Too Old for Yoga? Nope

Too Old for Yoga? Nope

By: Shanyn Olpin Do you know anyone who is suffering from osteoporosis, arthritis, curvature of the spine, depression, stress, or just not being able to reach down and tie their shoes? In a study done by The American Journal of Public Health, Yoga was found to help those who were in their 60’s who suffered from “dowager’s hump” (excessive curvature of the spine). (more…)...
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The Best Relationship Medicine

The Best Relationship Medicine

By: Shanyn Olpin One night a few years ago, I was in a deep sleep when I began to feel the presence of someone else very close to my face. I opened my eyes to find my six year old daughter staring at me from about three inches away. Startled and a bit freaked out, I jumped up to find she had apparently been there for a while, wondering if she should wake me. “Mommy, I had a bad dream.” I took a deep breath and asked her what it was about. “There was a monster in my closet.” From here, I did exactly the wrong thing as you will soon see. I said, (more…)...
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Do You Have the Winter Blues, or is it SAD?

Do You Have the Winter Blues, or is it SAD?

Many of us dread the coming of winter, the darkness, the cold, the increased risk of getting the flu. About 10 to 20 percent of the American population suffers from what is commonly referred to as the “winter blues.” A smaller percentage, from about 4 to 6%, suffers from a more extreme form of the winter blues called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is a type of seasonal depression that shows up most of the time in late fall and lasts through the winter months, although there is a rare form that shows up in a smaller number of people in the late spring and lasts through the summer. In winter version of this disorder people suffer symptoms of depression including; (more…)...
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What is Stand Up Paddle Yoga?

What is Stand Up Paddle Yoga?

Water is a calming, natural stress reliever. Perhaps that is why so many of us love to sit and listen to the sounds of the ocean, or to a babbling brook, or to the waves of a lake lapping against the dock.[frame align="right"][/frame] Water is great for fitness too. Besides the regular water sports like swimming, diving, and water skiing, Stand Up Paddle Boards have become a popular way to work out. Imagine all the fresh air, exploring a lagoon, and getting fit at the same time- so it was inevitable that creative SUP enthusiasts would add a yoga component, and it is fantastic! (more…)...
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Yoga for All Kids – especially those with ADHD and hyperactivity!

Yoga for All Kids – especially those with ADHD and hyperactivity!

Yoga for kids is great! it helps them to relax which kids need to do! It also teaches them to listen to their bodies, something we all need to do, and it accomplishes this without the kids losing attention or becoming bored. Yoga is a great physical activity that helps with balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. More and more coaches are including yoga as part of training for kids sports. Research has found that students that practice yoga are better able to focus on classroom tasks. Yoga has also shown promising results in helping children with ADHD, and those that experience symptoms of hyperactivity. Yoga would be a great way to get everyone to slow down after recess, or an activity to do on snowy days. (more…)...
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Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy

 For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve.” -Terri Guillemets “Yoga is a great way to heal your physical and emotional ailments,” says Erika Wynn one of a new generation of yoga therapists. Erika has been deeply affected by yoga and its healing nature. She has taken over 1000 hours of training, including biology, chemistry, anatomy, alignment, and psychology to become not only a certified yoga instructor but a yoga therapist. Trained therapists can work with groups or one-on-one helping clients overcome physical and emotional problems through yoga. Erika received her training through Centered City Yoga located in Salt Lake City. (more…)...
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Wedding Day Yoga

Wedding Day Yoga

She doesn’t do yoga every day, yet on the morning of her wedding, Rylee Porter Alderman decided to do some yoga. [frame align="left"]Photo By Alixann Loosle Photography[/frame] Rylee originally started yoga because she loved the aspects that it brought to her fitness. “Yoga challenged me in my balance, posture, flexibility, and areas that my other [fitness] classes neglected. So why would she take the time to do yoga on the morning of the biggest day of her life? Rylee explains, “I chose to do yoga and a good meditation session on the morning of my wedding because even though I knew everything was taken care of and that the night would go wonderfully, I still felt anxious. So I decided yoga would be a really good idea to stretch and calm my mind, body, and spirit. I felt like it really centered me and put me in a really good place which set me up to have a perfect wedding.” “I highly suggest yoga to...
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Mindfulness vs Multitasking

Mindfulness vs Multitasking

  Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night suddenly realizing that you made a mistake or forgot to do something the day before? Isn’t it crazy, that you can go all day and not think of something important, and then at 2:56 a.m., it hits you like a brick? But what can you do about it at 2:56 am? You know you won’t be able to take care of it until morning, but that isn’t going to help you fall back asleep. As a matter of fact, if you are like most people, it will keep you awake thinking about it and – worrying. To fix this, we must look at why this happens in the first place. (more…)...
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