Category Archives: Stretching

Post Fourteener Restorative Yoga Sequence

Colorado is home to a lot of mountains classified as “fourteeners.” That is these mountains boast elevations of fourteen thousand something feet above sea level. The tallest mountain in Colorado is Mt Elbert at 14,433 feet and the shortest fourteener … Continue reading

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Ashtanga sequence for the gym population

I just recently learned an Ashtanga sequence that is great for the gym if you teach yoga at one. I do. A gym’s yoga clients can be so diverse…lots of ages, different fitness abilities, different reasons for coming to yoga, … Continue reading

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Other Yoga Class Formats???

I can’t tell you how many yoga discussion boards I’m part of through various websites and Facebook. There are lots of interesting discussions ranging in yoga topics galore! One popular question I often see is the “what should I call … Continue reading

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So You Want a Restorative Class…But You Don’t Have Any Props???

The other day, I was at a certain fitness center and learned from the coordinator of their interest in adding restorative yoga classes to their schedule. (They were interested in starting up a yoga program in general). I was thinking … Continue reading

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Yoga practice with a pacemaker

Today, like every other day, I closed my yoga class by advising everyone that I’m available for questions. Normally, I’m able answer most questions. Today, not so much or at least not to my satisfaction. An older gentleman approached me … Continue reading

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A Little Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A friend of mine asked me if yoga would be good for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I answered with a resounding YES! Yoga can help ease the affected nerve compression, improve blood flow, and also create an improved joint posture. That … Continue reading

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Get Bendy with It! Some Effective Strategies to Help You Close in on Some of Those Advanced Poses.

No…not again! I can’t tell you how many times I hear the “I’m not flexible” excuse so I can’t do yoga (insert, I’m not even going to give it a try because I am closed minded). Usually people claim they … Continue reading

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