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Special Lexington Yoga Class to Raise Money for Doula

Show up for Katie at SHY Lexington's special donation-based class to help provide her a much-needed doula during childbirth after her husband passed away earlier this year. Of all the moments in life where you wouldn’t want to be alone, giving birth is probably one of the biggest ones. But that’s exactly where Katie Powell finds herself. Her husband, Zac, passed away unexpectedly on July 4, leaving her to deliver their first child—a son due on Oct. 27—without him. Though her family and his family are somewhat close by, none are really local. Prior to losing her husband, Katie, like…
Jodi Chmielewski
September 4, 2015
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Samantha Finds Self-Acceptance On and Off the Mat

Many students try Sterling Hot Yoga for the physical changes they hope to see—a trimmer waistline, toned arms and legs, and improved balance, strength and flexibility. But an even more profound change, in many ways, that comes with a hot yoga practice comes from within. Samantha Wells knows that firsthand. She started practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile just a few weeks before the 30-Day Spring Challenge began, having never tried hot yoga before. “I avoided it like the plague,” she said of the heat. Putting those former notions of hot yoga aside, she quickly committed to completing a 20-class…
Jodi Chmielewski
June 12, 2015
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Jana Gets Over the Hump in Camel After a Year

Jana Rocker reaches her ankle in Camel after one year of practicing at Sterling Hot Yoga Works Mobile. Most new students who practice at Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile are intimidated by the level of heat in the hot room. Jana Rocker was, too, when she signed up for her first class a little more than a year ago. “I am terrible with heat,” she said. “But the yoga helped me a lot. I can actually go outside in the heat and it does not bother me.” Taking that first step to try hot yoga wasn’t an easy one. Cancer took…
Jodi Chmielewski
June 5, 2015
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Core Strength, Iron Hour and Standing Head to Knee

Iron Hour helps build core strength, which helps improve your postures in the Sterling 60 and Gold 90 hot yoga classes! In many of the standing poses in our yoga series, we talk about the locked knee. The locked knee, in good alignment with the ankle and the hip, is absolutely important, and it takes a great deal of strength to maintain it for more than a few moments. In Standing Head to Knee, locking both knees is especially challenging. In this wonderful photo example, Jason Winn is executing the full expression of the pose where his arms are extended,…
Jodi Chmielewski
March 1, 2015
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Iron Hour Yoga: Learning the Proper Weight Hand Grips

  During Iron Hour Yoga, holding your weights in the proper manner will help you to get the most out of your exertion and ensure a safe and effective practice. There are three positions in which to hold your weights: pronate, supinate and hammer grip. A pronated grip is when the back of your hands are facing the ceiling and your hands are wrapped around the weights with palms facing down. In the standing series, during the lat pulls in Warrior II, you start the posture with a pronated grip. On the floor series with weights, the dumbbell chest presses…
Jodi Chmielewski
February 1, 2015