Blogs about Holidays

Thoughts for the Holidays: Yoga and Gifts

Much of the practice of yoga is centered in the idea of balance. Rather than building muscle but ignoring flexibility, or flexibility without strength, we seek both. We seek to open and express and develop our self across dimensions of being: physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social. This doesn't mean that we strive for the fullest expression of each of these aspects, but that we breathe toward both: like a focal point, still and strong, able to stretch outward in more than one direction. 

Five Rules of Holiday Fitness

Don’t be that person who puts fitness goals on the back burner this holiday season.

Holiday Fitness Survival Guide

Holiday fitness survival guide is our topic of discussion for today. This time of year has different challenges that compete with our motivation to exercise. The change of the season with it being darker longer is a challenge to our exercise time. The holiday shopping we do is a challenge to our exercise time. Also, holiday parties and spending more time with our families is another challenge to our exercise time.

Frosty 5K and Merry Mile - Frisco Texas

Frosty 5K and Merry Mile Have Frisco Getting Ready to RunNothing proves that you’ve been taking your fitness goals seriously like competing in a race, and if you live in the Frisco region, your next chance is coming up in just a couple of weeks.The Frosty 5K and Merry Mile will be held on December 12th. If you’re not familiar with this event, it’s broken into two components. First, there is the Merry Mile race, which begins at 8:00 a.m. Then half an hour later, the Frosty 5K takes off.

Doing Yoga on Thanksgiving

There will be no lack of options for yoga classes on Thanksgiving. However, I suspect that many of my students, and many people generally will less be making a choice of which of a dozen classes to attend, than between yoga and cooking, travel, family, and other duties and pleasures. I thought I would make a few suggestions of ways to adapt your practice to the more common needs of this time of year, and to doing that practice even if you cannot make it to your usual class. 

Happy 4th of July weekend!! :)

Love, Music of the 1960s, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

‘This the Season – Relax!

It all starts around the Thanksgiving time and, well, does not end until a few days after the New Year. Season parties, sometimes two a night, all the frenzy of gift-buying, sending the cards – be it by the snail mail or in their electronic version – while trying to manage our usual daily lives and duties… Our days have not enough of hours, our nutrition slacks and the first thing to “go” and not happen is your daily visit to the gym or your daily walk.A recipe for physical and mental disaster.

Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

 The holiday season is underway and, and for some, that also means holiday weight gain. A lot of numbers are thrown around with regards to how much weight people actually gain. The truth is, the “average” person gains about three to five pounds during the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. 

Holiday Survival Guide

We’re just a couple weeks away until we get to enjoy the company of family and friends for Thanksgiving.  Even better is the fact that most of us have multiple families to go visit, which means we have multiple meals to feast on.  It’s the best when everyone in the family brings their A-game to the table to make some sort of dish or desert.  THE BEST!So how do you get to enjoy these dishes guilt-free?You have to make something healthy, of course…