Tag Archives: alignment

build your home yoga practice

11 Apr

visit the archives of my internet radio show!

it’s called the Vibrant Health Revolution show.

body-by-yoga5one of my favorite shows is Build Your Home Yoga Practice

This show is especially for those interested in cultivating a more consistent mindfulness practice. Although I’ll be focusing on yoga, the content and principles can be applied to other fitness or meditation activities.  I’ll discuss:

  • the benefits of a consistent yoga practice (deepen your practice while saving money!)
  • simple strategies for making it doable and FUN!
  • basic yoga practice sequencing and safety
  • and my favorite yoga posture resources

see you on air!   😉

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how to… chaturanga dandasana (four-limbed staff pose)

17 Mar

chaturanga dandasana – four-limbed staff pose

lincoln park, capital hill, washington, dc

things to remember:

  • fire up the core (pull the bellybutton up and in toward the spine) to keep the center of the body lifted, even if the knees are down in the modified version
  • activate the legs (engage the quads, lifting the knee caps) to keep the lower body lifted
  • activating the the core and legs is especially important for the ladies with our lower center of gravity
  • send the gaze and heart forward- this will prevent the head from dipping down and weakening the posture
  • squeeze the elbows into the body as you exhale the body down from plank position (top of a push-up) into chaturanga
  • keep the shoulders back and no lower than the elbows (dipping the shoulders forward can cause injury, especially with multiple chaturangas throughout practice)

the MOST important things to remember:

  • do NOT do chaturanga dandasana if you have shoulder injuries. instead, modify or completely abstain from chaturanga so you can take care of your self and heal up.
  • cultivating the best form possible for your body is essential in keeping your shoulders safe.

more about chaturanga dandasana

tazima’s top five mistakes that undermine your income

29 Sep

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Worry. Let me be clear:  I don’t mean “Don’t worry.”
Be Happy” because it doesn’t work that way.

What I do mean: worrying is a LOT harder than actually
committing to and doing a goal supporting action.

Going half-sies. You cannot be surprised by lackluster
results when you Continue reading

exit stage left

13 Jul

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there is something very strange and fascinating about leaving a familiar life for a completely unknown one.  earlier this year, i decided to take a huge leap of faith Continue reading

4 things you should know about fulfillment and your cosmic contract

20 Oct

stars - photo credit: cpt.spock

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get ready…

i am about to wag my finger about your cosmic contract.

what’s a cosmic contract?
your cosmic contract is the mission your soul (the unchanging, timeless true self) signed up to do this lifetime. also known as your life purpose.  every soul has one.  if you look back at your life, there have been particular situations and conditions put in place for you, from Continue reading