February Happy Heart Challenge

February is American Heart Month, so let’s give some love to that muscle that keeps you alive (uh, your heart)! The stronger your heart is, the more blood your heart is able to pump with every heart beat.  Which means the weaker your heart is, it takes more energy and more heartbeats to pump the same amount of oxygen throughout your body to the needed … Continue reading February Happy Heart Challenge

January Wellness Challenge: Days 7-11

And just like that, we are on to the second week of our January Wellness Challenge! Day 7: Walk, jog, or run a mile for #MoveItMonday Walking Technique: Stand tall Abdominals in (30% out of 100%) Chest open Shoulders retracted and depressed Slight chin tuck – look straight ahead Swing arms forward and back from shoulder – not across your body Lightly walk heel to toe … Continue reading January Wellness Challenge: Days 7-11

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January Wellness Challenge: Day 4

Day 4 of our January Wellness Challenge is all about slowing down and focusing on our breath. Each Friday in January is about adding in a meditation practice. 1 Minute Meditation: Sit cross-legged on the floor (or a pillow), or in a chair with your feet flat. Your hips and legs are planted, and your heart is open and light. Your head is balanced over your … Continue reading January Wellness Challenge: Day 4

A Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Practice

Sit comfortably in a meditative position and focus on your breath for 5 minutes. Keep your breath easy. Your hips and legs are anchored and your chest and heart are open and light. Now shift your focus to 5 new things that you are thankful, grateful, and blessed for today. They can be significant or not so much. Your brain is a sponge, soaking up … Continue reading A Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Practice

The 3 Stretches Runners Must Do

Runners are blessed with tight muscles. Amiright?! Glutes, hammies and hip flexors are the muscles we runners recruit that tend to shorten and present problems if not properly rolled and stretched post run. If you’re anything like us, you don’t have a roller with you at all times but post run you can find a bench, ledge or even the back of your car to … Continue reading The 3 Stretches Runners Must Do

Slow Strength Flow

Breaking down and slowing down the power vinyasa flow can feel challenging but has many benefits to offer. In today’s Friday Flow we invite you to try slow moving chaturanga dandasana to your practice to strengthen shoulders, triceps, postural muscles and core. This also opens the heart, stretches the front of the body and helps to deepen your breath. From downward facing dog, inhale and … Continue reading Slow Strength Flow