Yoga Life Vancouver

Ebbs and Flows In My Yoga Practice
The volume of my yoga practice ebbs and flows just as mentioned in this article. The body always let’s me know this. If I have been away from the mat for a little while my muscles can be a little achy afterwards. If I am consistent wit my classes, whether 2, 3 or 5 a week my body seems to adjust and doesn’t speak out too much. Right now, I am able to get to lots of classes, is great, but is also leaving some well worked muscles. I will practice  be SMART and take a break when I need!
Check out the article that spurred on my reflections: Getting Back To Yoga After A BreakEbbs and Flows In My Yoga Practice
The volume of my yoga practice ebbs and flows just as mentioned in this article. The body always let’s me know this. If I have been away from the mat for a little while my muscles can be a little achy afterwards. If I am consistent wit my classes, whether 2, 3 or 5 a week my body seems to adjust and doesn’t speak out too much. Right now, I am able to get to lots of classes, is great, but is also leaving some well worked muscles. I will practice  be SMART and take a break when I need!
Check out the article that spurred on my reflections: Getting Back To Yoga After A Break

Ebbs and Flows In My Yoga Practice

The volume of my yoga practice ebbs and flows just as mentioned in this article. The body always let’s me know this. If I have been away from the mat for a little while my muscles can be a little achy afterwards. If I am consistent wit my classes, whether 2, 3 or 5 a week my body seems to adjust and doesn’t speak out too much. Right now, I am able to get to lots of classes, is great, but is also leaving some well worked muscles. I will practice  be SMART and take a break when I need!

Check out the article that spurred on my reflections: Getting Back To Yoga After A Break


Yoga Love Testimonial: Woman Finds New Life Through Yoga
In her previous life as a retail store manager, Kim Fischer was physically and emotionally exhausted. She recalls working long hours, constantly yelling at her teenage employees, confronting shoplifters and enduring reprimands from her supervisors.She used cigarettes, greasy fast food, and tall coffees, with shots of espresso that gave her heart palpitations, to gear up for the challenges she faced each day — days she too often ended in tears.
"I have learned from yoga that it’s so much more important to practice the gift and lessons of yoga outside the studio," She said. "I’m trying to keep my personal life healthy, so I’m always conscious of the balance between personal and professional life. That’s a practice in itself."

Read MoreYoga Love Testimonial: Woman Finds New Life Through Yoga
In her previous life as a retail store manager, Kim Fischer was physically and emotionally exhausted. She recalls working long hours, constantly yelling at her teenage employees, confronting shoplifters and enduring reprimands from her supervisors.She used cigarettes, greasy fast food, and tall coffees, with shots of espresso that gave her heart palpitations, to gear up for the challenges she faced each day — days she too often ended in tears.
"I have learned from yoga that it’s so much more important to practice the gift and lessons of yoga outside the studio," She said. "I’m trying to keep my personal life healthy, so I’m always conscious of the balance between personal and professional life. That’s a practice in itself."

Read More

Yoga Love Testimonial: Woman Finds New Life Through Yoga

In her previous life as a retail store manager, Kim Fischer was physically and emotionally exhausted. She recalls working long hours, constantly yelling at her teenage employees, confronting shoplifters and enduring reprimands from her supervisors.

She used cigarettes, greasy fast food, and tall coffees, with shots of espresso that gave her heart palpitations, to gear up for the challenges she faced each day — days she too often ended in tears.

"I have learned from yoga that it’s so much more important to practice the gift and lessons of yoga outside the studio," She said. "I’m trying to keep my personal life healthy, so I’m always conscious of the balance between personal and professional life. That’s a practice in itself."


Read More


HOW YOGA RETREATS CAN BENEFIT WRITERS
Yoga Benefits to the Writer:
Open your chest, bring your shoulders back, loosen up your neck, and increase circulation to your head. Improve your posture after long days at the computer and reading
Stretch your body and awaken your mind
Open your hips, where creativity, emotions and creative expression often get trapped
Learn to create and access the state that creativity likes to manifest into: A state of empowerment, focus, grounding, intuition, strength, compassion, staying power
Learn to set intentions/goals for your writing and visualize/meditate on them
Create balance, which will increase your ability to focus clearly
Experience community
Release your mind and body and open the space for ideas to flow
Participating in a writing retreat is a public declaration of being a writer and demonstrates your courage and willingness to test your ideas  ̶  honing, sharing, and readying them for the world.  A daily yoga practice aides the writing endeavor.

Writing & Yoga
Writing and Yoga are soul mates. Yoga reveals insights; Writing is the recorder. Yoga balances the rhythms of breath; Writing surfs breath through oceans of language. Yoga taps the unconscious mind; Writing transcribes the wisdom of the unconscious. Writing requires work; Yoga is the assistant. Writing is an offering to the world; Yoga eases the offering’s sacrifice. Writing is a solo act; Yoga provides community.

HOW YOGA RETREATS CAN BENEFIT WRITERS

Yoga Benefits to the Writer:

  • Open your chest, bring your shoulders back, loosen up your neck, and increase circulation to your head. Improve your posture after long days at the computer and reading
  • Stretch your body and awaken your mind
  • Open your hips, where creativity, emotions and creative expression often get trapped
  • Learn to create and access the state that creativity likes to manifest into: A state of empowerment, focus, grounding, intuition, strength, compassion, staying power
  • Learn to set intentions/goals for your writing and visualize/meditate on them
  • Create balance, which will increase your ability to focus clearly
  • Experience community
  • Release your mind and body and open the space for ideas to flow

Participating in a writing retreat is a public declaration of being a writer and demonstrates your courage and willingness to test your ideas  ̶  honing, sharing, and readying them for the world.  A daily yoga practice aides the writing endeavor.


