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October 2014

Yoga- A statistical cost analysis of Industry

By |2014-10-28T23:12:53+00:00October 28th, 2014|Categories: fitness|

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 |2014-10-24T05:25:58+00:00October 24th, 2014|Categories: Health, Holistic|

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 [...]

Reebok 101: Fitness, Fire and Education

By |2014-10-25T22:17:52+00:00October 23rd, 2014|Categories: fitness, Fitness Brands|

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, [...]

Breath is Life

By |2014-10-15T05:35:13+00:00October 13th, 2014|Categories: Health, Holistic|

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 [...]

Tune in to Yoga Tune Up®

By |2014-10-15T05:36:54+00:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: fitness, yoga|

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 [...]

September 2014

Stay On Guard This Flu Season

By |2014-09-30T21:25:40+00:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Health, Holistic|

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… [...]

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

By |2014-09-30T21:30:38+00:00September 28th, 2014|Categories: fitness|

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 [...]

Effective Pain Relief Through Natural Solutions

By |2014-09-18T21:56:49+00:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Holistic|

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 [...]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The Good Fats

By |2014-09-14T18:12:18+00:00September 14th, 2014|Categories: Diet, fitness, Supplements|

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 [...]

Staying Present in the Practice

By |2014-09-12T04:42:35+00:00September 8th, 2014|Categories: fitness|

  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 [...]