Strength

Downward Facing Dog at the Wall

2/8/16 |

Downward facing dog is one of those poses that people see and instantly realize it’s yoga. This standing variation is one that’s accessible if you can’t get up and down from the ground easily or if you can’t get on the ground because the other people in your office will notice. It’s also a helpful …Read More

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

Boat Pose

2/25/15 |

Most of us know that the abdominals are part of the core, but did you know it also includes the lumbar spine, pelvic floor and many of the hip flexors? Boat pose can strengthen all of these areas of the core. Having a strong core supports a healthy spine and allows our joints to move more safely and …Read More

Pyramid Pose

2/25/15 |

Pyramid is a great “forward folding” yoga pose for stretching tight hamstrings, the muscles at the back of your thigh. It’s also one of my go-to poses for days when I’ve done more sitting than I like, since it wakes up my spine! As with any pose, stay gentle and listen closely to cues of discomfort from …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

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

7-Exercise Circuit for Beginners / Returners

7/16/14 |

This is a terrific whole-body workout in 15 minutes, geared for folks new to exercise or returning to exercise. I love this workout! I’ve done it twice since I edited it, and I feel challenged and stronger as a result. Exercise Sequence: 30 seconds for each exercise with short break in between, repeat for 2 rounds. …Read More

Tree Pose for Balance & Stability

6/18/14 |

For some people, standing balance poses are the hardest yoga poses. We find ourselves fighting gravity, wavering muscles, and even the breeze to stay in the pose. Our ego can get so wrapped up in the process of trying to maintain balance that some of us may have to learn the hard way that desperately …Read More

Full Body Workout with Chris Walker

6/11/14 |

This full-body workout with Chris Walker is part of our Quick Exercises video series. In this instructional video Chris introduces us to four new moves: Burpee Skater Jumping Jill Plank twist Which one of these moves feels the most rewarding for you? I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? …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

8-Exercise Circuit Workout

5/14/14 |

  Join Marcy Luna for 8 different 1-minute exercises. Click here for more of our Quick Exercises Video Series. I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your action list, you must be logged in. Log In

High Intensity Tabata Workout 2

5/14/14 |

  Marcy takes you through this intense, but short and effective fitness-building exercise. Tabata-style High Intensity Interval Training has become popular due to a few scientific studies showing impressive results on health indicators when compared to some longer, less intense workouts. Click here for more of our Quick Exercises Video Series. I want to try …Read More

4 Quick Core Exercises w/ Balance Ball

4/26/14 |

  About a year ago I inherited one of these big, bouncy balance balls. I was excited about it, knowing it could be used for fun exercises that would work my core. But then a year passed without me figuring out what those exercises were, so I just sit on it and wonder how people …Read More

Core-Back Exercises with Chris

4/16/14 |

Chris takes you through a simple set of core exercises designed to strengthen core back and abdominal muscles.  This is a great routine to mix in with  your core routines or to pick up as a beginner. Exercises:  Super Upper, Super Lower, Super Hold, Around the World and The Human Arrow.  Enjoy!     I …Read More

4-Exercise Cardio Core Workout

4/16/14 |

A 4-exercise workout that you can scale down (fewer reps, build up when ready) or scale up (more reps, more rounds). This workout gets your whole body in whatever time you have! Exercises: Mountain Climber, Bicycle, Sumo Squats and Double Slide.   I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? …Read More

High Intensity Tabata Workout 1

4/16/14 |

Marcy takes you through this intense, but short and effective fitness-building exercise.  Tabata-style High Intensity Interval Training has become popular due to a few scientific studies showing impressive results on health indicators when compared to some longer, less intense workouts. As always, please  scale down or scale up on this exercise based on what your …Read More

Full-Body Workout at the Barn

4/16/14 |

Marcy takes you through a 25+ minute heart thumping workout using tubing as the only equipment (though you can get by without it).  This is the first video we ever shot here at Grow Well, so it will always win a special prize in our hearts.  Make the most of the time you have with …Read More