Recently some research was published about the effects of yoga vs. physical therapy on low back pain and the results have been making quite a splash on social media (see THIS article). The results claim that yoga is AS GOOD AS (or "non-inferior to" as they put it) physical therapy for low back pain. Here … Continue reading Research Review – Yoga, Physical Therapy, or Education for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Noninferiority Trial
A few months ago I applied for a fellowship that supported graduate students implementing community based projects. I went through the process of submitting a detailed project proposal and going for an interview, but ultimately I was not selected for the fellowship (which to be honest I am totally ok with, when I interviewed with … Continue reading Adapted Yoga Capstone Project
As a yoga teacher and future physical therapist, I am passionate about making yoga accessible to all populations and blending it with my therapy, so when I heard about the Accessible Yoga Conference happening in New York, I knew it was something I wanted to go to - and I knew just the person to … Continue reading Accessible Yoga Conference NYC 2017
Often times at the beginning of a yoga class the teacher will either share an intention for the class or offer for students to set their own intention for the class. But why? I found a wonderful article on The Power Behind Setting An Intention in Yoga which describes an intention as "bringing your attention … Continue reading Intentions.
Unfortunately many of us spend hours each day sitting at a desk, which can have negative effects on personal health and posture. In addition to just getting up and standing or walking around periodically, there are some great stretches you can do sitting right at your desk! Hold each of these poses for 10-15 seconds … Continue reading Desk Yoga
In the most literal sense, a Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar as it is called in Sanskrit, the language of yoga, is a specific series of yoga poses performed in sequence. While the history of the physical practice of the Surya Namaskar sequence is a bit unclear, it is known that it was originally a … Continue reading Sun Salutations: What are they and why do we practice them?
Ever since I attended a week long Teaching Yoga to Athletes workshop I've been eager to share all of the wonderful information I learned with my fellow runners and athletes! So, I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be hosting a 2-hour Yoga for Athletes Workshop here on Cape Cod! WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Join Danielle … Continue reading NEW EVENT – Yoga for Athletes Workshop
There are so many wonderful yoga resources available on the internet - YouTube, Yoga Journal, and yoga class sites like Yoga Vibes, but when it comes down to it my favorite way to gather new information and ideas for my yoga classes is usually through good old fashion hardcopy books, so today I thought I'd share … Continue reading What’s on Your Bookshelf: Yoga Books
A quick throwback to a yoga event I attended last summer on Cape Cod - enjoy! Have you ever been to a yoga festival? I attended my first one last summer right here on Cape Cod, the 2nd Annual Love Yoga Fest and let me tell you, what a wonderful event! I registered only a couple of weeks before the … Continue reading EVENT REVIEW: 2015 Love Yoga Fest Cape Cod
I love teaching yoga and introducing it to beginners, but I also know that starting any sort of new fitness routine can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect! Here are a few tips for making it to and through your first yoga class: Find the Right Class There are many different types … Continue reading YOGA FOR RUNNERS: Where to Begin