What’s your calorie burn? If you are interested in weight management and cardiovascular health, try wearing a heart-rate monitor during active times (like housework!) and fitness classes. Here’s some of the data I collected over the last several days and what I observed: When I lead an active Hatha Flow Yoga class, calories burn!! 270 … Read moreCalorie Burn
Lately, I’ve noticed an uptick in yoga selfies in social media, especially professional photo shoots of yoga teachers. I turned to JP Sears for some humorous insight.
I dislike crowds. I’m sensitive to “personal space.” Arms length away from my neighbor is ideal. Energetically, that’s about the size of our aura. When people are crowding into me, energetically and physically, I feel crushed and agitated. This happens at malls, festivals, restaurants and overcrowded yoga classes. When I find myself in a class like that, in my … Read moreOvercrowded Yoga Sucks
The USDA just released new dietary guidelines for Americans. Their suggestions are based on the latest scientific research from top health organizations. The new guidelines promote disease prevention and better health through nutrition. The full report is available online. Or, read the summary below. Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans … Read moreNew 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines Just Released
As I’ve grown an interest in Iyengar yoga, I’m paying more attention to alignment. I love Iyengar alignment cues offered in so many postures! However, I don’t suggest following all of the pictures in his book, Light on Yoga. According to Dr. Roger Cole, an Iyengar teacher, “Mr. Iyengar himself demonstrates the pose [Shoulder Stand] without shoulder … Read moreWatch Your Neck!
My birthday came again. Reflections on 45 started with 45 symphonic gong strikes, building luscious vibrations, one after the other, crescendos and reverberations. A wonderful, rich sound that ended too soon. It made me feel like life goes by quickly. Today, I attempted a 45-minute meditation. I planned to guide my mind through each year of my life. I started … Read moreReflections on 45
As we get older, our metabolism slows down. It’s easier to gain weight. Current U.S. Guidelines suggest that healthy adults exercise five or more days a week. I’m trying to stay on top of things by exercising six days a week– a mix of flow yoga, biking and swimming. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 14 years and … Read moreInjuries Reshape our Practice
Savasana is important to your yoga practice. It’s the punctuation at the end of the sentence. Without a full-length Savasana, we’re missing an opportunity to improve our state-of-being. Yes, physical exercises and breath work are excellent for our physical health, but without a full-length savasana at the end, what have we done for our mind? Ideally, we … Read moreWhy Savasana Is Important to Our Yoga Practice
We can become stuck in our routines. Yes, routines are good to reinforce good habits, but sometimes we need to add perspective. I’m thankful for this opportunity. This summer, in addition to teaching yoga and taking classes with my favorite local teachers, I’m adding new experiences– one new studio per week. It is a powerful pleasure to arrive in another yoga … Read moreStuck in Our Routines
This is a beginner-friendly yoga practice with Tamara Ronkin. It features hatha flow yoga and fitness exercises on the floor. We’re releasing tension, stretching and toning. For more information, visit www.MindBodyNow.com.