Archive: December 2014

Restabilizing an Unstable Spine

Restabilizing an Unstable Spine

12 December, 2014 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat

In my previous post, I talk about my desire to strengthen my core as a way to bring stability to my back. The instability in my lumbar spine was caused by a handful of years of consistent spine cracking for relief. In addition to vowing to not crack my spine anymore, I started integrating Yoga Tune Up® exercises such as Salabhasana, Cobra at the Wall and Revolved Abdominal Pose to strengthen, in particular, the small yet mighty spinal muscles, the multifidi.

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Yoga Tune Up® in Montreal

Yoga Tune Up® in Montreal

10 December, 2014 | Posted in Workshops + Retreats

I'm super psyched about my latest yoga certification, and to be the first in Montreal (second in Quebec) to offer it to you -- Yoga Tune Up®!

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The Mighty Multifidi Save My Cracking Spine

The Mighty Multifidi Save My Cracking Spine

09 December, 2014 | Posted in Lessons from the Mat

For a handful of years in my late 20?s and early 30?s I was addicted to cracking my spine. Several times each day I would strongly twist my body to the right and try to crack and pop as many vertebrae as possible. The more cracks and pops I felt, the merrier I was.

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Review: Emily and the Mighty Om

Review: Emily and the Mighty Om

04 December, 2014 | Posted in Favorite Things

It doesn't happen often that I come across a yoga book for children that is more than a step-by-step guide to poses named after animals, which is why I'm so happy to have found Emily and the Mighty Om. This beautifully illustrated (by Sleepless Kao), enchanting book is written by Montrealer Sarah Lolley and makes yoga a key part of the story, yet other important themes are also weaved in.

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Free Meditation Podcasts

Free Meditation Podcasts

02 December, 2014 | Posted in Meditation + Philosophy

Need some motivation for meditating on your own? Download any one (or all!) of these short meditations to your phone or computer and press play when feel like you could use a little guidance.

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