Yoga Video Inspiration: Amazing Transitions with Krista Cahill

Need a little extra inspiration to unroll your yoga mat?

Look no further!

 Watch this inspirational yoga video of my good friend and yoga teacher Krista Cahill tackle some very challenging yoga transitions….perhaps even more incredibly she manages to make them look easy!
Watch as she goes from Crow Pose to Handstand Scorpion and then drops onto her forearms for Forearm Scorpion and then whips her feet back into Chaturanga.

Inspirational Quote and Photo of the Week ~ I Believe

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”- Audrey Hepburn
Photo Credits:
Photo by Trent and Susie
Photo of Krista Cahill

Yoga Crow Pose to Handstand Transition with Kristin Olson

Do you need some inspiration to pull out the ‘ol yoga mat today and do a vinyasa or two?

Well, look no further!

In this yoga video yoga teacher Krisitn Olson demonstrates going from yoga Crow pose to Handstand! this video was taken during Krista Cahill’s class at Yogis Anonymous which is where you should bring your fine yogi self should you ever decide that you too would like to do such feats of  strength, grace and agility!

Yoga: Fear,Freedom and Falling Down

“As fear is close companion to falsehood, so truth follows fearlessness.”

— Jawaharlar Nehru


A conversation about handstand a year ago would have consisted of a long list of excuses of why I could not do them.

I am too flexible

My shoulders are too weak

I am too scared

blah, blah, blah..

We can call them ‘obstacles’ or ‘excuses’, but we all have them.

Obstacles are put in our path so that we can to grow. Its our job to show up on our mats and in our lives and face our fears breath by breath, day by day.

I wrote earlier about how I finally achieved a Handstand away from the wall and today I am writing to celebrate falling out of a Handstand.

Falling you say?

Yes! Falling!

My good friend and yoga teacher Krista Cahill (pictured above with husband Brock Cahill who is also a yoga teacher here in Santa Monica at Yogis Anonymous) Took me through falling out of Handstand guiding me step by step. I knew that only after I could fall seamlessly in any direction would I feel completely at ease. (Think about this, not being at ease is called disease,..that is what happens when we hold on to fear)

Falling gracefully is even more liberating than Handstand itself (although not as impressive a party trick mind you) as it gives you a kind of fearlessness that is beyond it. Beyond Handstand or any ‘yoga trick’. Learning to fall is about facing your fears and learning from them. It’s about improving the way you deal with the obstacles in your life. It’s about not just squeezing your eyes shut and praying for it to be over.

It’s about looking your fear right in the eyeball for a good ‘ol fashion stare down (think Clint Eastwood)

Okay, maybe not quite like that, but you get the idea…

When you know that you are safe, supported and capable, fear itself is obliterated.

Strength, support, knowledge, and experience these are the tools in the yogis tool box. These are what chases the fear out of its hiding places in our hearts and in our minds.