Friday Flows

Friday Flow 26: Positive Energy

Radiate Positive Energy

This week has been a good reminder to practice a little mental health maintenance. We can all benefit from extra positive energy in our lives. There are many different techniques that can promote positive energy, but today I’d like to highlight just three. These are the strategies that integrate best into my regular yoga practice. 3 Simple Strategies to Maintain Positive Energy Move Your Body Exercise is one of the…

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Friday Flow 25: Stand Tall and Flex

The kids have been home for over a week now. Just one week and the house is showing their presence. Maybe that is what has inspired today’s theme. My dirty, filthy, floors. Dirty floors that I am trying to avoid. No amount of sweeping can combat active child play. I sweep. They destroy. But I still want to practice. It’s a problem that may not be unique to my…

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Friday Flow 24: Back On Track

This is it. The last week of school. No more leisurely uninterrupted work out sessions for me. I will now go back to early morning runs while the kids still sleep or sessions at the gym where daycare is available. Friday Yoga Flows will still continue, but I may have to shift the release schedule. Right now, I post in the early morning… but summer schedule means more…

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Friday Flow 23: Get Outside!

Riding the Bike Around Town

May has been all about summer preparations around our home—checking out the calendar, making all the necessary travel plans and reservations, finishing up that “spring” cleaning around the home. Trying desperately to wrap up various todo’s before the kids are out of school and the temperatures are soaring. It’s a lot of busy work. And amidst of all that, the outdoors is beckoning! There is limited time to…

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Friday Flow 22: Yoga Ball Summer Blast

Summer Title Block

Quick poll: Has anyone else started getting summer catalogs filled with bikini models? How about the barrage of Fenty lingerie ads? Surely, it is not just me. ‘Tis the season for more skin exposure. And… I’m not quite ready. I stay in relatively good shape year round (humble brag alert). But a little pre-game boost never hurt anybody. Therefore, I’ve added a new yoga ball sequence block, focused…

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Friday Flow 21: Get Ready to Relax

Play-Doh Rose

The kids have been home all week due to a Teacher’s Strike. All this week and then some! And while I fully support the teacher’s—I really feel for all the parents out there. I’m fortunate enough to be at home during day and that flexibility is a huge blessing for our family. I don’t have to scramble for child care or take off work every time something comes…

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Friday Flow 20 – The Stiff Shoulder

The shoulders are an area I tend to neglect. But they are essential for strong downward dogs and other basic asanas. Today’s flow will focus on testing your shoulder strength and stretching out those tight muscles. If you are use to sitting down a lot at the computer -or- carry stress in the upper neck and shoulders—this is also a great routine to follow. For a less intense…

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Friday Flow 19 – Quad Quake

I received a special request for a sequence on quad strength. So I challenged myself to come up with something strength focused without being too boring. This sequence block is all about the quadriceps, but it does challenge your flexibility and balance. There are not many repetitions. This is done on purpose, so that you can work on alignment and muscle control. When you feel yourself unable to…

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Friday Flow 18 – Get Woke!

No, this is not a political post (I think we all could use an escape from that). I literally just mean getting “woke” after a night of rest. About This Flow Today’s flow is designed to fit easily into your morning routine. It can take you from a complete cold start to energized and ready to start the day. I do this 10min flow right before my morning…

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Friday Flow 17 – Humbled Dog Pose

This week I tried out a new Yoga Studio. The studio is only a few blocks from my home, so I was excited at the prospect of biking to class. That was ambitious. After my first flow, it is clear to me that I will be biking -nowhere- after a class. Thank heavens I took my car to the first class. Otherwise, I would have been stranded. I…

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