Did you know science proves that most conventional ab training is completely useless!…
Work can quite literally be a pain in the neck. For that matter, so can the daily hassles of life.
Events, stresses, and tensions — even the “good” tensions when you’re working on something you like and having fun — can embed in your body, where they surface as raised shoulders, clenched jaws, and a forward-braced posture.
Leave it that way without releasing it and the tension piles up. Before long you’ve got neckaches, backaches, headaches, and you’re tired and grouchy all the time. Continue reading “TWO-MINUTE yoga trick to improve your day”
We’re always getting questions about core training on the blog. In fact, building a “six pack” is probably the most highly sought-after physique goal for both men and women.
Our resident Shapeshifter Yoga expert Kristine Fondran is here to show you how
to build those abs yoga-style! Continue reading “Yoga for abs? One simple yoga move to build a strong core”
Think yoga’s “too easy”? Or just for granola crunching hippies?
If you believe yoga’s all about “blissing out” and getting in touch with your navel, then you’ve gotta try our series of Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge Poses.
We’ll start with an easy one, just so we don’t scare ya off… <insert innocent whistling here>
Raised Leg Pose is a relatively simple movement, but when you slow it down it takes on a whole new level of difficulty. Continue reading “Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge — Raised Leg Pose!”
It’s time for another Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge. That’s when we take people who think yoga is for granola crunching sissies and teach them the real meaning of connecting with their breath…
If you enjoyed our previous instalment on the Raised Leg Pose, you’re gonna love this one! Continue reading “Shapeshifter Yoga Challenge #2 — Double-Legged Cycling”
Not many people would be foolish enough to argue against the health benefits of building a strong core. And when you do it right, the byproduct is a beach worthy stomach that’ll give whiplash to everyone you walk past on the sand!
But as you work your way towards that 6 or 8 pack, you mustn’t forget that your “core” also includes the opposite side of your abs… Continue reading “Put Your “Back Into It” for a Strong and Balanced Core”
My university classes are in full swing, and I have even less time than usual to do those things that keep my body, mind and spirit healthy.
Luckily, the health and fitness classes I teach are a constant reminder to me to practice what I preach. Continue reading “Balance Your Fitness”
I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few months, and it has certainly been an adventure!
As some of you may know, I spent the past 2 years living in Germany. And my family and I decided to wrap up our time here with a big European tour.
So just how “balanced” are you?
For most of us, this is probably a loaded question! Continue reading “Use These Yoga Postures for Physical and Energetic Balance”
We sure do love our gadgets!
They’ve transformed our lives and created an incredible fast paced interconnected world. But they’re also changing our bodies — and not for the better. Continue reading “Simple Shoulder Mobility — Stop “Shouldering” the Burden of Technology”