Month: September 2013

Research has shown that the antioxidant content of pomegranate juice can reverse atherosclerosis, lowering one’s risk of heart disease.  Let’s take this one step further.  Instead of drinking a blood-sugar-spiking 8oz. glass of pomegranate juice, cut open the cheery red …

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Many yoga classes include some cat/cow motions, usually near the beginning of the sequence in order to warm up the spine.  Have you ever wondered why we do them?  Is it just so we can stretch out our backs?  Is …

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  You’re relaxing at home on a rainy gray morning after a nice trail run, and you get that craving for a sweet, rich, comforting mug of hot chocolate.  But what do you do if you don’t eat sugar?  Make …

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October is almost here, bringing with it visions of fall colors, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, as well as the start of the months-long holiday party season!  It’s difficult to maintain willpower in the face of all the sweet-treats and unhealthy comfort foods …

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  Warrior 2 is an interesting pose that involves the action of external rotation of the rear hip, even though the foot is angled towards the body.  It flows well with reverse warrior and side-angle pose, as the leg and …

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One thing is for certain about chair pose, students have a definite preference for either keeping their feet together or standing with their feet hip width apart.  Both of these variations can be safe for our knees, but not if …

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  Once we’ve arrived in Downward Facing Dog, we can move right into the next pose, right?  Possibly, depending on the instructor’s sequence.  But when you consider how much time we spend either holding or flowing through downward dog, it’s …

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  It looks magnificent when the yoga journal models hold the pose with a lengthened spine, engaged core, and an eloquent upward gaze!  It can feel, however, like your low back is about to break, your neck is straining, and …

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One of the best aspects of a vinyasa flow class is also, oftentimes the most problematic, in terms of joint health and risk of injury.  It’s a magnificent experience to show up on your mat, tune-out, connect with your breath, …

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  I recently heard a comedian joking about his lack of experience with yoga.  He said something along the lines of, “everyone else around me was warming up with handstands and intense stretches, and I was still trying to figure …

September is Yoga Month: Tips for a perpetually clean mat. Read More »

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