Going Upside-down to Turn Your Health Right Side Up!

Going Upside-down to Turn Your Health Right Side Up!
  I'm sure that if you follow any number of yogis on Instagram, then you have seen your share of inversions. Headstands, handstands, crazy one handed stands that I could never do... lol.Maybe you just skim by, maybe you stop and admire them for a second. But few of us take the time to find out just why inversions are such an integral part of yoga, and how much of an amazing role that they can play in your overall health and fitness.

Yoga Fashion Then and Now...

Yoga styles have changed a lot since the beginning of the art...mostly for the better I think. I decided to go back in time and do a little research on it to see if my theory was correct...

So i took a Hot Yoga class...

So i took a Hot Yoga class...
To be fair, the name DOES warn you. So I did not go into this class expecting roses and sunshine. But I guess I expected it to be more like a hard core, noisy, sweaty workout class. I was right about the sweaty part, and not much else. When I first walked in, I was greeted by a "silence past this point" sign. Well my mouth obeyed, but in my head it sounded something like this...

The top 5 Reasons that every Yogi should take a Barre class at least once!

Today I managed to drag my butt out of bed early for once, and make my way downtown to a cute little studio called Lori Harris Fitness. I had heard good things about her Barre your Soul class, and today it was time to shake off the rust and try it for myself... Well I survived the Barre class, lived to tell about it, and thought i should start with the top 5 reasons that all you fellow yogis need to try it too! 

Why Yoga?

A few years ago, I would have made fun of people who did yoga. Today, much has changed, and now I am that person who annoys their friends by stopping to do yoga everywhere. Acro yoga, SUP yoga, Beach Yoga, Hot yoga... I have always been active and fit, but to me, yoga was just "stretching." And stretching was a thing that I only managed to do occasionally before a hard workout. So now, people ask me, "what happened? Why yoga?" 

All my favorite things + Yoga

All my favorite things + Yoga
When it comes to learning new skills or trying fun activities, I have a somewhat unique problem... I want to do ALL THE THINGS. I find it very hard to limit myself to just one of my favorite activities. When I discovered and fell in love with yoga, I was...