If we were to find ourselves in a weightless, gravity free environment balance practice would be meaningless. Balance of our bodies assumes a frame of reference within which we are blancing. I think for yoga this is one of the most interesting aspects of practicing balance. In yoga one of the first journeys we take is an inward journey.... learning to listen carefully to our bodies, to connect our bodies to our thoughts and our breath. But a journey only inward is inherently sterile.
What is Balanced Nutrition?Nutrition that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health. This definition is great in a basic explanation, but a truly balanced nutrition plan is the proper proportions of the above listed items that you obtain from whole foods. This is where the term “Balanced Holistic Nutrition” comes into to play. What is Holistic Nutrition?
We all lead busy lives. Between work, family and the time we spend helping others, we have little time to devote to our health and wellness. This can lead to stress and weight gain, two factors that often go hand-in-hand. However, we can start to reverse this by just being more active.
Challenge your balance and your core after your main training this Friday.
BALANCE FINISHER- SINGLE LEG BALANCE. 20 seconds work and 10 sec rest 4 rounds on each leg. Bend your knee slightly, feel all the weight in the back of your heel take opposite foot off the ground and hold for 20 sec. Rest 10 sec and do the other leg.
Here are 3 simple tests you can do at home to see where your balance is at.
1. Sit to stand.
Stand up from a seated position. Try not to use your hands for support
Poor- Need minimal assistance to stand and balance.
Good- Able to stand by yourself by using your hands
Excellent- Able to stand with no assistance and stand independently
Tapas is a Sanskrit term loosley translated as discipline & literally translated as, "practice changing heat". So, if you find your spending to much time on the couch, in a chair at the office or otherwise sitting around getting up & moving about or doing some flowing yoga poses is a good choice. On the other hand, if you find your spending to much time out & about, lifting or otherwise standing & moving around doing some relaxing, restorative yoga will help balance the body & mind. Tapas helps bring equillibrium to the body &am
Yoga poses provide health to our bodies and conscious breathing integrates the mind/body connection. Asanas (poses) pronounced Ah-sahnahs strengthen, balance, stretch and relax our bodies. Depending on our needs we feel yoga poses where our bodies need the benefit. That's the wonderful thing about yoga, it helps each person - where that person needs the benefit. Consulting with an experienced yoga instructor helps when deciding which poses will, specifically, benefit you!