09
22
2018

October Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health

This October we are dedicating our yoga practice.  It’s time to get engagement up and so I’m trying something new.  I need to engage more at the box which I’m sure may help, but can you also let me know what you’d like to see in yoga to make it something you’ll attend?  I started yoga with a more athletic mindset and power in the practice.  Now, I’m thousands of hours of education into teaching yoga and even became a Yoga Therapist which means my practice has...

04
02
2017

Conversation With Your Body with Kelly Starrett

I know many of you know who Kelly Starrett is and the work he has done and keeps doing.  Here’s a great podcast worth listening to.  The interview with Kelly discusses exactly why it’s important to have a conversation with your body.  Yoga and Crossfit have so much in common.  They work to teach you how to move with care and intelligence.  How to know your body.  How to down regulate.  How to recover.  How to have a healthy mind body relationship.  How to move your spine well.  Take...

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09
2016

Stress

It’s pretty common to be stressed out in our society these days. I’m not talking about the presidential election or any specific event in society.  I’m talking about the way we live.  The way we rush from one thing to the next while our mind is going in many more directions that we can physically go.  I’m talking about the ways we abuse our bodies, hold tension and don’t sleep well.  This constant state of stress has serious effects on your body and how our body operates.  The good news is that...

11
19
2016

Resiliency

Resilient: to bounce back recovering readily from adversity able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens I’ve been studying yoga therapy for 3 years now.   Lately I’ve been studying how yoga can help with Traumatic Brain Injuries.  In doing so, I am asked to think about the difference between resilience and recovery.   It sparked me to write a post for my students at the studio, but as I did, it also sparked me to share this with you because it...

11
04
2016

Yoga Shoulders

Let’s keep talking and yoga and you!  We’ve looked at the spine and the hips.  Next, we look at shoulders.  Shoulders are prone to injury.  Creating strong, stable, yet mobile shoulders helps to reduce your risk of injury. In yoga class, we once again move the shoulders in multiple directions.  We work with weight bearing and non-weight bearing postures to facilitate range of motion while also building stabilization strength and opening tight fascia and chronically contracted tissue....

10
28
2016

Yoga Hips

Let’s continue our conversation on how yoga can translate into your wods.  We recently took a look at how yoga moves the spine in all directions and helps to develop core strength and stability.  The same principles translate into our hips. We practice postures in yoga that move the hips in multiple directions.  We internally rotate the legs and we externally rotate the legs.  We stretch the front of the hips, the back of the hips, and the sides of the hips.  We do this to create freedom,...

10
16
2016

Let’s Talk about how Yoga translates into your WOD…

As Crossfitters, we know to expect the unexpected and train in a variety of ways to push our thresholds.  We know the importance of taking care of ourselves and having good form.  We hear we should mobilize and improve our ranges of motion.  We know we should, be do we do it? We offer yoga at Crossfit Uncommon to help you be just that, even more uncommon.  We offer it as one other modality for you to become better.  One more way for you to train, expect the unexpected, and mobilize.  We offer it...

08
25
2016

Yoga Update and Why You Should Be Doing It!

Did you know we have yoga at the box?! We still do, but we are changing the time a bit.  We have heard many of you say you’d like to come to yoga, but don’t want to get up early on your day to sleep in or maybe you are at church when we’ve been having yoga at the box.  In September, we are changing yoga to 5pm on Sundays instead of 9:00 am.  We hope many of you can come!  If you don’t know why you should come, keep reading or let’s chat!   How does yoga help you with Crossfit? Increases ran...