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Chair Pose at the Wall

Chair Pose at the Wall

Join me for this fun variation of chair pose (Utkatasana) on the wall!  This version of chair pose will strengthen your quads, hips, and lower back, but it's also a bit easier on cranky knees than the "standard" chair pose. All you need is a wall. Step back towards...

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5 Minute Chair Yoga for a Sore Back

5 Minute Chair Yoga for a Sore Back

Do this short chair yoga flow anytime your lower back needs a little extra love!  I don't talk about it much, but I used to suffer from lower back pain quite a bit. So it's one of my favorite things to work on with my students, because I know first hand how yoga can...

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3 Tips to Get Started With Yoga

3 Tips to Get Started With Yoga

Looking for a little inspiration to get started with yoga?  In this article, I talk about three things that will help you in your new yoga journey. You'll want to read this if you're a beginner yogi or if you're looking for motivation to start. (If you'd rather watch...

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Yoga for Better Posture

Yoga for Better Posture

This week's video is a 10 minute yoga sequence for improving your posture. Our lifestyle today leads to our bodies constantly in a slumped over position. Typing, gardening, even just using our phones all the time. This leads to back pain, balance issues, and all sorts...

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Cobra Vs. Updog — What’s the Difference?

Cobra Vs. Updog — What’s the Difference?

Exciting news: I've launched my YouTube yoga channel! Hop on over to Yoga with Mikah and subscribe. Look out for new yoga videos every Monday.  A lot of my yoga students get confused with these two yoga backbends: Cobra pose and Upward Facing Dog (Updog). They...

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Yoga for a Fresh Start

Yoga for a Fresh Start

Exciting news: I've launched my YouTube yoga channel! Hop on over to Yoga with Mikah and subscribe. Look out for new yoga videos every Monday.  Join me for this 20 minute gentle, beginner-friendly yoga flow to help RING IN 2020 with a fresh start! Have you picked your...

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Benefits of Private Yoga Lessons

Benefits of Private Yoga Lessons

Are you interested in the benefits of yoga but feel hesitant or uncomfortable about joining a group class at a yoga studio? Have you ever considered private yoga? First, let me say: Group yoga classes can be great. I first found yoga in a class I randomly stumbled...

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Top 5 Yoga Poses for a Natural Energy Boost

Top 5 Yoga Poses for a Natural Energy Boost

  Ever feel like a cup of coffee and morning shower just aren’t enough to get you going? I’m with you. I wouldn’t consider myself a morning person, by any means. The good news is, there are other things you can do to shake up your stagnant energy in the morning...

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Transform Your Day With Breath of Fire

Transform Your Day With Breath of Fire

One of the most powerful parts (if not THE most powerful part) of yoga is the breath. The breath is everything. We use our breath to center ourselves and connect to our body. In yoga, breathing techniques are also referred to as “pranayama”. If you break it down,...

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Pose Focus: Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Pose Focus: Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

  Exciting news: Today I'm debuting a new series for the blog. It's called the "Pose Focus Series." Each post will focus on a basic yoga pose and break it down detail by detail so it's easy to understand. We'll start simple with Mountain Pose, or Tadasana.  ...

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