POSE OF THE MONTH: Full SplitsThursday, December 15, 2016
If you plan to teach Full Splits, you may not want to announce that at the beginning of class! Or, if you do, be prepared for mixed reactions from your students—from excitement to apprehension to full-on anxiety. Instead, talk about hip extension and flexion, which is a less intimidating place to start. Introducing the following prep...read more
YOGALEAN: Tried-and-True Metabolism BoostersFriday, October 28, 2016
With a little help from two natural energy-fuelers—spice and caffeine—you can give your metabolism the boost it needs without overstimulating your system. Capsaicin, a powerful antioxidant found in hot peppers, does its job by raising body temperature and releasing endorphins, those feel-good hormones that reduce food cravings....read more
YOGALEAN: A Dose of Hot-and-SpicyFriday, October 28, 2016
Here are three delicious and healthy ways to boost your metabolism.
SPICY CHOPPED SALAD
Nothing revs up your metabolism quite like a dose of hot-and-spicy. Here I add a little peperoncini into my salad mix and, for good measure, include some jalapeños in the dressing. Depending on your heat tolerance, you can...read more
On the Road to HealingFriday, October 28, 2016
After years of covering conflict and war zones in the Middle East, reporter Courtney Kealy returned to a bone-crushing tragedy in her own family. She shares how YogaFit for Warriors (PTSD) helped her begin to heal in the most surprising way.
I’ve known Beth Shaw since we were kids. She was my brother Sean’s first...read more
Teachers Notebook: Practices for the Pre-Holiday JittersFriday, October 28, 2016
Master Trainer Katie Schuver, who teaches YogaFit for Balancing Moods , offers some teaching tips to help your students manage pre- and post-holiday stress.
We’re moving into the holidays now, which can be a bit stressful whether we relish the flurry of shopping, baking, and entertaining or are haunted by...read more
Six Ways to Practice Gratitude—Every DayFriday, October 28, 2016
Kelly Gardner, a licensed professional counselor, YogaFit Master Trainer, and creator of YogaFit’s Positive Psychology training workshop, shares her tips on how to express gratitude every day...in your practice and in your life.
Start With Yourself. Begin your day by feeling grateful for...read more