Take your Tadasana principles with you as we head into week two of our “Back to Basics” month. This week, we will be focusing on a Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staffed Pose).
Start by moving into Plank Pose and drawing your heart forward so your wrists are right under your shoulders. You’ll notice immediately gravity is now working against you and it takes more effort to find Tadasana alignment in the shoulders, hips and legs. Fine-tune your plank pose before moving into Chaturanga Dandasana:
Yoga is a great way to combat germs and illness, but if you still find yourself fighting the flu or warding off a virus, you may need to take a closer look at your diet. Certain vitamins and minerals play a huge part in beefing up our immune systems and guarding against unwanted sickness. When a healthy diet is combined with physical activity, those germs don’t stand a chance!
Here's is a list of the top immune-boosting vitamins and minerals and their food sources, as well as a flu-fighting recipe that incorporates them all!
This month, your Level 1 teachers, Jesse Bueno, Erin Kander, Jill Delaney and Callahan Malone, will be taking you on a journey to explore the benefits of Level 1 (Beginner’s) yoga. We will address common misalignments in the postures you practice most, share helpful tips and tutorials, and work with you to build a strong foundation for a life-long practice.
I thankful for my yoga mat
For giving me a place to "get away"
I am thankful for my Yogitoes
So in my sweat, I don't have to lay
I am thankful for my yoga block
My most beloved tool
I am thankful for my water bottle
For keeping me hydrated and cool
I am thankful for the humid heat
As it can cleanse and detoxify
I am thankful for the ceiling fans
For the breeze when I think I will die!
I love this time of year. Gatherings of friends, family and food. The good stuff. Glasses toasted and emptied, bellies full, friends lingering in the glow of home. A coming together of hearts centered around tables set with so much to be thankful for. And so today, I share a few things that you, my fabulous yoga students, make me so darn thankful for:
When we first decided to build a new yoga studio, our woof pack was small. But when we opened our doors to the North Hills yogis, we knew they were our kind.
Dear 6am Warriors,
You rock. Thank you for waking up before the sun and joining me on your mat each week. Your dedication is inspiring.
This week's class was designed to be fiery, energizing and uplifting. For your listening pleasure, here is the playlist I created to accompany Wednesday's heat-building sequence.
We are pleased to welcome Franklin Park native, Gretchen Dudek, to the Stray Dog family. Gretchen will be teaching Prenatal, vinyasa and restorative yoga at Stray Dog this fall. Let’s get to know her a little better, shall we?
Today’s playlist was designed to cultivate strength. Combine with movement and breath to channel the power that is already inside of you. Carry the strength found on your mat throughout your day.