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Why Can’t I Do a Yoga Squat?

Yoga Squat, Malasana, Garland, or Deep Squat- whichever name you want to call it- can be a challenging pose for beginners. I myself struggled with this pose in the beginning, as my feet would always seem to rise off the ground, and I could never get comfortable!...

What is Gentle Yoga?

There are hundreds of types of yoga in this world – and dozens that you see regularly on studio and gym schedules, but gentle yoga is one of the kinds that really doesn’t get the credit it deserves. I’ve been teaching yoga for 6 years, and practicing yoga for 16, and...

Why is Flexibility Important?

Whether your a world class athlete or just starting on your fitness journey, improving your flexibility is something you need to incorporate into your routine.  So why is flexibility important? Better flexibility means a better range of motion, which prevents injuries...

What are Mala Beads?

I began meditating when I was going through the police academy as a way to help me feel more energized after getting very little sleep. That was over 4 years ago and has since then turned into a habit I try to implement into my life daily. Meditation is not as simple...

11 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss (+ Free PDF)

One of the biggest misconceptions about yoga is that people believe it is only used to relax your mind and gain flexibility. I was one of those people and after joining my first yoga class over 10 years ago my beliefs about yoga changed completely. At the time I was...

Should You Warm Up Before Yoga?

You often hear about athletes practicing yoga to warm up before an intense workout, but I find that yoga can be an intense workout on its own, which led me to wonder whether I should warm up before settling into my mat for my yoga practice. So I did a little digging! ...