Yoga Next Door Blog
Developing a daily yoga practice profoundly influenced my life. I say that not only as a yoga teacher, but also as a mom of three and a naturally anxious person. A daily practice is accessible to anyone with the discipline to make it happen. In this blog I explain: why yoga now, how to make your practice manageable, and the top 5 benefits of a daily practice. Developing a daily yoga practice can make you stronger, stand taller, more focused and feel better physically and emotionally.
This blog explores five healthy habits (listening to your body, physical activity, eating well, spending time outside, and sleep) that will bring more balance to your life and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Incorporating healthy habits into your days can decrease pain and stiffness, improve strength, energy, calm, focus, and happiness.
I always recommend Restorative Yoga between the start of daylights saving time and the Winter Solstice. Restorative Yoga is a practice of deep relaxation and rest. A Restorative Yoga practice helps calm the nervous system and release tension from the body. We ALL have things from around our house that we can use to have a great Restorative Yoga practice at home. Household items you can use for a home practice and my favorite “real” Restorative Yoga props are outlined in this blog.
This blog outlines a set of accessible yoga poses that together provide a relaxing and refreshing full body release. The recommended postures target the hips and four lines of connective tissue (or fascia) in the body: the frontline, backline, lateral lines and spiral line. Opening the hips and major lines of connective tissue daily decreases tension in the body and increases overall calm and wellbeing.
This blog offers tips for setting up a tranquil, safe yoga space at home. I designed my yoga studio which is attached to my house. I hope these tips for creating a home yoga space help you on your way to a consistent, effective, safe yoga practice in the comfort of your hOMe.