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Pose of the Month – Bow Pose

Dhanurasana   By Gwen Lawrence   By all appearances Bow pose looks like a very challenging advanced pose.  Bow is a great therapeutic pose for those with lives that are always on the move and putting us in positions of leaning forward or bending forward.  The best way to undo a slouchy posture or long day on the computer is …

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Pose of the Month – Plank Pose

By Gwen Lawrence   A very basic pose used widely in the Yoga world as well as the sports world.  Although this pose looks to be an insignificant transition move, it is a critical pose to asses your body.  This pose like several in yoga tend to go untaught and teachers hold and assumption that the student is versed in …

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Pose of the Month – Upward Facing Dog

Urdvah Mukha Svanasana   By Gwen Lawrence   Aside from downward dog, upward facing dog is one of the most widely known and recognized yoga poses.  Usually upward dog is done during the Sun Salutation Series.’  Upward dog has several functions, benefits and therapeutic uses.  It is the cousin to the Cobra pose and is considered one of the easiest …

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Pose of the Month – Shoulder Stand

Pose of the Month:  Shoulder Stand   Sarvangasana   By Gwen Lawrence   Sometimes called the candle pose, or Queen pose.  Shoulder stand translated from the Sanskrit name is “all Limbed” or “whole body.”  It is named due to the benefits it provides to the entire body.   Shoulder stand has many roles among them—relaxation pose, inversion pose, and gentle stretching …

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The Five Tibetan Rites – For Longevity, Vitality and Youth

The Five Tibetan Rites: For Longevity, Vitality and Youth www.yogawithgwen.com Page 1 of 2 www.poweryogaforsports.com By Gwen Lawrence; BS, LMT, E-Ryt 500, Registered Yoga Therapist Written for Active.com – Mind and Body Over two thousand years ago, Tibetan monks who are known to live up to 120 years old, claimed they had a system that could reverse the aging process …

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TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES

  TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES It makes sense to believe that if your hips are tight and never stretched that you are increasing the likelihood of injuring your knee on the field of play.  Running jumping pivots and acrobatic endzone catches or goal shots put a lot of pressure and abuse to the hips.   Let’s stop and think for …

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Tight Hamstrings and Back Pain

  TIGHT HAMSTRINGS AND BACK PAIN   Everybody is susceptible to tight hamstrings, from professional athletes to a soccer mom.  People who have long desk, sitting hours or rigorous training schedules all can benefit from a “hammie” stretch or two, or three or four… In the simplest of terms hamstrings are a group of three muscles that run from the …

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Don’t Limit Yourself Too Early

Can your child be making decisions that hurt their physical development? Young Athletes Specializing too early While I do not claim to be a doctor, I do have very specific feelings about your young athletes specializing in one sport too early.  Consider these points when your 12 year old tells you He/She only wants to play soccer from here on …

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Your Child May Be Getting Injured!

Who you are trusting your child with may be hurting them!!! My beef is that we trust our children’s coaches as their trainers.  My perfectly healthy and very athletic son, was a part of an extraordinary amount of military up downs, (going from standing to a push up position and knees in back to standing) during which he hurt his …

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Yoga to Stimulate the Metobolism

YOGA TO STIMULATE THE METABOLISM and DECREASE HOLIDAY STRESS By: Gwen Lawrence Within yoga’s ability to create well-being lies its ability to reduce excess weight through burning calories, boosting metabolism, and reducing stress. Yoga is not a quick fix, but can be an excellent long-term holistic approach to losing excess weight and keeping it off. Not only that, but yoga …

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