Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor: Keys to Lifelong Health with Leslie Howard

Most people know the importance of core strengthening for health and long-term well-being, but the pelvic floor is an important group of core muscles, which tend to get ignored. “The torso is like a tote bag for your organs,” says Leslie Howard, a Bay area yoga teacher who conducts workshops nationally on pelvic floor strengthening to help … Continued

Clearing the Energy Pathways of the Body: An Introduction to Yin Yoga

Welcome to the Yinside of yoga and life! In this four-part Wellness Yoga course, you will have the unique opportunity to learn about the philosophy and practice of Yin Yoga with renowned yoga teacher Bernie Clark, author of the best-selling book The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga and the creator of the www.yinyoga.com website. When … Continued

Gait, Posture, and Longevity: Movement Mastery for Optimal Health

Wonder how long you are likely to live? And, more importantly, how to optimize your chances of living longer? There’s one surprising predictor of health and longevity that most people haven’t heard about. Your gait, or rather, how well and how fast you walk. We all know that walking is one of the best things … Continued

Pratyahara and Yoga Asanas – The Significance of the Fifth Limb of Yoga

Our yoga practice offers a path to draw awareness inside and bring attention into the subtle movement in the body and the sound of the vibration of the subtle body. This is also referred to as pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga. Pratyahara is the softening of sensory awareness and is foundational to working with the … Continued

Unlock Your Upper Body’s Full Potential with Advanced Stretching Techniques

Transform your yoga practice and take your flexibility to the next level with our groundbreaking course on advanced stretching techniques for the upper body. Led by experts Dr. Joe Vella and Lynn Crimando, this course will revolutionize how you approach stretching and mobility in your yoga practice. Say goodbye to static stretching and hello to … Continued

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health Practice Series with Leslie Howard

The pelvic floor muscles are increasingly becoming recognized as an important focus for our regular exercise and fitness activities. Proper work of strengthening, stabilizing, stretching, and softening the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation for each movement in the body. Yet what is most prescribed as a catch-all cure is “just do your … Continued

Your Nervous System on Yoga – How Yoga Helps Balance Mind and Body

Studies have shown that yoga offers a wide range of benefits in a surprisingly wide range of areas. These include not just the enhancement of physical fitness but improvement in several areas relating to nervous system functioning, such as awareness and mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, as well as the development of … Continued

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