TWO-MINUTE yoga trick to improve your day

Work can quite literally be a pain in the neck. For that matter, so can the daily hassles of life.

Events, stresses, and tensions — even the “good” tensions when you’re working on something you like and having fun — can embed in your body, where they surface as raised shoulders, clenched jaws, and a forward-braced posture.

Leave it that way without releasing it and the tension piles up. Before long you’ve got neckaches, backaches, headaches, and you’re tired and grouchy all the time. Continue reading “TWO-MINUTE yoga trick to improve your day”

Yoga for abs? One simple yoga move to build a strong core

We’re always getting questions about core training on the blog. In fact, building a “six pack” is probably the most highly sought-after physique goal for both men and women.

Our resident Shapeshifter Yoga expert Kristine Fondran is here to show you how
to build those abs yoga-style! Continue reading “Yoga for abs? One simple yoga move to build a strong core”

Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge — Raised Leg Pose!

Think yoga’s “too easy”? Or just for granola crunching hippies?

If you believe yoga’s all about “blissing out” and getting in touch with your navel, then you’ve gotta try our series of Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge Poses.

We’ll start with an easy one, just so we don’t scare ya off… <insert innocent whistling here>

Raised Leg Pose is a relatively simple movement, but when you slow it down it takes on a whole new level of difficulty. Continue reading “Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge — Raised Leg Pose!”

Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge #2 — Double-Legged Cycling

It’s time for another Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge. That’s when we take people who think yoga is for granola crunching sissies and teach them the real meaning of connecting with their breath…

If you enjoyed our previous instalment on the Raised Leg Pose, you’re gonna love this one! Continue reading “Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge #2 — Double-Legged Cycling”

Put Your “Back Into It” for a Strong and Balanced Core

Not many people would be foolish enough to argue against the health benefits of building a strong core. And when you do it right, the byproduct is a beach worthy stomach that’ll give whiplash to everyone you walk past on the sand!

But as you work your way towards that 6 or 8 pack, you mustn’t forget that your “core” also includes the opposite side of your abs… Continue reading “Put Your “Back Into It” for a Strong and Balanced Core”

Simple Shoulder Mobility — Stop “Shouldering” the Burden of Technology

We sure do love our gadgets!

They’ve transformed our lives and created an incredible fast paced interconnected world. But they’re also changing our bodies — and not for the better. Continue reading “Simple Shoulder Mobility — Stop “Shouldering” the Burden of Technology”