Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany’s classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes are guided by a strong anatomic focus and her ability to teach a deeper understanding of complex subjects. Recognized more broadly as a health & wellness expert, Tiffany has worked with professional athletes and celebrities from around the world. She has run her own clinics and was the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Prevention , Self, Marie Claire, Fitness Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Mantra, Thrive, More Magazine, OM Yoga, YogaLife and many others.
Hit a little bit of each part of your body, leaving you feeling balanced and rejuvenated. Open and strengthen your hips, shoulders and spine and end with some pranayama practice to help balance your nervous system. A great one to come back to over and over when you want an all over balanced flow. Props Suggested: A strap and a block.
A quick tutorial on some key anatomical insights to stabilizing your hips. This is particularly important in longer standing flows that you often see in the more advanced vinyasa classes. Learning these hip dynamics are crucial for the integrity of your hip joint over time- both to help prevent irritation and to help strengthen your stabilizing muscles. One simple action with a huge impact.
A common weak area for so many people, the glutes are an integral part for the low back, hips, SI joints and even the efficiency of all the lower limbs. Labeled as advanced due to the subtle nuances found here, it's assumed you have a strong understanding of standing poses. Explore lunge and cat cow variations while improving your common vinyasa transitions and back body strength.