The Best Movements for Lower Back Pain

Studies show that 80% of American’s will complain about low back pain in their lifetime. Let’s face it – that’s basically everyone. What does that mean for athlete’s or yogi’s? It usually means taking it easy, no back bends, and to remedy the problem – forward folds as your stretching solution. But are forward foldsContinue reading “The Best Movements for Lower Back Pain”

A Breakdown of Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svasana, is probably the most commonly known posture in the yoga asana practice. We usually see it many times in the midst of a flow, or use it as a resting posture to come back, center, and find our breath. So much is happening in this posture and theContinue reading “A Breakdown of Downward Facing Dog”

The Mindful Athlete’s Personal Story

“My mission in life not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou I remember the first time I actually noticed my mom had a drinking problem. It was after her and my dad had split, and my little brotherContinue reading “The Mindful Athlete’s Personal Story”

Post-Holiday Meal Redirection

The holidays usually leave us a combination of things – tired, grateful, a little stressed, with a messy house, and for those of us fortunate enough – full. If you are more on the health conscience side of things, the meals you eat while gathered with your loved ones probably do not consist of whatContinue reading “Post-Holiday Meal Redirection”

Visualization – Dreaming in Accomplishments

Visualization is a technique used to envision yourself accomplishing something. This could mean winning a race, landing a job you’ve always wanted, saving enough to take take that big trip, or really anything your heart desires. This powerful psychological tool works because what you visualize gets interpreted as reality by those little message senders inContinue reading “Visualization – Dreaming in Accomplishments”

All the Magic You Need is Within You

STOP looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. You ARE the light. You glow from within. And that light is magical. It is powerful, and it can be used for whatever you choose. Ask yourself – What around me can I control? How you treat other people? How you let other peopleContinue reading “All the Magic You Need is Within You”