The Benefits of Twisting Postures

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012
The Benefits of Twisting Postures

Parivrtta Sukhasana- Revolved Easy Pose In Yoga, twisting postures are important because they are one of the foundational movements of the spine and require the use of the abdominal muscles, back, shoulders and pelvis. Keeping these areas active is especially important because many of us spend a lot of time seated, which can effect the […]

Relax with Restorative Yoga

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012
Relax with Restorative Yoga

Supta Baddha Konasana- Supported Reclined Cobblers Pose For the past few weeks I have spent my Friday evenings teaching a Restorative Yoga class, with the intention of providing my students with an opportunity to really relax and stretch. Restorative Yoga is unique in that it involves supporting the body with bolsters, blankets, blocks or other […]

Yogastrology

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012
Yogastrology

Yogastrology : Yoga meets Astrology. The mere mention of this combo conjures up images of bright secrets and full moons. And that’s what we do here at Yogastrology: attune yoga—wellness practices with Sun—Moon cycles. Align with universal power. Sun and Moon I’ve been immersed in the study and practice of yoga for more than 30 […]

Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012
Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain affects most people for one reason or another at some point during life. It could be the extra weight of pregnancy, lifting something incorrectly, sitting for too long or the result of an injury from playing sports or a car accident. Whatever the case, for individuals who suffer from chronic back pain, […]

Yoga-Fusions: Unique Yoga Inspired Fitness

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012
Yoga-Fusions: Unique Yoga Inspired Fitness

The popularity of yoga seems to be growing exponentially, sparking more peoples interest daily. Not only do we have a variety of classical yoga styles and some exciting contemporary yoga styles that take yoga off the mat, but we also have a few fun yoga-fusion styles that bring together some of the most popular forms […]

Mindful Gardening

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012
Mindful Gardening

It’s another Mindfulness Monday here at Alchemyoga, and today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite mindfulness activities, gardening. At our house we maintain a garden year-round as it is something that our whole family enjoys doing together. Our garden provides delicious, nutritious, organic food for our family and our pets; our iguana […]

Protein Packed and Cruelty Free

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012

As a vegetarian I am always looking for high energy and high protein foods, new recipes and kid friendly snacks for our family. The pantry is full of a variety of beans, nuts and grains that help to support our dietary needs and our wish to follow the practice of Ahimsa, or non-violence. Ahimsa is […]

A Balancing Breath: Nadi-Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012
A Balancing Breath: Nadi-Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

As we go about our day breathing, our breath is continuously shifting back and forth between the left and right nasal channels. Each channel is linked to the opposite brain hemisphere, right with the left and left with the right. Alternate Nostril Breathing is a pranayama practice that balances the bodies energies. Also called Nadi […]

Aromatherapy for Relaxation

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012

It’s Friday again, so if you find yourself in need or some R&R at the end of today (or any day) try exploring the world of aromatherapy for relaxation. Aromas can have amazing effects on the mind and body. This is a concept most of us have some familiarity with as it is common to […]

Supplements to Supplement your Yoga Practice

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012

Walking down the supplement aisle at your local market or drug store can prove to be an overwhelming experience, especially with the many brands, sources, forms and manufacturing practices that exist today. While it is always ideal to try and get the nutrients that our bodies need from whole food sources, for many of us […]