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Everyone Has a (Yoga) Story

Michelle Finerty by Michelle Finerty | April 25th, 2013 | 6 Comments
topic: Fitness, Yoga | tags: awakening, be present, body, breath, challenged, desire, detox, distractions, head, healthy life, heart, impurities, injury recovery, inspiration, meditation, mind-body-connection, noise, peaceful life, perfection, presence, release tension, slow down, soul, source, strengthen, stress, teacher, tiered, transform, twists, ulcer, Yoga, yoga class, yoga poses, yogis

Everyone has a story about why they took their first yoga class and why they keep coming back. Most involve a desire to slow down, release tension, or recover from an injury. Mine is no different.

I took my first step onto the mat to learn how to let go of tension before it turned into an ulcer, as my lifestyle at that time was very fast-paced and stressful. Little did I know that in taking my first step on the mat, I would not only learn how to tune into my breath and strengthen my body, I would learn that I had the power to transform my life by gaining a clearer understanding of the mind-body connection.

Got Back Pain? Yoga Can Help: 3 Tips + 2 How-to Videos

Sadie Nardini by Sadie Nardini | September 15th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Yoga | tags: alignment, back, back tension, chair exercises, core, discs, Fitness, healing, health, pain, release stretch, Sadie Nardini, sciatica, spine, strength, strengthen, stretching, Yoga, yoga for back pain

back-painNothing can stop a perfectly good yoga practice (or day, for that matter) in its tracks like a hurting back. And sometimes, the poses you might think would help your aching body could actually be making it worse.