Congratulations on your fifth championship win! May this be a continuation of a winning tradition that will persist for many years to come! Today I would like to address back pain again, as many of you said your backs are sore. Remember, that to prevent or recover from back pain (or any pain!) it is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Most of you have been practicing yoga for a couple of months now. Can you better answer the question, “What is yoga?” Have you noticed a difference in your athletic performance or the condition of your mind or body? If you have not, are you actually participating in the yoga sessions or are you just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Aloha! This week, I’d like to introduce Yoga Sutra 1.14: “Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.” On a large scale, the sutras equate practice to life, and on a smaller but just as important scale, to the ongoing refinement of any technique: yoga practice, academic […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Congratulations on another win! I want to address sensations (physical feelings or reactions within the body due to some sort of stimuli) while practicing yoga. Sensation is the body’s way of sending you a message. When something hurts, your body is saying “Stop!” People often ignore these messages, especially in football! This often leads to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In yoga, it is believed that establishing balance between ease (sukha) and steadiness (sthira) AND knowing which quality is useful in a given situation, is essential for health and vitality. Sukha is the development of flexibility, relaxation, surrender, calm awareness, non-reactivity and empathy. Sthira is the development of strength, power, steadiness, alert awareness, selective reactivity […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three Poses for Back Pain: Many of you have spoken of chronic back pain, so I would like to address that in this week’s newsletter. In addition to the effects of playing football, back pain is generally intensified by sitting in a chair with poor posture every day or lack of exercise. Strengthening the abdominal […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In the surveys you filled out, many of you asked, “What is yoga?” Yoga literally translates as “to yoke” or “to unite”, and this is a reference to the way yoga increases our self-awareness on many levels. For example: Before doing yoga, have you ever thought about the way your legs turn out or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.