Yoga for Men

Yoga and Meditation for Back Pain

Yoga and Meditation for Back Pain

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(…)

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From Anger to Violence : Yoga and Meditation, Men and the NFL

From Anger to Violence : Yoga and Meditation, Men and the NFL

No one wants to say it, but if we get to the heart of the matter, domestic violence and child abuse, or any violence for that matter, is not just an NFL issue, it’s a society issue and even deeper, a male anger issue. Yes, men, I’m speaking to you. It’s time to step up(…)

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How DDP Yoga and a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

How DDP Yoga and a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

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. (…)

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Athletes Finding “The Zone” in Yoga

Athletes Finding “The Zone” in Yoga

“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(…)

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TOUCH…and Healing on Many Levels (let’s get personal, real and deep)

TOUCH…and Healing on Many Levels (let’s get personal, real and deep)

Yoga practice of asanas, cuddling, affection, physical attention, sensuality, sexuality and emotionality – mentality – spirituality are all tied in to touch on many levels. It always surprises me and never surprises me when, as a massage therapist and with over 20 years of experience, I learn of people not ever having had a session or even liking(…)

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What Are You Doing to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

What Are You Doing to Deepen Your Yoga Practice?

Sometimes we yogis miss very clear opportunities during our daily lives to take our practice off of the mat and place it firmly and prominently into our every day existence. It can be all too easy to become comfortable with how we view our practice and the world around us. Yoga provides a wonderful toolbox(…)

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Moving to Where You’re Least Comfortable

Moving to Where You’re Least Comfortable

By my own admission, I’m certainly not the most amazing yogi in the world, and my better days of physicality are most likely behind me in a lot of ways, but I think that it’s important in times of moderate self-doubt to take pause and ask myself why do I do this. Why do I(…)

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