A happy Friday to you, and along with that we wish you happy hips, too! This week's #FreeVideoFriday is a classic favorite of ours from Shannon Algeo: his Happy Hips practice.
This 65-minute yoga session with Shannon is designed for all levels (take it at your pace) and is great to practice at any time of day. If your hips and lower back are feeling tight, this is a great practice to restore balance and oil up the joints for optimal ease and relief.
For many weeks after we started our podcast, The MOJO Show, my mom thought that where said "Hey MOJO Mob" we were actually saying "Hey MOJO Moms!" 🤣Well, this week's #FreeVideoFriday is actually all about MOJO moms with Monique Ducharme-Pullen's Prenatal Yoga for the 1st Trimester. Now, this is a great video to learn about important do's and don'ts when you find yourself with child. It's also got some great, soothing practices that everyone, pregnant or not, will certainly enjoy.
If life has you feeling a little rough around the edges, or just plain worn out, this week's #FreeVideoFriday will hit the reset button on the nose. Sara Crawford's Rest and Recovery Day invites us to take a nice full break from the rest of the world and dive in to a well-rounded practice to rejuvenate our bodies and our spirits. It's designed for CrossFitters and athletes, but every body will benefit from this recovery practice.
Ever feel like you're running around like the poor proverbial chicken with no head? We do, too. But that's why we have yoga, right?! Our yoga mat calls to us with the reminder that slow is smooth and smooth is oftentimes the fastest way to do anything. This week's #FreeVideoFriday, Meredith Cameron's Molasses, will help us remember to slow down and be clear in what we're doing when life tries to whip us into a frenzy.
Are you ready for summer yet? Now that we're in the full swing of spring, it's high time to start dusting off the winter cobwebs (if you haven't already) and getting into a sunny summer state of mind. So, whether you're a surfer or beach bunny or lawn jockey, everyone can tap into that happy outdoors mindset with this week's #FreeVideoFriday: Yoga for Surfers with Jean Marie Johnson!
Ready for your free treat this week? Lisa Simmons designed this week's feature specifically for runners, but it's also a great practice for anyone who wants more open hips and hamstrings with a stronger core and more relaxed vibe. Yes, please!
This week's free treat comes to you courtesy of MOJO powerhouse, Meredith Cameron. Chaturanga Dandasana (4 Limbed Staff Pose): if you know anything about yoga you probably have some strong opinions about it. Well, Meredith has a great take on Chaturanga that's all about stability, with actionable tips you can incorporate into your practice starting right now.
Happy Friday, indeed! #FreeVideoFriday is back and this one's a very special treat: Day 1 of Kassandra Reinhardt's 14 Day Yin & Yang Yoga Challenge. It's a 2 week program for a stronger, leaner, more stress-free you... Yes, please!
The new year is almost upon us, and are you as pumped as I am?! New Year's celebrations are my absolute favorite holiday, and you can hear why in this week's episode of The MOJO Show. And our #FreeVideoFriday feature this week is yet another new year ritual that makes this time of year so special: it's my Tips for Your 108 Sun Salutations!
On the 12th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Yoga for Surfers - Viloma with Jean Marie!
The more intelligent control we have over our breath, the more consciously we can move through our lives. Viloma, or 3 Part Breathing, is an excellent exercise for training our breath control and capacity. This breathing practice is foundational for everyone who wants to build that relationship with the breath, as well as train the mind to find calm while pushing our comfort zones, and even find aid in times of insomnia or scattered energy.
On the 10th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Molasses with Meredith!
Let things be as they are, on your yoga mat and in your life. A non-stop flow that is slow and sweet. As we move through familiar yoga poses, we become an observer to what is going on in our bodies. It all becomes a reminder that moving quickly doesn't necessarily mean getting more done. Move slow with me and witness the sweet quality of observation.
On the 9th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Gentle Restorative with Kassandra!
Relax and renew with this fusion of gentle and restorative yoga practices. This will utilize minimal props yet still offer the full benefits of restorative yoga: shedding tension and stress, activating our rest and digest mode, and refreshing mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy!
On the 8th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Meditations of Healing with Amy!
These short but powerful meditations demonstrated by Amy are derived from the book: Meditations for Addictive Behavior. You can add them to your daily yoga practice to support healing from substance addiction, co-dependency or any other lifestyle pattern which isn't serving your highest good.
On the 7th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Happy Hips with Shannon!
This 65-minute yoga session with Shannon is designed for all levels (take it at your pace) and is great to practice at any time of day. If your hips and lower back are feeling tight, this is a great practice to restore balance and oil up the joints for optimal ease and relief. Enjoy!
On the 6th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Four Part Purification with Sara!
