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Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and structure deterioration of bone tissue, leading to increased chance of fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, and any other bone in the body. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects men and women of any ethnic group. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, in America, 55 percent of everyone …

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Insomnia

According to Wikipedia, insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping, falling asleep, or staying asleep.  This disorder can be short-term (lasting only days or weeks) or long-term (lasting more than a month). Those suffering from insomnia may also suffer from day-time sleepiness, low energy, irritability, low immunity, and even depression.  By some …

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The important yoga text that most yoga teachers refer to is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.   Patanjali was a sage that was credited with The Yoga Sutra, the Mahabhasya (a classical treatise on grammar), and a treatise on medicine.  He was believed to have lived some time between 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE.  …

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What is the big Deal with Alignment?

Alignment in the asanas may seem to deal only with the physical body, but the asanas affect the chemical messages sent from the brain as well changing every cell in the body for positive or negative.  When the asanas are practiced with discrimination and awareness; they bring the body, mind, intelligence, nerves, consciousness, and the …

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What is The Rossiter System?

The Rossiter System, is a powerful and effective two-person workout for addressing structural pain and restriction of movement at its source, the body’s fascia, ligaments, tendons, collagen, elastin – collectively called connective tissue. Tight connective tissue is the source of stress, immobility, and pain in the body. Rossiter Stretching quickly restores connective tissue to its …

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What is Yamuna Body Rolling

Yamuna Body Rolling was developed by Yamuna Zake over 20 years ago, as a way to educate Body Logic Practitioners on anatomy. Body Logic is a system where the Practitioner anchors a muscle at it’s origin and stretches the muscle in the direction of the natural movement towards the insertion. Once the muscles can take …

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It is good to have goals

Some days, as we begin class, I ask you to envision your goals for your practice. Some goals you might have for your yoga practice could include: weight loss less pain better flexibility peace improved confidence or even Downward-facing Dog Pose If you have been practicing yoga for a while now, what goals have you …

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B.K.S. Iyengar brought yoga to the people

B.K.S. Iyengar died on Aug. 20, 2014, at the age of 95. During his life, he searched for ways that allowed everyone to experience the benefits of yoga. He came up with many inventive yoga pose modifications. His inventions help each person feel the actions in their body and beyond. Mr. Iyengar is accredited with …

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Why do we use props

You have seen them in the studio, you have seen them at gyms, you might have even seen them in stores like Best Buy and Sprouts; but why do people use yoga props? Some examples of yoga props include (but are not limited to): mats, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, chairs, planks, poles, and even the …

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The benefits of Yoga

Yoga is good for your body and mind, but what does that really mean? For each of us it can be translated into something unique. It seems like we are all different and complicated. In reality, all derive the same benefits from yoga: stability vitality clarity wisdom bliss Some of these benefits are obvious. For …

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