AuthorSamantha Rodgers

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What If You’re Working Just 25% Of Your Core?

What If You're Working Just 25% Of Your Core?

Did you know there are four major abdominal muscles? Did you know you are probably not activating them?

Image Credit: University of Liverpool on Flickr.
Image Credit: University of Liverpool on Flickr.

I tell most of my clients and students to “brace their core” or “pull belly button into your spine.” I probably sound like a broken record to them, but there is a reason to my madness! Your core is the most important thing to remember in everything that you do, so let’s get to the core of it!

Let’s Look At Some Abs

A little anatomy lesson: there are four major abdominal muscles… (more…)

The Importance of Counterposes

The Importance of Counterposes

The importance of doing counterposes in yoga class. It sounds like a great title to a theatrical production of being a yoga teacher — but there is a huge significance and need for counterposes in a class.

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6 Tips to Teaching Arm Balances in Class

6 Tips to Teaching Arm Balances in Class
Image Credit: Tony Felgueiras on Flickr.
Image Credit: Tony Felgueiras on Flickr.

Teaching an arm balance class can be pretty intimidating. I used to feel pretty scared to teach them to my students. I feared that they would get frustrated with the difficulty of the class, walk out, and never return. Or would fall, hurt themselves, and never come back. As you can see I accumulated a lot of fear over just teaching a basic Crow Pose in class. (more…)

The Yoga Teacher’s Guide to Instagram

The Yoga Teacher's Guide to Instagram

We are in the throes of the age of Instagram, hashtags, and selfies. The social media craze is here and it’s not just for teenagers to showcase their latest selfie. Businesses have learned how to leverage this for themselves. Now, I’m not just talking Instagram, I’m talking all social media platforms from Facebook to LinkedIn to Pinterest. (more…)

Know Your Styles: What is Viniyoga?

Know Your Styles: What is Viniyoga?
What is Viniyoga
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Viniyoga, was created and developed by Krishnamacharya, the great guru and yoga master. “Vini” in loosely translated Sanskrit means “adaption,” and that’s just what this practice is, adapting yoga to the individual. It teaches students to adapt traditional yoga practices to fit their needs, limits, and goals. (more…)