Blogs about Yoga

Saturday, March 22, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
If you go to a doctor you know a few things about their background: they have a college degree, an advanced degree, have passed exams both oral and written to be licensed, have a number of years of training beyond their medical school, (first an internship and then residency... which differ... a surgeon may be a resident seven years, a dermatologist two or three), and that after their training they will be required to re license and take continuing education as long as they practice. 
Monday, March 03, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
Leg Series is a set of postures I developed as a very gentle way to stretch the legs and hips.  I particularly like to use it myself after I have been travelling and sitting a lot, or at the end of a long day.  It is gentle enough that it works for most students.
Monday, February 24, 2014 • Long Beach, CA 90815
Tami Hans's Blog
This word "balanced"......it haunts, eludes, inspires, motivates, and propels me.  Finding balance, being off balance, the question of balance...... I assume it looks different for everyone, and it seems to hide somewhere in the middle of crazy and calm. Confident or insecure...wise and dumb, street smart or gullible.  Manic and Depressed, strong and weak, hungry and starving, hard and soft, active and passive, motivated and lazy, drama and wall-flower, confident or paralyzed, loud and quiet, alive or dead.  Spiraling down, or spinning out of control.  Frozen or thawed.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
With any posture in yoga there are two questions: How to do it safely and effectively, but also Why to do it at all. When I was very young and trying out yoga poses I saw on Lilias, or in books and so on, I would see a cool looking pose and try to mimic it. It was all about the pose. But when you do that you start to realize that some poses feel good, and that they might feel good at particular times of the day, or after other activities. That is why I tell my students “Think of the posture as a tool, rather than as a goal”.
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
There is a lot of specialization in exercise classes. Sometimes the specialization is in what effect one wants: cardio for strengthening the heart, weight training for strengthening the musculoskeletal system, core for, well, the core, and so on. Sometimes it is in style: zumba and spin both are cardiovascular (though of course with strengthening and sculpting effects), but quite different in style. Sometimes it is in target population: zumba gold targets an older exerciser, as does fit for life, though the music and movements will be different.
Friday, January 31, 2014 • Austin, TX 78731
Monday, January 20, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
Today you can download apps with yoga postures, or whole flows. You can subscribe to videotaped practices that teachers create with iphones and upload to their personal web pages. You can scroll through thousands of you tube clips, or subscribe to whole channels. You can get podcasts. You can get it on facebook. You can get yoga on your laptop, your ipod, your ipad, your smartphone, or your game console (think wii). And yes, you can still buy yoga DVDs, and books (and decks of practice cards, and calendars, etc...) 
Friday, January 17, 2014 • Austin, TX 78731
Lester Sawicki's Blog
Fit4Zip fitness center suggests these top 3 ways to improve your Yoga and Tai Chi. Fit4Zip is Austin's best source for mind-body fitness where you'll find easy to learn and do visualizations for active moving meditation.01 -- Use Your Mind To Stretch Your Body