Posts Categorized: Yoga

Sage Yoga Training: Sun Salutations

Sun Salutations This eleven-minute sequence can serve as a warm-up, a cool-down, or a workout in itself. Starting with three half salutes, we move through four sun salutations: first a high lunge; then a balancing high lunge; a low, crescent lunge; and a crescent lunge with a twist. All you need to practice the sequence… Read more »

Family Yoga

To prep for the Daddy and Me yoga class I’m subbing tomorrow, and to get some pictures for June’s issue of Endurance, highlighting youth fitness, we played with various partner yoga poses. Very fun.

Podcast Episode 4 Up

The new podcast episode is up. On my friend Brad’s advice, I made sure to create chapters in the file. You can skip ahead to the various transitions using the fast-forward key, and you can pause to linger, which would be especially fruitful in Pigeon.

Sage Yoga Training: Pigeon Sequence

Pigeon Sequence This sequence addresses the hips and hamstrings, which are chronically tight in athletic bodies. We move from Pigeon Pose to Head-to-Knee, ending with a twist. (In Sanskrit, it’s Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Janu Sirsasana, and Marichiyasana III.) If you have knee problems, be especially careful in Pigeon; you may need to simply sit on… Read more »

Podcast Episode 4 Coming Soon

I’ve laid down the voice and music tracks for my fourth podcast episode, a classic yoga for athletes sequence of Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Janu Sirsasana, and Marichiyasana III. (It’s easier to do than it is to pronounce—I use the English names of the poses on the podcast.) Now for the art. My friend Bryan asked… Read more »

A Few Links

This guy has a point about triathletes. If you are one, activate your self-deprecating sense of humor and click through. And this guy, Stephen, is an inspiration, as well as a really good customer service rep for Training Peaks, the online training log I’ve used for three years. (If you’re in the market, also check… Read more »

This Month’s Ad

Here is my ad for the April issue of Endurance. It shows up a little funny here but looks good in reality. Spacing didn’t let me say exactly what the lessons are in the lessons line; I hope it’s obvious enough from the word YOGA below. You’ll see that I’ve gone with a different format… Read more »

Podcast Episode 3: Nine-Minute Abs

Podcast episode 3 is up, with some nice if slightly eerie music from Magnatune. It will work your core from a number of different directions, so prepare yourself for some effort! The photos and voice cues are a little subpar, in my mind. Wes framed the pictures wonderfully when he shot them, but I needed… Read more »

Sage Yoga Training: Core Flow

Core Flow This challenging flow targets the core in plank poses, a roll-up/roll-down sequence, and a bridge series. To modify the exercises, bend your knees. If you have issues with your neck or back, please watch the sequence through and consider skipping the roll-over portion. Once you’re familiar with these exercises, you can add repetitions,… Read more »

Ants in My Pants

I’m too antsy. I’ve been waiting to hear back from Magnatune so I can add their great music to my next podcast episode. It’s been five days, and I’m laughing at how impatient it’s making me. No one imposed any podcasting deadlines on me. Wes actually convinced me to ease off my self-imposed deadline of… Read more »