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Your yoga mat can make or break your practice and experience. All mats are not created equal, here are a few guidelines to help you find your perfect mat.
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Literally a week after my May StrideBox arrived, the June one appeared! Talk about (pleasantly) surprised! Let's see how it stacked up.
For many of us, joining a yoga class or walking into a yoga studio can be very intimidating. Between the quiet environment, the spiritual music, the essential oils, and the foreign language (that’s Sanskrit, by the way), it’s very easy for newcomers to yoga to be overwhelmed.
Master the following five aspects of yoga and you’ll be more than ready to enter your first beginner’s yoga class!
You’ve read the articles touting the benefits of yoga, you’ve seen the Instagram profiles with the superhuman yogis, and you’ve decided to give it a try. You signed up for your first yoga class. Congratulations! You’re on your way to being a more flexible, more calm (yet energized), and stronger human and athlete. What do you need to know to have the best experience possible?
While running has many well known and rightfully touted health benefits, running without performing any other form of exercise can unfortunately lead to injury. According to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, nearly 70% of runners will experience injury during the course of their running career. This is the bad news. The good news? Many of these injuries can be resolved (and even avoided) with a few easy additions to your running program.
You’ve probably heard about the physical benefits of yoga for runners but you may be less aware of the ways yoga can boost your mental performance.