Get the Kids on the Yoga Mat

Introducing your kids to the Yoga Mat Life might be a really smart parenting move, one your kids thank you for years down the road. Not too many people think about kids and yoga, though some schools are finding that the introduction of yoga into a child’s day helps them relax and focus. If you start now, you and your kids may see an improvement in their overall quality of life that spurs them on to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in their adult years. Continue reading Get the Kids on the Yoga Mat

Is Yoga New To You?

Perhaps your New Year’s resolution was to begin a Yoga Mat Life. Good decision! Now let’s make sure this is one resolution you actually stick with! How do you make that happen? Well, with just a little support – of different kinds – you’ll find that your choice to begin practicing yoga is one of the best you’ve ever made. And that in itself will drive you to keep it up. Continue reading Is Yoga New To You?

Peace on Earth Begins on the Yoga Mat

Stop and think for a moment how you feel when you’re on your yoga mat. Any feelings of animosity? Anger? Hostility? When you’ve concluded your practice, chances are, if the yogis and scientific studies are correct, you’re in a better place. Your mind has found a little more peace than it had when you began. And where else does the world begin to find that peace than with each individual who will contribute to it? Continue reading Peace on Earth Begins on the Yoga Mat

An Integrative Approach to Anxiety

When a doctor tells you to try rolling out a yoga mat to treat your anxiety, listen. It’s unusual; because pharmaceuticals have been the most studied option for treatment of anxiety, they’re the go-to doctors have come to rely on for patients experiencing anxiety and depression. Yet many are finding a more integrative approach is more effective and causes fewer negative side effects. So if your doctor is one of the enlightened and suggests yoga as a complementary practice in treating your anxiety, you’d be wise to follow the suggestion. Continue reading An Integrative Approach to Anxiety

Your Own Gift

How about giving yourself a new yoga mat? It’s gift-giving season, and while many are focused on the gifts we give to others, a wise person knows that the gifts we give ourselves are often just as valuable. Perhaps it’s time to consider giving yourself the gift of a new yoga mat that will possibly last you the rest of your life. Continue reading Your Own Gift

Yoga at Work? Yes!

You may not have room at work to roll out your favorite yoga mat, but you know there are times when a brief yoga routine would do wonders for your peace of mind and performance. So what’s a person to do? Modify your practice. That’s all. And it’s pretty easy, so instead of reaching for that caffeinated beverage after lunch, give these few yoga sequences a try and you’ll feel great about making it through the day without stimulants. Continue reading Yoga at Work? Yes!

Introducing a Brand New Yoga Mat!

Looking for some serious padding in a yoga mat? Maybe the knees have decided 5mm isn’t enough anymore, or maybe sitting comfortably has become a challenge. We all have different needs for different kinds of yoga mats, and when it comes to the combination of support and cushioning, you can’t beat La Baleza yoga mats. Never heard of them? That’s because they’re brand new! And boy do they meet a need! Continue reading Introducing a Brand New Yoga Mat!

Yoga and Self-Care

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, but I discovered that many of the stretches physical therapists suggest for their patients are exactly the same stretches and postures done on a yoga mat in a regular Hatha yoga practice. So if you have a regular practice that includes lengthy periods of stretching and strengthening, without even knowing it (or maybe you do), you could be proactively protecting your body from future harm. Continue reading Yoga and Self-Care