Stacey Millner-Collins

Downward Facing Dog

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Yoga instructor Stacey Millner-Collins with student doing downward facing dogDownward Facing Dog is familiar, but refinement helps us enjoy its exhilarating benefits.

Ujjayi Breath And Practice

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-CollinsYour breath bridges your body and mind. Ujjayi breath increases energy and concentration.

Alignment | YOGA MINUTES

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins talks about alignmentDuring yoga a commonly practiced vinyasa or flow, is moving from downward facing dog to cobra pose. Since we practice this transition so frequently it is important to align the upper body to avoid straining or injuring your shoulders. Alma is here to demonstrate the proper alignment. Beginning in down dog, make sure your stance is long enough, so that when you move to plank pose your shoulders are directly above your wrists and your body is parallel to the floor. Your hands are shoulder distance apart. From Plank pose, lower your knees thighs and then your hips trying to keep your shoulders...

Good Posture | YOGA MINUTES

By Stacey Millner-Collins

Stacey Millner-Collins talks about good postureHow many times have you felt discomfort or tension across your upper back or neck. Unfortunately, this is becoming more common, as we spend time at our computers or on our phones. When we allow our head and shoulders to drop forward the muscles of the upper back misaligned and have to work harder than necessary. Good shoulder alignment can go a long way to relieving this tension and preventing future injury. Let's practice. First take a deep breath and lengthen your waist, press your head back and align your ears over your shoulders. Now move the top of your shoulders backward and feel your...