pre-workout short yoga flow

This is one of my favourite go-to flows to warm up my clients, before we really get into training / tabata / power yoga. Before a run or working out, try this yoga flow to wake up your muscles! Repeat it twice for a solid 10 minute warm up.

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yoga flow for chest opening

Feel like you’ve been hunched forward all day?  Are your shoulders scrunched up, neck tense, and you just feel slouchy in general?  Here is a short yoga flow that can help stretch and release those tight front muscles of the chest/shoulders/neck, which can help improve your posture and possibly any tension and pain.  This is a great one to try at the office after you’ve been working for a long time at a computer, or if there isn’t enough space, do it as soon as you get home from work!  Make sure you squeeze the shoulder blades together and down (away from the ears) and work the back side of your body (between the shoulder blades, muscles of the back) to improve strength to encourage good postural alignment. Repeat it twice to get a little deeper in to the poses. Remember to move with your breath always.

hippy new year!

I’m sure you can’t believe it either! Holidays are over, it’s a new year, and likely, you are already back at work! And chances are, you’re sitting for the greater part of your day.  Here is a short and sweet yoga flow that helps to stretch the muscles around the hips that may be tight from long periods of sitting (that long car ride home, long hours at a desk, etc!).  It is also a good one to do post runs, to get into the hip flexors and release any tension in the deeper glutes and hamstrings.  Repeat it twice to really get deeper into the poses.

I hope your hips have a hippy new year!

core warm up yoga flow

core warm up yoga flow

Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a workout! I promise now that I have a new phone I will be able to post more frequently (it used to be quite a process). Here is a gentle/moderate yoga flow that is appropriate as a pre-work out warm up, a quick abdominal challenge if you have 10 minutes to spare, or you can repeat it 3 times to get a little sweat on.  Usually when I teach my mommy baby yoga class or hatha class we warm up with some variation of this. You don’t need any equipment, although a mat would make it less slippery. Enjoy!