Building a Yoga Practice

Building a Yoga Practice

So you came to your first yoga class at yogaRIOT? Yay! Now what? Maybe you’ve been to some classes before, but this time something was different and you want more. Maybe you’ve been coming once in a while, but just never committed. Yoga is meant to be a...
Yoga and Cannabis

Yoga and Cannabis

The Basics – History: Cannabis has been used to enhance yoga and meditation for thousands of years Benefits: Calm, presence, deeper focus, patience, breath Side effects: Dries the tissues, causes an imbalance in standing poses, can cause sleepiness or heaviness...
Headaches After Hot Yoga

Headaches After Hot Yoga

Recently, we were contacted by a student who said he was experiencing long-lasting headaches after class. After responding to the email, it seemed like a good topic to bring to the blog. Certainly, he is not alone in this. Here’s our correspondence: Good...
The Heat

The Heat

Why add heat to the yoga? Annie will tell you why! In traditional yoga practice, you might have done Sun Salute A with 30 repetitions before moving into the Warrior series for 10-20 breath holds. Your asana practice would have taken 2 hours every day. In the modern...
Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind

Four years ago I was brand new to yoga. I had taken yoga classes before, but honestly, I walked out of many of them. It’s hard to show up new. It’s hard to show up, period. One thing I’ve learned on the journey is that hard is ok and can become easier with support....
More on Resistance

More on Resistance

Recently a student wrote to me with some questions about daily yoga practice, weight loss, and resistance. Following are my answers, I thought you might like to hear them as well. Question #1: What is “transformational results.” Not to sound shallow or too...