The vast majority of us will, at some point in our lives, have to deal with the excruciating reality of spinal and neck pains, and for many of us, this sort of pain is an everyday reality we believe we simply have deal with and work through. Stiffness, aching, burning sensations and momentary stabs of(…)
August 2013. At 39 years old, I was 5’10″ and weighed in at 285 lbs. My cholesterol was way too high, my triglycerides were dangerously high, and to say that I was out of shape would be an understatement. Although I had lifted weights for much of my adult life, I lacked any discernible flexibility. (…)
“He’s in the zone!” Sports fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re familiar with this expression. “The Zone” is that special place where an athlete is locked in, so to speak. If you’ve played sports, you may have had your moments in it, but we tend to recognize and remember those who(…)
Something that I’ve been working on a lot in my own practice as of late is “floating”. Floating is done frequently in Ashtanga yoga but it’s also something that can be added to any yoga asana practice. Floating requires deep core strength, focus, and economical and efficient use of alignment. But even more importantly, proper(…)
Recently, I was asked by someone as to what to expect from his first yoga class. This person, oh, I’ll call him…”Wayne”, really wants to go down the yoga rabbit hole so to speak, but he’s intimidated by thought of being splayed-out, sweaty and inflexible in front of a room full of strangers, uncertain as(…)
So, for almost 12 years I only practiced yoga for exercise. I do live an active life, and have mostly had jobs that require an amount of labor, so yoga has not been the only thing to keep me moving. However, when faced with the idea of lifting weights, or adding in a regular “cardio”(…)
Sean Vigue of Sean Vigue Fitness takes you through a strengthening 10 minute yoga sequence with a nice focus on the core. I hope your boat pose is solid.
As men we are programmed to push ourselves. We often go through adrenaline stoked moments and push through pain. It is this kind of thinking that Yoga teaches us is not necessarily good for us. We must use mindfulness in our approach to the practice of asana and in our daily lives. The Ego must(…)