Category Archives: Tension Relief

What Makes a Yoga Class “Trauma-Sensitive?”

This is great question to consider. Chances are there is a person contemplating a visit to your class or studio because he or she was recommended to try yoga by his or her therapist or doctor. What potential clients and even some … Continue reading

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New Year, New Beginnings that Stand Throughout the Year.

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2015. We all know that the new year often brings New Year’s Resolutions. Often people commit to becoming a healthier person. With that comes the diets and the exercise. A commitment to … Continue reading

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Other Yoga Class Formats???

I can’t tell you how many yoga discussion boards I’m part of through various websites and Facebook. There are lots of interesting discussions ranging in yoga topics galore! One popular question I often see is the “what should I call … Continue reading

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Yoga practice with a pacemaker

Today, like every other day, I closed my yoga class by advising everyone that I’m available for questions. Normally, I’m able answer most questions. Today, not so much or at least not to my satisfaction. An older gentleman approached me … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra

Personally, I have never ever heard of “Yoga Nidra” until after I became a yoga instructor. Little bits and pieces, sample experiences here and there in certain courses I’ve taken along the way. There was one experience in a class … Continue reading

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A Little Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A friend of mine asked me if yoga would be good for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I answered with a resounding YES! Yoga can help ease the affected nerve compression, improve blood flow, and also create an improved joint posture. That … Continue reading

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Get Bendy with It! Some Effective Strategies to Help You Close in on Some of Those Advanced Poses.

No…not again! I can’t tell you how many times I hear the “I’m not flexible” excuse so I can’t do yoga (insert, I’m not even going to give it a try because I am closed minded). Usually people claim they … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Slave or Victim to Fybromyalgia! Empower and Feel Better with Yoga.

As many of you know, I often get Blog Topic inspiration from my clients. This blog post is no exception. Last week, one of my clients told me about his wife who has fibromyalgia. He has hinted to her to … Continue reading

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Airport Yoga: For Those Long Trips

Tomorrow I have to travel for work. My trip involves flying across the country. For the most part, I actually like flying. However; sometimes my body doesn’t. If you are like me, you get some cardio opportunities because you’ll have … Continue reading

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Ugh! Tight Shoulder Syndrome:

Ugh! Tight Shoulder Syndrome My schedule recently became fairly steady which is awesome because it allows me to adopt some more routine activities. (I’m subject to shift work). One of the activities I decided to pursue is Pilates. At first … Continue reading

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