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Month: October 2015

Yoga for Sport: Enhance your Training

Headed to yoga on your recovery day? While a sweaty vinyasa or power yoga class sounds like the ideal way to work out the kinks, you may be adding stress to your already taxed body. Learn how best to leverage yoga to enhance your training.

“Recognise that yoga is not your sport. You’re going to yoga to feed your sport. Your goal isn’t to touch your toes.” excerpt from ‘Hit the Mat: Time on the yoga mat should vary depending on where you are in your training cycle’ by Christine Yu.

To read the full article click from Triathlete Magazine here.


The Power of the Diaphragm

Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine’s article for Yoga Digest on the power of the diaphragm, and its impacts on your yoga practice.

“There are several distinct roles that the diaphragm plays in the body on a more energetic level. Firstly, is its capacity to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body. In Chinese Medicine, the diaphragm is the gateway between the upper and lower parts of the body. Therefore, it’s the diaphragms job to regulate the ascending & descending functions of the body. This is represented in our ability to transport qi, blood and fluids to the entire body to nourish the brain & internal organs as well as the ascending & descending functions of respiration & digestion to name a few. Because of this, the diaphragm serves a vital role in regulating energy flow throughout the body.”

To read the full article click here.


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