Let tension dangle

There’s a spot in my mid-back that sometimes feels as though it holds all the tension in my body. Like every keyboard stroke, knife cut, sponge scrub, page flip, steering wheel turn, and slouch collects between my shoulder blades and knots together. The best method I’ve found to release that tension is a long-held standing forward … Continue reading “Let tension dangle”

Pose like an Egyptian

Back-bending sphinx pose can’t help bring to mind the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt. I like using that enormous limestone statue as inspiration when holding the posture in a yin yoga practice: level gaze, long neck, relaxed shoulders, and unstrained stillness. Dogs are also phenomenal models for sphinx. My dog, Sofie, often flops down into … Continue reading “Pose like an Egyptian”

Strike a (yin) pose

I tend to think of the yin yoga poses I teach and practice in loose groupings based on their purpose within a practice and which areas of the body they primarily affect. These groupings are not absolute and students all feel postures in different ways. A pose that one person feels very intensely in one … Continue reading “Strike a (yin) pose”

A couch-driven getaway

One of my favourite restorative yoga positions also happens to be one of the easiest to set up. It’s also one of the few restorative poses that’s easier to do at home—and no, it’s not just laying on the couch. Restorative yoga is, by nature, prop-intensive. We want to provide enough support for our bodies … Continue reading “A couch-driven getaway”

Yoga classes for the long, dark, rainy winter

Copenhagen’s winter nights are long, dark, and often rain-soaked, which makes this the perfect season for cozy yoga classes! Join me for Tuesday evening restorative yoga classes and the incredibly hygge Ground Yoga + Økotea in Østerbro. Classes start at 19.00 and are 75 minutes of very supported, super relaxing poses like gentle twists, soft … Continue reading “Yoga classes for the long, dark, rainy winter”