Posts tagged yoga
Student Spotlight: Jan Karttunen

My first class at Yen Yoga & Fitness was in November 2010.  I truly remember it like it was yesterday because it was shortly after the studio first opened and after months of pleading, I finally convinced my now husband, Jason, to come check the studio out with me.  90 mins later in the hot room with Kate (my husband was a trooper!) I knew I was hooked!

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Get More Out of Every Yoga Pose

Juggling all of life’s responsibilities makes our time very precious—especially the time we give ourselves. The key to getting the most of your precious time for yoga, meditation or exercise—or whatever else it is that you do to feed your body and soul—is to be present, and not to let those life responsibilities turn into thoughts that creep in and distract you.

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Sore After Skiing? Try Yoga.

Ski season is in full swing, so it’s a perfect time to remember that yoga is a great compliment to downhill winter sports. Yoga increases balance, flexibility and strength, which allows you to be a more confident skier. It also paves the road to injury prevention by helping skiers learn to listen to their bodies and not push themselves too hard—a surefire way to hurt yourself.

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Zen at Work: Stretching at the Office

For those of us with desk jobs, it’s important to take time to move a little while at work (and no, walking to the water cooler doesn’t count). In fact, nothing beats the 3 p.m. slump better than five minutes of gentle stretching and breathing; it gets your blood flowing (thus waking up your brain) and can help prevent repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Male Yogis on the Rise

Have a husband, boyfriend or other guy in your life who’s anxious about trying yoga because he thinks he’ll be the only dude in the room? Tell him that the number of men hitting the mats in yoga classes is on the rise. In 2008, men accounted for 27.8 percent of yoga practitioners, up five percent from 2004, according to a survey of 5,050 respondents conducted on behalf of Yoga Journal.

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