Welcome to week four of our January Yoga Challenge. By this time, we hope you have started to settle into a short daily routine. Perhaps you have a favorite sequence that you are doing each day. Some of you may have tried out all of the sequences, and started combining them. The sequence that you choose to do is not as important as just getting to your mat for 5 minutes a day and practicing the art of observation. Establish a routine. Observe where you are in your body and…Read More
The beauty of Sun Salutations is that you can have an infinite number of variations. Continue building your home practice starting with Week 1 Sun Breath variations, Week 2 classical Hatha Yoga Sun Salutations and then explore the variations of Sun Salutations for Week 3 with Gaby Goldberg in the videos below. We have two videos for you this week. Sun A & B variations. In Sun B learn how to build your core strength by moving in and out of plank several times. Remember to…Read More
We hope you have had fun exploring week one’s Sun Breath variations. In week two you can start building your practice. Gaby Goldberg has recorded a video of the Classical Hatha Yoga Sun Salutation. Sun Salutations are the perfect practice to begin moving in time with your breath. You open the front and back of the body in this moving meditation. Begin in mountain pose standing at the front of your mat and observe how you feel from head to toe. Observe how you feel in your…Read More
Living in a healthy state should be a life priority for people of any age or gender. There is a distinct relationship between your health and well-being and your nervous system. Keeping a healthy balance can be done with proper nutrition and relevant techniques involving balance of the mind, body and breath. A deeper understanding of what a balanced nervous system looks like is also a factor in having a healthy balance, and it will be addressed in the following post.
The two major…Read More
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. – Denis Diderot
The new year is time of observation, reflection and the impulse to jump into action with new year resolutions. In our haste to start anew and get moving in a different direction, one can lose the sense of where we are starting. The ancient yogis…Read More
As an experienced physical therapist, I have become more and more convinced about the importance of treating abdominal surgeries with physical therapy, similar to offering physical therapy after a knee, or shoulder surgery. During the first few years of my practice, I would occasionally see a client who had a sudden onset of low back pain after an abdominal surgery. These individuals did not often make the link between their back pain and abdominal surgery. However, the abdomen is the…Read More