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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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What’s Up Wednesday: Yoga for Your Feet

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Happy Hump Day! I hope you are having a good week so far! I am super excited NBYW will be 2 on Friday! I can’t believe it has been two year already since I opened! To celebrate, we are hosting a F R E E Candlelight Gentle Yoga class on Friday night at 7:00pm PST. Please join us by registering here: https://nbyogawellness.punchpass.com

 

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Yoga in Pajamas: Supported Bridge Pose

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Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week!!

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What’s Up Wednesday: Yoga Twists

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This week in my classes, I am integrating many different twists into the practices I teach. Twists are a great way to work many different parts of the body in one practice. There are many amazing benefits to twisting which includes bringing more movement and mobility into the spine. Twists are also very energizing. Also because of the rotation and the movement in the abdominal area when twisting, you support your digestive system and the lymphatic system of the body.
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