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Tag Archives: flexibility

Sep
28

Kid’s Yoga Series

Saturdays –  Oct. 22nd – Nov. 19th| 9:00am- 9:45am Why Kid’s Yoga? Develops motor skills and coordination Increases strength, balance, and flexibility Enhances self-awareness and focus Reduces stress and provides methods for coping and self-soothing All sessions are adapted to each child’s individual needs  |  Children ages 7 and up are welcome     Minimum of […]

Feb
01

Youth Injury Prevention

If you are a parent-as am I-you may ask yourself: when is the right age for my child to join the more than 38 million youth athletes participating in organized sports? Also, what are the risks associated with letting our precious ones partake in a competitive sport setting? It is a consensus among experts that […]

Nov
10

Yoga Pose: Boat Pulses

Boat pulses strengthen the rectus abdominis muscle and strengthen the low back core. As with all poses for the core, careful attention to the back is necessary. If you feel pain or tightness in the back, stop the pose. In all cases, core poses should be followed by back release poses such as dead bug […]

Oct
11

Have You Experienced Partner Yoga?

Partner yoga has been a popular trend in yoga and like most of yoga, can be many different things depending on the class and the teacher. For most of us partner poses in a regular yoga class can be quite intimidating, always wondering who you will be paired up with and whether you can trust […]

Sep
02

Training to be the Perfect Athlete

When the word “athletic” comes to mind I envision an individual who is competent in all aspects of fitness (strength, flexibility, endurance, agility and coordination). Though excelling at all of these is a rare and difficult task, being competent in each of them builds an amazing foundation for a healthy and active life. On the […]

Jul
08

On Behalf of the Calf

Are you struggling with tight calves? Every step we take uses our calves, as they are activated each time we toe off and take a step. Unless we are spending time stretching them, this repetitive use can gradually result in muscle tension. The two principal muscles in the region of the lower leg we call […]

Jun
07

Third Limb of Patanjali’s Eight Limbed Path: Asana

The third limb of Patanjali’s eight limbed path is Asana, which can be translated as “seat” or “posture.” This is where most of us step onto the yogic path, through a practice of hatha yoga. Hatha can be translated as the union (yoga) of sun (ha) and moon (tha) where ha and tha are like […]

Feb
09

Does Your Yoga Practice “Awaken” You?

The classical Yoga of Patanjali, an Indian sage who lived more than 2,000 years ago, has eight limbs, or aspects to the path: YamaNiyamaAsanaPranayamaPratyaharaDharanaDhyanaSamadhi The idea is that for yoga students to transform and reach their full potential, the need to practice all eight limbs is required. Additionally, each limb can contain all the other […]

Jan
04

The Best Way to Lower Your Golf Handicap

One of the best ways to lower your handicap in Golf may not be to improve your equipment but to improve the function of your own body. The Golf swing is a dynamic movement, which requires balance, flexibility, strength and power. It must be performed with exact precision over and over throughout a round to […]

Dec
21

Quick and Dirty of Stretching – Part 2

In part one of the Quick and Dirty of Stretching, the essentials of stretching were identified, marking key points to reaping the benefits of stretching. Now let’s take a look at what to stretch and where to begin? A complete stretching routine can take as little as 10 minutes, so no excuses! The best time […]

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