Posts in category "flexibility"

Latest Trend in Yoga: Acrobatic Yoga Has Hit Chicago, FREE class Tonight, Tuesday, October 4th

Acrobatic yoga is an amazing practice that builds core strength, flexibility and joint stability.  It is an evolved application of yoga.  I find it to be quite athletic.  In fact I like it because makes yoga more athletic.  I have taught and practiced yoga since 1996.  I have tried all types and everyone’s system of... Read more »

AcroYoga, My First Lesson

I tried AcroYoga for the first time today. AcroYoga is a partner based physical activity.  I believe it is more appropriate for an individual who has done yoga, gymnastics or circus sports.  There are seven elements to the practice of AcroYoga: Circle ceremony The asanas- poses Partner flow Thai Massage Therapeutic flying Inversions Spotting Partner... Read more »

Exercise of the Week: Basic Lunges, Avoiding Knee Injuries

I promised a couple weeks ago that I would feature the proper form for lunges.  I named lunges as one of my top 5 favorite exercises for tightening and toning the butt.  So if you are still working on getting a shapely bottom for summer-time, there is still time. The routine I wrote  2 weeks... Read more »

Is Your Child in Dance, Gymnastics or Martial Arts? Becareful with Chinese SPlit

Wikepedia defines the Chinese splits as the ‘straddle splits, in which the legs are parallel to eachother and extended in opposite directions.  Most martial arts schools use them in their training.  But many schools do not safely incorporate them into their classes.  It is important to avoid doing these splits when the body is cold. ... Read more »