Posted by Lori Maravilla on July 20th, 2016
Learn how to prepare your body for running, feel better during your runs and take care of your body after!
Running can take a toll on your body. It compresses the spine, tightens the IT bands and strengthens only some muscles leading to imbalances in the legs showing up as hip and knee problems.
Adding yoga to your running routine can increase your endurance, protect and nourish your joints, and lower the risk of injuries.
In this workshop we will explore the quadriceps, hamstrings and hips while moving through dynamic stretches that will prepare you for your runs. We will have a discussion on how running affects the body and which areas should be strengthened in order to restore balance to the musculature to prevent future injuries. We will wrap up with a sequence of postures that should be used after your run. Students will go home with a better understanding of their body and several sequences to help them support their body before, during and after runs.
No Yoga experience necessary. This workshop is not restricted to runners. These sequences are beneficial for anyone desiring to increase flexibility in the legs and strengthen the muscles surrounding the knees and hips.
Teacher: Lisa Krylova
When: Sunday August 14th 3:30pm-5:30pm
Posted by Lori Maravilla on February 12th, 2012
Disharmony Between Yoga Teachers and Students: Why Students Must Eventually Leave the Teacher
What do you do when it’s time to leave your teacher?
At some point, every student must leave their teacher. It’s a built-in principle of yoga. Parents raise children to be able to survive on their own at some point; its the same concept between teachers and students of yoga. Lately, there have been several exoduses of notable teachers from notable lineages. From the outside, and maybe with some of the rawness, it seems like a tragic occurrence, but really, it’s a natural evolution of this process. It took me many years to understand this.
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Posted by Lori Maravilla on March 28th, 2016
The more we learn about yoga, the more we realize the benefits aren’t all in the minds of the 20 million or so devotees in the U.S. Yoga helps people to relax, making the heart rate go down, which is great for those with high blood pressure. The poses help increase flexibility and strength, bringing relief to back pain sufferers.
Now, in the largest study of yoga that used biological measures to assess results, it seems that those meditative sun salutations and downward dog poses can reduce inflammation, the body’s way of reacting to injury or irritation.
That’s important because inflammation is associated with chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. It’s also one of the reasons that cancer survivors commonly feel fatigue for months, even years, following treatment. Read more »
Posted by Lori Maravilla on December 30th, 2015
Here are the new classes additions and changes for 2016.
1. We are adding two morning classes to the schedule; 6:00am-7:00am. Tuesday with Simona Gimbutiene and Thursday morning with Hayley starting January 5th
2. Saturday morning 7:00am-8:15am with Simona Gimbutiene starting January 9th!
3. Sunday we now offer a 6:00pm-7:15pm evening class with Lisa Krylov, starting January 3rd!
4. And we changed to Gentle Yoga/P-N Yoga Class on Wednesday night 6:00pm-7:15pm with Eri Johnson.
Check out our full Schedule 2016
We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!
Hot Box Yoga Staff