Yoga and Running

Yoga and Running: The Perfect Match

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  “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John F. Kennedy At first glance, running and yoga might not seem to go hand in hand. But actually, they are a perfect match. Yoga can help to alleviate the sore backs, knees, hips, …

Yoga for Bikers

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Biking + Yoga: “Both are intense, consuming passions, highly physical, involving lots of sweat and heavy breathing, and, sometimes, not a lot of clothing.” – Jay Winston There’s no doubt that long hours hunched over the handlebars can tighten both the upper and lower body. Chronically tight hamstrings and sore hips, back, neck and shoulders are all too often taken …

Foam Roller Workshop with Dr. Brenda Ku

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  Foam Roller Workshop with Dr. Brenda Ku Saturday May 3rd @ 1:30pm Post-workout, post-injury or post-surgery, learn how to restore your body to maintain a flexible, active and pain-free lifestyle. You’ll take home a foam roller and specific techniques to reduce pain, minimize sore muscles and remove adhesions. $45 pp includes includes Roller to take home | $30 pp without …

The benefits of Personal Yoga Instruction

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While yoga classes are great to attend in that they build a sense of community and offer you the opportunity to learn from and with others, it can be difficult to address your specific needs while practicing within a large group of students. Private yoga sessions offer the ability to work one-on-one with an experienced teacher, who can focus every …

TOUCH: The power of touch simply makes you healthier

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Modern medicine recognizes that the power of touch simply makes you healthier. Consistent bodywork reduces stress, boosts our immune system and has a profound effect in our ability to stay connected to our ‘self’ and our fellow humans. And in our high tech culture, we may have to work harder to honor our innate human need for touch. + pause and …

Consistent Massage

Benefits of Consistent Massage

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  The healing benefits of massage go far beyond just alleviating sore muscles.  As humans, we thrive on positive touch.  We have all heard of prematurely born babies who begin thriving with a loving massage.  When did we think that we outgrew that need for touch? Unfortunately, in the modern world with advances in technology, we experience less and less …

Deconstruct: Pause and Question What’s Going On and Into Your Body

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Maybe spring cleaning this year should include our lifestyle.  Our minds, like our homes, can get cluttered with old ideas, old emotions and old habits.  We weed our gardens regularly–why not ourselves?  Routine cleaning will sweep out energy that no longer serves you and let some positive growth in. +pause and question +rest your system with a seasonal cleanse +peel …

Some Surprising Benefits of Yoga

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Ok, so you know that yoga will help you improve your flexibility and your body strength and will help you get in touch with your inner self. ‘You should do yoga to improve your flexibility.’ ‘It will help you breathe better.’ There’s nothing wrong with this.  Yoga does do these things and there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to …

How Yoga Can Enhance Sports and Recreation

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Yoga is best used in conjunction with other things you like to do, such as soccer, hockey,  running or swimming.  Yoga is ideally suited to enhance and supplement other activities in a number of ways, and that is why, if you are an avid sportsman or just starting out, yoga is worth adding to your day. What do all sports …

The Community Spirit of Yoga

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Did you know that the yoga was originally believed not to better the individual so much as the community? The early days of yoga have been lost to time.  The first recorded poses on seals and paintings date to around 3000 years ago.  However, many yoga scholars believe that yoga has the same roots as shamanism.  Shamanism is an ancient …