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Blog Archives: December 2017

Opening the Doorway to the New Year

December 30, 2017
Jenny O
Referring to the statistics, only 64 percent of resolutions last longer than the first month, and only 46 percent last longer than six months. Even more discouraging is the statistic that only 14 percent of people over 50 actually achieve their resolution, compared to 39 percent of people in their 20’s. In order to make the resolutions more concrete and have a longer life we have to look at the way a resolution is “made”. In yoga we look at intentions or sankalpas. Sankalpa (Sanskrit: संकल्प) means an intention formed by the heart and mind ...

Job Search for Yogis

December 27, 2017
Lynn Chang
The new year is a natural time to reset and refresh. For many, that also means getting a new job! Perhaps your current job is less than ideal, you’ve thought about making a change, but just the IDEA of job search bogs you down. Searching online, tailoring your resume for each job, and then waiting and waiting to hear back a response (and wondering if it fell into the dreaded resume black hole)… This is what living your yoga means: Applying strength, ease, and balance into ALL areas of life. You spend most of your waking hours at work. It ...

The Myofascial Body

December 27, 2017
John Mackey
We are made to move. That's my mantra.  A little anatomy shows us the reason to abide by this maxim. What is myofascia and what do we need to know about it?  Do we need to exercise it and exactly how do we do that? Specifically, the fascia is a connective tissue throughout the entire body. It is associated with skin, bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, just about every organ. It provides protection and is a support structure also. It is constantly remodeling itself, either for better or for worse. “For better” means that it should ...

Be Happy and Healthy: Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor

December 15, 2017
DeLora Frederickson
I’m not sure when I first heard about the pelvic floor, but I do remember the first time I stood in front of a class and talked about it. It was a group of women I had decided to teach about mula bandha. The thing I remember most is the looks on their faces. When I slowly scanned from face to face they responded like I was speaking a language they didn’t understand. Over the years that I’ve done this work, this look has diminished, but is ALWAYS present on some of the faces of the students that I teach. I wondered why. Why would this be a ...

The Decision to Become a Yoga Therapist

December 10, 2017
Whitney O'Baugh
Greetings! The decision to become a Yoga Therapist can be overwhelming and at times confusing even for seasoned yoga teachers or healthcare professionals. I will address my personal experiences along my path, as well as outline some basic information around the practice, the path, and the purpose of becoming a professional Yoga Therapist. When reading the requirements for certification it can be easy to find the time, energy, and money required to receive this in depth education insurmountable. When I began my journey I was overwhelmed and ...