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My top tip for Peacock Pose

Struggling with your Peacock Pose? You’re going to want to kiss me for this!

Personally, I could not find lift off in Peacock Pose for YEARS. 

And, there was a time when I went after this posture every single day, again and again and again. 

I had the set up right, I was...

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King Pigeon Pose: Lessons from my personal yoga practice

You might have noticed I've been thinking a lot about King Pigeon Pose and Dancer Pose with the Master Reverse Grip Immersion beginning next Saturday and it made me want to dive into some old yoga photos. 

So, above you can see one of my first attempts in King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada...

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My top tips for Camel Pose

Camel Pose, or Ustrasana, is oftentimes the first deep backbend you encounter when you begin to practice yoga.

And, it sets up the foundation of good back bending technique when taught and done correctly.

Plus, it’s a huge win to help you release anxiety and fear, open up your hips and...

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Life Lessons Learned from Arm Balancing Postures

Arm balancing postures? They’re all the same thing. 

Once you fly in one, you usually can find flight in them all. 

Because even though the body is making different shapes in each one, the same 3 rules apply to this group of postures over and over again.

And, arm balancing poses...

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Yoga and Fear

Yoga and Fear. The two go hand in hand like the bestest of buddies.

Fear is there with you when you step onto your yoga mat for the very first time.

You wonder if this is going to be something you even like. Or, if you’re going to make a fool of yourself during this first class.

You pray to...

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The biggest mistake in Shoulder Stand

This Shoulder Stand mistake happens to every single person in the beginnings of this posture and we are going to fix it today. 

The problem is when you get in this position, and you look at your legs, they look straight up and down to YOU. 

But, you actually look like this:

 

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Tight hamstrings? Do this.

Does your inner voice shriek in terror when a yoga teacher says the word, "Splits"?

Don't worry, you are not alone. 

Though I LOVE the splits and splits work in general, most people don't. 

Why? It's not only a whopper of a hip opener, but it targets the hamstrings in a major way. ...

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Why Perfection & Yoga Need to Break Up

I was teaching Side Shoulder Stand this past Tuesday - a BEAST of a posture - when I completely fell out of it and onto my bum.

Picking myself up and trying again, I did get a decent demo going for the students in the livestream class, but it was by no means perfect.

A few years ago, I would have...

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Fix Your Forearm Plank in 3 Easy Moves

You don’t want your shoulders to hurt, right? Or, your neck to be all whacked out? OR, to have your low back start aching?

Because Forearm Plank is one of the most under taught yoga postures out there. 

Why? Teachers assume you know how to do it. 

And, it’s become...

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Trying to learn to Handstand in my 40s I made these mistakes so you donโ€™t have to...

Taking on Handstand in my 40s? It was a daunting challenge to say the least. 

I was always considered a "bigger" girl growing up. 

I'm tall, curvy and not someone you think would even want to learn how to do things like a Handstand. 

That's for tiny, gymnast type girls in their...

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Why I Hate Gratitude Journals

I only realized how much I dislike gratitude journals this week, when I was chatting with a friend. 

But, the more I think about it, I really am not a fan.

Don't get me wrong. I think having a sincere appreciation for the people, situations, and beauty you're surrounded by is...

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When Kale Shrapnel Ends Up in Your Laundry... Be Thankful for Yoga

This past Monday, I woke up and the coffee maker would not turn on. It stood there on the counter like a dead object refusing the one thing I wanted most in that moment - coffee. 

I hit it a couple of times, trying to wack some sense into it. And, then hair askew, glasses on, I pulled a...

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