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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • Posted February 13, 2015
“Yoga is about freedom-freedom of movement, thoughts and energetic flow.” ~ Ray Long, MD, FRCSC “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.” I have heard this several times over the years from people when they explain why the can’t possibly try yoga. I always find it funny because the yoga is not about your flexibility.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 • Posted January 16, 2015
At the turn of each new year we resolve to be better. We think this will be the year I loose weight, be more patient,make money, get organized etc. Its natural to want to change for the better with a new year. A new year, a new start. However usually by March our resolutions are long forgotten and we’re back to the old patterns that weren’t serving us positively.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • Posted December 31, 2014
“Yoga without meditation is like cake without frosting, and meditation without yoga is like the dessert without the dinner.” Yogi Bhajan In today’s world working harder than your co-worker, not taking days off and working long hours is rewarded with raises and praise. We are thought of as lazy if we sit or take a day off.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 • Posted November 14, 2014
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We’ve all heard this piece of advice meaning eat well to stay well. In yoga there is a similar piece of advice: A twist a day keeps the doctor away! All yoga postures, or asanas, have benefits but twists are especially valuable as they aid digestion, relieve headaches and backaches and promote the kidneys and abdominal organs to function properly.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Posted October 16, 2014
As the seasons change so do our routines, attitudes and activities. Fall is a welcome change from the heat of the summer. We begin to enjoy the cool air and the fall harvest. With all these changes though, we may be left feeling tired and depleted. Through a yogic lifestyle we can be proactive through diet, exercise choices and sleep patterns so we feel energized even in the midst of changing weather and a more hectic schedule.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 18, 2014
So often in a class setting we think about how the teachers need to change or better themselves. We think if the teacher would’ve said or did something differently then we would’ve gotten better grades or done better on the test etc. While a good teacher is a lovely blessing, even a strong student can learn from a bad teacher.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 14, 2014
Being a beginner is, in some ways, the best place to be. Like beginning any new endeavor its exhilarating, challenging and intimidating. You may feel overwhelmed or embarrassed because touching your toes is something you only did as a kid. But, you’ll never touch your toes again if you don’t try!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • Posted July 11, 2014
I’m dedicating the next two articles to the beginner and to the beginners mind. In my experience as a yoga teacher and student I know it can be hard to come to class because you are not comfortable in your body or you think you have nothing else to learn.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • Posted June 12, 2014
Many people suffer from low back pain. One main culprit could be tight hamstrings. The tightness of your hamstrings causes your pelvis to be pulled down and away from the lumbar spine, which puts the lower back in a position of instability–the exact opposite of what it needs. Your back, especially your lumbar spine (lower back), is designed to be fairly stable.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • Posted May 19, 2014
Yoga has many health benefits from helping with stress reduction to weight loss. Today we will look at how yoga helps with prevention and even reversal of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by weak and thinning bones. According to a study done by Loren Fishman, MD and co-author of “Yoga and Osteoporosis”, both men and women are subject to osteoporosis.