8 Tips to Manage Stress

By May 6, 2020Blog

When stress is too high and for a certain period of time, we risk reducing the efficiency of our adrenal glands. For myself, I know when my adrenals are low because I often have these symptoms: I’m tired, even when I just woke up Bad sleep Food cravings Digestion problems Foggy brain Here are some of my tricks to boost my adrenal glands: Deep breathing Meditation Yoga Light exercise every […]

3 Tips to Lose Weight by Having Healthy Gut

By April 23, 2020Blog

Have you gained a few pounds in the last year? You might be able to blame your gut! Lisa Kilgour compares our gut as a rainforest. She mentioned that we have trillions of organisms located in our intestines with over 1,000 different types. When our microbiome doesn’t function properly, our digestion gets compromised; gas, bloated, irregularity, cramping, low immune system, depression, anxiety, etc. When our immune system is down, we are susceptible to […]

Yoga Videos and Blogs

By April 21, 2020Exercises

YOGA VIDEOS: Relaxing and Stretching Yoga 5-Minute / Neck and Shoulders Pain / Stretches / Desk Job Stretches Break (click here) 10-Minute 8 Quick Stretches To Do After Cycling, Biking, Spinning YOUTUBE VIDEO (click here) 15-Minute Stretch To Open Your Hips YOUTUBE VIDEO (click here) 20-Minute Yoga Stretch for Chest and Shoulders / Neck and Shoulders Pain Release (click here) 20-Minute Relaxing and Stretching Yoga From Home YOUTUBE VIDEO (click here) […]

Bootcamp/HIIT/Circuit Training Exercises

By April 20, 2020Exercises

5-Minute Warm Up to do Before you start an Exercise Class YOUTUBE VIDEO Click Here 5- Minute Stretch to do After You Are Done a Workout, Fitness Class, Hiit or Bootcamp YOUTUBE VIDEO Click Here 10-60 MINUTES HOME WORKOUT 10 Minutes Ab HIIT Workout To Burn Belly Fat / Bodyweight / No Equipment (click here) 20-Minute, Brutal Legs & Butt HIIT Workout (click here) 20-Minute, BRUTAL ABS AND CORE HIIT Workout […]

Older Adults Exercise Videos

By April 18, 2020Exercises

Warm up and Cardio exercise for older adults Band, ball and light weights exercise for older adults Osteofit 1 1 hr class for older adults/seniors with Stecia, 2014 1 hr class for older adults/seniors using weights and bender ball, 2020  

Pilates, Core and Yogalaties Videos

By April 17, 2020Exercises

20-Minute Ab Workout YOUTUBE VIDEO 20-Minute Pilates and Core Pilates With Foam Roller Yogalaties with Small Exercise Ball: Sept. 9, 2016 Yogalaties with Thera-Band: Sept. 16, 2016  

Yoga is The Best Therapy for Individuals With Non-Communicable Diseases

By April 15, 2020Blog

Yoga expert Dr. Nagendra claims that yoga could be the best therapy for people living with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, anxiety, stress, and hyper-tension. Yoga is so gentle on the body.  Sun salutation rises gently the heart rate such as some asanas. Start with Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga style and progress to Power or Vinyasa. Have a look at my calendar to know when I teach Chair Yoga and […]

5 BENEFITS OF LOCUST (Salabhasana)

By April 13, 2020Blog

Strengthens glutes, hamstrings, spine, arms, and shoulders muscles. Stretch the front of the neck and hips. Improves digestion. Delivers fresh blood supply to the thorax & abdominal organs. Develops flexibility & strength in the spine. Read more here: How to do the locust pose, step by step.

10 Benefits of a Headstand in Yoga

By April 13, 2020Blog

   Physical Benefits: Get stronger core muscles and glutes!! Gives a rest to the heart and circulatory system by inverting the body and keeping it in a straight line.  The heart needs only to pump the blood with enough force for it to reach the feet.  Gravity helps to return the venous blood to the heart. Releases Stress and increases focus. People who practice Sirsasana on a regular basis tend […]

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