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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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Interview with Kevin Boss

  Kevin Boss Interview with Gwen Lawrence   Title: Keeping Our Heads in the Game   Introduction:   One thing I’ve learned since joining the Giants is that training the body is just half the battle in achieving top performance.  Training the mind effectively is the key to consistency and ultimately, building a winning team.  …Kevin Boss   How long …

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to heal the sole

Plantar Fasciitis: How to heal the sole By Gwen Lawrence For athletes, this is one of the most common sources of heel pain.  Plantar Fascia is a ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes.  Strain to the fascia weakens it causing pain and swelling in the heel.  It is a problem that plagues football players, tennis players, soccer …

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Yoga for Allergies

The respiratory system performs a vital role in the body. It is composed of the lungs, nose, mouth, sinuses, and the passages. This system provides oxygen, gets rid of the carbon dioxide, and allows you to speak. Any obstruction in the respiratory system can cause the lack of oxygen supply in the body and, in worse cases, can result to death. …

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Breathing is Believing – The Importance of Nasal Breathing

I grew up in an age of Jane Fonda marathons and No pain No gain mantras.  Where the way of the warrior was breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth.  I lived my life this way as an exercise enthusiast and dancer through college, with out ever questioning the theory.  Now I know better.  Question everything……………   …

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Yoga for Road Trips

YOGA FOR ROAD TRIPS High gas prices and inflation are making people fly less and drive more to their summer destinations.  Along with the excitement of the target vacation spot come the anxiety, stress and delays of hours in traffic and succumbing to road rage.  But what can one do other than completely surrender? YOGA for Road Trips…from rage and …

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10 Ways to Prevent Sports Injuries

POWER YOGA FOR SPORTS TOP 10 SPORT RELATED INJURIES POWER YOGA POSE TO AVOID THEM!!!         The most common reason for sport related injuries for a recreational athlete to a Pro, from age 10-80, is over use and abuse.  In my experience most injuries arise because athletes disconnect to their body.  Their eye is on perfection, their job or …

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Yoga for Athletes | Flexibilty for Warriors

Most people, especially athletes come to yoga with the intention of increasing flexibility.  The truth is yoga offers so much more as far as benefits to athletes on the field of play.  Balance, strength, flexibility, refined breathing techniques, mental toughness, and visualization of their goals.  Today, let’s focus on the suppleness, flexibility aspect. I hear two schools of thought on …

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