Anatomy

Tuck Your Tailbone? Understanding this cue.

Tuck your tailbone, a phrase that I think almost every fitness professional uses, and I use to too- a lot. Having taught now for over a decade the phrase tuck your tail bone can and does result in a lot […]

"Flat Back"...But my back isn't flat..Right?-Spinal Understanding

“Flat Back”…But my back isn’t flat..Right?-Spinal Understanding

Flat Back….But My Back Isn’t Flat….Or is It? Yikes…. Is this you?… “Exhale flat back fold forward” or “wide arms flat back rise up” are common cure in the fitness industry and one deceptive and very misleading on many levels. […]

Plank Core Hope Zvara

Step-by-Step Details:Core Infused Chaturanga & Push-Up

Step-by-step details: Core Infused Chaturanga & Push-Up VIDEO Get ready to heat up your core with step-by-step details on how to practice a better Chaturanga or Push-Up in no time! Feel like your up-down method to Chaturanga looks more like […]

10 Tips for a Functional Body: Here are ten key tips to stop treating pain and to start treating dysfunction:

10 Tips for a Functional Body: Here are ten key tips to stop treating pain and to start treating dysfunction:

10 Tips for a Functional Body By Hope Zvara Here are ten key tips to stop treating pain and to start treating dysfunction: 1. Get off the floor. Unless you are a mechanic, training yourself, especially your core, solely (or […]

Dancer Pose Hope Zvara

DANCER Pose…. It really can be for everyone!

Dancer Pose… It really can be for everyone! Natarajasana is “the Lord of the Dance”.  This beautiful asana develops grace and balance in the body all while producing energy and heat for the body.  It encourages good posture by toning […]

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Poor Posture might equal a poor educated teacher

Poor posture just might equal a poorly educated teacher. We come to a yoga class or a Pilates class or any fitness class really, and expect for our bodies to feel better, for issues to be resolved and for the […]