Over the weekend, The New York Times published an article entitled, “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women.” As a yoga teacher, of course it piqued my interest. I clicked on it thinking maybe there was some scientific information I needed to know about the pants I wear every day. However, once I started reading it, I quickly realized that is not what I was going to get.
Let’s talk about the pelvis. Not the “hips,” meaning the hip joint, but the pelvis as a bony structure. I don’t think most of us realize how life changing it can be to have your pelvis aligned correctly. I can personally tell you from experience, it makes a huge difference. I want to focus mostly on the movements of the pelvis and how that affects us, but first, let’s take a quick look at the bones.
After taking a workshop with Marc Holzman, I was reminded that Ayurveda, the sister of yoga, or the lifestyle of yoga, is all about living in rhythm with nature. This resonated deeply. Over the past few months, I’ve been theming most of my classes around the qualities of the seasons, with the inspiration of noticing how what’s going on outside directly relates to how I feel on the inside. Winter, and January specifically, invite us to self reflect and introspect.
If you have ever taken one of my yoga classes, you’ll know I am a big anatomy nerd. I’m still a novice in the scheme of things, but I loved diving in deeper in my 300-hour training last year. I’ve been going through the anatomy lectures from my teacher Noah, again. If you’re an anatomy nerd too, or want to learn more, I can’t recommend his online courses enough.
Merry Christmas! My gift to you this year is a new, free, yoga class on my channel! The holiday season is a busy time, no matter what you celebrate. We run around shopping, cooking, going to parties and events. We are pulled in a million different directions. During the mayhem, we get stressed, tired, and often forget to take care of ourselves too. Stop and give yourself 25 minutes of yoga for connection.
At the end of November, I asked Instagram if anyone would be interested in a meditation challenge in 2018. The resounding answer was YES. I am so excited to launch the 30 Day Meditation Challenge! My main goal with this challenge is to help you (and myself) begin, or restart, a consistent meditation practice, while also having the opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals. Let’s start conversations about meditation.
Temperatures are starting to drop, and it’s getting harder to get out of a toasty bed on a Sunday morning. Honestly, the thought of pancakes were the only thing to get me up and at it this morning! As we move into winter, to stay warm we have to build our own heat, ignite our internal fire. This month’s free yoga class, that is now on my channel, will help you do just that, with a heat-building flow practice. This is a slower flow, so it’s perfect for a variety of levels.