Five Fundamentals

After almost 20 years of teaching yoga and helping people reduce pain, I created the YogiVal 5 Fundamental Video Series to  let anyone learn better alignment to feel better in their daily lives. My goal for creating this video series was to share with anyone wanting to learn better alignment how  to make deeper connections in their yoga practice, reduce chances for injury in athletes and inspire anyone who has not yet started an exercise regimen to provide a core foundation for a new active lifestyle.
Fundamental 1: Breathing

Fundamental 1: Breathing

Breathing is universal. You don’t have to practice yoga to learn how to breathe correctly. One of the reasons I have expanded beyond my Original Hot Yoga studio and started YogiVal.com, is to reach an audience that may not want to practice yoga,...

Fundamental 2: Core

Fundamental 2: Core

Core might be the most overused word in fitness, but that does not diminish how important it is. Connecting to your core is one of the most important connections you should learn to have great posture and confidence, and to minimize or reduce many pains and back problems. I find that the more connected I am to my core strength…

Fundamental 3: Spine & Hips

Fundamental 3: Spine & Hips

It is staggering how many people have back pain. I am so excited to write about this fundamental because I think there is so much we can do to reduce and sometimes heal our own back pain. Back pain can develop early or later in life. It can be a...

Fundamental 4: Relax Your Shoulders

Fundamental 4: Relax Your Shoulders

We are such a stressed out culture. No matter what stage of life you are in, there is plenty of stress and we love to carry that stress in our shoulders. I always wonder how people would react if I walked up behind them and touched their shoulders to help them realize how tight and tense their shoulders are…

Fundamental 5: Finding Your Feet

Fundamental 5: Finding Your Feet

This last fundamental is my favorite, which is why I saved the best for last. I hope you can see in my video that it is important to be aware of your feet. When you watch the video, pay attention to the examples that I give and ask yourself if you have any bad habits with your feet you want to address…