Energy

Warrior 2

2/8/16 |

As I started to write this blog post, the first words that appeared on the page were: “Warrior 2 is one of my all-time favorite yoga poses.” I think I’ve started a lot of the pose tutorials in our Yoga for Every Body series that way! It isn’t that I’m lying, it’s just that there …Read More

Legs Up the Wall

3/25/15 |

One of my all-time favorite poses to recharge after a stressful day or wind down before bed is a restorative yoga pose called “legs up the wall.”  You can practice it on the ground or on a bed, or in our new Grow Well office during our Yoga for Better Sleep workshops this Spring! How to practice “legs up the …Read More

Soft Bellies and Winter

2/24/15 |

I’ve been thinking about the extra bit of softness and roundness some of us experience in our bodies in the cooler months. I was having some fun with this article idea and googling things like “natural winter weight gain” and predictably finding a sea of articles with tips to combat, fight, and otherwise wage war …Read More

Releasing the Burden of “Shoulds” and “Wants”

12/4/14 |

December can be a lovely month full of delicious flavors, connection with people we care about, and those sweet, sweet vacation days. The excitement and busy-ness of the holiday season can easily displace our center in the here and now, as we pack extra obligations into our already full schedules and accumulate more belongings. This …Read More

Energizing Breaks

10/3/14 |

When our energy is low, many of us turn to unsatisfying, unhealthy or ineffective choices to get us through. We grab a snack that sends our bodies on a ride, we get lost in our computers or televisions or we power through and ignore the fatigue. Our productivity, vitality and happiness are often dampened, and our wellbeing …Read More

5 Ways to Lift Your Energy

10/3/14 |

The five activities listed here are things you already know. No surprises here. The magic is in doing them! 1. Do something kind. A kind action as simple as a smile can change not only your energy, but that of another. Look for an opportunity to take a simple kind action and watch the effects. I also …Read More

Boost Your Energy with Yoga

10/3/14 |

You’re probably already well aware that yoga can help you manage stress and relax your body and mind before bed. Did you know that it can also boost your energy? As our recent Yoga Basics grads can attest, the poses and breath we practice in yoga move prana, or “life force.” Prana refers to the …Read More

Ocean Breath (Ujjayi)

10/2/14 |

Ocean breath (in Sanskrit: ujjayi, which means “victorious” breath) is one of my favorite breathing techniques because it can both calm your mind AND bring energy back to your body. Make as much Darth Vader noise as you like with this practice! And as with any yoga or breathing practice, if you feel dizzy or uncomfortable …Read More

Adapting Your Down Dog

9/30/14 |

Downward facing dog. It’s one of the most recognized yoga poses out there, but it can also be one of the most frustrating until you find your groove in it! Creating ease in your down dog can transform your entire yoga practice, so it’s also one of the most satisfying poses to workshop in one-on-one yoga lessons. Learn a few …Read More

Sphinx Pose

9/30/14 |

Yoga backbends are amazing energy and mood boosters! They increase blood circulation, strengthen your back and expand your shoulders and chest for fuller breathing. Sphinx pose is one of my favorite backbends because, among many things, it takes pressure off your wrists, making it a great backbend for those with carpal tunnel syndrome. Find more videos in the Yoga is …Read More

Self Care Isn’t a Luxury

9/24/14 |

I used to equate “self care” with a trip to the spa. It seemed to be a luxury available only to those with the time and money to spare on pampering and stress relief. I didn’t see myself in that picture, so I didn’t process how badly I needed self care until I was emotionally …Read More

Stand Up!

5/21/14 |

Let me share something you probably already know. Sitting for long periods of time could be shortening your life. Studies continue surfacing that associate sitting for 6+ hours a day with higher rates of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic pain. You may even know that all of this sitting trumps meeting the recommended …Read More

Happy Back Yoga

5/21/14 |

This routine is a kind, gentle gift to yourself after hours at a computer, cooking or otherwise at work!  Give yourself a quick dose of flexibility, openness, presence and flow.  No equipment needed at all! Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one accountability and support: Learn about Self-Care Coaching with Emily. Learn about …Read More

20-minute Yoga for Open Hips

5/20/14 |

This sequence stretches the hips and low back. It’s a great way to find more mobility after a lot of sitting or after challenging your lower body with any of Chris or Marcy’s Quick Exercises videos. Remember to listen to your body and stay gentle–if it hurts, it’s no longer yoga! Love this post? Find more from …Read More

15-minute Yoga for Better Posture

5/20/14 |

If you often catch yourself slouching, you’re probably breathing shallowly and experiencing back pain. This 15-minute practice will help you develop core strength and openness, so you can stand tall and breathe fully. Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one accountability and support: Learn about Self-Care Coaching with Emily. Learn about Private Yoga Lessons with …Read More