As Yoga Teachers, we know the incredible benefits of inversions including: improved immunity through lymphatic drainage, balancing emotions with increased blood flow to the brain (particularly the limbic area) which also triggers our endocrine system to release our happy hormones – serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Inversions also increase cardiovascular health by working against gravity… Continue reading Teaching SAFE Inversions in Our Yoga Classes
Why Are My Hips So Tight? By: Lisa Greenbaum E-RYT 500 I’m not sure that I’ve met anyone in the fitness industry who hasn’t complained of tight and sore hips, in particular our hip flexors. Looking at what we do, it’s no wonder really. Repetitive hip flexion in squats, running, cycling even in yoga.… Continue reading Why Are My Hips So Tight?
The good news is, no matter where you are in your quest for your new years resolutions, we can always hit the reset button. In YogaFit Level 4 we study The Sutras of Patanjali, one of the oldest texts on Yoga Philosophy. One of the key messages discussed surrounds how to find clarity of mind despite… Continue reading Sticking to Our Resolutions with Yoga
(Originally published: canfitpro magazine, Jan/Feb 2016 edition) Yoga can be very beneficial for those who suffer from the painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms of arthritis, as Yoga offers both slow and gentle movement that can reduce stiffness in the joints. Optimizing overall joint health and reducing flare-ups, Yoga poses are designed to rebalance our physical… Continue reading Yoga + Arthritis
(originally published: Optimyz Magazine, July/August 2015 Edition) At the close of 2015, 39 first responders and 12 military members had committed suicide in Canada, add another 3 first responders 3 weeks in to 2016 (Tema.ca). In addition, Statistics Canada has revealed that between 2004-2014, more military personnel committed suicide (160), than soldiers killed in combat… Continue reading YogaFit for Warriors – A Healing Modality
Every now and then we are faced with a challenge in our life that requires a leap of faith. Standing at the edge of a precipice knowing that change is required and hoping for the best. Whether it’s leaving or starting a new relationship or career, or following our wildest dreams. Starting a new… Continue reading The Leap of Faith
(Originally Published: canfitpro magazine Sept/Oct 2015 issue) What is this shift, this transformation that seems to happen to people when they start going through Yoga Teacher Training Programs? You can’t put your finger on it, but something is different. The way they really look at you when you are speaking as if they are totally… Continue reading Shifts Happen: A Journey Through 200hours Yoga Teacher Training