Writing & Yoga

Writing and Yoga are soul mates. Yoga reveals insights; Writing is the recorder. Yoga balances the rhythms of breath; Writing surfs breath through oceans of language. Yoga taps the unconscious mind; Writing transcribes the wisdom of the unconscious. Writing requires work; Yoga is the assistant. Writing is an offering to the world; Yoga eases the offering’s sacrifice. Writing is a solo act; Yoga provides community.


Yoga Poses For Runners
By Jessica Bellofatto
For me, as I increased my training, my body — while getting stronger and faster — was also more susceptible to overuse and injury. I turned to my yoga practice and began to use it in a very specific way to stretch and “correct” the body after many miles pounding the pavement (or the sand, or the trails, as the case may be). There are many ideas about how much stretching or “warming up” one should do before running, but all experts agree that stretching is absolutely necessary post-run.

CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE

Yoga Poses For Runners

By Jessica Bellofatto

For me, as I increased my training, my body — while getting stronger and faster — was also more susceptible to overuse and injury. I turned to my yoga practice and began to use it in a very specific way to stretch and “correct” the body after many miles pounding the pavement (or the sand, or the trails, as the case may be). There are many ideas about how much stretching or “warming up” one should do before running, but all experts agree that stretching is absolutely necessary post-run.


CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE


Street Yoga Teacher Training
The Street Yoga Teacher Training offers hands-on practice in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma and neurological and psychiatric issues. Learn about the benefits of yoga for vulnerable populations, the core needs of specific populations, safe, compact and portable asana sequences, new tools for improved communication, appropriate boundaries for touch, and the importance of having a community of support for this work.Dates: December 14-16, 2012
Times: Fri: 5:00-9:00pm Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm (plus optional class observation 4-5 pm)

Location: Ryther Child Center2400 NE 95th St Seattle, WA 98115REGISTER THROUGH STREET YOGA WEBSITE —>http://streetyoga.org/training/teacher-training/ASAP! Class Size Limited to 30 and remaining spots are Limited!Street Yoga Teacher Training
The Street Yoga Teacher Training offers hands-on practice in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma and neurological and psychiatric issues. Learn about the benefits of yoga for vulnerable populations, the core needs of specific populations, safe, compact and portable asana sequences, new tools for improved communication, appropriate boundaries for touch, and the importance of having a community of support for this work.Dates: December 14-16, 2012
Times: Fri: 5:00-9:00pm Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm (plus optional class observation 4-5 pm)

Location: Ryther Child Center2400 NE 95th St Seattle, WA 98115REGISTER THROUGH STREET YOGA WEBSITE —>http://streetyoga.org/training/teacher-training/ASAP! Class Size Limited to 30 and remaining spots are Limited!Street Yoga Teacher Training
The Street Yoga Teacher Training offers hands-on practice in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma and neurological and psychiatric issues. Learn about the benefits of yoga for vulnerable populations, the core needs of specific populations, safe, compact and portable asana sequences, new tools for improved communication, appropriate boundaries for touch, and the importance of having a community of support for this work.Dates: December 14-16, 2012
Times: Fri: 5:00-9:00pm Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm (plus optional class observation 4-5 pm)

Location: Ryther Child Center2400 NE 95th St Seattle, WA 98115REGISTER THROUGH STREET YOGA WEBSITE —>http://streetyoga.org/training/teacher-training/ASAP! Class Size Limited to 30 and remaining spots are Limited!

Street Yoga Teacher Training

The Street Yoga Teacher Training offers hands-on practice in teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction, trauma and neurological and psychiatric issues. Learn about the benefits of yoga for vulnerable populations, the core needs of specific populations, safe, compact and portable asana sequences, new tools for improved communication, appropriate boundaries for touch, and the importance of having a community of support for this work.

Dates: December 14-16, 2012

Times: Fri: 5:00-9:00pm Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm (plus optional class observation 4-5 pm)
Location: Ryther Child Center2400 NE 95th St Seattle, WA 98115

REGISTER THROUGH STREET YOGA WEBSITE —>
http://streetyoga.org/training/teacher-training/

ASAP! Class Size Limited to 30 and remaining spots are Limited!

November Mixtape: Yoga Flow Through The Cold


Air – La Femme D’Argent
Alexis Weissenberg – Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair De Lune
Carolan’s Dream – Irish Trad.
Brian Eno – Stars
Luke Slott – The Ladder And The Soul
Gustav Holst – Venus
Nitin Sawhney – Tides
Thomas Newman – ‘American Beauty’ (from the ‘plastic bag scene’)
Claude Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
The Hours – Philip Glass
For the full article click here View Larger
  • November Mixtape: Yoga Flow Through The Cold


  • Air – La Femme D’Argent
  • Alexis Weissenberg – Suite Bergamasque: 3. Clair De Lune
  • Carolan’s Dream – Irish Trad.
  • Brian Eno – Stars
  • Luke Slott – The Ladder And The Soul
  • Gustav Holst – Venus
  • Nitin Sawhney – Tides
  • Thomas Newman – ‘American Beauty’ (from the ‘plastic bag scene’)
  • Claude Debussy – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Hours – Philip Glass

For the full article click here