Posted by Lori Maravilla on April 21st, 2015
This workshop is perfect for people who are new to the practice of yoga as well as for more seasoned students wanting to review the basics. During the 2 hours you will be taken through the foundational postures one at a time, while receiving alignment cues and hands on adjustments to help enhance your practice. Some partnering will be involved to help each student really experience these poses in a different way, however it is not required to bring a plus one.
Come, experience your yoga practice and poses by having the time to play with what feels right for your body in an atmosphere were your questions are encouraged. Emphasis on breathing exercises, postural alignment to avoid injury, hands on adjustments.
Posted by Lori Maravilla on February 14th, 2014
Settle down and unbunch your panties!
Yes, yoga poses must be taught and performed in a way that eliminates the risk for injury. And, yes, the poses should be visually recognizable. (If your Virabadrasana II (Warrior 2) looks more like a bucket of shit, chances are you’re doing it wrong!)
Asana (the physical exercises most folks simply call yoga these days) is not the goal of yoga, it is simply a tool. According to Patanjali, as described in the Yoga Sutras, the only alignment necessary is to be comfortable, steady, and relaxed in asana.
But many teachers today focus exclusively on the asanas and the physical body. As a long time yoga and asana teacher, I understand the necessity of studying anatomy and physiology. After all, asana is a physical practice. Understanding the human body—its capabilities and its limitations—can help teachers understand how to safely instruct students. It is useful in creating balanced sequences and modifying postures depending on a student’s abilities. It also makes you sound really smart! Read more »
Posted by Lori Maravilla on August 1st, 2013
The Best Water Filter Options
By Kate: at wellnessmama
I get a lot of emails and facebook questions about the healthiest options for drinking water and water filters. To be honest, this is something I’ve been researching in depth for years, and am only now writing about it since I’ve finally been able to try all of the options.
Finding the healthiest and most nutrient dense food options is extremely important, but to some degree, finding the best water options can be even more important! Some sources of water can contain hundreds of chemicals and many of these chemicals can be more easily absorbed from water than from food. Read more »