Yoga for Runners

By Nichole Bellos, CYT                 Running and yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly. The two truly complement one another. Overtime, the repetitive nature of movement in one plane of motion causes… Continue reading

Urdhva Dhanurasana Tutorial

Backbend Prep with Props! Creating Flexibility with an exercise ball: How do you choose the ball right for you? 55cm for 4’11-5’4 65cm for 5’5-5’11 75cm for 6′-6’7 Place the ball at your… Continue reading

Alignment and Body Awareness

The asana (physical) practice is much more than taking the various yoga shapes. Two key principles to being injury-free are: alignment and body awareness. They’re like the peanut butter and jelly of yoga,… Continue reading

Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi (ooh-jy-yee) Pranayama, meaning victorious breath, is one of many breathing practices in yoga (most common in vinyasa). It is an audible and soothing breath that sounds oceanic in nature. How to: Inhales… Continue reading

Drishti and Dharana

Gaze (Sanskrit, Drishti) and Concentration (Sanskrit, Dharana). Each yoga posture, or asana, has a drishti. Your drishti can range from numerous points of focus: down the bridge of your nose, navel, finger nail, non-moving point in front… Continue reading

Tadasana, Mountain Pose

Tadasana tada = mountain, asana = pose It looks easy, however… done properly (full muscle engagement) and you’ll be sweating! Starting from the ground up: -All four corners of your feet root into… Continue reading

Setting an Intention…

Setting an intention for your practice: adding heart to your flow. You are sitting on your mat in the studio, it’s your first time. As you look around the room, you see a wide… Continue reading

Hello. Hola. Bueno.

Hello and Welcome! My name is Nichole, and as you might read in my bio – I am a certified yoga instructor. I’ve started this blog to stay connected and share my passion… Continue reading