Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a lifelong practitioner and certified Teacher of Yoga from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala, India. As well as being the founder, creator and author of Body Mind Light and a Brand Ambassador for yoga clothing lines, she also teaches private classes in Sivananda Yoga in Toronto, Canada.

10 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    I’ve had multiple minor problems and injuries related to tight hips, hamstrings, etc., and I detest stretching, so it was never a surprise when they occurred. While living in Spain recently, I began going to yoga classes. Here’s my biggest challenge: how do I maintain ‘regular and consistent practice’ at home? I know the responsibility is ultimately my own, and it’s really a no-brainer when you think about the positive results you can achieve if you stretch or practice yoga consistently. My muscles are so tense and tight, however, that it constantly feels like a chore or like I’m doing it wrong. Any suggestions? (Maybe I’ll go back to the ‘listen to a podcast and do it’ strategy haha) Thanks for the great information!

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      Well, just like anything you want to see results in, you need to keep practicing. Don’t expect too much all at once, just do a little bit each time, and without a doubt, you will notice a change! Listening to podcasts may give you motivation, but at the end of the day, you need to get on the mat and do the work yourself.
      Consistency and baby steps, Jason.

  2. Steve & Kris says:

    I recently started yoga to help with my hips, SI joint, piriformis area on the right side. I had a severe back injury a few years ago and am working to gain flexibility, balance and strength in that area. I am really enjoying yoga, I have never done this before. The poses that you mentioned, some of them I am not quite there yet, but my goal is to be able to do them all. Eye of the Needle Pose, Happy Baby and Bound Angle Pose are some of the ones I am able to do. Still working on the others, Lizard pose is coming slowly! Anyway, I love the information you have here, it’s a great read. I will bookmark this page for sure. Currently my favorite pose is Corpse Pose LOL, that means we are almost done with the class. I honestly can’t believe how hard yoga is, and how beneficial it is. Thanks again.

  3. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the great detail with each of the poses. I have a lot of hip pain on my left side but I also have a pinched nerve in my low back. Will any of these poses help my low back?

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      It most certainly will! Remember to practice under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher in order to get the most of your practice and to avoid any further injury to your lower back.

  4. Jeanri says:

    Thank you so much for such an informative post. I always have stiff hips and lower back pain after standing for a long time while teaching. I am definitely going to try this!

  5. Chad says:

    This a great post. I often times have stiff joints from weight lifting. I will use this yoga routine to help loosen my hips. Thank you for sharing.

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