Archives for Yoga


Fat is Not a Feeling

by Denise Druce September 10th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
I’m so over ‘fat talk’.  I work in the fitness industry, and for 30+ years, I have been listening to women berate themselves for what they perceive to be too much fat.  Seriously.  It doesn’t matter if she is a size 18 or a size 2.  It’s the norm

Love Your Knees

by Denise Druce June 11th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
Many people are turning to yoga as a way to heal and strengthen their body. Yoga helps us tune in, and listen to the subtle messages our bodies are trying to send to us. But often, we allow the ego to take the lead, and the wisdom of our body takes
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Healthy Mother’s Day

by Denise Druce May 14th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
The last thing a mom needs on Mother’s Day is more guilt.  We all know we should be getting exercise, and we know we’re better at everything, including being the MOM, when we make the time for a workout.  But let’s face it.  A mom doesn’t really have the
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It Just Is

by Denise Druce April 9th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
For Just This Moment, Accept What Is.  Exactly.  As.  It.  Is.  This is the practice of Vipassana.  Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Buddha more than 2500 years

Top Yoga Poses for Cardio Fitness

by Heather Duchan July 7th, 2011| Cardio, Yoga
Yoga is often stereotyped as a relaxed workout tailored to increasing flexibility and reducing stress. Recent studies are showing that yoga is much more than that, demonstrating that individuals who practice yoga consistently have as good or better heart health than those who do only cardio exercises like running

More Advice Before Your First Yoga Class

by MPK June 1st, 2011| Yoga
These tips for your first yoga class are courtesy of Christine Northcote, Owner/Director of Full Circle Yoga.

There are a TON of styles of yoga.You could try to break down the different styles, but there is SO much interpretation among studios as to how they teach those styles, that

Mind vs. Muscle: Workouts for Body and Brain

by TJ Davis August 26th, 2010| Yoga
Fitness is a goal that many of us share, and for most people today, the emphasis goes beyond just the physical. Complete fitness is about finding balance in body and mind. Several types of workouts now focus on the mind-body connection. These include yoga, tai chi, and Pilates -

Meditation in Motion

by TJ Davis August 19th, 2010| Yoga
Tai chi was originally developed in ancient China as an art of self defense. It was not long after the development of tai chi that the many health benefits of repeatedly performing the slow, gentle movements in conjunction with deep and focused breathing became clear. Today, tai chi is


by Jenn McD. May 18th, 2010| Yoga
I have decided to try a new form of exercise this summer. One of my really good friends is a dancer and loves Pilates. I’m more of a running on the treadmill kind of girl, but I have recently found that it is getting kind of repetitive and I need

Knowing Namaste

by TJ Davis May 13th, 2010| Yoga
Often heard in yoga classrooms throughout the country, the greeting "Namaste" is sometimes performed without more than a cursory understanding of its meaning and significance. One common, and very literal, translation from Sanskrit is "I bow to you", which may be more aptly described as "my soul bows to

Different Styles of Yoga

by Bea September 17th, 2009| Yoga
Most of us could tell you how Yoga can do wonders for your body. Whether it be a way to increase your flexibility, a method of relaxation, a meditation, a strength builder, or something else, there is something for everyone. Many of us know that there are different


by B Kenney July 1st, 2009| Cardio, Eating Tips, Exercises, Yoga
Yoga does the body good. More specifically, yoga helps exercise certain aspects that normal aerobic and intense workout routine don't.

A weight lifting, or even running, routine will not address balance, relaxation, and flexibility like yoga does; all of which are very important aspects of a healthy body. Yoga also will

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