In this video you will learn 4 pranayamas for purifying the body and mind and increase your internal flow of Prana. The four pranayamas introduced in this video are: nadi sodhana, kapalbhati, agnisara and ashwini mudra.
On the 5th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Good Morning Sun with Allison!
Join Allison for a short practice that you can do with your kids. There are fun animal noises to coincide with some of our favorite poses to keep the kids engaged and entertained all while learning basic yoga.
On the 4th day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Low Back Love with Lisa!
This class is suitable for anyone with a day-job that sits at a desk, for anyone who suffers from lower back pain or even simple discomfort. Practice will start with gentle breath work, lengthening of our spine and strengthening our core through abdominal work.
On the 3rd day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Forward Motion with Meredith!
Forward we go, because that’s the direction life moves. It’s normal to want to stay in our cozy comfort zones, however, it’s very necessary to open up those places and spaces where we might be putting limitations on ourselves.
On the 2nd day of MOJO my true love gave to me...free Twists with Kassandra!
Twists are a wonderfully detoxifying practice, and perfect to help us recover from those times when we might overindulge during the holiday season (Because even yogis gotta have some of that holiday cheer, right?).
Unwrap and enjoy this practice free for the next 24 hours!
Hustle and bustle is already upon us, and we know that it can be surprisingly difficult to keep up with our self-care practices when our attention (and wallets) are being pulled in so many directions. But never fear, dears, for MOJO is here with tools aplenty to help you stay sane this holiday season.
We hope this week has been kind to you! If you find yourself in a funk on this fine Friday, though, be sure to check out our most recent blog from Meredith Cameron: her "Do's and Don'ts for When You're in a Funk." And then, of course, brush off the week's woes with our #FreeVideoFriday offering from Meredith, "You Can," that reminds us that no matter how busy or funked-up we might be, we can always find a little space to do a little yoga. Enjoy it free this week only and ever after as a MOJO Member in our virtual library. May this help you elevate your state and sail into the week ahead refreshed and renewed!
Earlier this week we released our super fun chat with artist Tonia Senoo on The MOJO Show, and it was so inspiring for all of us who strive to live a full, yet balanced life. Well, Tonia also happens to be one of our favorite MOJO Members, so I asked her, "What's your favorite MOJO practice right now?" Complete Core was her response.
So here you have this week's #FreeVideoFriday and a MOJO Member favorite. Enjoy, and click that button below the video to get a special discount on MOJO Membership and keep the mojo flowing.
To help you get even more pumped for the weekend and get inspired to send us a clip of your own, our #FreeVideoFriday gift for you is Allison Rote's Pump It Louder. This quick, challenging practice set on a beautiful beach in Maui will certainly brighten up any day and get your energy pumping...
Earlier this week we interviewed Carlita Tohtz on The MOJO Show to help us all motivate to step into our own greatness and pump up our growth mindset. Well, Carlita is a fiery and fun lady so for this week's #FreeVideoFriday we thought it only appropriate to offer you a fiery practice with our Plank Pose Flow from Kassandra Reinhardt. Stoke your fire, strengthen your core, and go confidently out into your world, dear yogis!
Whatever your work day might look like, I'm willing to bet that it's hard on you in some way: physically, mentally, or emotionally. If I'm right, say, "Gawd, yes!" I know you work hard, and are often short on time to care of yourself. That's why this week I'm giving the long format read a break and cutting to the chase. Please accept my offering to you of 10 moves to yogafy your work day in my Office Yoga video from the Find Your MOJO Challenge.
Core strength: it’s something with which everyone seems to be obsessed. And that’s a good thing, not just for the ever-elusive sexy six pack, but for the practical function it serves in our lives. You see, nearly all the movements we make in the world come from our core and are stabilized by our core.
Let’s get back on track with our re-introduction to the splendid spine, shall we? If you missed the first installment, check it out here. I’ve received a lot of great feedback about this series: especially regarding the anatomical overview. You see, if you’re like me you don’t bother to get to know your body’s mechanics until something breaks and you’re forced to figure it out in order to get out of pain. So, hopefully this will help us all get a clearer picture of how our spines are designed to function optimally, and the measures we can take to not only avoid breaking our backs but to keep them in tip-top shape.
So, your dog likely does a pretty great Upward Facing Dog, and loves it. But, confession time, here. How do you really feel about your Upward Facing Dog? If your answer is not exactly in the positive, you're not alone. This pose is one of the most commonly disliked poses in students I've just met. But, never fear, because it's also one of my most commonly rehabilitated poses for students once we've had a chance to refine it a bit! Developing a happy relationship with this pose is typically just a matter of making a few refinements to get our whole body involved, rather than dumping strain into one or two poor overworked areas.