A Look Inside The Brain During Exercise

There seems to be no end to the benefits of exercise. Humans need to move or else fall victim to what is often referred to as the sitting disease. If the majority of your day is spent sitting, your overall … Read More

8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga

ASHTANGA is Sanskrit for eight limbs. It is a two word phrase incorporated as one: ashta, meaning eight, and anga, meaning limbs. This eightfold system of yoga dates as far back as 2,000 years ago, and was taught by Patanjali. … Read More

When In Doubt, Smile!

Chances are this isn’t the first time you are reading that a smile is contagious. Why is that important for us to remember? When you share a smile with someone, the instinctual response is to smile back. It is almost … Read More

5 Signs of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is practically an epidemic. Have you noticed lately how many people are saying they aren’t getting enough sleep? It is a condition running rampant in society. It is making us sick, irritable, depressed, hungry, and unproductive, to name … Read More

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Let Your Feet Find the Focus

The other day I went for a run on my favorite local trail in a beautiful county park. I just love being in nature, breathing that fresh air, seeing all those colors, hearing animals scurrying or the creek babbling.   … Read More

Padahastasana for Height

My first yoga teacher really loved Padahastasana. He started us almost every class with a relaxed version. We would be in the pose until everyone got situated on our mats. Sometimes Darren would ask us to hold the pose for … Read More

Power of the Brain in Exercise

Alright, I realize I’m serious behind on some very interesting topics out there, but this headline from 2003 confirmed something I’ve been wondering lately. “Exercise has a more powerful impact on the brain than previously thought; may lead to improved … Read More

5 Eye Exercises to Improve Your Vision

This article isn’t for everyone, like those with unresolvable eye issues. It is for people who have either lived with for a while, or are now starting to experience blurry vision — both nearsighted or farsighted. I am excited to … Read More

Finding Deep Release in Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)

When I first started doing yoga asanas, I remember my teacher telling me I must have been a yogi in a past life as the poses came so naturally to me. It wasn’t that I was the most flexible student, … Read More

Your Fitness Friend: The Medicine Ball

I love my home gym. It isn’t terribly fancy, but it is awesome to have most of my favorite workout gear available at any hour. After a few months of CrossFit training, I realized a medicine ball was a must … Read More