Stay tuned… coming in Summer 2016…. a listing of some recommendations on great books and resources for yoga, meditation and mind body related themes… “Meditations from the Mat”- Rolf Gates is a master at delving into yoga philosophy in modern terms that truly resonate with heart and soul.
We put our hands to our hearts and honor this amazing organization that is providing yoga classes to those in need. The Hands to Heart Center is a nonprofit, volunteer-run yoga service and action organization that provides free yoga classes for people living with poverty and trauma in Boston. HTHC connects yoga teachers with opportunities to […]
Enjoy this sequence of poses to relieve low back pain, prevent further injury, tone and strengthen core. Start slowly, take deep breaths, modify as much as you need. Be kind to yourself. Cobra Push ups (Bhujangasana) 2. Forearm plank with leg circles. 3. High Plank (Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana) with gentle shoulder taps 3. Bridge […]
Flying Kites has been on a journey to ignite the potential of orphaned and critically-poor children in Kenya. Their work stands apart, and the impact is profound, due to the deep and long-term investment they make in the lives of young people. Sponsoring a student at Flying Kites is a great way to build a lasting relationship with a […]
Breathing Begin and end your prenatal yoga session with gentle breathing. Focus on taking a deep breath in and a slow breath out. Never hold your breath. Inhale count for 1-2-3-4-5, pause briefly, exhale count for 1-2-3-4-5. Visualize the breath creating a peaceful environment for your baby. Circling the Belly Connect […]
Yoga is a wonderful way to create comfort and ease during pregnancy and also to foster the healthy growth of both the baby and mother. > Click here to view a prenatal yoga sequence. Practicing yoga safely during your pregnancy There are varying opinions on how to practice yoga safely during pregnancy and certainly one should […]
Every week I have the honor to teach one of my favorite classes, ‘chair yoga’ at the appropriately named ‘Joyful Living Adult Day Health Center’. The participants are in their 70’s or 80’s and although we practice a gentle sequence using chairs as support, they are very physically healthy, mentally alert and emotionally peaceful. Not many […]
Enjoy a mindful yoga practice for a good cause! Yoga classes at L’Aroma Cafe – 15 Spencer St. W. Newton Wednesdays (through May 18) 9:15am – Dynamic Flow Yoga (1hr) Monday (through May 23) 9:15am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga (1hr) $20/class Teacher proceeds will be donated to The Second Step. Bring your own yoga mat & towel. Cash only. Register in […]
Yoga is an amazing complement to cycling. It can help alleviate any sore muscles, strain, or tension caused by being on a bike. It involves deep breathing exercises that can really help to prepare you for a bike ride or help relax you after a bike ride, and it helps strengthen your core muscles to maintain a healthy posture and prevent sore back muscles.
Music in yoga class is an interesting and divisive topic in the yoga community. Many teachers in the yoga community are quick to categorize music used in yoga classes as ‘not serious’ yoga. Some of my earliest teachers told me that using music in class was like ‘cheating’, because the inspiration would be externally […]