My alignment-based approach is unique, and I love to share practical ways to actually practice this thing called Yoga. Intentions will include pose basics, therapeutic applications of yoga, and Ayurveda information. You can take classes from me in your own home via my Virtual Yoga Studio.

Episode 14 – Hold It With An Open Hand (Podcast)

Hold It With An Open Hand

Do you ever notice how frequently new health research is released? One thing can be said with certainty. We don’t know everything about health and wellness. And, it is also highly likely that we have some misinformation. In this episode, I’ll share a simple practice for filtering health and wellness “facts.” Plus, I’ll answer a student question about yoga for headaches.

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Show Notes

Check out this research on the effects of sitting on cardiovascular health.

For more information on turbulent blood flow and the role of muscle in moving blood, check out Chapter 4 of Move Your DNA, here.

Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

Prevent tension and migraine headaches before they start by addressing your head and neck alignment with these Stay At Home Yoga classes:

1. General Head & Neck Alignment Info

2. Ease chest and shoulder tension throughout your day with this, this and this yoga break.

3. And, try to do this 3 Pose Short once or twice a week to help foster healthy head and neck alignment.

Ease the pain of an active headache with these classes:

1. Legs Up The Wall Pose

2. Reclining Bound Angle Pose

Comment below and tell me…

What beliefs about your health and wellness are you clinging to?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

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Episode 13 – Think Differently, Part 2 (Podcast)

I’m bringing this week’s show to you a day early, because I want to give you time to join the challenge group starting next Sunday. We’ll spend six weeks learning about your body, uprooting many of the beliefs and thoughts that contribute to your current state of health. We’ll use daily challenges and six live classes to discover and experience how your body is designed to move. Sign up today!

Think Differently, Part 2

If you want to improve your health, you have to think differently about exercise. Today I’m talking about two problems with the way most of us think about exercise. Plus, I’m answering a listener question about inspiring kids to move their bodies.

Could you use some support in thinking differently? Head on over to StayAtHomeYoga.com/support – our next coaching group begins next Sunday, October 12, 2014!

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Show Notes

You can get Katy Bowman’s awesome book, Move Your DNA, here.

Parents and educators, check out these  7 Way to Get Kids Their Movement Nutrients.

Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

Check out our kids yoga classes here.

But, be sure to include them as you do your yoga breaks throughout the day, too. (You are doing 3 – 8 of these every day, right!?)

Comment below and tell me…

How do you think about exercise and movement? Why do you exercise?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

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Episode 12 – Think Differently, Part 1 (Podcast)


If you want to feel better in your body and improve your health, you first have to think differently. Specifically, you have to change how you think about two things. Today, I’m sharing one, and you’ll have to tune in next week for the other one. (Sneaky, I know. I’m just trying to keep these episodes short and sweet for you!)

Could you use some support in thinking differently? Head on over to StayAtHomeYoga.com/support – our next coaching group begins on October 12, 2014!

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Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

What can cause one hip to be higher than another? It is most likely some hidden muscle tension. So, while you could certainly use your muscles to “force” the hips into alignment, what we really want to do is get the tense muscle causing the misalignment to let go, so that things even out.

Experiment with the following yoga breaks to release muscle tension that could contribute to a misalignment in the pelvis: calves, hamstrings or psoas.

Also, when there is an imbalance between the top hips, it’s a good idea to work on the pelvic listing exercise here and here.

Comment below and tell me…

How do you feel about your body? What thoughts to you have that contribute, positively or negatively, to your current state of health?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

Episode 11 – The Off Switch for Stress (Podcast)

The Off Switch for Stress

“Reduce your stress.” We hear that advice all the time, but most of us can’t move to a remote island and relax in a hammock all day. This week, I’m telling you how to reduce your stress, when you can’t get rid of the stressors.

Plus, I’m sharing my favorite stretch for reducing the pain of plantar fasciitis.

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Show Notes

Almost everyone in our modern culture has tight calves. And tight calves can contribute to everything from circulatory issues (eg, varicose veins) to back pain to pelvic floor dysfunction. Here is the study I referenced that shows the correlation between tight calves and foot pain.

Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

Here are a few yoga breaks/shorts you can do to activate your relaxation response and lower your stress: reduce neck and shoulder tension, relax your jaw and improve your breathing.

And, these classes are great for stretching those calves: calf stretch 1, calf stretch 2 and a full class on calves and hamstrings.

Comment below and tell me…

How do you manage your stress? What helps you activate your relaxation response?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

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Episode 10 – Discipline is Remembering (Podcast)


Discipline is Remembering

Ugh, the dreaded “D” word. What if it’s easier than we think to have discipline? In this episode I share a super simple trick for strengthening your will power.

Plus, I’ll answer a listener question about how to know if an alignment cue is really appropriate when it feels so strange.

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Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

Spend some time this week working on alignment basics with the yoga breaks. Try to do 4-8 of them throughout your day.

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What are you going to remember this week when the will power tests come?

Have you experienced new, but wonderful feelings in your muscles as you’ve started to improve your alignment?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

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The Important Health Question You Aren’t Asking

Healthy ChoiceWhat is health? How do you know how healthy you are? Can you tell by looking in the mirror? Maybe you look to the numbers on a scale? Or, do you go to the doctor to find out?

We live in a very health-conscious culture. We are bombarded with health-related news and information. Yet, we aren’t very healthy. I have a theory about why. I think we are asking the wrong questions. We are looking in the wrong places.

If you want to both evaluate and improve your health, you have to start by asking yourself this very simple question. It holds the power to change your life.

How do you feel?

Do you have the energy you need to get through the day?

How are your muscles, bones and joints? Do they ache? Are they tense or swollen? Do you occasionally throw your back out? Have a “bad” knee or ankle?

How are you sleeping? Do you easily fall asleep and stay asleep all night?

How about your digestion and elimination? Do you have regular heartburn, constipation or incontinence?

How do you feel emotionally? Are you stressed and anxious?

How do you feel about your body? Do you feel frustrated with it?

How you feel is the earliest indicator of your health at the cellular level. Your body is sending you signals all day long. Are you listening?

Very few diet, exercise and wellness programs address negative body feelings. In fact, feelings are generally regarded as a result instead of a cause. “If you improve your body, you’ll feel better in and about it.”

I have found the opposite to be true. Profound, enduring body change happens because we change how we feel in and about our bodies.

I am beyond excited to tell you about two resources to help you begin make enduring improvements to your health and wellness by improving how you feel!

First, the brand new Mastermind and Body Program is now open for registration at Stay-at-Home Yoga. This coaching and movement challenge program is designed to directly address and resolve the negative feelings you have in and about your body.

The program includes:

  • - LIFETIME Premium Stay-At-Home Yoga membershipThat’s forever access to all four types of classes, plus all the member bonuses! (VALUE $499)
  • - 6 LIVE program classes and FOREVER access to the recordings of these classes:In each class we will move our bodies while we work to improve how we feel in and about them. Live participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. (Value $180)
  • - Daily movement challenges for 6 weeks: Most days this will be a short 2-3 minute exercise you can do multiple times throughout the day. Once a week, it will be a 10 – 20 minute focused practice. (Value $75)
  • - Access to a private Facebook community: Here you will be able to get group support AND personalized feedback from Jen on one photo/video each week of the challenge. (Value $90)
  • - Program workbook: This guide is packed with tools and resources to keep you on track during the challenge. (Value $30)
  • - Lifetime Challenge Access: We will run a few challenges a year. Once you’re in, you’re in for life! You’ll have full access to all future Mastermind and Body Program challenges! (Priceless!)

The first 6-week challenge begins October 12th and is being offered at the introductory price of $198! BUT, you can get it for HALF OFF! (That’s LIFETIME yoga and challenge access for about the price of your typical spa massage!)

Here’s how you can get your hands on that deal! You have probably heard of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, right?. It’s the second resource I mentioned. For less than $30, you can get your hands on over $1,000 worth of resources to help you FEEL better!

