybe you get the sense that props are helpful but you’re not sure how to use them or maybe you consider their use “cheating”. Well I’m here to tell you that yoga props do not make your practice less than, just likeContinue reading “Using Yoga Props & Matsyasana (Fish Pose)”

Supported Savasana (Resting Pose)

It’s Giving Tuesday and the National Day of Courage. Do you have the courage to give yourself some self-care today? You owe yourself one hour a day of self maintenance. It can include reading, writing, yoga, exercise, dancing, meditation, painting, or whatever, but you owe it to yourself. One hour, 1/24 of your day. That’s less than 5%.Continue reading “Supported Savasana (Resting Pose)”

Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)

The practice of yoga gives you messages that are very difficult to ignore. Through my physical yoga and mindfulness practices, I realized that I had a low grade gnawing pain in my right hip joint. In my mind’s eye, I saw that the inflammation occurring in between the acetabulum and head of my femur. IContinue reading “Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)”