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awesome way to open the heart! yogamattie.com...hmm, this is fascinating. Not sure  one could do/ undo this easily, though.

awesome way to open the heart! yogamattie.com...hmm, this is fascinating. Not sure one could do/ undo this easily, though.

YOGA SEQUENCE TO LOTUS POSE: I tore my ACL in 2009, got it reconstructed & lotus was just out of the question. After almost 3 years of practice I can now do lotus comfortably & hands free. Takes a lot of patience & dedication but here are my tips to opening your hips for lotus.  Please warm up with Sun salutes Those extra stiff - foam roll too Times are just guidelines - 1. WIDE KNEE CHILD's POSE Think butt to heels, belly melts down, extension to the spine. One day your chin &am

YOGA SEQUENCE TO LOTUS POSE: I tore my ACL in 2009, got it reconstructed & lotus was just out of the question. After almost 3 years of practice I can now do lotus comfortably & hands free. Takes a lot of patience & dedication but here are my tips to opening your hips for lotus. Please warm up with Sun salutes Those extra stiff - foam roll too Times are just guidelines - 1. WIDE KNEE CHILD's POSE Think butt to heels, belly melts down, extension to the spine. One day your chin &am

5 Yoga Fixes for Bad Posture - this is great for anyone after uve been sitting for awhile and need a good Safe stretch!

5 Yoga Fixes for Bad Posture - this is great for anyone after uve been sitting for awhile and need a good Safe stretch!

YOGA SEQUENCE: BIRD OF PARADISE  Warm up: Sun Salutation A&B x5 each YouTube if unsure  1. GOMUKASANA  The secret to not feeling like your shoulder is going to dislocate in a bind is Gomukasana & reverse prayer the 3 mins is going to feel like shit, I understand I'm with you but trust me that everything is going to be ok  2. PARSVOTTANASANA Don't forget the prayer hands k? if it jacks up your wrists just hold onto opposite elbows, I've put the two shittiest parts of the sequence up first so…

YOGA SEQUENCE: BIRD OF PARADISE Warm up: Sun Salutation A&B x5 each YouTube if unsure 1. GOMUKASANA The secret to not feeling like your shoulder is going to dislocate in a bind is Gomukasana & reverse prayer the 3 mins is going to feel like shit, I understand I'm with you but trust me that everything is going to be ok 2. PARSVOTTANASANA Don't forget the prayer hands k? if it jacks up your wrists just hold onto opposite elbows, I've put the two shittiest parts of the sequence up first so…

YOGA SEQUENCE TO FORWARD FOLD Here is a little sequence that doesn't just open the hamstrings but targets the hips, spine and calves which can affect our forward folds. So give it a shot 1. WIDE KNEE CHILD's POSE 3min This will give extension to the spine and mimic the melting sensation you need in a forward fold 2. CLOSED KNEE CHILDS POSE

YOGA SEQUENCE TO FORWARD FOLD Here is a little sequence that doesn't just open the hamstrings but targets the hips, spine and calves which can affect our forward folds. So give it a shot 1. WIDE KNEE CHILD's POSE 3min This will give extension to the spine and mimic the melting sensation you need in a forward fold 2. CLOSED KNEE CHILDS POSE

YOGA SEQUENCE FOR BINDING/TIGHT SHOULDERS: Binding was once the bane of my yoga practice, it is now just about bearable, here is what I do to open up my deltoids Warm up: Sun Salutation A/B x5 each YouTube if unsure 1. ARM ROTATION 10x Take a towel or strap, hold it with tension & arms straight, bring the arms up & behind you then reverse without bending the elbows, widen grip as necessary, this will warm up the shoulders 2. ACTIVE DELTOID STRETCH Quite self explanatory simple but effective…

YOGA SEQUENCE FOR BINDING/TIGHT SHOULDERS: Binding was once the bane of my yoga practice, it is now just about bearable, here is what I do to open up my deltoids Warm up: Sun Salutation A/B x5 each YouTube if unsure 1. ARM ROTATION 10x Take a towel or strap, hold it with tension & arms straight, bring the arms up & behind you then reverse without bending the elbows, widen grip as necessary, this will warm up the shoulders 2. ACTIVE DELTOID STRETCH Quite self explanatory simple but effective…

YOGA SEQUENCE TO CAMEL POSE: To warm up, look for the "BACK BENDING WARM UP" sequence I posted. Do the sequence 3x before you attempt the below - 1. BLOCK STRETCH Adjust the block height accordingly, place it just below the shoulder blades. Ultimately the higher the block the better - 2. CHEST/SHOULDER STRETCH Lie on your front, stretch the right arm to the right, Palm facing down & in line with the shoulder. Bend the left knee, send the left toes to the right, twist. Shift the hips to the…

YOGA SEQUENCE TO CAMEL POSE: To warm up, look for the "BACK BENDING WARM UP" sequence I posted. Do the sequence 3x before you attempt the below - 1. BLOCK STRETCH Adjust the block height accordingly, place it just below the shoulder blades. Ultimately the higher the block the better - 2. CHEST/SHOULDER STRETCH Lie on your front, stretch the right arm to the right, Palm facing down & in line with the shoulder. Bend the left knee, send the left toes to the right, twist. Shift the hips to the…

YOGA SEQUENCE TO CROW POSE: When it comes to arm balancing there are 3 factors to overcome; strength, flexibility & fear. 1. WIDE KNEE CHILDS POSE Creates extension to the spine, opens the hips, knees & shins too. Also very grounding, gotta be grounded before you wanna fly 2. MALASANA A lack of flexibility can make arm balancing difficult as it makes the arm balance just that much harder versus if the hips were open to begin with 3. DOWNWARD FACING DOG This whole body pose will prep your…

YOGA SEQUENCE TO CROW POSE: When it comes to arm balancing there are 3 factors to overcome; strength, flexibility & fear. 1. WIDE KNEE CHILDS POSE Creates extension to the spine, opens the hips, knees & shins too. Also very grounding, gotta be grounded before you wanna fly 2. MALASANA A lack of flexibility can make arm balancing difficult as it makes the arm balance just that much harder versus if the hips were open to begin with 3. DOWNWARD FACING DOG This whole body pose will prep your…

YOGA SEQUENCE FOR TIGHT SHOULDERS & UPPER BACK A lot of you asked for a sequence for the back and shoulders so here is one with props - BLOCK ASSIST Lie on floor, legs bent or straight is up to you. Place a block on its skinny side horizontally under the shoulder blades. Think sports bra location. You can change the block height in accordance to your body but overtime it will get easier to go higher 1. HANDS BEHIND HEAD Interlace the fingers behind, keep the elbows wide, breathe through…

YOGA SEQUENCE FOR TIGHT SHOULDERS & UPPER BACK A lot of you asked for a sequence for the back and shoulders so here is one with props - BLOCK ASSIST Lie on floor, legs bent or straight is up to you. Place a block on its skinny side horizontally under the shoulder blades. Think sports bra location. You can change the block height in accordance to your body but overtime it will get easier to go higher 1. HANDS BEHIND HEAD Interlace the fingers behind, keep the elbows wide, breathe through…

Pin now, practice later!  Wearing: Zella leggings, lululemon tank (similar on sale). Using: Foam blocks (but prefer these)

Pin now, practice later! Wearing: Zella leggings, lululemon tank (similar on sale). Using: Foam blocks (but prefer these)