Allergies are no fun. They can cause a lack of sleep, loss of productivity and even bad moods. Fighting allergies before they start is a good way to keep them at bay all day. But did you know that certain exercises, and watching what you eat, can greatly affect the significance of your allergy symptoms? Find out what you can do to help ease those allergies starting now. Just Say Om Seasonal allergies are exacerbated by more than just pollen floating through the air. Stress can also ... Continue Reading
Some tips for keeping allergies at a minimum this spring.
The benefits of vinyasa yoga include reduced stress and a great cardio workout.
With three children life can be a bit hectic from time to time. It's hard enough to find time to relax, let alone time to work on a fitness routine. I've been looking for a way to get fit without sacrificing "me time." Sure, hopping on the elliptical machine seemed like a mental break - considering I spend the majority of my day chasing around little people, breaking up fights, and meeting the needs of those around me. But it wasn't quite the mental break I needed. When using workout ... Continue Reading
Relieve your sciatica pain with yoga moves designed to stretch and twist your back.
If you've ever dealt with sciatica you know that any relief can be a lifesaver. Sciatica is caused by pressure or damage to the Sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back down each leg. The pain can radiate from the lower back, down either hip, and down the length of the legs. The pain can be sharp and intense or feel like electrical shocks. Not only is yoga relaxing for meditation, it can also help ease the pressure that causes you pain. The next time you experience of episode of ... Continue Reading
By practicing yoga, you can get flexible, become spiritual, and release stress.
Not everyone can bed like a pretzel, so why should you start practicing yoga? Stress: Yoga helps the “stress” factor. With the bombardment of stimulation from electronics, crowds, traffic, and the hustle and bustle of daily life, yoga provides us with much-needed down time. It teaches relaxation, relaxes the nervous system ,and offers us a quiet time to turn inward. Yoga is extremely restorative in helping release the build up of chronic tension that we get from too much time on ... Continue Reading
Practical tips for building a positive body image, and modeling it to our kids.
In our home, “DIET” is a four letter word. Like many teenagers, I became obsessed about diet and body image, partly fueled by glamorous magazine ads, television and marketing. As I’ve grown older I’ve gained a better body image, partly due to maturing and developing healthy habits physically and emotionally. Having my body change back and forth six times through pregnancy has also been a humbling experience. Through those changes I surrendered expectations of what I thought I should ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Learn new ways to de-stress from the holidays through getting outside, relaxing, and yoga.
Ever wonder how other moms make it through the holidays seemingly unscathed? They always look completely put together, they work full-time, and there are multiple kids afoot? Personally, we can all put up the “fake it till we make it” face. We may not be or feel put together, but, we know how to act it. Although, my good friends can see through my “happy face.” The truth of the matter is we all need to learn how to de-stress from the holidays, just so we can enjoy life. Giving ... Continue Reading
Instruction on proper breathing techniques and benefits to emotional and physical health through the holidays and beyond.
Time seems to accelerate in November and December each year. Thoughts turn to buying the perfect holiday gifts, planning parties and hosting out of town guests. The to-do list becomes endless and this is often where stress begins to escalate. If simplifying your routine and setting realistic goals seems impossible, try this one simple thing to deal with holiday stress and anxiety. Breathe Breath is the key to life. It’s also the one body function most taken for granted. We often ... Continue Reading
Bring the whole family together through yoga.
The months after a new school year starts can involve significant changes for families. The busy schedules of school, homework, sports, after-school classes, and the holidays can contribute to stress, anxiety, and pressure for kids and parents alike. One solution to these problems is to bring the whole family together through yoga. Practicing yoga as a family has been shown to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and lead to healthier lives because of it. It takes just a little planning to ... Continue Reading