Teacher Spotlight: Ann Ellis

Teacher Spotlight: Ann Ellis

I began my yoga practice in Roswell, NM at about the same time that I was introduced to adaptive skiing. I have been an adaptive ski coach with Ski Apache Adaptive Sports for 5 seasons and often use yoga breath and mantras in my ski training to help my clients. I...
Herniated Disc? Have hope!

Herniated Disc? Have hope!

Most people who get diagnosed with a herniated disc see it as sort of a death sentence as far as having pain goes. They think they will have back pain forever. Turns out, that’s not true. And science proves it. Here is a curated list of some of my favorite...
Spotlight: Yoga Teacher Gillian Baudo

Spotlight: Yoga Teacher Gillian Baudo

I discovered yoga in my early 20’s at the 92nd Street Y in New York City with Michael Gilbert. Amazingly, my first experiences with yoga were with an amazing, accomplished teacher (he has since become Dr. Oz’s yoga guy) and I was hooked. As a dancer in my...
utthita trikonasana

utthita trikonasana

Utthita Trikonasana Utthita = extended or stretched, Tri = three,  kona = angle Feet wide, about 4 feet apart. Feet should line up under the outstretched arms. Right toes turn to point straight towards the top of your mat, left heel back a bit so the left foot is...
Chronic Pain and Your Nervous System

Chronic Pain and Your Nervous System

What if I told you that all pain exists in your mind? You would probably say I was victim-blaming and clinging to some worn-out new age ideas. But what if that was the way pain scientifically works? It doesn’t mean that we create pain or cause our own suffering. It...