Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to PropTuesday, October 4, 2016
Skila Ramirez offers some unusual ways in which to use props to help students engage their core, fire up their adductors, and open up their mid back (the thoracic spine) without causing stress or undue strain on their lower backs.
By strengthening the core and lower back extensors, and stretching...read more
PROPS: Who Needs Them and Why Use Them?Tuesday, October 4, 2016
PROPS: WHO NEEDS THEM AND WHY USE THEM?
(adapted from Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice, by Linda Sparrowe)
For a lot of students, having to use props is a sign of being less able, less flexible, and less cool than the others around them. And, sadly, we as teachers can inadvertently...read more
Things We Love From Banyan BotanicalsTuesday, October 4, 2016
We needed something to shore up our immune system when our busy teaching schedule keeps us on the road for days at a time. Our friends at Banyan Botanicals delivered.
This thick, dark herbal jam has become a favorite among YogaFit teachers, particularly those of us who have busy travel schedules and need to...read more
Community Corner: Yoga Plays OnTuesday, October 4, 2016
The first time Kristen Queen, a professor at Texas Christian University School of Music, took a yoga class was in 2006 with a wonderful YogaFit instructor. Even back then, she says, she kept noticing the effect yoga had on the way she taught music—the little nuggets that would surface whenever she worked with her flute students. It might...read more
Yoga To The RescueTuesday, October 4, 2016
Those of us who live and breathe all things yoga love reading studies or hearing experts confirm what we already know: yoga heals. The latest flurry of yoga-to-the-rescue activity focuses on kids in school. One study I read recently, while alarming, had a hopeful message. The study suggested that roughly 80 percent of children and teens will...read more
YogaLean Recipe: Beth's Immunity SoupSaturday, October 1, 2016
Garlic is an immunity strengthener/saver. It has been called a natural antibiotic because it triggers bacteria and viruses and on its own has high levels of manganese, calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, phosphorous, copper, potassium, selenium and tryptophan.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
4 to 6 cups vegetable...read more