mind-body fitness

Marathon Problems, Yoga Solutions

Gwen Lawrence by Gwen Lawrence | March 13th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: Achilles tendonitis, endurance, flexibility, Frog Pose, Heavy Legs, Hero Pose, injury, jogging, knee pain, legs up the wall pose, marathon, marathoning, mind-body fitness, muscle fatigue, Opposite Arm Opposite Leg, Pigeon pose, plantar fascia, running, Standing Forward Bend, stretching, Yoga, yoga for runners

Yoga for Marathon RunnersSetting a goal to run a marathon is life altering and monumental. But the training leading up to your marathon may be filled with blisters, mental challenges, muscle fatigue, weakness and injury. Yoga can help you:

The NYC marathon and many other races are approaching. Here are my top six yoga moves for runners — from weekend warriors to serious marathoners — to do daily before training, after a workout and, most importantly, after the big day.

The Young & the Healthless: How My Fitness Focus Matured As I Did

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | March 9th, 2012 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss | tags: 20s, 30s, diet, Emily Welsh, energy, exercise, fitness goals, Healthy Aging, healthy-eating, mind-body fitness, motivation, nutrition 20s, plyometrics, strength training, stress-relief, the firm, workout, Yoga

Mother and Daughter Workout

Okay, so Emily Welsh, a Master Instructor for The FIRM, was actually far from “healthless” in her 20s. But one look at her answers to health and fitness questions will tell you Emily — now in her 30s — is now in an even healthier, happier place.

Spring Links: Vegan Recipes for Lent, Piloxing & an Airport Serenade

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | March 11th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth | tags: boxing, circadian rhythm, compassion, Cyndi Lauper, family, Fitness, food, healing, healthy-eating, Lent, memories, mind-body fitness, oatmeal, pilates, Piloxing, recipes, Relationships, reminiscences, SAD, saving money, singing, sleep, Tap Project, UNICEF, vegan, water

From time to time, we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live fit, live healthy, live green and live happy. Here are our latest finds, just in time for Spring! From wild new workout hybrids to sweet-smelling charities, we’re sure you’ll find something to pique your interest.

Greet 2010 with ‘IntenSati’ & Become Who You Want to Be

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | December 24th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: 2010, changes, IntenSati, intention, mind-body fitness, new year, Patricia Moreno, positive affirmations, Sati Life, who you are

Have you started to think about what changes you would like to make in 2010? Who do you really want to be? It’s your time; will you take it higher?

Here are some tips on how to make a powerful commitment to becoming who you really want to be.

Beyond Material Gifts: The Invisible Power of Giving

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | December 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: generosity, gift giving, gifts, giving, helping hand, IntenSati, intention, make a difference, mind-body fitness, Patricia Moreno, positive affirmations, power of giving, Sati Life, spirit of giving

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The beauty of giving a gift is that it can positively impact the giver, the receiver and those who are witnessing the action. Instead of trying to get names crossed off your shopping list, take some time to reconnect to the spiritual power of gift giving.

Your Body’s Talking to You — Are You Listening?

Kate Hanley by Kate Hanley | November 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness | tags: body messages, body signals, body signs, body talk, communicate with your body, health, healthy habits, lifestyle habits, listen to your body, meditation, mind-body fitness, mind-body-connection, Yoga

katefeatureI love dark chocolate. Its perfect mix of bitter and sweet scratches an itch down deep in my soul.

And yet, the past two times I’ve consumed it (once in the form of squares from an actual bar and once in the form of hot cocoa made with the highest quality cocoa powder I could find), it has upset my stomach.

Inner IDEA: A Time-Out to Sample New Mind-Body Workout Techniques

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | September 22nd, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Fitness, Gaiam Happenings, Pilates, Yoga | tags: Inner IDEA Conference, mind-body fitness, Palm Springs, pilates, Yoga, yoga props, yoga teachers, Yoga Tune Up

Dressed top to bottom in Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Dressed top to bottom courtesy of Zobha, I point out trigger points on my assistant Florence's back.

Last weekend I presented three Yoga Tune Up® workshops at the Inner IDEA Conference near Palm Springs, Calif. This yearly gathering brings together the leading innovators of the mind-body fitness world to convene at the serene La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert. As always, the event saw a great turnout. My Yoga Tune Up® workshops were packed, and Gaiam and its SPRI team generously provided a variety of props for my sessions.