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6 Things I Wish My Yoga Teacher Would Have Told Me

Have you ever taken a Yoga class and found yourself having a hard time keeping up, breathing, or maybe even left feeling a little defeated? I’m here to tell you that that is all ok, but I might have something that can help you. I’ve been practicing Yoga for almost 20 years, but just recently have been teaching for almost the last two years. In my teaching I have found myself saying things to my students that I wish my teachers would have told me when I was first was new to Yoga. Yoga is beautifully good for us, every…

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Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

I see people slave away in the gym and still want to know how to burn more calories.It’s really quite simple… the more you move, the more you burn. Here are a few ways to get a little extra calorie burn in and out of the gym. Do one, do them all, but whatever you do… move! 🙂 Outside of the Gym: Park Farther Away You know this one. The more steps you take in a single day the more calories you burn. Everyone always wants to find the spot closest to the front, but why? If you are working…

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Workout Routines You Can Do In Your Pool

I’d like for you all to meet Becky. She’s written up a few things you can do in the water to get fit and stay fit. You don’t necessarily have to have a pool, the ocean works too or even at the gym. Living in San Diego it’s hard to stay indoors for a workout when it’s gorgeous outside, so you will definitely see my in the gym pool doing these workouts! Thank you Becky!!! 🙂   Hi everybody, my name is Becky, and I write for AnAopleperday.com.  I’m delighted to be writing a guest post for The Wellness Doer….

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What is the 10 Minute Squat Test? (Guest Post)

Wellness-doers…can you DO this?!? WHAT IS THE 10 MINUTE SQUAT TEST? A basic test of lower body flexibility and mobility that… Is a “truth-teller” about if your lower body range of motion is adequate for a long and healthy life of movement, exercise and play! Facilitates digestion, Prevent’s or eases low back tightness (when practiced religiously) Ensures a healthy spine and joints for years to come (there’s a reason most cultures in the world who use the squat as a basic resting position don’t have the kinds of back pain we have in our modern society!) Try out this 10…

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4 Tips for Performing Better

I attend the 3-Day Perform Better Fitness Conference in Long Beach every year. Last year I posted: Who is it Really About? That post was more so my little jab at personal trainers… I know, I know, I’m a personal trainer but somebody had to say it. Well this year there is no jabs. Just a couple things that seemed to be mentioned quite a bit that can help us all perform better. performing better, performing better 1. Straighten yourself out. No matter how much you workout if your body is not in proper alignment your body can not function at…

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3 Things To Do This Week

So this post was intended for last week but for some reason didn’t post. Here it is again and you’ll just have to double up with this coming weeks 3 things. Do This: Scrape Your Tongue: Ewwww… scrape my tongue? Yes… it’s extremely beneficial to your health. If you stick out your tongue in the mirror you can get a good idea of the toxic build up in your body. That white film is known in Ayurveda as ama. Cleaning your tongue each morning with a tongue scraper or a metal spoon helps to remove these toxins so they don’t go…

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3 Things To Do This Week

It’s Monday again and it’s a great time to try something new. Below is 3 things to give a whirl this week. Do this: Eat veggies with every meal. I know you all are going to be WAY excited about this one… are you ready for it? This week make an effort to eat veggies with EVERY meal. Yes, every meal… breakfast, lunch and dinner. We all through days where we don’t get enough veggies. You only have to do it for a week and you never know, you may find you enjoy it more than you think. It may…

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