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Affordable Yoga Apparel by The Girls

Knees.  We must be able to see our knees in teacher training!  At the beginning of the training, I had one pair of appropriate pants- then, I wore my running shorts!  Now, with the introduction of Apparel by the Girls, I can say I have 3 pairs of thigh hugging apparel.    You all are going […]

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Stability Ball Workouts with SAVASA

Weight training is absolutely mandatory if you wish to change your shape. More muscle on your frame takes up less SPACE than fat does, therefor, any girl who wants that “zipped up” toned body, needs to weight train. There are lots of ways to incorporate weight training into your regular workouts each week. For example, […]

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Build your upper body strength with Chaturanga!

The physical poses in yoga are SO much harder than I’ve ever made them. In fact, remember this post? I am pictured doing a one arm medicine ball push-up and I thought I was strong. And, I am, I suppose. However, being strong in a standard push-up does not translate to a strong Chaturanga Dandasana (Four Limbed Staff Pose). […]

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A lesson In Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Yoga offers your brain peace. It requires you to use your senses and your body in a completely different way. And Yes, it will benefit your fitness level. It will build strength and endurance and it will compliment your regular running or cycling routine. I am certain that a high quality yoga program done once […]

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Yoga Works Instructor: An Interview

In two weeks, I will begin a 12 week Yoga Works Teacher Training program. Although, I’m incredibly excited about it, I’m also very curious as to it’s going to effect me as a person. With all the reading I’ve done on yoga, I am hopeful to learn how to manage stress, anxiety and balance…(thinking this will be […]

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Tips On How To Stretch Your Hips

Because of the position that runner’s and cyclists put their bodies in day after day- flexing forward- It is imperative that we teach our bodies to go the other direction. That is by having flexible hips. The pidgeon pose is ONE of the BEST ways to stretch and strengthen the hips. The objective of any and all […]

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Beautiful, Sexy Yoga Clothes from MPG

This week I was generously given the opportunity to try out MPG Sport’s new styles for winter. Can I just say that I am always impressed with the details that MPG puts into their clothes? For purposes of review, the sent me the Gemini Shawl Cardigan in black and it is beautiful. This cardigan is a lightweight […]

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Teaching Yoga to Kids

This post is written by a friend of mine who is currently teaching yoga to kids {mine included}. At their school, they are lucky enough to receive yoga one day per week and they love it. My three year old can tell me and demonstrate LOTS of poses and I love his version of “savasana”. […]

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What to Wear and Bring to Hot Yoga

What is the difference between “power yoga” and yoga? Power Yoga is a series of yoga poses taught so that the focus is more on a workout rather than “true yoga” like I knew it at Yoga Works.   At power yoga, we will hold plank for an eternity, work on push-ups, lots of sit-ups, long […]

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5 Highly Beneficial Yoga Poses for Athletes

Are you sitting in a chair right now? Have you been in one for more than an hour today? How about your bike? 1 hour? Run? Everything I do as a mother or as an athlete involves my hip flexors. They are seriously tight. TIGHT. You (and me) need to make serious efforts to practice […]

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