Bridging the Gap Between Yoga and Fitness – Why You Should Be Doing Both

Bridging the Gap Between Yoga and Fitness Contributed by Kimberly Turner E-RYT 500, YACEPYoga & Fitness Professional While we all know how great strength training is for our health and fitness, we might be overlooking some other aspects of our training. Flexibility, mobility, recovery, breathing and meditation/mind work are all things we should also be …

Get the Chill Without the Pill: The Vagus Nerve

Get the Chill Without the Pill: The Vagus Nerve Don’t you wish there was some magic ‘chill pill’ you could take when you’re feeling stressed and overworked? Something that would help you feel at peace, relaxed, and less stressed. You might be surprised to find out that you don’t need a magic pill, and there’s …

5 Yoga Poses for Happy & Healthy Hips

Contributed by Kimberly Black RYT 500, YACEP 5 Yoga Poses for Happy & Healthy Hips It’s likely you’ve experienced hip discomfort at some point in your life. Whether it’s tightness, pain or lack of mobility; hip issues are prevalent in our society. It’s commonly due to our lack of movement throughout the day and our …

Calm Your Breath, Calm Your Mind

Contributed by: Kimberly BlacK, 200YT Calm Your Breath, Calm Your Mind Stress is everywhere! Different stressors affect people different ways and we can see this stress in our daily lives. Whether it’s on our drive to work, or dealing with a work deadline, or even the news we see on TV, its all over! How …

Rest to Digest: How Stress Wrecks Your Digestive System

Contributed by: Kimberly Black, 200 YT Rest to Digest: How Stress Wrecks Your Digestive System We’ve all experienced those familiar “gut” feelings before, like butterflies in the pit of your stomach when you are nervous or excited. This is your bodies natural reaction to stress and it triggers the bodies physiological fight-or-flight response when facing …

Yoga for Chronic Pain & Fatigue

Contributed by: Kimberly Black, 200YT Yoga For Chronic Pain & Fatigue Have you added yoga to your training regimen yet? Yoga aids in increased flexibility, stress relief, as well as several cardiovascular and strength benefits. Yoga has also been found to be beneficial for pain management, especially for those suffering with chronic pain or fatigue. …

Breathing

Contributed by: Laurel Dierking, M.Ed., NFPT, 200YT Breathing Most individuals breathe incorrectly, either by breathing in the mouth, breathing shallow breaths, or utilizing only the upper chest. The nose is the primary organ responsible for delivering filtered oxygen to your body. There are numerous benefits to breathing through the nose which help your body to …

2015 Fitness Trends

Contributed by Julia Karlstad, M.Ed., CSCS, SFN-ISSA The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) had identified the top fitness trends for 2015.  You can go to this link to see the top 20: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2014/11000/WORLDWIDE_SURVEY_OF_FITNESS_TRENDS_FOR_2015_.5.aspx. This survey has been conducted for 9 consecutive years and of the 3,403 responses, over half were given by people who …

The Genetic Influence of Yoga

Creating a More Wonderful World: Yoga Influence on a Genetic Level Most people can easily associate yoga with relaxation, stretching, and physical strength, but do we know how or why from a scientific standpoint? The relaxation benefits go far beyond the hour long meditation class. How far? Think genetics far. Yoga has been proven through …

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