Whenever life happens we have a choice in how we deal with the adversity. Is the glass half empty or half full? Dealing with arthritis has it ups and downs but all in all I know that I can participate in my own miracle because of God's beautiful gift of free will. So I choose to LIVE despite what I'm feeling and how things look on the outside.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
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