Mar 21, 2011

Yoga is not a fashion show – what to wear to class

For new students, attending your first yoga class can be a little intimidating, and even cause a bit of anxiety, but choosing what to wear should not. Sadly, the fashion industry has crept onto the mat as a silent esteem assassin in hopes of convincing you that their specific brand is what your practice is currently lacking. Regardless of what they may promise, we assure you that there no articles of magical clothing designed to elevate your practice to immeasurable levels.

When it comes to your yoga wardrobe it is most important to wear whatever you feel comfortable moving your body in; feeling supported and unrestricted in lightweight, breathable clothing. 

Comfort is key: t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, and stretchy pants. 
Clothes to avoid: denim, short shorts, baggy pants, and baggy t-shirts. 

Remember, yoga teaches us to love ourselves, so we can love the world around us, and no one gives a sh*t who manufactured your pants. 

Mar 13, 2011

Pet Ownership = Less Stress

With the #1 method of stress relief being the yoga & massage, #2 proper diet and nutrition, it is fun to share that #3 on the list of battling stress is pet ownership.

Pets are natural Mood Enhancers that cause your body to actually go thru physical changes within minutes of contact. Levels of cortisol (stress hormone) are quickly lowered, and the production of serotonin is greatly increased, resulting in improved well being.