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Welcome to the Bathtub Yoga blog! This blog is curated by Susan Atkinson, founder of Bathtub Yoga. It's full of resources, tips, insight and ways to get the most out of your Bathtub Yoga experience. Please poke around and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question!

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Hot Tub Yoga-2 Surprising Ways to Reduce Low Back Strain

Most people with low back issues think the solution is to strengthen the muscles in their back, and while this is partially true, there are 2 other often overlooked important components to reduce low back strain. If you have low back pain, check with your doctor before exercising.




#1 . Strengthen [...]


6 Best Yoga Poses While Showering

Most of us love our shower time- hot water cleansing, invigorating, waking us up time! The heat helps to stimulate our circulatory & lymphatic system. It also heats up our muscles and connective tissue- a great preparatory step for stretching and increasing our flexibility. By adding some yoga poses as you shower you can build [...]


How to Loose Weight in Your Hot Tub

Raise your metabolism as you enjoy a soak in your hot tub!

Great information & video on how to raise your metabolism while enjoying a soak! Enjoy!

Raise your metabolism as you enjoy a soak in your hot tub!


Wrist Pain and Yoga- Alternatives for Practice

As a yoga instructor I have heard many people explain they want to do yoga, but can’t because of their wrists. Poses like down dog, wheel, or cobra are just too much pressure to the wrist area for some. The wrist stretches below will help to bring lubrication and circulation to the wrist joint. If [...]


Yoga for Longevity and Anti-aging

Two contributors to aging? Poor Posture and Stress. Solution? Yoga for anti aging!

According to author Suza Francina who wrote ” The New Yoga for People Over 50″, yoga prevents and corrects the most visible symptom of aging- the rounding & shortening of the spine. Can you feel your self sitting up taller [...]


Relieving Gardening Aches and Pains with Bathtub Yoga

As satisfying as gardening can be, the physical aspects can be challenging! Pushing and pulling actions of weeding and wheelbarrow work engages your upper arms, chest, shoulders and back muscles. To reach and bend for planting you engage your core abdominal and back muscles. Kneeling, squatting and bending engages your hips, knees ankles and [...]


Yoga Tips to Support Good Bowel Function and Avoid Constipation

Constipation involves sluggish, infrequent, or even pain in elimination. Common causes can include poor eating habits , lack of physical movement,& excessive stress. Slow “bowel transit time” (BTT) can contribute to disorders ranging from mild gas and discomfort all the way to intestinal and rectal cancer. Experts define optimal BTT is once a day. How [...]


Insomnia- 6 Yogic Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Slowing down your nervous system is key to falling asleep.

Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, or to stay asleep. As you lay awake , possibly worrying,you may feel your nervous system is “reved up” on high, called hyper arousal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a switch you could [...]


Two Restorative Yoga Poses for the Bathtub

Restore- to give back (something lost), tending to, capable of restoring health, strength, consciousness. To bring back into being.

Relax- to loosen or soften, less tense. Let go of effort, hard work, and worry.

In Judith Lasater’s restorative yoga book, Relax & Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times, she emphasizes how essential relaxing & renewing [...]