Yesterday was the Fall Equinox. The first day of fall, where there is an even amount of day & night. We often fight this time of year, as the days are cooler, & summer is ended. If feels like a loss of something we love, but it is just part of a rhythm of our lives. Can we instead embrace the change? Nature has it’s seasons & transitions, the trees change to prepare for the time ahead by dropping their leaves to take their energy inside themselves for the harsher weather to
Yoga for the core, a term you hear often. What does it mean when we say our core? Most of us think it’s that place in our belly & doing crunches & situps will help us get a strong core. With these exercises you may get the coveted six pack abs, but does that mean you have a strong core? Those six pack abs are made when the external rectus abdominis muscles are strengthened specifically & the amount of “packs” depends on the bands of facia crossing the abdominal region.
We come to a yoga class hoping to change something, decrease our pain or strengthen our core perhaps. But on the other hand when we like how things are going, we don’t want them to change. How many of us don’t want summer to end & fall to start? So change is something we want, yet we resist it when it doesn’t suit us. Can we really have change both ways? When we realize that we can’t always control what happens to us, but it is our reaction to it what happens that we c
Remember when smoking was something that was so common, that we never thought twice about sitting in a restaurant as someone's smoke billowed away, maybe even it was your own? Is sitting a harmful to our health as smoking? Is it as hard to change? Take a view in our cultures lifestyle of sitting for hours at a time in front of a computer, in our cars & in front or our TV's. People are realizing this lack of movement & holding of our bodies in these unnatural, static positio