To see exactly what’s included in this bundle, head on over to the website, where you can see the full list of eBooks, eCourses, and bonus offers. But, guess what one of the bonus offers is – HALF OFF the Mastermind and Body program! This is the absolute lowest price we will ever have for this program, and it is only available to bundle purchasers!

So, if you aren’t feeling as good in and about your body as you’d like, first buy the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle – you can get it here directly, or right through the website. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll have your bundle sent to you via email within minutes. When it arrives, click on the Stay-At-Home Yoga bonus offer. That will take you to a special page where you can get the Mastermind and Body Program for just $99!

Click here for more info or to buy now.

 

You have to act fast though. The bundle will only be on sale through 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 15th or when they sell all 30,000 bundles – and it is selling fast, so don’t wait!

I’d love for you to comment below and tell me how you are feeling! What is one signal your body is sending you right now?

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Episode 9 – Listen to the Whispers (Podcast)

Listen to the Whispers

We all too often spend our time on urgent things, while neglecting the important things. Why is that? I think it’s because the urgent shouts and the important whispers. Today we are talking about how to prioritize the important.

Plus, I’m sharing my favorite tip for taking care of your body while you are watching TV.

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Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

While you are hanging on the floor watching TV, try:

1.) Any of the yoga breaks,

2) This yoga short, or

3) Any of these seated or restorative poses.

Comment below and tell me…

What important is whispering to you today?

Do you have any favorite yoga poses to do while watching TV?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

Episode 8 – The Harder Something Is (Podcast)

The Harder Something Is

When we encounter “hard” in life, we often impulsively respond with an equal measure of hard. But, the harder something is, the more it requires our softness. This week I’m sharing how to cultivate an inner softness that we can call upon in the face of hard, both on and off the yoga mat.

Plus, I am sharing a yoga break to practice at your desk to ease neck and shoulder tension.

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Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

If you have neck and shoulder tension from sitting at a computer all day, try:

1.) The yoga breaks here, here and here,

2) This yoga short, and

3) Class 4 of the Yoga for Desk Jockeys Series.

Comment below and tell me…

How do you cultivate softness?

Do you have any favorite yoga poses to ease neck and shoulder tension?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

Episode 7 – Move Ten Percent Slower (Podcast)

Move Ten Percent SlowerDo you live in a constant state of hurry? This week, I’m talking about the benefit of moving just ten percent slower. Plus, I’ll share some yoga tips for curbing excessive snacking.

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1) Before you reach for a snack, try any one of these mini yoga breaks to connect with your body and energize you! (This is the one we did in the podcast episode.)

2) This yoga short takes less than ten minutes and is a wonderful way to connect with your midsection.

3) When you want to roll out your mat for a full-length yoga class, try the classes in this series to reestablish you mind-belly connection.

Comment below and tell me…

How does it feel to move 10% slower?

Do you have any favorite yoga poses to help foster more mindful eating?

Or, maybe you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future episode.

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!

Episode 6 – The Difference Between Easy and Ease (Podcast)

Difference Between Easy and Ease

I wasn’t sure I could muster up an intention this week, friends. There is just so much hard in our world right now. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know one thing. Nobody ever changed the world (or their health) with easy. They usually have a commitment to ease though. This week, I’m talking about the difference between easy and ease.

Plus, I’m sharing my tips for beginning a meditation practice – a wonderful tool for cultivating ease.

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Stay-at-Home Yoga Video Links

1) Before I meditate, I like to do a few yoga poses to get out of my head and into my body. Even just a few minutes with one of these yoga shorts is enough. Or a breathing practice like this or this.

2) It is so helpful to take little meditation breaks, like this one, throughout the day when you feel stressed or anxious.

3) In addition to regular movement throughout the day, I find restorative yoga poses so helpful for cultivating ease.

Comment below and tell me…

Do you have a mediation practice? What tips can you share with others for getting started?

How do you cultivate ease in the midst of hard?

If you found this episode helpful, would you please share it with your peeps? And fill out a review on iTunes? Thank you!!