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Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Research

Unfortunately, there is no research on the benefits of aqua yoga and it’s efficacy compared to aquatic exercise in general or compared to land based yoga.  As I come across papers relevant to aqua exercise and arthritis, I will post them and hopefully one day, we’ll see some research on aqua yoga.

Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Research…extrapolate as desired:

Effects of aquatic exercise on muscle strength and functional performance of individuals with osteoarthritis: a systematic review

In trial still: Effect of aquatic physical therapy on pain perception, functional capacity and quality of life in older people with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Featured as a Pain Relief Blogger

  Bee Content Yoga was featured as a Top Migraine and Chronic Pain Relief Blogger.  Big round of applause… Have any requests for articles you’d like to see?  Offer that feedback and subscribe to my blog to keep getting those tips on managing your pain with yoga HERE. If you’d like to see the full… Continue Reading

Sutra 2.39 – Acknowledging Abundance

Sutra 2.39 – Acknowledging Abundance

The sutra I shared for September, sutra 2.39, focused on practicing with gratitude. “Acknowledging abundance (aparigraha) we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insights into the purpose for our worldly existence.” Sutra 2.39 translation by Nischala Joy Devi, The Secret Power of Yoga   I appreciated the expansion of the concept of gratitude compared… Continue Reading

An Awesome New Yoga Job at YFA

  I got a new job!  An official yoga job.  I’m the new Program Director at Yoga for Arthritis. I’m excited to join an organization who’s mission I’m so passionate about. I hope to help expand their reach with all their audiences, build new partnerships in the yoga and arthritis communities, and personally network.  … Continue Reading

Overcome internet trolls with metta meditation and journaling

I got my first internet troll/hater this week.  It was really only a problem because they really pushed one of my buttons – The you don’t have a chronic illness button.  Those of you reading this probably know exactly what I’m talking about – those people who after you put yourselves out there, say you… Continue Reading

Meditating on Bees

I did a hive check today.  I hadn’t done a thorough inspection since I’d installed both my packages of bees.  The good news was my local hive split and my Russian hybrid bees both looked good with lots of brood. Here’s a nice picture of the Russian queen.  She still has her tag on so… Continue Reading

Issues with Essential Oils

  Sometimes I feel like the only yoga teacher on the planet who doesn’t sell essential oils.  It feels like there was some mandatory association started somewhere and I missed the membership application.   In reality though, I choose to not associate myself with essential oils because of the populations I work with and the… Continue Reading

Yogi Mother’s Day

    A happy yogi Mother’s Day to all the mamas!  This is a picture of my grandmother holding my mom.  My grandmother passed some years ago and I miss her of course.  I think she was my biggest fan.  Last time I painted my house I was struggling with what colors I should use.… Continue Reading

20 Ways I Make Yoga Accessible

  I use the phrase making yoga accessible multiple times on my website.  When you hear the phrase making yoga accessible you might think of helping people in wheelchairs to do yoga.  While I certainly do that in my classes at assisted living facilities, the idea is really much broader.  It’s about making yoga work… Continue Reading

Aqua Yoga Triangle Pose

  Aqua Yoga Triangle Pose In the pool at Seminole Lake Country Club.  Classes start Monday April 18th 10:30 AM. Does your back hurt?  Have you wanted to try yoga but felt intimidated by the fancy poses and outfits?  Aqua yoga is a great alternative. Seminole Lake aqua yoga  has all the benefits of land-based… Continue Reading

Desiring Easter Bees

Last summer I wrote a post about the discipline of bees which you can read here.  It focused on the yogic principle of tapas.  I was reminded of the importance of this again recently when I went outside and out of habit did the headcheck to look over to the hives.  Except the hives are… Continue Reading

Exciting New Partnership @ Seminole Lake Country Club

I’m super excited to announce a new partnership with Seminole Lake Country Club.  I will be offering land and aqua yoga classes in conjunction with the Tennis Center starting Monday March 14th. Land Classes – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-10:15AM Come limber up, improve your balance and your focus before hitting the court or green… Continue Reading

Arctic Animals Kids Yoga Recap

  We had a wonderful time at Arctic Animals Kids Yoga.  The kids had an amazing knowledge of the animals that live in the arctic environment.  We did two different flow sequences filled with arctic animals, explored some other animals inspired poses, did a polar bear ice flow swim, read a snow poem, practiced snowflake… Continue Reading

February 2016 BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club

BiblYOphile Yoga Book Club – February book – Hellbent by Benjamin Lorr HELL-BENT explores a world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master… Continue Reading

Jan 2016 Yoga Book Club – The Goddess Pose

  For our January Yoga Book Club selection, we’ll read The Goddess Pose by New York Times best-selling author Michelle Goldberg, where she traces the life of the incredible woman, Russian born Indra Devi, who brought yoga to the West—and in so doing paints a sweeping picture of the twentieth century.  Born into the minor… Continue Reading

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