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Running and yoga don’t really seem to go hand in hand; however, some techniques runners can gain from yoga are unparalleled. For example, a runner’s muscles can become rigid and lose their flexibility through years of hitting hard pavement, causing pain in the feet and legs. Yoga can help to lessen these effects.
Individuals who tend to run long distances will agree that stretching the muscles before running is necessary. Muscles are the body’s natural shock absorbers, and in order to stay that way, they must be soft, agile and flexible.Full Story
Many people think yoga is just another form of exercise, and yes it’s true that yoga can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure and improve oxygen levels in the body; another benefit of yoga includes what it can do for your mind. If you suffer from ADHD, you may have a rough time trying to slow down your thought processes, thereby leading to overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety, but incorporating yoga into your schedule can help greatly.Full Story
Recently, I decided to pump up my work outs and start running on a daily basis. While I knew it was going to take some time to get this yoga junkie revved up for a more physically demanding routine, I didn’t expect to gain a small injury from it. After 8 days of running on and off the treadmill, I realized I had developed what is called “runners knee”.
If you aren’t familiar with runner’s knee; it’s the result of the overuse of a mistracking knee joint, and can sometimes mean your knees aren’t quite ready to be hitting the pavement.Full Story
Being a yoga instructor I get asked a lot of questions. However, I must admit, there is one question in particular that always gets a vague response, “What pose do you recommend the most?” Although this question is a valid one, it should end with the words “for me”. See, everyone is unique and what may be beneficial for you, may not be for someone else.Full Story
The Hero pose is one of the most basic poses in yoga. At first glance, this pose looks like you are “just sitting there”, but after taking a closer look, you will find there is so much more to this pose.
Hero pose requires a lot of flexibility, not only in the knee joints, but ankles, thighs and hips. Also, just like all yoga poses, the benefits of Hero pose are wonderful for almost all individuals.Full Story
Did you make a resolution this year to lose weight? Did you know that yoga can help you do that? Yoga has so many benefits, such as reducing stress, building strong muscles and increasing flexibility. Yoga can actually help you lose weight, too! However, some poses do not raise your heart rate enough to help [...]Full Story
Another plus to doing yoga is the benefit from doing breathing exercises. Breathing exercises can help lower anxiety levels, while also helping oxygen appropriately flow through the body and help provide nutrients to all cells. In addition, many individuals suffering from fibromyalgia have feelings of depression due to their constant pain and inability to enjoy life to the fullest. Learning to breathe properly through yoga exercises can greatly reduce the risk of depression.Full Story