Sofa Yoga

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

The day I shot this video I was having a lazy Sunday, so I though “why not do some yoga on the sofa”!

We’ll be stretching our whole body. we start seated on the couch, then lying down on the couch and using straps, getting down on the floor with our legs up on the sofa and finishing with a lovely savanna. Have a strap, pillow and bolster ready.

This practice is great for anyone with an injury, cold, or perhaps you’re just feeling lazy…and there’s nothing wrong with that!

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Namaste!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


Kundalini Breath of Fire for Detoxification

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

With Spring coming our way, I figured we would do a Kunalini yoga breath of fire for detoxification session.

It’s short but intense especially with all the breath of fire we’ll be using to energize, clean our blood stream, strengthen our core and improve our overall state of mind.

Remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and if you start to get dizzy, or fee uncomfortable, then please use deep breathing or just stop altogether. Breath of fire takes a long time to get used to.

Be patient with yourself and just keep at it. Yoga, whether Kunalini, Yin, Hatha or Vinyasa is meant to make you feel good. 🙂

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Sat Nam!!!

Chair Yoga

Namaste Yogis and Yoginis!

Grab yourself a comfortable chair with no arms, back support and make sure you can touch the floor with your feet. We are doing chair yoga!

Chair yoga is great for beginners, senior citizens, anyone with limited mobility or any experienced yogi looking for a new way to perform their yoga practice.

I will be taking you through a short, simple routine to stretch and strengthen your entire body. All you need is your beautiful self and your trusty chair.

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Yoga For Your Back

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

In this yoga session we’ll be focusing on spinal strength, flexibility and mobility.

Our spine assists with bends, twists, folds and our ability to lift heavy objects.

It’s sepaerated into four basic regions:

7 cervical vertebra (neck)

12 thoracic vertebrae (upper & mid back)

5 lumber vertebra (low back)

Sacrum (lower back and tailbone)

Yogis like to say that spinal flexibility is the gateway to youth and vitality.

In this half hour class I will show you forward folds, spinal twists, back bends and fluid spinal movement.

I hope your back feels amazing afterwards!

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Yoga Standing Poses to Build Foundation.

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

Build a strong foundation by practicing these basic Hatha yoga poses.

Through standing poses we improve balance, establish core strength, build overall strength and stability.

While in these positions, focus on working from the ground up. Start at your feet, through the legs…core…chest…shoulders, all the way to the top of the head.

Don’t worry if you shake that’s a good thing! It means your doing it right!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


Yin Yoga For The Liver and Gallbladder Meridians

Namaste yogis and yoginis!

We’re getting “Yin” deep into our liver and gallbladder.

The liver controls muscle health and it is the primary chemical factory of the body. It controls the health of tendons, hands, feet and nails. Your gallbladder stores bile which it releases into your small intestines to breakdown fats from foods. Therefore, it’s so important to keep these organs healthy.

Yin yoga is based on the Taoist tradition and Chinese medicine.

In this yin yoga practice we’ll be focusing on hip openers(my favorite 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) and side body stretches. Keep in mind that well be holding each position from 1 to 3 minutes so get as comfortable as you can and try not to fight against the stretch, the more you let go the more flexible you become.

Have lots of props ready to go and enjoy the release!


Silent Yoga Flow

Namaste yogis and yoginis!!!!!

I’m trying something new in this video, I’ll be giving you a brake from my constant talking and flow through a full body Hatha yoga routine in silence.

I’m hoping that this will give you the chance to simply focus on your breath and your yoga practice with no distractions.

I will take you to quieting your mind, a short warm up, some sun salutations, standing poses, bringing you back to the floor for some core work, a short cool down and finally into savasana.

Let me know what you think of this yoga flow and if you would like to see more like it by leaving me a comment below.

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Welcome to Yogaliciouse Life. I’m Marta Justyna, a fitness and yoga instructor in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I have participated in and taught many different workouts throughout the years. In my personal experience, yoga is hands down the most beneficial, both physically and emotionally. This is why I am so passionate about sharing yoga with you my readers. Whether you have never stepped on a mat before, or you are a seasoned Yogi, you are welcome here! Let me help you make this life so deliciously yours!

