Yoga and Injury Prevention

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I am a runner, and like most runners I fear blowing out my knee and suffering an injury that I won’t be able to bounce back from.
 
One of the many reasons I started my yoga practice, was to avoid these injuries that I so deeply fear. There is never a guarantee that you won’t get injured, but there are ways to educate yourself and lower the chances of getting hurt.
 
Playing sports all your life will …

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Tone Down For What?

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Being a first time “YogaToner”, I was a little apprehensive about signing up for class. If you’ve been following my yogi journey, it all started with PodBarre where I learned two valuable lessons: 1. Never go into a class with expectations and 2. Never forget your water. So I brought the same attitude with me to YogaTone. I must admit, a wave of relief came over me when I realized Bridget Russell would be teaching the class. She has always …

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My Happy Hour at the Barre

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When I signed up for PodBarre, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. What I did know was that it was one of our most popular classes here at Yoga Pod, so if everyone else loved it, I was sure I would too! Upon walking into Charla’s class room, I noticed women and men of all ages surrounding me. I also noticed that I was the only one without a water bottle, which I would later regret. We all got a block and two sets …

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What I Learned from Mindful May

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As we wrap up Mindful May, many of us are completing the 21/31 Challenge. With that, we’re experiencing small victories along the way. Before joining the challenge I had a very basic grasp of the concept of mindfulness. Once the challenge began, I slowly started to develop a deeper understanding of mindfulness and I subconsciously began to realize and practice these other valuable habits:
   
1. Changed Perspective – I think the most profound thing about mindfulness is the fact that nothing around you actually …

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