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October 2014

Yoga- A statistical cost analysis of Industry

By |October 28th, 2014|

In December of 2012, it was estimated via a “new study, conducted by Sports Marketing Surveys USA at the behest of Yoga Journal, found that a whopping 20.4 million people practice Yoga in the United States. That’s 8.7 of total adults in the States” (Matt Caron).  The article also went on to say that, “Yoga is […]

Health benefits of Epsom salt and essential oil baths

By |October 24th, 2014|

Soak Away Stress and Pain

Health benefits of Epsom salt and essential oil baths
We all know how busy life can be, and how we don’t allow time for ourselves to relax.  I’ll admit, I really haven’t been one to allow myself a relaxing bath often.  It always sounds so soothing, but I would often make an […]

Reebok 101: Fitness, Fire and Education

By |October 23rd, 2014|

In 1890, shoemaker, J.W. Foster created Reebok, spiked shoes that helped athletes run faster than ever, 124 years later, Reebok is still helping people use fitness to transform their lives.
Fitness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle. Reebok’s understanding of that, attributes to its fame. February 2013, Reebok launched its Live with Fire campaign, to […]

Breath is Life

By |October 13th, 2014|

Breath is Life
Breath is Life.  The involuntary, vital function that takes us from each moment to the next.  A function most of us hardly acknowledge with our conscious minds.  That is, until we are forced to bring our attention to breathing; through exercise, emotional stress, a stuffy cold, or for some of us an asthma […]

Tune in to Yoga Tune Up®

By |October 9th, 2014|

Tune in to Yoga Tune Up®
In today’s society we rely on cars to get around, cell phones and computers to communicate, and spend most of our work day sitting at desks.  These scenarios, on top of seasonal changes cause enormous amounts of physical and emotional stress in our body resulting in muscle tension:
When the body […]

September 2014

Stay On Guard This Flu Season

By |September 30th, 2014|

Stay On Guard This Flu Season
September 23rd marked the first day of Autumn, my favorite season of the year.  The air turns cool and crisp, colorful leaves blanket the streets, fall sports are in full swing, and after a long hot summer I can live in yoga pants!  It’s a beautiful time of year… except […]

It’s not that easy being “green”. So let’s not be.

By |September 28th, 2014|

It’s not that easy being “green”. So let’s not be.
I found this meme last week on my amazing colleague’s Alexa Silvaggio’s Facebook newsfeed and became inspired.  
Now, let’s all place our hands at heart center and have a moment of introspection. We all know our own little green-eyed monster has reared its ugly head at some […]

Effective Pain Relief Through Natural Solutions

By |September 18th, 2014|

Effective Pain Relief Through Natural Solutions

Did you know September is Pain Awareness Month?  According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, nearly 100 million Americans experience chronic pain —more than those who have diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.

 
As a former Division 1 Athlete, I am all too familiar with exercise-related pain.  From bulging discs to torn muscles […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Good Fats

By |September 14th, 2014|

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Good Fats—What They Are and What They Do
When it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids,Two crucial ones— EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA, another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does […]

Staying Present in the Practice

By |September 8th, 2014|

 

Yoga Sutra 1.14 Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.

This sutra is in my top five for many reasons and it has been on my mind lately as I have been teaching yoga both in studios and to pro-athletes.  I often notice many […]