I could sit here and tell you about how yoga has given me more flexibility or physical strength, but instead I will share 5 ways in which yoga has helped me travel through life beyond the matt. Now keep in mind, all of these are still very much a work in progress.

  1. Self Awareness

As we get older we get to know our selves better, what we like and don’t like, how we want to conduct ourselves.  However, yoga helps guide us to get to that place quicker and on a deeper level. It forces us to ask the really hard questions such as: Who am I? A woman, mother, fitness instructor…what’s underneath all that? What are you here for? What kind of footprint do you wish to leave once you’ve gone from this earth? You see…yoga is not just a workout it’s a philosophy; a philosophy that helps you to realise how and where you fit in this crazy world of ours.

  1. Self Acceptance

Now this is probably the hardest out of all five. Like I said…a work in progress.  We all have things we don’t like about ourselves. Things we want to change. With my yoga practise I am slowly beginning to focus on my talents, instead of my downfalls and imperfections. Just imagine how boring the world would be if we were all good at everything. What the heck is perfection anyway?? All we can do is use our talents, and yes we all have one! To help each other and continue to work on things we would like to change. Be patient with ourselves and each other. This brings me to….

  1. Patience

It truly is a virtue! Have you ever stood or sat in a very uncomfortable yoga pose you couldn’t wait to get out of? Waited impatiently in line at the grocery store? Skipped to the end of a book? As a society we are programmed to get to the finish line quickly and to always be going. Meditation and yoga is designed to help us enjoy the journey just as much as we enjoy the accomplishment. Take a pause, stop and smell the roses, if you will. The way we feel in specific poses tells us a lot about the way we are going through life. Are you enjoying the asana or are you eager to get to the next one?

  1. Openness

In just about every fitness routine it’s about tightening, contracting, speeding up, etc. Yoga is all about lengthening, breathing, stretching and opening. It is the rebel of the fitness world and I love that! It spills into real life in so many aspects; welcoming other people, new experiences, nature, and different ways of doing things. I find this holds true especially in chest openers such, cobra, boat or cow arms. I like to think this because we are opening our heart chakra in these poses where we hold our ability to love.

  1. Courage

If it wasn’t for teaching and practicing yoga I would have never had the courage to start this blog. Enough said!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed reading my first blog. Please leave a like and your comments below. Also watch my Yogalicious Life YouTube instructional yoga videos. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as well.

Yoga to Help With PMS

Namaste yogis and yoginis!!!!!

Have you been feeling irritable, cranky, sweaty, sweaty, hard to get along with???? Perhaps that time of the month is near and PMS is here!

So put down the chocolates and do some light yoga flow for PMS with me!

I will take you threw a gentle Hatha yoga routine focusing on chest openers and positions to stretch your pelvic wall muscles. Stretching the pelvis helps to elevate cramps.

Have fun and let me know what you think!

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Post Holiday Yin Yoga De-stress

Namaste yogis and yoginis!!!

The most stressful time of the year is over!!!!

I’ve prepared this one hour yin yoga class to stretch your whole body.

Make sure you have a mat, blanket, block and a strap ready to go.

Remember to always listen to your knees in Yin yoga, especially since so much of this practice is done on the floor and all the positions are held for so long.

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Hatha Yoga to Open The Sacral Chakra and Ignite Creativity

Namaste yogis and yoginis!!

Open your second chakra (Sacral Chakra) with me.

The sacral chakra is located between your naval point and sex organs. Therefore, I have prepared a series of hip openers, forward folds, and the bridge position to open this chakra up. The Sacral Chakra governs anything having to do with creativity, femininity, and the water element.

You can help to open the chakra off the mat by drinking lots of water or by reading, writing, dancing, singing, eating fruit or by wearing the color orange. If the chakra is weak or blocked one might feel angry, irritable, lethargic, have sexual problems or have some kind of creative blockage. It’s important to keep all 7 chakras strong because if even one chakra is out of balance it sucks the energy from the rest.

Prepare a mat and a blanket. Have a strap and a block handy, and get ready for your creative energy to explode.

I hope everyone has had a happy and safe holiday season. Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe and comment on my videos by clicking right here. I love to read your thoughts.