Tag Archives: balance


yoga and cardio: the perfect mix?

Can you get buff doing only yoga, or is cardio needed too? you asked These pictures are amazing. I have a few yoga instructors who have the most amazing bodies say that they only do yoga, no cardio. How do you feel about that? I do a lot of vinyasa flow classes and definitely work […]

ask a yogi: hot yoga + camel pose

How much hot yoga is too much? you asked… I’ve been into hot/Bikrams yoga for a few years now. I use to go 3 to 4 times a week. I was absolutely addicted! I’ve since scaled back to 2 or 3 times a month. I’m hoping to ramp that back up to weekly and eventually […]

ask a yogi: what to eat before yoga class

you asked… I was wondering what is the best thing to eat before a power class. And how long before class it is safe to eat. – Jodi danielle answers Ideally, I suggest not eating for at least a couple of hours before practice but there are those days when you might have skipped a […]

monthly challenge: balancing

A photo is worth a thousand words and every month we hope to inspire our guests to capture an amazing slice of life through the snap of their lense. We recently asked our guests on Facebook and Twitter for a little inspiriation for our monthly challenge and the theme that came up with quite of […]

yoga for figure skating

Want to take your winter sport of choice to the next level? Joining a yoga class once or twice a week will increase your focus and agility in other sports, by stretching your muscles and tendons and increasing your flexibility. Below are the steps to Dancer’s pose (Natarajasana). This pose helps you develop concentration and […]

scheduling time for fitness

Marisa makes sure she has time for fitness by scheduling it into her week. ‘Tis the season to be busy. You know what I’m talking about. It’s the holiday season and we’re all juggling something. Whether it’s work, family and friends, holiday parties, or spending hours shopping for that perfect gift… who can find time […]

eating my way through albania

I knew my trip to Albania would include large amounts of food, but not in such long and steady intervals. Eating is such an organized sport in Albania that there is a specific way to practice it. Begin with chatter and a form of appetizer stimulant, such as grappa. Go through an hour of eating […]

savor life

I love food. There – I said it. Welcome to my world, where everything can be whipped into a mélange of food metaphors. And thus begins my debut blog entry about another topic that I am equally passionate about: balance. Life hands us lots of choices. As a young girl, my hungry imagination cooked up […]

balance: the ultimate goal

One of my biggest challenges in life is to maintain that which means most to me, in a word: sanity. As an academic this goal often seems at odds with the demanding curriculum I am dealt each quarter. At times, I fail to complete even the most basic tasks (eating, sleeping) and caffeine becomes the […]