Resistance Bands

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, weekend warrior, or exercise neophyte, you can benefit from incorporating resistance bands into your workout routine. A great alternative to large, bulky, and expensive gym equipment, resistance bands can help you build strength, sculpt lean muscles, and rehabilitate from injury. They are also compact and affordable making them ideal for…

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Shoulder Alignment in Yoga

Every year, millions of Americans visit the doctor complaining of shoulder pain. Typical issues include joint instability, rotator cuff tears, impingements, and arthritis, all of which can leave you sidelined or in pain. In fact, shoulder injuries are fairly common for yogis, but they don’t have to be. With some mindful adjustments to your practice…

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How to balance working out with kids

You’ve heard the expression, “you can’t pour from an empty cup,” but have you ever stopped to consider what that really means? It’s a repeated phrase that means we can not give to others if we are not taking care of ourselves. Self-care has become a buzz word lately adding one more thing to our…

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What to eat before a workout

You have your yoga mat and water bottle ready to go, and you even remembered to register for your class online (#Killingit!). It’s all going according to plan until halfway through your workout when you start to feel dizzy and lightheaded. This is likely because you let an important element of your workout prep slide–your…

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Find Your Deep Core

If you’ve been to an Ohana class or spent any time at all around an instructor or trainer, then you’ve likely heard them ramble on about the importance of a strong core. But what does that really mean? Are they referring to your abdominal muscles or something else entirely? What is your deep core? The…

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Improve Your Posture with Yoga

Can yoga make you taller? Probably not, but it can improve your posture, making you appear taller, although the benefits of improved posture go far beyond aesthetics.  Poor posture plagues as much as 80 percent of the population and experts agree that the ramifications of bad posture are more serious than simply how you look.…

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Apophyllite Crystals

Apophyllite is a striking group of crystals that look like several iridescent prisms stacked on top of one another. The apophyllite crystal structure consists of multiple layers, giving it its pearly sheen and unique shape.  If you’re hoping to raise your vibration, increase your intuition, and create harmony between your masculine and feminine energies, then…

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Balancing You Chakras

For the chakra uninitiated, it is believed that when your chakras are balanced your flow of energy is aligned, meaning negative emotions, feelings, and thoughts, as well as physical ailments, are less likely to manifest. If you are looking to restore balance or maintain equilibrium across your chakras you will want to employ specific chakra…

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Yoga for Low Back Pain

If you are over the age of 30, chances are you may have already experienced a bout of low back pain. In fact, it’s estimated that 80% of adults will experience persistent or chronic back pain that limits daily activity at some point in their life. And, while low back pain can be attributed to…

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How to pair crystals

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun intended) then you’ve probably noticed the rising popularity of crystal gemstones. For the uninitiated, crystals are believed to contain numerous healing properties from alleviating stress to boosting creativity, and everything in between. Many believe that holding crystals during meditation, wearing them on your body in the form…

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