2 new “On Demand” classes: reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure.

Just in time for the holidays. 2 New Yoga Therapeutics Classes are yours, On Demand with Lisa Ash Yoga.

Healing Flow: Reducing Inflammation Yin Yoga Class

This is a 50 minute myofascial release and Yin style yoga class with the primary aim of reducing inflammation. You’ll utilize long-held and low-intensity yoga postures to help support your body’s natural healing abilities. This is a the perfect practice for relieving exhaustion and fatigue.

Strength Flow: “Come Home to Your Body” Vinyasa Yoga Class

This is a 75 minute Vinyasa style yoga class with Lisa Ash Drackert focusing on inhabiting the strength of your physical body. This practice features sukha or sweet breathing technique to optimize breathing, lower blood pressure, and restore a healthy state of being.

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Choose a class that’s perfect for you. Classes are organized by level of intensity: Therapeutic Flow, Gentle Flow, Vigorous Flow and Strength Flow.
  2. Click through to Purchase. Use LABlog at check out for $5 off!
  3. Check your email for your link and take your pre-recorded Yoga Therapeutics Class with Lisa.

These classes with Lisa Ash Yoga are carefully curated to feature the best that yoga has to offer: reduced stress, increased range of motion, enhanced nervous system function and connected mind-body-spirit.

As a Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist, Lisa is trained in anatomy, postural alignment and specialized yoga for healing.

Lisa’s signature class styles of myofascial release, breath-based flow, fascial healing and meditation are yours: One Purchase, One Class. Exactly what you need, when you need it.

3 ways meditation helps you maintain a healthy weight

As a meditation and yoga teacher, I’ve seen firsthand the incredible impacts that a daily, sustained meditation practice has on my clients’ health and wellness journeys. One healthy benefit of meditation is that it can help you maintain a healthy weight by reducing stress, learning mindfulness, and enhancing a positive self-image.

Here’s why:

1. Reduce Stress

It’s no secret that stress wreaks havoc on your eating habits and digestive system. When you’re stressed, your neurological system kicks into “fight or flight or freeze mode:” it’s survival time.

Cortisol, adrenaline and other stress hormone levels surge in your bloodstream to help meet the demand of the moment. Chronic elevated cortisol in the bloodstream increases the chance your body will store sugar and fat as potential future energy, instead of metabolizing it as it is digested. This can lead to the increased belly bloating, elevated blood sugar levels and eventually weight gain.  

Meditation practices that reduce overall daily stress can make a big difference in healthy eating habits.

Start small: even just thirteen minutes a day of meditation is shown to reduce stress according to a study published in Behavioral Brain Research in 2019.

Practice this Stress Reducing Meditation with Lisa: “Body Scan Guided Meditation”

2. Learn Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the ability to identify and examine the individual thoughts that pass through your consciousness. It’s integral to the practice of meditation, where the goal is not to stop or judge your thoughts, but to notice them enough to choose healthy thoughts over unhealthy thoughts.

“Mind-body connection is essential for long term permanent weight and health changes. From research we know that the small changes we can commit to over time are much more impactful on our long-term health; the mindfulness we bring to our daily habits can be life changing,” Tiffany Cruikshank, author of Meditate Your Weight, explains.

Practice this Mindfulness Meditation with Lisa: “Letting Go of Thought Meditation”

3. Enhance Positive Self-Image

One often overlooked connection between meditation and weight loss is that meditation enhances positive self-image. During meditation, the goal is to observe thoughts, not to judge them. Judgmental thoughts like, “I ALWAYS blow my diet on the first day, I’ll never be able to stick to anything. I’m have no will-power whatsoever” lead to more self-doubt, self-shame and self-sabotaging behaviors.

Alternatively, meditation teaches to notice your thoughts, like clouds floating across the sky; see them, notice them, and let them go right on by. Eventually, you can use positive mantras during meditation to strengthen your image of yourself as healthy, fit and motivated.

Practice using a mantra in this meditation with Lisa: “Be Still and Know Meditation”

Use your favorite technique daily during the holiday season to help you reduce stress, learn mindfulness, and enhance your mind-body connection.

Happy Staying Healthy,


why the details matter.

No one sees the “behind the scenes” set up in my Online Classroom, but I decorate it anyway. Because the details matter. How I organize my “teacher station” is how I organize my mental landscape when I come to teach; how I organize my outside is how I organize my inside.

In yoga practice, we remember that the details matter when we pay attention to the exact placement of our front foot in crescent lunge, and to the alignment of our kneecap in Warrior 2 and to the quiet quality of our breath in meditation.

We remember that how we do one thing is how we do everything.

Removing distracting clutter and purposefully adding touches of beauty to our day cues in purpose and meaning.

In yoga philosophy teaching, this teaching is connected to a concept called aparigraha. Aparigraha is typically defined as “letting go” or “non-hoarding.”

When I think about aparigraha, I remember that the details of my day– even as benign as what I see in the background while I’m teaching yoga online– actually matter.

When I purposefully organize my life around meaning or let go of accumulated mental and physical clutter, I can attune to the depth and the details of the moment. I can cue in to a mental and emotional resonance of meaning and stillness, which is the true definition of yoga.

What detail of your day can you change today? What detail can add meaning to your moment? What detail will matter most today?

Read more about yoga philosophy from Lisa: Key Yoga Learnings