Getting Started with Self-Care

You’ve probably heard a lot about self-care. Various sources–particularly those with something to sell–may oversimplify it to consumerism and self-indulgence in the name of pampering. Self-care is so much more than that! Get the inside scoop on what it is, why it’s important, and how to do it without breaking the bank. What Is Self-Care? Self-care includes…

6 Yoga Poses for Sciatica Relief

Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, can bring your active life to a screeching halt! You may feel tempted to sit still and nurse your injury. Movement and strengthening exercises can actually help you find long term relief. What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a painful symptom identified by radiating pain. It may begin in your lower back…

6 Creative Yoga Poses for Frequent Sitters

Frequent sitting is a part of daily life. This habit, combined with slouching over an electronic device, has resulted in generations of Americans that suffer from Upper Cross Syndrome. What is Upper Cross Syndrome? Upper Cross Syndrome is readily recognizable for it’s symptoms: low back pain, aching neck and shoulders, headaches, and hip discomfort. It is caused by…

5 Easy Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

If you’re seeking better sleep, you’ve probably run head-first into the effects of not sleeping well. Your health, relationships, and responsibilities suffer when you don’t rest.  Effects of Sleep Deprivation Ongoing sleep deficiency puts you at greater risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Poor sleep also places you at higher…

5 Tips to Create Lasting Peace

Peace is not something that you find. You must create and maintain your own peace. Below are 5 tips to help you create and maintain an atmosphere–and ultimately a lifestyle–of peace. Begin by identifying your influences. Everything that we see, listen to, and do, will influence our ability to create peace. 1. What You See Affects How…

10-Min Intro to Bodyweight Resistance, HITT

Running short on time? HIIT, or high intensity interval training, burns calories and strengthens muscles.  This ultra quick HIIT workout is fast and effective. Prepare with a comfortable yet firm surface, like a yoga mat, a get ready to sweat! This video is great for beginners who are working to improve their range of motion and…

20-minute Total Body Flow

In just 20 minutes you can address each of your major muscle groups! Roll out your mat, grab your yoga blocks, and get ready for a fun and energetic yoga flow. This yoga class is a good option for healthy beginners. 20-Minute Total Body Flow for Beginners from Erica Rascon on Vimeo. Learn More Learn more…

Gentle Chair Yoga

Looking for a beginners’ yoga practice that is gentle on the joints? This chair yoga class accommodates limited mobility and lower energy levels  in a fully chair-based yoga practice. This yoga class is also great for desk workers! Get in a nice stretch without leaving your office chair. This class is recommended for beginners. Gentle…

Chair Yoga for Toning and Stretching

This chair yoga class for toning and stretching will help you gradually build strength and stability. Part of the sequence takes place seated and the other portion includes standing postures that use the chair for support. Chair yoga is a fun way for beginners to explore the possibilities of exercise at home. Chair yoga is…

Beginners 20-min Bodyweight Training

Looking for a quick way to strengthen muscles and improve stability? Beginners in moderate health will get a great challenge from this video. Get ready to tone your muscle and gradually build endurance! Beginners 20-min Body Weight Resistance from Erica Rascon on Vimeo

Benefits of Meditation

You’ve likely heard of meditation but you wonder, is it worth the effort? Yes. Meditation has been proven to: reduce stress improve concentration strengthens the brain and improves its functionality decrease depression ease and prevent anxiety reduce substance abuse and dependency increase tolerance for pain (great for those in physical therapy) manage ADHD spark creativity improve…

Practical Tips for Better Hydration

Without proper hydration, your body fails to function optimally. That means you won’t get the most out of your private yoga sessions or customized workout plans. what does water do for you? If you lose a little as two percent of your body weight through sweating, your blood volume drops and your heart must work…

Protect Your Health with On Guard Essential Oil

It’s that time of year when it seems that you’re being pummeled by bacteria and viruses. Be proactive with your health by strengthening your body’s natural defenses! On Guard essential oil blend is respected for its components that fortify your immune system. On Guard blend includes wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils….

How to Create a SMART Workout Plan in 3 Steps

Setting goals is an important part of achieving your health and fitness aspirations. But sometimes, setting attainable goals can be tricky. These 3 tips will help you create a SMART workout plan that prepares you for success! 1. Set SMART Goals Good goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Specific– “I want to…