Why you should add Yoga Sculpt moves to your Yoga flow. Get flexible and strong all at once with Xen Strength Yoga.
Were you one of many ringing out 2016 by saying “good riddance?” This past year was plagued with unexplainable violence, racism, and tragedy; and to top it off, no matter my opinion on his politics we’ve somehow elected a president who is the last person on earth I want my two boys emulating- in real life or on social […]
As important as moving your body is every day, it’s just as important to make sure you’re fueling it correctly before and after, to optimize your performance and enhance recovery. You don’t want to go to the gym without eating- your body will be pissed! No, you don’t want to eat a full farmer’s breakfast […]
The first few breaths (years) are bliss, then all of a sudden you’re holding your breath (and biting your tongue) Yoga means “union, to bring together.” Within your physical practice you negotiate the union of the mind with body, body with breath, and breath with movement. A union of some sort takes place in any relationship […]
Tired of the same old Warrior 1? Mix it up by adding some weights and take it to Xen Strength status. I’m using Warrior 1 as the foundation here, and give detailed alignment instruction on the basic pose before adding the weights element. Working the poses this way not only gives you a fabulous stretch, […]
As much as I practice gratitude on a daily basis, even the best of us can slip into ungrateful mode… as I did last week while driving to teach a yoga class. As always, I call myself out on my crap and shared the following story with my students. They appreciated my honesty and laughed […]
This month marks 15 years of marriage to my awesome husband, so a few weeks ago he surprised me with a trip to Atlantic City to see John Mayer; probably one of the only modern day guitar players I’d care to see live. I couldn’t have been more excited, until he told me it was […]
Have you always wanted to start a yoga practice, but weren’t quite convinced it was worth it? Maybe you didn’t want to “waste time” just stretching, or heard it was some cult-like, religious thing…. I’m happy to tell you neither is true. From personal experience, and that of my students, I can confidently confirm that […]
Do you ever feel like your life is all work and no play? Lately I’ve been extremely guilty of spending way too much time at my computer, and not nearly enough time “playing.” Although I couldn’t be more grateful for building an international yoga brand and wellness business, I now realize how another aspect of life […]
Right in time for your holiday BBQ, this new 10-minute ab challenge includes a few of my favorite, low to the ground yoga with weights moves all in a row- without a sit-up in sight. So many of you told me how you’re always pressed for time to squeeze in a workout, and that’s why I make […]
Want to add more OOMPH to your OM? Grab some weights and add them to your Triangle Pose. You’ll challenge your obliques even more than the traditional variation, plus strengthen the upper body all at once!
One unexpected lesson I’ve learned from my yoga practice is that looking and feeling your best doesn’t always come from your favorite lipstick or sweating it out on your mat. What we put INTO our bodies is just as important… if not more so. My students ask me all the time what I eat to […]