If you have a job where you sit all day consider the tips listed below to add more movement to your workday:Read More
If you have a job where you sit all day you can maintain your flexibility by incorporating simple movement to counter the effects of sitting all day.
Try this Flex in 5 multiple times throughout the day to maintain flexibility!!Read More
Did you know that more than 100 million Americans currently suffer from chronic back pain and that 8 out of 10 will have back problems at some point in their lifetimes?Read More
Yoga has many benefits and those benefits apply to those living with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as the general population. The beauty of yoga is that modifications are limitless. The class may not look like a typical yoga class but this is where modifications and creativity come into play. When teaching anything new instructors should be well informed about the audience and prepared to provide a class to meets the needs of those who are participating. For example, those living with Down’s syndrome tend to have low muscle tone and are susceptible to respiratory problems so yoga poses like warrior, mountain pose and pranayama (deep breathing) and may address those medical issues.
Here are five tips for teaching yoga to students with disabilities:Read More
personally have a love-hate relationship with lunges. I enjoy using it as a transitional move, but to linger and hang out there requires some much needed deep breathing on my part.
In a warm up sequence, lunges are sometimes used simply as a transitional move like moving from Forward Fold to Down Dog, or from Plank or Down Dog to Forward Folds or Warrior poses. However, lunges are so much more than your standard transitional move or typical hamstring and groin stretch.
If you’ve attended a yoga class, you've probably done downward-facing dog pose. Downward-facing dog is a foundational pose found in various vinyasa yoga flows, and for many of us, we initially feel the stretch in the arms, the back, and the legs. That’s the obvious, but there are so many other benefits to exploring downward-facing dog. Downward-facing dog is a very challenging pose, as the muscles are working to hold the pose against gravity.Read More
Do you remember Jane Fonda in the 80s or Step Aerobics in the 90s? It’s interesting to reflect on how things evolve and change in life and the fitness industry is no different. As a society we’ve spent years sculpting muscles, gaining strength, and building our cardiovascular system all in the hopes of looking and feeling healthy.Read More