A Yoga Sequence That’s As Effective As Lifting Weights

Skip the weight room and try this strength-building yoga sequence instead. “There’s a myth out there that the practice of yoga is only good for stretching,” says Nick Potenzieri, an instructor at the cult hot yoga studio Y7. “There is also this myth that lifting weights is the only way to build strength. The truth is, it’s […]

Yoga for Hip and Shoulder Mobility

Even the most die-hard athletes could use a little “om” in their training regimens. Ruby & Pearls Yoga Studio co-owner Heather Holland outlines a few essential hip openers to help improve flexibility in any sport. Many popular sports and fitness regimens, such as CrossFit, running, and cycling, are full of linear movements. To get an […]

Coffee Break Stretches That Work Your Abs, Glutes, and Quads

2 New Ways to Get Your Ass in Gear While You Wait for Your Latte to Cool Many of us can’t make it to the gym every day of our lives. But we can usually make time for a coffee break. Put yours to good use with these strengthening coffee break stretches. We checked in with New […]

10 Minute Yoga WOD for CrossFitters

Take your Crossfit workout to the next level by incorporating this 10 minute Yoga WOD into your weekly routine! If you have ever done CrossFit, you know that it’s a kick-butt workout. It will challenge your body and your mind on many levels, always pushing you to your personal best. If you’re already a CrossFitter, […]

5 Yoga Poses That Fight Stress

Stay calm amid the daily craziness with these 5 simple (but totally effective) yoga poses. Yoga can help you find calm amidst the daily frenzy–and (better yet) can keep you from saying what you really want to say to your boss. Go through these 5 yoga poses (or even just 1 or 2!)  whenever you feel like you’re about to lose your cool. Meditation […]

A Beginners Guide to Sun Salutations

So, you’ve attended your first studio class!  Congratulations! While the experience may have been enjoyable, you may  have left with some unanswered questions. If suddenly everyone in around you started to move into some sort of synchronized yoga madness it was most likely the Sun Salutation, a common sequence of yoga poses that typically kick off […]

Improve Your Running with Yoga

Regardless of your distance, running is an endurance sport, and as such, requires basic flexibility. To maintain the most basic of basic flexibility, runners should practice yoga at least once a week.  Many runners stretch prior to or after a workout, but the practice of yoga can exponentially increase your range of motion and bodily […]