5 WAYS PILATES AND YOGA HELPS BOYS WITH SPORTS AND ATHLETIC TRAINING

Pilates and yoga exercises are highly beneficial cross training tools for boys who play a variety of sports. Specifically, pilates and yoga are examples of neuromotor exercise (proprioceptive training) and functional fitness that develops balance, coordination, gait, and agility. Adding pilates and yoga to…

BEDTIME YOGA POSES

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Asana (physical yoga posture) is described in Chapter Two, sutra 46, as “Sthira Sukham Asanam.” This sutra is translated as meaning “Asana is a steady, comfortable posture.” With the explosion of yoga fusion classes here in the…

RHYTHM AND FLOW

As a dancer, I’ve always been aware of the magic of music and how moving to different rhythms can transport my body and mind to an altered state of being. This is one of the many reasons that I gravitated toward the hatha yoga…

BURN THE FLOOR WITH CARDIO DANCE CLASSES

As a wellness coach, I am always looking for fun ways for my clients to stay healthy and active. I recommend cardio dance classes all the time because they are fun and you don’t even realize that you are working out. I have danced…

YOGA ENHANCES A MAN’S LIFE AND AIDS IN CONSCIOUS PARENTING

Of the 15 million people in the United States practicing yoga, approximately 72.2% are women and 27.8% are men. With all the benefits yoga has to offer, I would like to encourage men to go out and try a class. There are so many…

YOGA FOR CHILDREN

There has been a vast amount of research on the health benefits of yoga for adults, but current research presents many physical and psychological benefits for children as well. The physical postures can help children develop neuromotor skills in addition to being a great…

Tree Pose

Tree pose, Vrkshasana, is a simple one legged balancing pose that can help increase neuromotor skills and coordination. To further challenge your balance, once you feel steady take your eye gaze up towards the sky or close your eyes and draw your attention inward….

Valentine’s Day Full Moon

Valentine’s Day 2014 comes in with the company of a full moon. Beyond the flowers and the chocolates, Valentine’s Day can raise awareness toward feelings of love for all and ahimsa (non-violence). Valentine’s Day also brings to mind self-care, nurturing, self –love, and a…

BEAT WINTER BLUES WITH THE SUN SALUTATION AND ESSENTIAL OILS

Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up when it’s cold outside with the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara.) The Sun Salutation is a challenging sequence of postures that raises internal heat and adds a cardio element to your yoga practice. The origins of the Sun Salutation…