Yoga for Athletes

Yoga is not just for slim girls in yoga pants anymore. More athletes, including professionals, are finding the benefits of yoga. If you think yoga is a waste of your precious time lifting weights or doing cardio, think again. Developing a steady practice can actually help you get stronger. You will learn to control your body and your mind. Yoga for athletes has numerous benefits that improve performance. Continue reading Yoga for Athletes

A Healthier You: Finding Wisdom in Winters

Wisdom Comes with Winters –Oscar Wilde

The first time I came across this quote was in high school.  It was the topic of a college entrance essay to which I was applying.  I remember, clear as day, staring at the blank sheet of paper as if it was looking right back at me just asking for me to think of something clever, meaningful.  I managed to write something witty enough to stand out but meaningful enough to convey thoughtfulness.  The events of this past holiday weekend reminded me of this quote which I have never forgotten, yet I have never really understood, until now.  Continue reading A Healthier You: Finding Wisdom in Winters

10 Signs You Should Be Taking A Yoga Class

Are you working hard toward your goals, yet finding yourself stressed out with tight muscles, body aches, and having issues getting a good night’s rest? Those, and several other reasons are signs that you might benefit from taking a yoga class. Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and posture. It has breathing benefits and is good for your heart. On top of all of that, it helps you keep your stress level under control. Here are 10 signs that you should sign up for a yoga class to reap the calming benefits.

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Women’s Flexibility is NOT a Liability in Yoga


By Tom Feest

A recently published article in the New York Times “Women’s Flexibility is a Liability (in Yoga)” inspired me to write this post. The article discusses how women are at greater risk for hip joint damage because they tend to be more flexible, especially in the hips, than men. Some of the poses in yoga require hip positioning that moves beyond normal mechanical limits this factor paired with high flexibility increases the chance of injury. I believe it’s more a matter of taking basic safety precautions, the same that you would (or should) take when engaging in any other form of physical activity. Continue reading Women’s Flexibility is NOT a Liability in Yoga

How Cyclists Can Benefit From Yoga

By “Yogaman” Tom Feest, Elite Sports Clubs Exhale Studios Yoga Program Director

6 ways cyclists can benefit from yoga

Awhile ago I read a long article on yoga for cyclists I decided to rewrite my own version in a shorter format for this blog, as it very beneficial to our members who ride both in and outdoors. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading How Cyclists Can Benefit From Yoga