Tag Archives: strength


we asked: why do you love your body?

we asked: @lululemon Why do you love your body? Tag your answers w/ #WeAsked & we’ll share our favourites in Friday’s blog. you answered: @fr0zenfate: because it keeps me strong at the gym during my spinal surgery rehabilitation! @LyndaWatkins: love my body-it bore 2 fab individuals- @matt_corker & @scorkerirwin & after many knee surgeries held […]

we asked: why you run!

we asked @lululemon: Why do you run? Tag your answers with #WeAsked & we’ll share our favourites in our blog on Friday! you answered @MissRedWing: I run because I love the music of my breaths and feet hitting the pavement. @ashleykoehn: After an 8 mile lakefront run, I feel BEAUTIFUL. No need for heels & […]

yoga for lower back pain

you asked I want to know some moves to help with lower back pain. I am happy to say that Cobra position is no longer a painful problem but I get random bouts of mild lower back pain behind my hips. It is never severe, more annoying than anything else. My PCP offered pain relievers […]

how to do yoga: modifying boat pose

you asked I have a broken tailbone and always feel like a flake when I can’t do Boat or other butt balancing positions. Any suggestions or props to help with that? – Catherine a yogi answers Boat pose is an abdominal strengthening pose, so I would suggest modifying the pose so that you are still […]

yoga pose: arm balances

you asked Can a 5′2 130 lb woman actually do arm balances? I try and I feel like it’s never going to happen for me. – Becka a yogi answers The only thing that is in your way is not believing that you can! Absolutely you can do arm balances, yes it may take time […]

how to handstand

you asked I’ve been practicing for 10 years and have been trying to hold a handstand for 10 years. I feel like I have enough shoulder strength but don’t feel like I am balancing myself in the right way. Any advice or tips would be very helpful. Thanks! – Patricia a yogi answers Dear Patricia, […]

yoga for climbers

Living in the mountains of Banff National Park for the past couple of years, I naturally found myself attracted to explore the peaks on weekends, seeking higher elevations each time. This ended up becoming a total love of climbing in all its forms: rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and anything else involving an upward motion. […]

yoga for hockey

Want to be a better hockey player? Spend a few hours a week on the yoga mat. Below are the steps to Triangle pose (Trikonasana). This pose is great for hockey players because it focuses on the spine, lower back, flexibility, lateral muscles, and hamstrings. It also increases your flexibility and strength – perfect for […]

get fit with pole dancing

If there’s one manifesto quote I love, it’s ‘do one thing a day that scares you’. Whether it’s skydiving, making that dreaded phone call, giving feedback to a colleague, or just sharing your big hairy audacious goal, setting our sights on anything out of the norm can be a daunting task. But treading uncharted waters […]

the next level

Lara challenges herself and gets into a headstand for the first time. Tonight was a landmark in my yoga practise. I got into a headstand for the first time on my SECOND try. On my FIRST try I enthusiastically flung my sweaty legs into the air. While they made it up to my intended vertical […]