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...
A Downward Dog Tutorial

A Downward Dog Tutorial

Here is a short video of Annie teaching a stable downward dog yoga pose. Downward dog is commonly a source of sore shoulders and hands. Much of this strain can be eliminated by opening the feet hip-width apart and finding a generous bend in the knees. It is not...
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...
10 Things That Are Best Done When Hydrated

10 Things That Are Best Done When Hydrated

Here are 10 ways that you can take advantage of great hydration: Dentistry and surgery: Hydrated tissues bleed less, and are less likely to become infected and heal faster. Sleeping: You sleep better when hydrated, though you may need to pee, mostly it helps with...
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....