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May / 2015

Yin Yoga – Dragon Pose

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The majority of my students have super tight hip flexors. Most of the time this is because of the hours spent sitting in chairs. Dragon Pose is one of the most effective ways to release these chronically tight muscles. The hip flexors are the muscles that attach the front of your hips to your thighs. If your not sure where these muscles are don’t worry you’ll become well aware of them when come in the pose 😉

Jewelry By Andrea – A Product Review

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Andrea of Jewelry by Andrea is a Calgary based Jewelry designer that has a stunning line! Andrea and I first met virtually because travel in some of the same business groups on Facebook. When we realized we were living in the same city we had to meet up in person.

When I first saw Andrea’s line I was surprised at how many beautiful Yoga, Meditation & Buddhist inspired pieces she had. Since then she has expanded on her line and has started to add more themed pieces and is adding Malas as well.

Andrea made me two pieces to review which you can learn more of in the video below but first a bit more about Andrea and her company Jewelry By Andrea.

Yoga For Gardeners

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Spring has sprung. So it won’t be long now before I have students limping into my classes with all kinds of sore spots from weekends of hardcore gardening. Our growing season in most of Canada is pretty short, so those who are avid gardeners dive in head first and barely come up for air.

Gardening is often confused with a super gentle activity that only seniors do but anyone who has gardened knows that is not the case. Gardening is a workout, especially at the start of the season when your getting ready to plant.

I consider Gardening a revolutionary act. Growing your own food is one of the best ways to have control over not only what you eat but also how we treat the earth. The most inexpensive way to eat local, organic and GMO free.

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of time spent gardening with my Grandma who was an organic gardener most of her life. Although I can’t grow my own food at this point (no yard), I salute those change-makers who can and do.

I dream of a world where every lawn is replaced with a garden, where every school and hospital grow their own food. Imagine how much more connected to the earth kids would feel if they actually got to learn about growing food. How much healthier would we be if we trashed the packaged hospital food and replaced it with organic, local veggies and fruit!

So as a tribute to you, the revolutionary hard core Canadian gardeners, I made this video which includes some pre and post gardening poses to help you rock your gardens this year.