A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

A Guide to Using Hand Weights & Sandbags

We love using weights to elevate our yoga practice but we understand that not everyone has had the opportunity to try them out or you may find them a little intimidating if you haven’t used them before. Don’t be afraid! In this post we will shed some light on how to integrate weights into your yoga practice. We think weights are great and we hope you will too! How to use Love My Mat 10lb Sandbags Sandbags are a great tool to integrate into your yoga practice. They are often used in Yin or Restorative Yoga practice. They enable your...

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Holiday Bliss through Restorative Yoga - 5 Poses for Less Stress

It's that time of year where you seem to be stretched in all the wrong ways. Don't loose your holiday cheer... instead try these restorative yoga postures to help you find a calm sense of yourself that you can share with friends and family! By tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system you can release all of the hormones that help you destress. And let’s face it, we’re stressed, and with the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to calm your mind and body with restorative yoga. Remember - if you can decrease your stress levels your cortisol levels drop...

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final resting pose - corpse pose for bedtime

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? If you wake up with a sore back, neck, or shoulders or with pins & needles in your hands or feet, maybe you should re-consider your preferred sleeping position. It's well known that the best position for most of us to sleep in is on our backs. But have you thought about the position of the rest of your body? If you sleep with your knees bent or with your arms above your head, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Consider the importance of extending your limbs during...

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