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7 “Yoga and More” Retreats to Nurture Body & Spirit

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | October 21st, 2013 | 7 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Fitness, Green Living, Yoga | tags: Apostle Islands, backpacking, Banff, Big Sky Yoga Retreats, Canada, Canyon Lands, Cascade Mountains, Cowgirl Yoga, cycling, Eco Travel, EcoYoga Adventures, Green Living, Haramara Retreat, hiking, horseback riding, italy, Kaf Adventures, kayaking, Lake Superior, Laos, Lumeria, Madeline Island Yoga Retreats, Maui, meditation, mexico, Montana, Mount Rainier, outdoor activities, Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, SoulFit Adventures, Southeast Asia, stand-up paddleboarding, SUP, surfing, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Yellowstone, yoga classes, yoga retreats

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If you’ve avoided yoga retreats as a vacation option because you’re worried you’ll spend all your time contorted in meditative silence, it’s time to take another look. Not only do many yoga retreats blend spa treatments and body work with asanas, but a whole new trend combines contemplative practice with activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding and other outdoor pursuits.

Music to Enhance Your Workout: Tips for the Perfect Playlist

Tamara Grand by Tamara Grand | January 14th, 2013 | 5 Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: affirmation of movement, asynchronous music, cycling, ergogenic, fatigue, high-intensity workout, improved workout performance, increased neuromuscular efficiency and coordination, meditative state, motivate your workout, motivational effects of music, motivational messages, mp3, perfect playlist, power playlist, psychological effects of music, psychophysical responses of music, reduced fatigue, regular exercise, running, step aerobics, synchronous music, uplifting lyrics, workout, workout-friendly tunes

Regular exercisers know that music can make or break a workout. Listening to the right playlist during exercise can motivate you to work longer and at a higher intensity. It can make the workout seem easier and leave you feeling great afterwards. It can reduce perceptions of fatigue and improve performance. Choose the wrong playlist or forget to charge your MP3 player? You might as well go home now!

What to consider when choosing music that enhances an exercise experience?

While we all recognize the ‘right’ music when we hear it, choosing an hour’s worth of workout-friendly selections isn’t as easy as it sounds. Is fast better than slow? Strong rhythms preferential to weak? Are lyrics important? What about musical genre? And how about bass?

Does Your Knee Pain Shoot from the Hip?

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | July 6th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging | tags: cycling, hip excercises, knee pain, leg injuries, lunges, overuse injury, running, squats, stretches, walking

knee-pain-and-walking-or-runningIf you ever experience joint pain when you walk, run, jog or cycle, this is a need-to-know: Ice, rest and knee supports are not your only tools to ease and prevent that pain. In fact, research suggests that lower leg injuries are often attributed to weakness in the muscles that support the hips.