wellness / 7 posts found

What Actually Happens If You Get Coronavirus?

by Chuck
This is some excellent info on the Coronavirus. Don’t get misled with the BS being promoted on social media and the interwebz! The simple truth is, washing your hands after being out in the world, not touching your face – especially when out and about – and covering your mouth when you cough will keep you 99% safe from most airborne pathogens. Still, if you have a few minutes here is an EXCELLENT video on the coronovirus that will dispel a lot of the nonsense in the media:

Free Facebook Live Chat

by Chuck
I’d like to invite you to take part in a free Facebook live video, answering questions from you. We’ll hold it on Wednesday, May 1st at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. While we have some things lined up to talk about, if you have any questions about us, what we do, something specific about yoga, or fitness please let us know (put them in the comment sections below). You can join the discussion live and/or watch it later – and ask questions after it’s over – even if you can’t make it. It…

For stress busting – Use Meditation

by Chuck
Meditation is a great tool for dealing with stress, especially as it incorporates paying attention to your breathing (like square breathing – they go great together!) Meditation is often misunderstood. Most people that have asked me about it think that it is somehow supposed to “make your mind quiet.” Or, that after getting good at it, it will make you dispassionate about life. Neither thing is true. Most meditation – at its base level – is about trying to ground yourself into…

Pinwheel Pigeon Pose

Between the Half Seated Twist and the full variations of the Pigeon Pose, is the Pinwheel Pigeon (also sometimes called the Shin Box). It is a basic to intermediate pose that hits the same muscle groups and connective tissues as the HST, and the full Pigeons. It’s just a step in-between. Try it out! In the video I only show one side while doing the stretch, please remember to do both sides so you make sure to open up the piriformis, IT band, and the glutes on both sides.

Not Worth the Investment

by Chuck
Check out the image. What it says. How it says it. Have you ever thought about your health, wellness, or fitness like this? This isn’t just about self-speak (though it’s about that too) – the way we talk to ourselves about our worth. It isn’t just about the cost of a gym or yoga studio membership – which can be as low as $10 a month. And, if gym/yoga studios aren’t your thing, there are exercise DVDs/BluRays, streaming internet services, mobile apps – most with very…

Half Seated Twist

by Chuck
If you have trouble performing pigeon pose (any variation), this pose will hit the same muscle groups. It’s called the Half Seated Twist, and it’s a little easier on the hips and knees. Let us know what you think, or if you have any questions!

Stretching the chest – a move to counter dowager’s hump

Opening up the chest, along with the scapula work, are two exercises (among many) that can help stave off dowager’s hump, and other postural issues.