#FreeVideoFriday - Plank Pose Flow

#FreeVideoFriday - Plank Pose Flow

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!

What's Your Yoga Spirit Animal?

What's Your Yoga Spirit Animal?

This week we're going all animal style over here at MOJO! Just think of all those animals for which our yoga poses are named. With which do you identify most? Would you even go so far as to claim it your, eek, spirit animal? Well, in no seriousness whatsoever we offer you a chance to find out what your Yoga Spirit Animal might be with our fun quiz. The best part?

#FreeVideoFriday - Quick Morning MOJO

#FreeVideoFriday - Quick Morning MOJO

If you follow us on Instagram, you've no doubt noticed that we do a little something called #FreeVideoFriday to feature our free video of the week. Well, now #FreeVideoFriday will have it's own special feature right here on the MOJO blog. This week, we bring you the opportunity to check out our Quick Morning MOJO practice from the Find Your MOJO Challenge for free. This is perfect help for those of you who resonated with our MOJO Show interview with Meredith Cameron in which we discussed the power of a morning ritual and getting your yoga in even if you don't have much time. Enjoy!

Meet Meredith Cameron

Meet Meredith Cameron

Always looking for balance, for the middle path? Sit in on our conversation with one of MOJO's newest teachers, Meredith Cameron for her insight on creating the life you want to live by taking care of yourself and taking action in the direction you desire. Let Meredith inspire you to go after what you want in life. 

Win Funny Shirts + Do A Funny Pose

Win Funny Shirts + Do A Funny Pose

It's really, really, really ridiculously good for us to laugh. It should be abundantly clear by now that we're all about the funny, whether it be straight up laughter yoga or identifying unholy names for your Mula Bandha or dressing up in costume for Instagram. Thus it is in this spirit of frivolity that we present to you this week a chance to win one of our brand new funny shirts!

10 Moves to Yogafy Your Work Day

10 Moves to Yogafy Your Work Day

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.

Bandhas Shmandas - Uddiyana Bandha

Bandhas Shmandas - Uddiyana Bandha

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.

Meditation Station: Vision

Meditation Station: Vision

Ever feel like you’re lost in the minutiae of day-to-day living? Are you overrun with to-do’s but have no idea where all those do’s are taking you? Me too. That’s why I started a visioning practice: to clarify my vision for my life and my big Why, infusing my to-do’s with inspiration and purpose. I want to share this practice with you this week, along with a Visioning Meditation below, to perhaps help spark some motivation for you in these dog days of summer. 

MOJO's Got Your Back - The Cervical Spine

MOJO's Got Your Back - The Cervical Spine

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. 

Meet Shannon Algeo

Meet Shannon Algeo

In the mood for some inspiration? Need to get more clear on your “Big Why?” Feel like you’re lacking purpose? Well, we’ve got a remedy for you right here this week in our special interview with Shannon Algeo. He’s one of our newest teachers in the MOJO premium library over at myMOJO.tv, and we are positively giddy to have him join us. 

Love Your Yoga Pants, Save Your Goals

Love Your Yoga Pants, Save Your Goals

We all love our yoga pants, that much is pretty clear. But, we’re not going to get too far in our fancy pants if our attention span stops at the seams. 

That’s right friends, this week we’re diving into our mid-year goals review, plus taking a look at the current state of Yoga in America. And I must say, there were surprises in both for me. Let’s hope all our surprises are all pleasant!

Sutra Sagacity I.1

Sutra Sagacity I.1

Well, folks, it's that time again. "What time is it?" you ask. Time for the next installment of the Sutra Sagacity series, that's what! And it just so happens to be our first look at an actual sutra. Wild, I know. 

Well, folks, it's that time again. "What time is it?" you ask. Time for the next installment of the Sutra Sagacity series, that's what! And it just so happens to be our first look at an actual sutra. Wild, I know. 

Now, before we get started on this first sutra, I want to introduce to you someone who’s just getting started with MOJO Yoga this week! Meet Shannon Algeo, our newest MOJO Teacher! Shannon is a spiritual life coach, international yoga instructor, and host on the iTunes ‘New&Noteworthy' SoulFeed Podcast.  

Tour The All New MOJO

Tour The All New MOJO

It seems nearly everything in the universe has its cycles of beginning, peak, and passing away into a new form to begin once again. Plants, animals, people, galaxies, and even energy dynamically cycle in this way. That's exactly what we're doing here at MOJO as we shed some old skin to enter a brand new phase with fresh energy and a shiny new look!

Spotlight On The Upward Dogs

Spotlight On The Upward Dogs

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.

Bandhas Shmandas | Mula Bandha

Bandhas Shmandas | Mula Bandha

Every now and then I mention something about shtula and sukshma: specifically, that yoga is all about moving from the shtula (the gross or surface level of things) to the sukshma (the subtle layers below the surface). In the beginning, especially for us in the Western world, yoga is very much about the outward appearance of different postures. We try to make our bodies match the shapes of demonstrated ideal postures, and either revel or cringe at what we find in doing so. Then, as we become more familiar with the postures, we start to pay closer attention to how they feel from the inside.

Spotlight On The Downward Dogs

Spotlight On The Downward Dogs

Ok, pop quiz time. How well do you know your dogs? By that I mean your yoga dogs, of course! Yoga is all about dogs: downward facing ones, upward facing ones, three legged ones, and on and on. They’re a huge part of our practice on the mat, so let’s turn our spotlight on them to get our puppy mojo working!

Meditation Station: Focus

Meditation Station: Focus

It can really be damn hard to stay focused, especially when we have a big vision with lots of accompanying goals and things to do every single day. No matter what our direction in life, we can easily become so overwhelmed with things that we have to do and want to do, that we might even forget momentarily what it’s like to be in a state of focus. This sort of multitasking existence leads us to touching upon many things, yes, but never truly giving any one thing our full attention.

MOJO's Got Your Back: A Primer

MOJO's Got Your Back: A Primer

Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a back problem. Yeah, me too. Our backs are so critically important to our wellbeing and our ability to operate in the world. And yet, how much do you really know about your own spine? Do you know how your yoga practice affects it? Well, by more popular demand this week we’re bringing to you an updated series shining light on our splendiferous spines!