Approximately 1,000 yoga teachers have told me this is the most relaxing pose

August 15, 2019 at 11:38AM by CWC Whenever I take a yin yoga class (which is all about deep, long stretching), I can almost feel my thoughts melting into beautiful pink goo. Pigeon pose is my main squeeze. I’d sell my first born child before letting forward fold slip through my fingertips. But there’s one … Continue reading Approximately 1,000 yoga teachers have told me this is the most relaxing pose

This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga

August 14, 2019 at 03:00AM by CWC In theory, getting up early for a pre-work yoga class is never a bad idea—it can help to undo the tech neck, tight hips, and lower-back aches brought on by the daily grind and intensified by long stretches of time in bed. But let’s be real: In an … Continue reading This 8-minute morning stretch routine will wake you up when you don’t have time for yoga

The 7-minute, plank-centric yoga flow will fire up every part of your core

August 12, 2019 at 02:01AM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading The 7-minute, plank-centric yoga flow will fire up every part of your core

This 10-minute standing yoga flow can help improve your balance and posture

August 09, 2019 at 12:56PM by CWC Much to my surprise, a couple of years back, science proved that yoga can count as cardio. Sure, it can be relaxing AF and feel like a lullaby acted out by your body, but sometimes a vinyasa flow can get your heart racing. I’ve learned that the cardio-esque … Continue reading This 10-minute standing yoga flow can help improve your balance and posture

This 7-minute beginner yoga flow is more energizing than a cup of matcha

August 05, 2019 at 05:15AM by CWC Welcome to Trainer of the Month Club, our brand-new fitness series, where we tap the coolest, most in-the-know fitness leaders to create a month-long fitness challenge. On Mondays, we have our “sweat drops” where you’ll get access to the week’s workout that you can follow along at home. … Continue reading This 7-minute beginner yoga flow is more energizing than a cup of matcha

Pro tip: Do this yoga move to make any upper body workout more effective

August 04, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC This morning, before I started knocking out some chest presses, lat flies, push-ups, and various other upper body stuff with heavy weights, my instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp had the class do some upward dogs. As in, you know, that yoga pose that you do in your sun salutations. … Continue reading Pro tip: Do this yoga move to make any upper body workout more effective

Shimmy on into ‘legs up the wall’ yoga pose for the restorative break your body (and mind) craves

August 03, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC “Legs up the wall” yoga pose, or viparita karani in Sanskrit, may not be part of your standard sun salutation. But if you’re always on the go, go, go, it’s well worth adding to your flow. According to Jessica Matthews,  yoga educator, assistant professor of integrative wellness at … Continue reading Shimmy on into ‘legs up the wall’ yoga pose for the restorative break your body (and mind) craves

If you’ve ever cried on your mat (and liked it) Yin Yoga is the emo release you need right now

July 25, 2019 at 10:25AM by CWC There’s a reason more-and-more people are turning to fitness as a form of emotional release. We’re living in an era that’s being deemed “The United States of Stress,” where chronic anxiety has become a widespread epidemic, especially for millennials and Gen Zers who are consistently clocking higher stress … Continue reading If you’ve ever cried on your mat (and liked it) Yin Yoga is the emo release you need right now

The cooling yoga poses to take when class gets too. dang. hot.

July 22, 2019 at 06:49AM by CWC We’ve officially reached the point in the summer where it’s gone from “fun in the sun” weather to “too damn hot to be outside.” As I type this, it is 103-degrees in New York City, there is sweat in places I didn’t know it was possible to sweat, and … Continue reading The cooling yoga poses to take when class gets too. dang. hot.

Where to practice Bikram yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 21, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Bay Area Bikram yoga is hot—literally. But you want to know where to go get that Bikram glow, right? For the uninitiated, let’s talk about what it is. Bikram yoga is a series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayama), done in a room heated to … Continue reading Where to practice Bikram yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area

Everything you need to know about doing yoga during pregnancy

July 19, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As someone who views fitness as a non-negotiable part of my day to day, I’ve always vowed that I will remain active whenever I decide to get pregnant. Although I’ve seen pregnant women sweating beside me in all sorts of workout classes, the one I’ve always assumed is … Continue reading Everything you need to know about doing yoga during pregnancy

The secret to clocking hours worth of sleep in minutes? A yoga nidra session

July 15, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC There are two kinds of people: those who can hold a tree pose for days and those who have unfurled a yoga mat one and a half times and whimpered through each downward dog. As a member of that latter group, when I first heard about yoga nidra … Continue reading The secret to clocking hours worth of sleep in minutes? A yoga nidra session

8 traditional hot yoga studios for working up a serious sweat in New York City

July 07, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC There’s nothing quite like that feeling when you walk out of a Bikram yoga class: You’re totally sweaty and spent, but you feel renewed—and, dare we say it, a little bit buzzed? If you’re not familiar with Bikram, it’s a series of 26 postures and two pranayama, or … Continue reading 8 traditional hot yoga studios for working up a serious sweat in New York City

This $15 yoga mat bag is the most exciting thing I got on Amazon all year

July 07, 2019 at 04:01AM by CWC Whenever I go to yoga, I try my hardest not to bring a bag. All I need are the essentials: phone, keys, wallet, water bottle, and of course, my mat. But since most leggings have no pockets, I either begrudgingly carry a tote or perform a balancing act … Continue reading This $15 yoga mat bag is the most exciting thing I got on Amazon all year

How a 5-euro yoga class in Paris helped me feel at home while living abroad

July 02, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC Very few sob stories begin with, “I moved to Paris.” Mine doesn’t either, but when I arrived in the city’s 11th arrondissement (aka, neighborhood) as an 18-year-old college freshman, I’d never felt more lonely. While unpacking the contents of my childhood life into my new adult (!) apartment, … Continue reading How a 5-euro yoga class in Paris helped me feel at home while living abroad

Yoga teachers see the same mistake every day—because forward fold is so easy to mess up

June 23, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC Nobody feels neutral about a forward fold. You either crave the the release it gives your hamstrings and low back, or tense up just thinking about reaching for your toes. And while the pose (also known as uttanasana), seems self-explanatory in name, it’s one that’s so easy to … Continue reading Yoga teachers see the same mistake every day—because forward fold is so easy to mess up

Real Talk: I practice hot power yoga in cashmere and will never go back

June 21, 2019 at 07:00AM by CWC What I’m about to regale to you is not practical. Not one bit. But ask the regulars who practice hot yoga beside me on a daily basis, and they’ll tell you that I’m the girl who shows up in a cashmere sweater layered over actual workout gear. I … Continue reading Real Talk: I practice hot power yoga in cashmere and will never go back