Thursday March 6, 2014
If the end of Winter Olympics left you wanting more, you're in luck, because the 2014 Paralympics are about to get underway. Although the political situation in Ukraine has led the U.S. and Britain to cancel the participation of their official governmental representatives, the athletes will still compete and deserve our support. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing snowboarder Evan Strong, who is an avid yogi.
Monday March 3, 2014
We finally get to downward facing dog! Since we're moving through a sun salutation, let's talk about the transition from upward facing dog. With some practice, you can learn to roll over your toes to get there. Eventually, this seemingly painful maneuver may even start to feel good. If it doesn't, another option is to flip the feet one at a time. When you're coming from cobra, you can choose to go through a hands and knees position as you transition.
Though the sun salutation continues, the poses that return you to the front of the mat are the same as the ones that brought you back. Confused? Pick up the end of the sequence here.
Thursday February 27, 2014
My yoga teacher made the rounds before class the other day, checking in with each student to see how he or she was feeling. A woman sitting near me said her back was aching, and she rolled her shoulders back to illustrate the area that was giving her trouble. She has a young baby and was feeling the physical toll of constant breastfeeding. I thought back to when my own kids were small and felt her pain. So I put together this group of chest-expanding poses and I send it out to all the nursing moms. I hope it helps!: 8 Yoga Poses for Nursing Moms.
Tuesday February 25, 2014
Arthur Boorman's transformation video became a viral sensation in 2012 and it's back for another run. I got curious about the system Boorman credits, DDP Yoga, so I tried it out and talked to its founder, former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. If you're thinking about a transformation of your own, check out my DDP Yoga review.