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Evolution Yoga: Yoga Pick-Me-Up

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

This one is for you desk jockeys out there. Whether you work from home or in an office, you probably spend way too many hours in front of a computer. Taking a quick break to rest your mind and stretch your body is essential to keeping yourself in balance. Perform this short sequence once a day for the next week, and notice the effects. Who knows you might get...

Thank you: 21 Days of Gratitude

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

We are very grateful. At the beginning of November we created a shared online gratitude journal—such a great use of Facebook! In this open event, 21 Days of Gratitude, one hundred people shared their daily gratitudes. Some shared little things like gratitude for coffee or a full night’s sleep, others shared really big things such as gratitude for learning how to endure terrible loss. It was a wonderful journey together – and one we hope you will continue on your own and with friends and family. Science tells us that gratitude improves your health and even changes your brain – creating new neurological pathways (the yogis call it Sadhana...

Yoga Twists, Myth, and Your Body

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Evolution Blog | 0 comments

Any fanatical yogi will tell you that twists are among the most delicious, juicy, wonderful and sublime poses of a yoga practice. Newbies are not always so taken with the Twist. But come on, baby, let’s do the twist! Twists are the chief nourishers at life’s feast. They are energizing. When done well, twists invigorate the core: essentially abs and obliques (the muscles that support suppleness and movement of the spine), shoulders, pelvis, and neck. Twists detoxify the body and improve digestion. BKS Iyengar (the Yoga Wall is based on alignment principles of the Iyengar style of yoga) claimed that twists detoxify because they squeeze the organs that when...

Have you tried the Yoga Wall yet?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Evolution Blog |

Deepen your yoga practice has many meanings. When it comes to the Yoga Wall deepening your practice refers to deeper poses, to be sure, but the greater depth is achieved through decompressing the spine and expanding the breath. Imagine the feeling of gravity releasing your spine while you quietly breathe, reversing the effects of sitting and standing all day long. Wouldn’t it be great to do a Warrior II pose with support from a strap, opening the hips while you just relax? Would you like to hold downward dog with minimal effort, working on shoulder blade engagement while your lumbar spine and hips open and release? If any of...