Saturday, June 13, 2015

Trying Something New


This week I took my very first paddle board yoga class. I was nervous to begin with and it took me a little time to be comfortable on the board. After a while I was doing postures that I never thought I would ever be able to do on the water. 

Here I am in Camel pose


This is boat pose. Very appropriate 

I did my best in modified Warrior 1


I love backbending so I was happy to be in bow pose.


We all welcomed Savasana


My BFF Ruth and I were so happy we went together. 

Yes, I fell in the water a few times but had a fantastic time. Don't let your life pass you by. Live big and try something new. Much love to all.





Sunday, May 31, 2015

Want To Age Gracefully? Yoga Is The Way!

Yoga is for everybody. Old and young, male and female, thin and curvy. It's never too late to start a rejuvenating yoga practice. Click on the link below to read about how aging gracefully can be achieved by practicing yoga. Please check my schedule page and see if there is a class that would work for your schedule and start with my gentle yoga classes. You won't be sorry. You will be graceful. Much love to all!

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17816/8-ways-yoga-helps-mature-adults-age-more-gracefully.html

Friday, May 22, 2015

Trikonasana aka Triangle Pose



This posture is called Trikonasana or Triangle pose. Start with your feet about 3-4 feet apart with your legs straight but not locked. Turn your right toes towards the right wall and the left toes slightly inward. Lift your arms to shoulder height parallel to the floor with the palms facing down. Reach your upper body to the right as your hips move slightly to the left. Do not over do this movement. Cartwheel your right arm down to your shin or block. Please keep in mind that most people who reach to the floor are moving their bodies out of correct alignment. Lift your left arm towards the sky in line with your right arm. The arms are stretching away from each other and the head turns up if your balance allows. If not, look down. Hold for 4-5 breaths. Repeat on the other side.

This pose helps the flexibility of the spine. It can also stretch the shoulders, help with neck pain, lower back pain. It also strengthens your legs, ankles and abdominals.

If you are just beginning your practice or have issues with balance do this posture against a wall for support and proper alignment.

Happy triangling. Much love!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Are You Too Old For Yoga?

You are never too old to start a yoga practice. In fact it makes aging easier and less painful. The link below features 6 postures that I include in most of my classes. Please click on the link and enjoy these postures. If you have any questions, please contact me through this website or using the contact me information. Much love and light!

http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/yoga-for-seniors

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Gentle Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight...Seriously

Gentle Yoga can help you lose weight not only by moving your body but it can also help you to be more aware of your food choices. Yoga teaches us to be more mindful about making healthier choices in general throughout our day. Click on the link below to learn more about how gentle yoga can help you every day. It's awesome stuff. Check my schedule for class times.

http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-tips/surprising-way-gentle-yoga-can-help-you-lose-serious-weight

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Get Happier As You Grow Older

Below is a link to an article that offers a few tips on becoming happier as you grow older. We are all traveling down the same road (I don't know anyone getting younger) so consider some of these things to increase your peace of mind as each day passes. Much love to you all.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18111/how-to-get-happier-as-you-get-older-infographic.html