For centuries, students of Yoga have reaped its benefits: strong and flexible bodies, clear and quick minds, and centered and healthy spirits. Yoga is a practice many turn to as part of a regular exercise practice, and it's even better when it's used as a lifestyle. How is this different? It means incorporating Yoga into your daily routines and reaping Yoga benefits, anytime and anywhere!
These 8 Yoga lifestyle techniques are designed to be easy to use in a variety of situations. You might be in a brushing your teeth, walking your dog, in a meeting, or just watching TV - "any" time is great for applying Yoga techniques designed to keep your core strong, your body open and your energy flowing!
Your instructor, Paula Saraga, will first show you how to do the technique, then you will follow along with pictures and video to master them and incorporate them into your daily routine.
Welcome to Yoga: All Day Techniques for Strength and Flexibility. I’m so glad you’re here!
I created this course in answer to the thousands of Yoga students I’ve worked with over the past several decades, students who, like you, have wondered how to incorporate Yoga into their daily routines to keep their bodies strong and flexible, their minds clear and alert, and their spirits centered and uplifted.
The reality is, we often think of Yoga as a practice we do in addition to our daily work and personal lifestyles. But I want to encourage you to think of Yoga as a lifestyle. Why? Because your intention now will add health to your future!
In other words, use Yoga during your everyday actions! How? That’s where this course come in. Using simple, intentional and purposeful moves I will show you through each lecture the magic that comes from using Yoga while you:
My intention is for you to gain an awareness of the simple moves you do every day, and through an intentional practice of Yoga in your daily routines, you will also find new ways to practice Yoga and in turn, reap the healthy body, mind and spirit benefits!
Great for the start of the day or the end of the night, this routine can be done while brushing your teeth, standing at the copy machine, or even waiting in line!
Whether you're boiling water in the kitchen or standing at a copy machine, this stretch extends your sides and keeps the flex in flexible.
If you sit for any length of time in your home or in your office, this lecture will make a huge difference in your day. We look at posture, pose and just how sitting and standing can be the difference between your energy flow or your energy's low.
Yes, you CAN use your phone a lot and not have a stiff neck! This lecture explains what's going on when we pay more attention to the phone than how we're holding it and viewing it.
There's no avoiding using a computer in today's world, and if you tend to sit for any length of time in front of one, you'll want to use this neat little harness trick to keep your shoulders back and chest open - great for encourage energy flow!
No, we're not talking about doing a pose while operating your auto! Yes, we are learning how to achieve your optimal sitting posture, lengthen your spine, and giving your upper body a needed stretch as you enter or exit your vehicle!
We all love a little lounge time, but what are our bodies doing if we're crumpled in a heap or twisted like a candy cane on the couch? Here's a simple way to keep your flips open and flexible while keeping your core strong. Pass the remote!
Whether taking your pet or yourself for a walk, this lecture will set your consciousness on track for a health heel and ball (of foot) exchange!
My sister, Sharon, stopped by to give us a ten minute, quick and easy stretch you can incorporate into your day anytime, anywhere. Get these moves down and you'll soon be doing them everywhere for tension relief and greater flexibility!
Paula began her study and practice of yoga in her very first year of college. She enrolled in the first yoga course ever offered at the University of FL which met in the ROTC building. From there she also became a student of TM (transcendental meditation) and psychology. In the late 80’s Paula became involved with the Iyengar yoga community in San Francisco and began practicing yoga from this perspective for years. She was then approached by her teacher to begin teaching and has now been teaching in the Iyengar style for almost 25 years.
Throughout this time Paula has also become a certified massage therapist as well as a personal trainer with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Paula also received her MA in Body Oriented Psychotherapy. She has often merged these modalities to work with bodies and their alignment, movement and awareness in the most efficient way. Paula currently uses her recent certification as Senior Exercise Specialist to work with this growing population doing both fitness and yoga.
When she is not working, Paula likes to dance (ballet and bellydance) and take walks to the Pacific Ocean.