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Breaking up with Cat/Cow Pose

When was the last time you took a yoga class that started with something other than cat/cow? Or savasana? Or a sun salutation? In my 2 decades of taking yoga classes, these are the most common [...]

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Restorative Yoga for Moms of Young Kids

Do you give yourself time to rest and restore? I didn’t always. In fact, if you asked me before I had kids, I would have said that restorative yoga poses are fantastic but they’re not [...]

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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Balance

Years ago, I had a student who would get angry every time I taught balancing poses. Maybe angry is a little strong — she didn’t throw blocks at me when I’d suggest warrior 3. But she’d grumble [...]

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Leg Cramps are a Total Drag

Leg cramps are a total drag. If you’ve never had them, you might be totally unaware of this problem, so I’m going to give you the inside info. Leg cramps are a total drag. [...]

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Back to School Yoga for Kids (and Adults)

This Monday, my oldest returned to school in person for the first time since March 2020. She was so excited, she was ready 35 minutes before her bus arrived. My emotions were a little more mixed. [...]

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Take a yoga break in your chair

Sitting at your desk for too long? Take a yoga break in your chair. While this might not feel like the most ideal way to get your body moving, it’s better than the alternative. I’m guessing [...]

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How Letting Go of a Boundary Helped Me Become a Better Mom

When I first became a mom, I was really adamant that my mom life and work life would not intersect. I’d have awesome boundaries and leave my work on the mat, so to speak. Working after [...]

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5 Best Yoga Poses for Cramps and PMS Relief

Years ago, when I first started practicing yoga, I got a few books from my local Barnes and Noble to help me understand the practice a little better. I bought the Bhagavad Gita, the Heart of [...]

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The Real Reasons You Avoid Home Practice

Do you wish you had a home practice but feel like it’s just not for you? Maybe you feel like you don’t have the time or you don’t know what to do at home by yourself on your mat. Or maybe you [...]

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How to Improve Your Balance

Do you want to know how to improve your balance? I can tell you, but I bet my answer will surprise you. My guess is that when you think about improving your balance, you think you need to work on [...]