• More than an apple a day
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016More than an apple a day

    Yes, an apple a day is a great idea, but that's not the only thing that'll keep the doctor away. To really ensure you get the nutrients your body requires, you'll need to incorporate a variety of nutrient-rich foods filled with vitamins C and E, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and bacteria-fighting properties. Look for fresh...

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  • Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to Prop
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to Prop

    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.   BABY COBRA By strengthening the core and lower back extensors, and stretching...

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  • PROPS: Who Needs Them and Why Use Them?
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016PROPS: Who Needs Them and Why Use Them?

    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...

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  • Things We Love From Banyan Botanicals
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016Things We Love From Banyan Botanicals

    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.   CHYAVANPRASH This thick, dark herbal jam has become a favorite among YogaFit teachers, particularly those of us who have busy travel schedules and need to...

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  • Community Corner: Yoga Plays On
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016Community Corner: Yoga Plays On

    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...

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  • Yoga To The Rescue
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016Yoga To The Rescue

    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...

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  • More than an apple a day
    More than an apple a day
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Yes, an apple a day is a great idea, but that's not the only thing that'll keep the doctor away. To really ensure you get the nutrients your body requires, you'll need to incorporate a variety of nutrient-rich foods filled with vitamins C and E, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and bacteria-fighting properties. Look for fresh...

    read more
  • Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to Prop
    Teacher's Notebook - Backbends: How to Prop
    Tuesday, 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.   BABY COBRA By strengthening the core and lower back extensors, and stretching...

    read more
  • PROPS: Who Needs Them and Why Use Them?
    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 Botanicals
    Things We Love From Banyan Botanicals
    Tuesday, 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.   CHYAVANPRASH 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 On
    Community Corner: Yoga Plays On
    Tuesday, 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 Rescue
    Yoga To The Rescue
    Tuesday, 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