Tight hips can cause lower back pain and sciatica. Hip muscles can compress the sciatic nerve, resulting in discomfort, while tight lower back muscles limit blood flow to the lumbar region, causing pain and raising the risk of injury. Combining hip muscle stretches with back and abdominal poses enhances lumbar blood flow, reducing pain.
Adventurous 🌍 + Globetrotter 🌴 + Nostalgic 👨👩👧👦❤️
Meet Emily, a dedicated globetrotting yogi committed to sharing yoga worldwide. Her extensive travels have deeply influenced her practice, recognizing profound parallels between yoga and travel—both require patience, mindfulness, acceptance, and adaptability.
Our Practyce teacher, Jessica Oldfield, an experienced handstand enthusiast, has crafted a 28-day series to guide you toward achieving a handstand. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the simple approach of Jessica’s handstand series, share her inspirational insights, and motivate you to persevere even when faced with challenges during your handstand journey.
There is no set duration for how long to meditate. We recommend starting with just a few minutes and then gradually increasing.
Initially, you may not enter the state of Dhyana or enter it briefly only. This is okay, as you are still training your mind for meditation by directing your attention to one thing.
Be sure also to make time (at least 5 minutes) to practice a pranayama technique just before coming into meditation. Breathing techniques quiet the mind further and allow for a more seamless meditation experience.
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Meet Koren, a San Francisco yoga instructor, seamlessly blends Vinyasa, mindfulness, and embodiment practices. Beyond yoga, she’s a designer and fine artist, passionate about creativity through various mediums.
Whether it’s spending hours at our computers or hunching over our phones 24/7, modern life has resulted in an influx of postural problems. Poor posture leads to many health problems, including chronic back pain, headaches, labored breathing, and fatigue.
MINDFUL 🧘🏻♀️ + INCLUSIVE +TRANSFORMATIVE 🌟
Meet Marni, a passionate and dedicated yoga teacher who effortlessly merges her love for yoga and art. Whether you join her for a transformative yoga experience or explore her captivating artwork, you’ll witness the profound synergy of yoga and art that Marni brings to life.
The stress-reduction benefits of yoga are partly due to the practice’s calming effect on the nervous system and mind.
When we cultivate a regular yoga practice, our nervous system shifts from the sympathetic nervous system branch (fight or flight mode) to the parasympathetic (rest and digest mode). When the parasympathetic nervous system is triggered, our mind understands that we are safe and, in turn, sends signals to our body to relax.
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Meet Lila, based in the United Kingdom; she’s a practical and energetic yogi whose passion for yoga goes beyond her personal practice. She is a thoughtful leader who loves to mentor new yoga teachers and help them discover the transformative power of yoga.