Black Girl's Guide to Calm

Join My Yoga Challenge: #30DaysofYoga

September is right around the corner…and that means it’s almost time for National Yoga Month, a great time for you to get started — or get back on track — with your practice. And I have the perfect way for you to do so: #30DaysofYoga, an Instagram yoga challenge! Just in case you’re like, ‘Ehh, […]

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7 Reasons You Should Start Doing Yoga

I’m sure by now y’all know how much I love yoga. I’m always encouraging people to give it a try because it’s been a life-changing practice for me. Here a few reasons I think you should start doing yoga — like right now (after you finish reading this, of course): Reason #1: Yoga improves your […]

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#CalmTip: Practice Camel Pose

  Heeey! It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new yoga pose. This one is a favorite of mine: camel. According to YogaOutlet.com, camel pose (ustrasana) can be emotionally moving and energizing. Benefits of this pose: Stretches your neck, chest, abdomen, thighs, hip flexors, groin, and ankles Strengthens your back, gluteal […]

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New Yoga Class in Greenville, SC

If we’re Facebook friends or you are a part of the Black Girl’s Guide to Calm Facebook page, you may have seen that I start teaching yoga in Greenville, SC on September 6th! I know that a lot of ‘us’ don’t attend yoga classes because it can be awkward being the only person of color […]

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

#CalmTip: Yoga Pose of the Month – Child’s Pose

This week’s #calmtip and this month’s yoga pose is child’s pose. According to YogaOutlet.com, this is a restful pose that brings serenity and peace to your yoga practice. Child’s pose: Gently stretches your lower back, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles Relaxes your spine, shoulders, and neck Increases the blood circulation to your head, which reduces […]

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How to Start a Home Yoga Practice: 5 Things to Do

  As I shared on my Facebook page last week, one of the best time investments I make weekly is practicing yoga, and yoga at home in particular. The main reason I love practicing at home is I can do it when it’s most convenient for me, and I still get to reap the benefits like […]

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Yoga Pose of the Month: Warrior 2

It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new pose/asana. July’s yoga pose of the month is Warrior 2. Warrior 2 (virabhadrasana II) is a powerful stretch for the chest, groin, and legs. It also increases stamina, helps to relieve backaches, and stimulates healthy digestion. It also: Strengthens the muscles in your […]

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#CalmTip: Start Your Home Yoga Practice

Because it’s International Yoga Day, today’s calm tip is to start your home yoga practice. Practicing in a studio is amazing, but doing yoga at home has its benefits as well (and is what I’ve been doing for the past two years). According to researchers at the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health, students […]

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6 Yoga Poses to Open Your Hips

As I mentioned in last week’s Calm Tip and the yoga pose of the month, the hips are where we often hold pent-up emotions and negative feelings, which is one reason why hip openers should be a part of your yoga practice. Additionally, open hips can lessen back pain; they help your knees; they align your pelvis […]

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#CalmTip: Practice Standing Pigeon Pose

  It’s a new month, and that means it’s time for a new yoga pose! June’s is standing pigeon pose, which is great hip opener. Additionally, the hips are where we often hold pent-up emotions and negative feelings; hip openers can also create space for new ideas and pathways. So, if you have tight hips […]