Friday Flows

Friday Flow 16 – Quick Core

Spring Flowers

Happy Easter weekend everyone and a happy spring! I haven’t much to say today, as I am out enjoying time with the family.  I hope you are all doing the same. The weather is beautiful and it’s time to break out your flowy dresses. In honor of the flowery, flowy (sometimes clingy) spring dress, let’s focus on the tummy. Have you been keeping up with your core work?…

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Friday Flow 15 – Strong Warriors & Power Poses

Yang-sta Gangsta Yang yoga, power yoga, Ashtanga, fire! Whatever you call it—this type of practice is focused on heat! In contrast to Yin yoga, you want to move quickly between poses, while concentrating on your breath. In Yang practice go ahead and challenge your muscles. The goal is to build strength and stamina. This is in contrast to Yin, which is slower and more methodical. There are plenty…

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Friday Flow 14 – Torso to Toe Stretch

Yoga Building Blocks Sometimes, it’s nice to have a focused group of poses that can be dropped into a longer routine—a sequence block. Yoga sequence blocks can be practiced alone or they can be added to an existing routine. Most often, I like to add short sequences that target a specific body part, after a few warm-up sun salutations. This is a nice way to build a complete practice.…

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Friday Flow 13 – Vinyasa Flow

Which Vinyasa Format: Stills or Streaming? Last week I posted a sequence using only camera shots. It isn’t my preferred post format, but it works fine in a pinch.  I notice that many other yoga blogs are heavy on the still photography–posting images for most asanas highlighted. It certainly makes the website more colorful and interesting, but I wonder how useful it is to people. Personally, I already…

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Friday Flow 12 – Rolling Release

The weather was beautiful outside this morning.  So I scrapped my planned post for a long indoor flow and took my Yoga Ball onto the porch instead. If you still want a nice intermediate level flow, no worries. That yoga sequence will still be posted later. Do You Know Where Your Stability Ball Is? Exercise ball, pilates ball, yoga ball… whatever it is, you’ve got one. There is…

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Friday Flow 11 – Call of the Crow

Today we tackle crow. Crow pose or Bakasana is one of the first feature poses yogis try to master. Probably because it’s attainable and fun. Fun to watch others do and fun to try yourself. If you want to add a challenge to a growing yoga practice, you can’t go wrong with Crow. It requires a nice combination of core strength, balance and flexibility. Bakasana vs Kakasana Yes,…

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Friday Flow 10 – Easy Does It

Kinky Workaround The past few days i’ve had a terrible crick in my neck. Nothing could work it out—Tylenol, warm compresses, self massage. I’ve been walking around like RoboCop and it stinks. I had a draft yoga routine in my head, but couldn’t really do any test runs. Quite the challenge. So I shifted gears and created an ‘ease into the weekend’ flow. Easy on the neck. Easy…

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Friday Flow 9 – Seated Chair Yoga

Tiny Practice in a Tiny Space Imagine this familiar is this scene. You are sitting in a meeting, on a long flight, stuck in a cubicle or on conference call. You desperately want to stretch your body or de-stress, but the yoga space is less than ideal. What do you you do? There are plenty of scenarios where it is simply not possible to roll out a yoga…

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Friday Flow 8 – Post Cycling Stretch

Time for a Bicycle Break One of my hobbies is bicycling. No, not spin class (although there is nothing wrong with that). Actual biking around the town. When weather is welcoming, I hop on my little cream bike to run errands or catch some fresh air. At times I get lost on a trail, wander down side paths and end up traveling for miles out of the way.…

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Friday Flow 7: Hipster Flow

Behold the Yoga Hip Opener Sequence Whenever I am in a group class and the instructor asks for special requests, a hand shoots up into the sky and some one hollers “Hips!”. I’m not kidding. Every. Single. Time. Hip openers seem to be very popular in the yoga community. But why? No doubt it has something to do with our modern lifestyle. Sitting around in an office chair…

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