This is a great pose for increasing flexibility in the wrists and the full version (with the top leg raised perpendicular to the floor) opens the hips and hamstrings. Vasisthasana also helps with balance, which improves focus and concentration. Side Plank Pose is an excellent preparation pose for more challenging arm balances.
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One day... just like that...
You'll find your light.
You'll embrace your power.
You'll gently shake the world
and just like that...
The game will change.Read more »
The 206 bones of the skeleton comprise the body’s supporting internal framework. Various bone types make up the human body.
· Stores calcium and phosphorus necessary for strength, flexibility, nerve and muscle function
· Anchors for our muscles
· Marrow inside long and flat bones creates 2.5 million new red blood cells each second, which facilitates the transfer of oxygen to our lungs to our tissues
· Spine supports and stabilizes the upper body and houses the spinal cord. Read more »
Is it safe to practice yoga if you have breast cancer?
Yoga can not only be an effective, low-impact exercise, but it has also been shown in numerous studies to reduce fatigue and improve both physical and mental function and quality of sleep in cancer patients. Yoga can be restorative and gentle and you likely can, and should, exercise at all stages of your cancer diagnosis — before, during, and after radiation, hormonal, and targeted therapies, as well as during and after chemotherapy and surgery. However, you will need to discuss your planned physical activity with your doctor before you undertake a new routine, especially if you recently had surgery.
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3 Main Benefits of HIIT:
· Oxygen booster - increases your VO2 max, which is the amount of oxygen your body can use and is an indicator of cardio fitness
· Fat burner – calories are burnt not only during your workout, but hours after from consuming excess post-exercise oxygen (EPOC)
· Time saver - you can fit it into a lunch break. And while it’s hard work, the short, sharp challenge of HIIT ensures you’ll never get bored with your trainingRead more »
Learn foundational tools to build core strength and alignment in some of the most exilerating poses in Yoga. Get past the fear and experience the benefits of empowering your mind, body, and spirit. In this workshop, you'll be learning headstand, forearm stand, and handstand.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Wherever you are...you are!Read more »
Join Lauren on October 16 - 18 for VIRTUAL Postural Anatomy Certification. Enhance your anatomical knowledge by infusing it into a language that both you and your students are able to connect with through verbal physiological guidance. Discover how to compile effective communication from a standpoint of anatomic structures. Not only will you learn ways to optimize the experiences for your class/students, but you’ll gain great insight on how to avoid the onslaught of many common classroom injuries.
Now that you host some, or an abundance of anatomical / kinesiology studies, join this module and learn ways to articulate it in a seamless, intelligent, and confident manner.Read more »
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL s designated by the Department of Health & Human Services. Join our worldwide community and celebrate!
This month we honor the practice that gives us so much. We flow with gratitude as our bodies, minds and spirits are uplifted and inspired. The benefits of yoga go well beyond flexibility. We are stronger, more peaceful, patient and mindful of people and our environment.
It is never too late to start a healthy lifestyle through yoga, no matter what your age, background or ability may be. Blessings! Read more »
Tapas is a Sanskrit word that means many things to different people. We know it as self-discipline. It is a fierce, burning desire to be the best you can be, which means shifting what you do and how you do it. Having not just the drive, but most importantly, the discipline to attend an in-person yoga class or to do an on-line home practice is key.Read more »
1. Improves Focus: Balancing upside down takes a certain level of focus, so every time you practice headstand, you’re also exercising your ability to clear mental clutter and concentrate on being present to challenges. Improving your focus on the mat by staying in a challenging pose, can help you focus off the mat as well. If you start to feel stuck or challenged, just take some deep breaths, focus and work through it. Read more »