Category: Yoga

How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Spine Support (Video Series)

Kali shows how to fold a yoga blanket so you can lay on it face up (with it along your spine); opens the chest and shoulders, releases the sacrum, etc.

How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Ab Muscle Release Sequence (Video Series)

Kali demonstrates how to release tense abdominal muscles using a blanket rolled in 3 positions. Students have experienced relief from IBS and similar symptoms; please consult your doctor if you have these conditions before attempting.

How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Support for Your Seat (Video Series)

Kali shows how to use the yoga blanket to raise your hips a little and tilt your pelvis forward, for seated yoga postures.

How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Padding for Kneeling Postures (Video Series)

From the basic storage fold, Kali demonstrates how to use the blanket to protect knees and ankles while in kneeling postures.

How to Fold a Yoga Blanket: Basic Storage Fold (Video Series)

Kali demonstrates how to fold a yoga blanket so it is neatly store-able in your studio/gym. This also helps teachers using the blanket because all students will be starting from the same orientation (thus less time is spent folding and more time on the poses)!

4 Simple Ways Yoga Can Support Your Nutrition & Weight Loss Goals

Are you part of the 71% of Americans who just resolved to diet or eat healthier? One of the 65% who resolved to exercise more? Or one of the 54% who resolved to lose weight? Yes, those are the percentages of Americans who claimed they made such resolutions for 2019, as reported by Statista: Given…
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How to Keep a Peaceful Mind in Your Daily Life

I created an infographic (download here) to help me remember Yoga Sutra 1.33, which, even if you don’t know (or don’t care) anything about yoga, can be very useful in maintaining your equanimity in the face of daily life. Here’s a short video that describes how to use it. The analogy is originally described in…
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The Mind is a Powerful Force When it Comes to Pain

Last time I discussed how stress “feeds” migraines / headaches, and shared something you could do about it. As you might expect, the stress-pain loop also applies to other types of pain, such as back pain. Dennis was a former supply manager who was on disability due to his chronic bad back. He’d experienced multiple…
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How Stress Feeds Migraines: & Something You Can Do About It

The American Migraine Foundation1 states that “stress is a trigger for migraine in almost 70% of people, and one study revealed that 50-70% of people had a significant association between their daily stress level and their daily migraine activity.” Whether you suffer from headaches, backaches, joint/muscle aches or something else, chronic pain has a way…
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Falling as part of the process

I fell out of a headstand in yoga class today, and I’m pretty excited about it! No, I was not teaching. (Those of you who take my classes know I don’t teach these things; I still experiment with them on my own from time to time.) There was actually a time in my life where…
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