4 Poses for a Healthy Heart

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are key causes of heart disease. Increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels result from stress, anxiety, poor diet and lack of physical activity. The American Heart…

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Lose Weight with Yoga!

Forget fad diets, turn to yoga to trim that fat! Most people imagine that yoga is something gentle and mindful, not a form of exercise that will help shed excess pounds. But it’s also a fantastic way to get, and keep, the body you want. There’s not just the anecdotal evidence of many yoga devotees…

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Trouble Sleeping? Yoga Helps!

If you habitually do not get a good night’s sleep, chances are that you may be aging faster than you should be, in addition to not feeling well and confused thinking. When we sleep, our body repairs on a cellular level and removes toxins. It is therefore necessary to get at least six to eight…

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How I've Seen Kids Transform From Yoga

The joy and pleasure I get in going to work everyday comes from being able to watch children blossom into their best self through yoga. I’ve worked with kids as young as 1 and a half years to early teens and have seen a variety of transformations among the ages. As they are already developing…

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Standing Neck Strengthener with Vocal cues .

Our throat holds onto many things we wish we would say and often we regret what we have said, strengthening the muscles of the neck helps us to find balance with what we say. This will minimize regrets and release tension. While just standing, take a moment to see how you hold your head….if the…

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Chaturanga Prep (with blocks) and verbal cues

Often doing strengthening poses we steal from other areas of the body creating an imbalance. In this video Niama goes into Chaturanga from Plank pose with balanced strength in the neck, upper back and chest, arms, abdomen, back and legs. You can see as she lowers down to the block, nothing is gripping to cause…

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Yoga Poses to Help Relax in the Summer

Summer is OFFICIALLY HERE and If you’re a regular outdoor exerciser in the warmer months of the year, then you already know that the extreme heat wears your body down. A great way to relax your body after a workout during a hot summer is to perform some yoga specifically forward fold positions. Here are some…

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Prescription Medication vs. Yoga Prescriptions.

Did you only think doctors give prescriptions? Do you wonder how they get the dosage? Have you noticed that they can change the dosage per what your feedback is? Yoga therapy is used in a similar fashion without several of the harsh side effects associated with prescription medications. Also, using yoga therapy with your current…

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How Gong Baths Healed Me

The first time I was at Omega teaching there was a special session by someone who heals with gong music or gong vibrations. As he started to play I could feel the vibrations go up my right leg and work up my body slowly relaxing my muscles, muscles I had a difficult time relaxing on…

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