Yoga in Pajamas: Super Supported Bridge

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TGIF! I hope you have had a good week! A few weeks back I posted a Supported Bridge Pose here.
If you liked that pose, you are going to love this one with extra support. The extra bolster or pillows gives your back extra support and opens up the front of the body
front of the body even more, which allows the breath to flow a little more freely. My clients who I share this pose with absolutely love it!  So, give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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What’s Up Wednesday: Poses for Tight Hamstrings

Happy Hump Day Yogis! I hope you are hanging in there with all of the things that are going on in our world. I know there is added stress for those school-age children trying to navigate the on-line learning situation. As a former school teacher, my heart goes out to all of you in that situation.

I have decided to focus my class this week on the hamstrings. Many of the poses we do in yoga incorporate the hamstrings and many people have restrictions in their hamstrings which make these poses a challenge. Poses for the hamstrings are important for those with low back pain as oftentimes those with low back issues have tight hamstrings. I wanted to share these poses with modifications in hopes it will be helpful for those of you who need it.
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Yoga in Pajamas: Supported Frog Pose

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Happy Friday! I hope have had a good week! If you have been taking my classes this week, then you know we have been working on poses for the hips. This pose, is perfect to allow for a gentle opening in the hips in a very supportive way.

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What’s Up Wednesday?: Strength & Mobility for Hips and Glutes

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Hi Yogis! I hope you are doing well and staying safe! Where I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are dealing with fires. Fortunately, they are not close to where I am, but the air quality is very poor. My Dad lives in the Sierra Foothills and had to be evacuated due to a fire close to him. Thankfully, he is safe and I hope he will get to be back in his home soon. Sending all of you much love and light for whatever circumstances you may be dealing with. These days it is always something! We are strong and we will persevere!!
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Legs Up the Wall

Yoga in Pajamas: Legs Up the Wall

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Happy Friday Yogis! I hope your week has gone well and you are ready to treat yourself to a relaxing weekend! If you need some help getting started with your weekend, let me help you! The rest pose I have for you this week is Legs Up the Wall also known as Viparita Karani. If you have done this pose, you know how great it is and if you haven’t then trust me you need to try it!
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What’s Up Wednesday: Core Exercises

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Hard to believe it is Wednesday already! Time keeps flying by! This week I have some great core exercises for you. You already know how important it is to have a strong core: in order to have better balance and stability, support to bend down, to lift things up, to rise from the floor, and other functional movements.
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Monday Motivation: Pratyahara

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I hope you all had a great weekend! Over the past week, I have been reflecting on (and you may have heard me mention in class) the importance of withdrawing our senses or turning inward, known in the Yoga Sutras as Pratyahara. Even though our lives may have slowed down since the start of the pandemic, we are still being stimulated by our five senses. It is important to take time throughout our day, even if you only have a few minutes, to withdraw from the external world in order to find a sense of peace and calm in the body and mind.
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Yoga in Pajamas: Legs Elevated Savasana

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Happy Friday!!

I hope you will try this week’s Yoga in Pajama Pose, Legs Elevated Savasana. Don’t let this pose fool you into thinking you are JUST lying down! Let me assure you the benefits of this pose make it so much more than just laying down and actually, it might be one of the hardest poses you do.
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What’s Up Wednesday: Building Strength With a Yoga Block

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Happy Wednesday!!   I hope your week is going well! This week in my classes, I am focusing on sneaking in a little more strength movements in the my classes with the addition of a block. I am always interested in providing opportunities for my students to experience poses in an unique way to not only keep the practice interesting but also to provide a different stimulus to the body. When the poses are always done in the same way, the body begins to get used to the poses and you may not get the maximum benefit. The block adds a load or weight to the body which will engage muscles more and help you to get stronger. I invite you to approach these poses with curiosity and see how it feels!
Bridge Pose with a Block

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Yoga in Pajamas: Supported Butterfly

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Happy Friday! Are you ready to relax into the weekend? If so, you are going to love this pose!
Supported Butterfly Pose is a very popular restorative pose and often one of my go-to poses when teaching a restorative yoga class.

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