Happy Monday! We’re enjoying a little vacation in San Diego, so I invited some friends to stop by the blog while we’re away. Today’s guest post is from Erin! She reached out to me about guest posting, and I always peruse articles by potential guest bloggers to see if they would be a good fit for my site. Her style of writing is so much fun and in addition to her wealth of yoga knowledge, she makes practicing accessible and enjoyable. I asked her if she’d mind creating a yoga video for you all- I hope you love it! <3
My name’s Erin Motz and I’m a yoga teacher & blogger for the Huffington Post , MindBodyGreen, Yoganonymous, and the writer behind The Bad Yogi column for DoYouYoga. Yoga and writing are kind of my “thing” and I’m super excited to hang out with you guys while Gina is away! I found her blog for a couple years ago and got hooked on the shennanigans, pretty pictures, and recipe ideas. Since Gina also loves yoga and chocolate, our match-up was one made in heaven. I’d love to tell you that I’m of the sort of girl who enjoys eating overnight oats and smearing almond butter on everything, but I’ll just be real with you: I’m a different breed of yogi. I’m the carnivorous, red wine and French cheese-loving type and I aim to keep my classes fun and accessible. You won’t hear much Sanskrit but you’ll probably get plenty of corny jokes, lots of core work, and sweet, delicious deep stretches.
Before you burn me at the kale stake for my blasphemies, let me explain! I take pride in my health (really – I teach yoga 20 times a week!), but you will likely catch me with chocolate, cheese, and sourdough bread in my shopping cart more often than Kombucha or chia seeds.
But, today we’re stepping out of the kitchen for something different! I’m bringing you some Yoga for Stress Relief: Because we all know that once you’ve picked out all the chunks of brownie and cookie dough, that carton of Ben & Jerry’s is pretty much useless. Yes, step away from the ice cream and do something your body will actually thank you for.
Why do it?
- Release tension in the hips, lower back, and neck
- Slow down the heart rate
- Increase endorphins
- Improve sleep
The whole thing should take you about 10 minutes, and let’s be honest – we can all find that kind of time somewhere in our day. It literally took me longer than that to pick out which leggings to wear this morning!
Got questions, comments, profanity?! I want to hear it all!