Resources For Yoga Students
Pelvic Symmetry Sequence
This pelvic symmetry sequence is adapted from Cecile Röst, PT and Dr. Sinead Dufour, PT, PhD. Useful for pelvic girdle pain or asymmetry.
Gentle Yoga for Hips & Shoulders
Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm is Hips and Shoulders Yoga at Tone Studio in Owen Sound. Read on for more information on the fall session and for printable pose cards.
New Thoughts on Belly Breathing
Belly breathing adds pressure to the pelvic floor. The more air you take in – the more the organs are pressing down on your pelvic floor.
Anatomy of the Pelvis
Wanting to learn the basic boney anatomy of the pelvis? You have found a great article that outlines where the bones are and how to find them.
Love Versus Kindness
If you find it difficult to show your love – to self and to others – this article might give some insights. I have replaced the word love with kindness when it has come up for me.
Meditation App Review: Insight Timer
A meditation app that I love and often use as a yoga teacher is called Insight Timer. It can be used for yin/restorative/savasana postures and is free.
Whistle breath offers calming focus and relaxation. It is a fun breath practice that we sometimes forget about. It is great for beginner students.
Yoga for Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
As a yoga teacher and practitioner with low blood pressure – I wanted to share what I have found helpful in my personal yoga practice and for my students.
Rejuvenating Yoga Playlist – 90 Minutes
After a full week and a long weekend – I am happy to offer this to all yoga students and teachers who are needing a rejuvenating yoga playlist.
Grey Bruce Practitioners and Therapists
Here is a list of the Grey and Bruce County Practitioners and Therapists that I often refer yoga students or friends to.
Yogi Tea Recipe
Yogi Tea is an ancient healing tea in the Indian Ayurvedic tradition that is perfect for cold and flu season.
It tastes great, energizes and rejuvenates, and is wonderful for people of all ages. Your home will also smell great as it is cooking!
Yoga for Musicians
I have created a Yoga for Musicians example flow (below) as an example of what breathing and stretches can be done before and during a music practice session. Feel free to share this with your yoga guides and healthcare providers to develop a practice that is suitable to your body at this time.
Today I am focusing on Ahiṃsā as part of my Eight Limbs of Yoga project.
Ahimsa means nonviolence or not harming.
Metta Meditation (also known as metta bhavana) is focused on the emotion of loving-kindness. Metta means love (in the non-romantic sense), friendliness or kindness. Bhavana means development or cultivation.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra that contains all of the teachings of the Buddha. It can be listened to, said aloud or said in your mind.
Eight Limbs of Yoga
I created this eight limbs of yoga “homework” as part of the MamaNurture Prenatal Yoga teacher training last year. When one of the graduates told me that she was still using parts of it a year later I knew I wanted to share it.
Yoga Playlist: July 2015
This yoga playlist is over 2 hours and incorporates songs that have Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in them from when we talked about cycles of change and the perceived beginning, end and middle of something.
Yoga Dance Playlist
I was so honoured when Lindsay (of DevaTree) asked me to share a Yoga Dance experience on weekend one of Expressive Arts Yoga Teacher Training. I used my “go to” Yoga Dance playlist and wanted to share it.
Prenatal Yoga Playlist
Here are some of my favourite prenatal songs. It is a gentle, slow paced prenatal yoga playlist, perfect for anyone in need of nurturing, relaxation and inspiration.
Yoga Playlist: May 2015
This weekend was very first session of ‘The Art of Assisting Yoga Postures’ in Owen Sound and I had lots of great feedback about the yoga playlist for our 2-hour morning yoga practice on Saturday, so I wanted to share it.
The Fuzz Video
Often I refer to The Fuzz Video by Gil Hedley in my yoga classes and Thai Yoga Massage sessions. I share it via email or tell people to search for it when they ask questions about fascia and movement.
Spring Yoga Playlist
In the spirit of spring and all things new I updated my “go to” yoga playlist. I used it this weekend at the yoga teacher training and wanted to share it with the yoga teachers and students and/or the music lovers out there.
I created this pranayama chart for my own clarification on breath practices and how they affect the mind. I often refer to it before a teacher training, workshop or class focused on breath.