Cross Training

Yoga for Runners: The Mindful Marathoner

Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff. Mat by Kharma Khare. Clothing by Spirit Activewear I had already logged nearly a lifetime of running fairly long distances and more than two decades of yoga practice when I ran my first marathon at the age of 42. Running was a coping skill I adopted as [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Seven Steps to Building Your Tubular Core

Our collective six-pack obsession is in full swing. Developing a six-pack tops the list for many well-intended yogis and fitness enthusiasts trying to figure out how to tame the bulge. With a smorgasbord of “magic bullet” recipes for rock hard abs, trying to figure out the truth of core strength can leave one perplexed, without [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments

Strength Training, Yoga, and the Bandhas

  Desi Bartlett photographed by Fluid Frame Photography Train Like a Yogi and Integrate strength training into your practice to find the core of the bandhas. When we consider the practice of modern yoga, we can consider using all the tools available to us from the equipment at the gym to techniques from physical [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

How to Engage the Pelvic Floor

  Karly Treacy teaches how to strengthen the pelvic floor. Clothes by Elektrix Love. Mat by Maji Sports. Hair and Makeup by Dawn Sorenson. Photo by David Young-Wolff.   The key to a strong core is in strengthening the pelvic floor. You may have heard cues in class like “Engage your pelvic floor.” [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Cross Training|1 Comment

Adding High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Yoga 

My first introduction to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) was during track and field conditioning season in college. I incorporated the practice back into my regular training after completing college, dealing with a career-ending injury, experiencing a build up of stress from a hectic work schedule, and realizing that I had an unhealthy level of weight gain. I needed a holistic [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

The Road to Recovery

Yoga for runners (or Run, Rest, Recover, Repeat) If you are running the LA Marathon this month, first of all, Congrats! What a way to spend Valentine’s Day. After the race, you may be thinking about recovering, and when it comes to recovery, nothing is better than yoga. Yes, you can rest after a race, [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

The YOGA of Weight Training

Breathe with weights Photos by Jeff Skeirik “Is only yoga doing it for me?” After a decade of dedicated yoga practice, I asked myself that question. In early 2015, I hit some form of yoga burnout. Unexpectedly, I wondered, “Is yoga the whole enchilada when it comes to helping me optimize my health?” Honestly, the [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

Aerial Physique moved to Los Angeles

Soaring Above the Ordinary If there is one thing Angelenos are always in hot pursuit of, it’s a creative workout. For those who may have tired from endless crunches and arm curls, aerial performer and celebrity trainer Jill Franklin offers an exciting alternative fitness center. Her studio is Aerial Physique. Originally located in Santa Monica, [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

SoulCycle Hollywood

SoulCycle opens its indoor cycling center in the heart of Hollywood. Walking is more my speed, though every time I take an indoor cycling class I emerge feeling victorious, wondering when I will make it my regular beat. Such was my experience after a 45-minute class at SoulCycle's newest location in Hollywood. On Hollywood Boulevard, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Cross Training|0 Comments

Grace and Grit

One Yogini’s story of combining CrossFit and Yoga Koundinyasana and Kettlebells. Bakasana and Burpees. Downward Dog and Deadlifts. These are a few of my favorite things. I discovered blissful balance in my life by coupling a duo as striking and seemingly unlikely as Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden: Yoga and CrossFit On a dare I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Cross Training|2 Comments