Get the best results and avoid injury by using good form — which means paying attention to alignment, following the instructors cues, and checking your own form in a mirror. Each time you workout or step on to your yoga mat, you have a chance to make strong but subtle changes in your form that will lead to big changes in your body. Here’s how! To make sure you are practicing in the safest, most… Continue
Yoga has become a popular cross-training and fitness activity for many people in the past few years. That makes sense, because many sports create imbalances that yoga can address, and a consistent yoga practice can help develop strength, flexibility and endurance — all key components of fitness. But the benefits go well beyond fitness. Yoga can provide a path to WELLNESS, which is slightly different. Wellness includes mind, breath, alignment, physical and emotional healing, and… Continue
People start a fitness program for many different reasons, but many times it is an attempt to look better. And once that occurs, we realize that looking better actually means we are stronger and better able to participate in sports and other athletic activities, which brings a whole new meaning to our workouts. If you are ready to train your body to be athletically balanced, to trigger multiple muscle responses in one exercise, then take… Continue
Anjaneyasana If you spend any time in the gym, or doing strength exercises for your legs, you have no doubt done a few lunges. The many variations of lunges are indeed great muscle-toning moves, but they are also an excellent way for runners to get a deep stretch in their hip flexors, quads, and front core. And just like in the gym, when practicing lunges in yoga, there are many variations, leading to an open,… Continue
Broken Leg? Pulled muscle? Sore shoulder? Back Pain? You don’t have to wait until you are healed to practice yoga. In fact, yoga might be just the thing your body needs to help it heal and become stronger than ever. However, it is super important that your yoga practice be designed with modifications for your injury and with purposeful sequences that address your physical and emotional needs. Most people become impatient and frustrated when they… Continue
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