Yoga For Life

Beef Up Your Yoga Practice

Four Benefits of Using Weights with Yoga for 50+ By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT ~ When you think of pumping iron, you usually don’t think of the fluid, meditative movements of yoga. But the health benefits of yoga-with-weights, adaptable for any age group, may convince you to integrate this hybrid fitness trend into your yoga practice.

Six Yoga Poses to Release Excess Energy & Focus Your Mind

By Tiffany Lord~ Feeling scattered with big plans and projects? It’s natural to emerge from the hibernation of winter with excitement about the coming seasons, but jumping right on the spring-cleaning train can leave us feeling overwhelmed with to-do lists and excess energy to burn. My yoga sequence below includes poses to release tension with

Yoga of Self-Care

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT~ We live in a time of extraordinary challenges. Even as the expected COVID-19 vaccine shines light at the end of a long, dark tunnel, we must carry on as best we can. However, these challenges can take a toll on our emotional health. A July 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found

Yoga Poses to Help You Feel Grounded in Uneasy Times

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT~ The year 2020 continues to challenge us — and not just in the physical ways we live, work, or learn. You may also experience issues in relationships, uneasiness about the future, or feelings of being out-of-sorts and off-center. Meditation, prayer, and sharing with a trusted friend or counselor are excellent ways

Three Tips for More Calm & Connection During Sheltering at Home

By Tiffany Lord, RYT ~ Hanging out at home may seem like an easy task, but sheltering in place can cause anxiety and stress for many of us. Do you want to let go of your stress, but don’t know where to start? I’m here for you! Below are my top 3 tips to ease

You Can Improve Your Balance—Through Failure!

By Janet Hennard. Which is better — maintaining your balance in a standing yoga pose or falling out of it? Silly question, right? But the truth is, mindfully trying to get back into a pose after falling out is one important way to build neural connections that strengthen brain-muscle communication. In other words, re-trying the

Meditation Practice and the Aging Brain

Science confirms meditation can slow age-related brain decline By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT  ~    Here is a brain test for you. Which of these are true: A — Our human brain starts decreasing in volume and weight in our mid-twenties. B — With an aging population, instances of cognitive decline and dementia increase. C —

How to Prevent Yoga Pain and Injuries

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT  ~    Yoga continues to be popular as more and more practicing adults report improved physical fitness, reduced stress, decreased pain, and reduced anxiety and depression. But is yoga safe? The answer is yes, with the caveat that we follow a basic yoga precept known as ahimsa (uh-him-suh), a beautiful Sanskrit

What to Expect in Your First Yoga Class

By Janet Hennard, E-RYT500/C-IAYT ~   Are you looking for reasons to try yoga in 2020? The inspiring list of yoga benefits includes increased strength and flexibility, improved posture, better sleep, greater peace of mind, and increased ability to handle stress. But if you have never attended a yoga class, you may be a bit

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