How to Downward Facing Dog

Marc practicing downward dog with their arms holding the back of a chair

In this practice, we take a look at downward facing dog and break it down into its component parts: upper body and core work, and hip flexion and opening the backs of the legs. When I started practicing yoga – I hated this pose. But several years later, I’ve learned to love the challenge of downward dog. Maybe you will, too?

How to Child’s Pose

Marc practicing supported child's pose with yoga bolsters and blocks

Child’s pose is one of the most common yoga poses, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy! I’ve met many people who either HATE child’s pose or struggle to make it restful. This practice is a mini-workshop on child’s pose. We’ll start off with a self-assessment, taking time to notice our embodied experience of the posture.

How to Step to the Top of the Mat

Marc transitioning from downward dog to forward fold with the words "Step Through?" above

The transition from Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) to a Forward Fold (Uttanasana) can be difficult. In this video, I offer some trick that I use to step to the top of my mat. 

How to Sit Cross Legged

It might be called “easy seat” (Sukhasana) but for some of us, there’s NOTHING easy about sitting cross-legged. Check out this video for my tips on how you sit comfortably. 

How to Choose the Right Yoga Mat for Your Body

Marc laying on two yoga mats looking up at the camera with the words "Pick the Right Mat" above

The standard yoga mat is 68 long and 24 inches wide. If you’re like me, that’s not enough room to comfortably accommodate your body. In this video, I provide my tips for picking the best mat to support your practice.