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!
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?