• Restorative Pose of the Month-November
    Monday, October 27, 2014Restorative Pose of the Month-November

    Restorative Pose of the Month: Savasana, swaddled leg variation by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative To set up, provide any necessary support to your neck and under the hips or back. The variation shown here shows an assistant swaddling the student’s legs. A blanket is folded long-ways several times, then...

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  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (Oct) - Supta Trikonasana
    Monday, September 29, 2014Restorative Pose Of The Month (Oct) - Supta Trikonasana

    Restorative Pose of the month for Gratitude: Supta Trikonasana (Supine Triangle) Purpose: Can be used for the treatment of scoliosis as preventative spine maintenance. Passively works with lateral spine flexion. Basic Set Up: Have as many blankets or pillows as you would like to be comfortable. Most likely, use a folded blanket under...

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  • Ft. Hood Warriors Training
    Monday, September 29, 2014Ft. Hood Warriors Training

    I had the enormous honor and privilege to lead the Warriors 2-day workshop at Ft Hood Army Post a couple of weeks ago to a group of over 40 people ranging from combat veterans, military spouses, yoga teachers to mental health workers and caregivers on post.  Beth Shaw had graciously approached me about doing it for free there after the...

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  • Partner of the Month-Oct 2014
    Friday, September 26, 2014Partner of the Month-Oct 2014

    Stephanie Jesteadt is the proud owner of The Nest Yoga + Fitness Studio in Harrisonburg, VA, which offers everything from Yoga for Beginners and Kids to Chair Yoga, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, and Hot Power and Indo Board Yoga. Stephanie is enthusiastic about sharing yoga: “I’m a firm believer that yoga should be approachable and...

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  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (Sept) - Savasana
    Friday, August 29, 2014Restorative Pose Of The Month (Sept) - Savasana

    Restorative Pose of the Month: Savasana by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative     To set up, provide support to your neck and under the knees. The variation shown here shows a rolled up blanket under the heels, and a bolster against the soles of the foot.  This variation is to improve circulation,...

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  • Egg pose of the month - August
    Thursday, July 31, 2014Egg pose of the month - August

    The grey eggs are slightly denser than the purple, this allows for better support in poses similar to how a block is used. However, because of the ergonomic shape of the eggs when the hands rest in the middle and weight is tipped forward it actually decreases the angle of the wrist. This immediately releases pain from wrist conditions such...

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  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (August) - Bent Knee, Side Lying Pose
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014Restorative Pose Of The Month (August) - Bent Knee, Side Lying Pose

    Restorative Pose of the month for Peace: Bent knee, Side Lying Pose by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative   Purpose: bent knees takes pressure off of the low back. Lying in this fetal position, we can feel safe and at ease.    Basic Set Up: Using at least 3 pillows or blankets, place a small...

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  • Warriors Program at SYTAR
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014Warriors Program at SYTAR

    A message from Shaye Molendyke about the Warriors Program I had the honor and privilege of presenting the Warriors Program at SYTAR (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research) in Austin last month and I can tell you it was more than well-received. The audience included many formidable names in the yoga therapy world as well as the current...

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  • Restorative Pose of the Month-November
    Restorative Pose of the Month-November
    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Restorative Pose of the Month: Savasana, swaddled leg variation by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative To set up, provide any necessary support to your neck and under the hips or back. The variation shown here shows an assistant swaddling the student’s legs. A blanket is folded long-ways several times, then...

    read more
  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (Oct) - Supta Trikonasana
    Restorative Pose Of The Month (Oct) - Supta Trikonasana
    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Restorative Pose of the month for Gratitude: Supta Trikonasana (Supine Triangle) Purpose: Can be used for the treatment of scoliosis as preventative spine maintenance. Passively works with lateral spine flexion. Basic Set Up: Have as many blankets or pillows as you would like to be comfortable. Most likely, use a folded blanket under...

    read more
  • Ft. Hood Warriors Training
    Ft. Hood Warriors Training
    Monday, September 29, 2014

    I had the enormous honor and privilege to lead the Warriors 2-day workshop at Ft Hood Army Post a couple of weeks ago to a group of over 40 people ranging from combat veterans, military spouses, yoga teachers to mental health workers and caregivers on post.  Beth Shaw had graciously approached me about doing it for free there after the...

    read more
  • Partner of the Month-Oct 2014
    Partner of the Month-Oct 2014
    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Stephanie Jesteadt is the proud owner of The Nest Yoga + Fitness Studio in Harrisonburg, VA, which offers everything from Yoga for Beginners and Kids to Chair Yoga, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, and Hot Power and Indo Board Yoga. Stephanie is enthusiastic about sharing yoga: “I’m a firm believer that yoga should be approachable and...

    read more
  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (Sept) - Savasana
    Restorative Pose Of The Month (Sept) - Savasana
    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Restorative Pose of the Month: Savasana by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative     To set up, provide support to your neck and under the knees. The variation shown here shows a rolled up blanket under the heels, and a bolster against the soles of the foot.  This variation is to improve circulation,...

    read more
  • Egg pose of the month - August
    Egg pose of the month - August
    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    The grey eggs are slightly denser than the purple, this allows for better support in poses similar to how a block is used. However, because of the ergonomic shape of the eggs when the hands rest in the middle and weight is tipped forward it actually decreases the angle of the wrist. This immediately releases pain from wrist conditions such...

    read more
  • Restorative Pose Of The Month (August) - Bent Knee, Side Lying Pose
    Restorative Pose Of The Month (August) - Bent Knee, Side Lying Pose
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Restorative Pose of the month for Peace: Bent knee, Side Lying Pose by Skila Ramirez, Author of YogaFit Restorative   Purpose: bent knees takes pressure off of the low back. Lying in this fetal position, we can feel safe and at ease.    Basic Set Up: Using at least 3 pillows or blankets, place a small...

    read more
  • Warriors Program at SYTAR
    Warriors Program at SYTAR
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    A message from Shaye Molendyke about the Warriors Program I had the honor and privilege of presenting the Warriors Program at SYTAR (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research) in Austin last month and I can tell you it was more than well-received. The audience included many formidable names in the yoga therapy world as well as the current...

    read more