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23 May, 2014

fun pose friday: grasshopper II

TGIF yogis!  So this week at the studio was all about Grasshopper pose (also known as Dragonfly or Revolved Flying Pigeon).  It came up in every class I took in many forms: full grasshopper, baby grasshopper, and everything in between.  The same day I taught this pose in my Tues/Thurs early AM classes, I took another [...]

9 Apr, 2014

staff highlight: Sara C (and happy bday)!

Today's blog post is all about Sara... and today is actually her birthday too!!!  Happy Birthday Sara!!!  :) x The Sara(h)s and Lisa run this place.  Honestly, I don't know what I would without my work exchange crew.  You really don't realize what goes into the daily operations of extendYoga until you are behind the desk [...]

20 Nov, 2013

holiday gift guide for the yogi in your life

It's that time of year again (already?).  Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday-- any way you look at it, the holidays and holiday shopping is creeping up.  The good news is-- if you have a special yogi or yogini in your life, we've got the best holiday gift guide for you!  And even better [...]

13 Nov, 2013

a fortune cookie once told me…

This post --and sorry it's been too long since the last one-- is dedicated to our recent 2nd birthday.  Woot!  Woot! Each anniversary of the studio (even though it's only been 2 :) ), I like to reflect back on the previous year.  Last year, it was all about survival and dealing with unexpected changes/situations. [...]

2 Oct, 2013

fun pose friday: birds of paradise

TGIF yogis and yoginis!  This week's fun pose friday post is all about Birds of Paradise.  For me, it's one of those poses that I know I am either going to get into (or not) within a few minutes into class.  Some times I pop right on up and some days, it's just not happening. [...]

20 Aug, 2012

“shit yogis say:” a short guide to sanskrit

I know most have you have seen the video: Shit Yogis Say (which is hilarious), but do you ever find yourself in a yoga class and the teacher says something in Sanskrit and you have no idea what she just said?    Luckily, Yoganonymous posted a 1.5 minute guide to Sanskirt and instead named it "What [...]

18 Aug, 2012

fun pose friday: frog pose

Downward Facing Frog, or Frog Pose is an extremely useful stretch for runners or other atheletes who risk injury to the groin or hip area.  It also benefits anyone who spends a lot of time sitting and are at risk for developing tigh hips.  There are a few other asanas called Frog Pose, but this [...]

15 Aug, 2012

what we’re loving: links from the yoga blogosphere

Today's What We're Loving is focused on the latest from the yoga blogosphere.  Check out the links below, happy reading! Like to golf?  Here's 3 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Golf Game. Scorpio?  Aries?  Namastillo shows your your YogaScope for the month of August.  If your summer's been like mine, you've been travelling everywhere!  I [...]

8 Aug, 2012

what we’re loving: sugar busting

Today's What We're Loving is dedicated to sugar busting.    Here are some of our favorite articles this week about sugar myths, sugar addiction and how to kick the habit. Cereal is one of the most processed foods available; many are loaded with carbs and lacking in fiber.  Avoid cereal - its recommended to eat [...]

1 Aug, 2012

what we’re loving: olympics edition

The Olympics are everywhere - and if you're like me, you're probably frusterated with social media lately for all the spoiler alerts throughout the day on the events and outcomes.  Is anyone else finding it impossible to watch the games at night without knowing who won already? While watching the games I'm so impressed with [...]

25 Jul, 2012

Change yourself, change the world.

Today's blog is written by Greg Marzullo. Massacres by the Syrian government have killed thousands. A young man in Colorado goes berserk and guns down a movie theater full of people. Here in D.C., a yoga teacher and his boyfriend were viciously assaulted over the weekend. (to attend a donation based yoga class to benefit [...]

21 Jul, 2012

fun pose friday: mermaid pose

Today's fun pose is Mermaid, we practiced this today at extendYoga in Lika's morning heated flow. When Mermaid Pose is performed in correct alignment, it creates freedom throughout the entire front torso. It also lifts and opens the heart. This pose also provides a deep stretch to the thighs, groins, shoulders, and chest. It improves [...]