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What Moves Me

I am moved by extraordinary displays of compassion. Some recent examples from this weekend: six hundred-fifty pilot whales lost their way and lay stranded on the beaches of New Zealand. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/more-than-330-pilot-whales-die-in-new-zealand-mass-stranding Hundreds of people rushed to help. Some were rescue volunteers trained to work with sea creatures, but most were ordinary people who heard of […]

 

Pregnancy Yoga

Pregnancy doesn’t have to stop your yoga practice. In fact, yoga can be great for you and your child. Consider a recent article for the Huffington Post titled “Pregnancy Yoga Dos and Don’ts.” Jessica Pallay of the Huffington Post writes, “Whether you’ve got a serious yoga habit, or just picked it up once baby was […]

 

Improving Your Bone Health with Yoga

Among yoga’s many benefits is the improvement of bone health. The New York Times explores this in a recent article titled “12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health.” Jane E. Brody of the New York Times writes, “No one knows these challenges better than Dr. Loren M. Fishman, a physiatrist at Columbia University who specializes […]

 

Side Bends, Core Strength, and Helping Athletes Bounce Back

Many athletes are embracing yoga as a way to prevent injury. The practice improves flexibility and strengthens muscles that might not get enough work in certain athletes’ respective sports. The Orion explores this in a recent article titled “Men’s basketball team incorporates yoga into practices.” According to the author of the article, quoting one of […]

 

Improving Digestion with Your Yoga Practice

Your yoga practice can have many benefits, including improving your digestion. One pose that is particularly helpful in this endeavor is the extended side angle pose. Doing this as part of your morning routine can be incredibly beneficial to your yoga practice. Consider a recent article for Philly.com titled “8 yoga poses to improve digestion.” […]

 

Broga and Yoga in Breweries

The growing popularity of yoga can be seen in all of the unconventional places the practice is popping up. Consider a recent article for the Washington Times titled “Yoga classes for men, called ‘Broga,’ catching on.” According to the author of the article, “Most of the other men only had marginal experience with yoga too, […]

 

Yoga for Focus

The benefits of yoga are vast. One benefit that is particularly intriguing about the practice is its ability to help people focus. Consider a recent article for WBAY 2 titled “Packers’ tackle B.J. Raji Finds Focus in Yoga.” Kaitlin Sharkey of WBAY 2 writes, “Green Bay Packers tackle B.J. Raji has turned to alternative training […]

 

Yoga for Arthritis Relief

While many people use yoga to help strengthen and lengthen their bodies, it is also equally helpful as a healing practice. People suffering from arthritis are just one example of a group who could specifically benefit from yoga. Consider a recent article for Healthline titled “Yoga Has Many Benefits — Even for Those with Rheumatoid […]

 

Purdue Basketball Team Embraces Yoga

Yoga offers numerous benefits for the body. Increasing numbers of sports teams are becoming aware of this fact and incorporating yoga practice into their training. Consider a recent article for the Indy Star titled “Purdue basketball players aid bodies, minds with yoga.” Nathain Baird of the Indy Star writes, “The senior guard — considered a […]

 

Yoga vs. the Traditional Gym Workout: A Debate with a False Premise

Traditional gym workout or yoga? This is a debate many people are having throughout the country. Conventional (some might consider old fashioned) wisdom would suggest incorporating a variety of different workouts to work different muscles and keep the body guessing. WNDU recently reported on a study pitting the two workouts against each other in an […]

 

YOGA FOR RELAXATION

  Relaxation and stress-reduction are some of the many benefits associated with a regular yoga practice. Stepping on to the mat helps us feel better knowing that showing up is an accomplishment, but it takes a bit more to relieve muscle tension and clear the mind. Your physical, or asana practice, will do wonders to open […]

 

YOGA FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP

In the past few weeks we have transitioned to a new sleep schedule as we welcomed our newborn bundle of joy Ciel Violette into our home.  The frequent night waking reminds me of the importance of being able wind down and get to sleep, as well as get back to sleep when you awaken, and […]