Which Yoga Mats Kick Ass!

Which Yoga Mats Kick Ass!

The mat matters.
If you’re dripping sweat in a class and you can’t even hold the poses because you might as well have just rubbed Crisco all over your mat, we have a problem. If your mat is too thin, it’s going to cause stress on your joints. If it’s too think and not dense enough, it can affect your balance. The type of mat that’s right for you depends on your practice and your environment. 

5 Poses for Happy Hamstrings

5 Poses for Happy Hamstrings

We spend a lot of time sitting in our day to day lives.
At our jobs, in transit, watching TV, spending quality Internet time, eating, taking a dump… This can really fuck up the hamstrings (which are already pretty easy to piss off anyways)!
 

So we’re going to get straight to the point:
Your hamstrings need some love and attention!

Here are some awesome poses, from Lindsay of Rage Yoga, to get you moving reconnecting you with those lovely hamstrings. ...You may have a lot of catching up to do!

The Least Flexible Person in the World - Yoga Bullshit

The Least Flexible Person in the World - Yoga Bullshit

What we hear changes over time as we do.

When I worked as a waitress, it was “what’s the special today?”
When I started fire dancing, it was “have you ever burnt yourself?”
When I briefly attempted learning to play the harmonica, it was “please don’t”.

Since I have started to teach yoga, I have heard a lot of this: 
“I can’t do yoga, I’m the least flexible person in the world!” 

When Shit Hits The Fan - A Guide To Falling Apart

When Shit Hits The Fan - A Guide To Falling Apart

Getting served one of life’s patented gut punches in inevitable and there’s not much we can do to control it. We do however have control over how we react. So… what do you do when shit hits the fan? 

Some people fall apart dramatically while others opt to bottle their emotions and put on a fake smile while they die slowly on the inside. They’re both messes. One is just more transparent while the other is a ticking time bomb. Neither of these are great options.

Coffee: PUT IT IN YOUR FACE HOLE!

Coffee: PUT IT IN YOUR FACE HOLE!

Coffee actually has a number of surprising health benefits!
A cuppa joe contains antioxidants and nutrients. It’s an awesome anti-inflammatory and also can help prevent some very serious diseases. Decaf or no, each cup of java contains pantothenic acid, potassium, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin and niacin. All of these are nutrients that we need for optimal health and ass kicking!
 

5 Poses to Slay Back Pain

5 Poses to Slay Back Pain

There are countless reasons why people get back pain. 
It could be from spending a metric fuck ton of time slumped over your desk or you phone. Perhaps your desk chair is a little bit too low so you have to use T-Rex arms while you’re typing all day. These kinds of awkward repeated actions can become an injury. Or maybe you just lifted something wrong! 

Whatever the cause, we've got your back. (See what I did there?!)
Here are a couple awesome poses to help you slay your back pain:

Level Up This Year - 4 Guidelines to Making Kickass Resolutions!

Level Up This Year - 4 Guidelines to Making Kickass Resolutions!

Have you set yourself a new year’s resolution?

Personally, I never used to bother. I thought they were half-hearted and insincere… like the Christmas cards you get from family members you haven't seen in well over a decade. The sentiment is sweet but it feels like it’s just about following protocol!

But in the last couple of years I’ve been beaten over the head with this lesson...