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8 Yoga Routines to Relieve Sciatica

Originally appeared on positivehealthwellness.com. By Karen Reed Sciatica is the pain that emits along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. The interesting thing about sciatica is that it affects only one side of your body.You’ll have a bright […]

5 Simple Changes That Will Help You Improve Your Posture

We bet you’ve heard “stand up straight” or “don’t slouch” a few times before — even if the critiques and criticisms about posture weren’t directed at you personally. But what is good posture and why exactly does it matter? The Merriam Webster Dictionary offers a straightforward definition, listing posture as “the way in which your […]

5 Hormones Every Active Woman Should Know

Originally appeared on Well + Good. Hormones are one of your body’s main signaling systems. Think of them as tiny traffic cops: They direct biochemical messages that regulate everything from your sex drive to your metabolism, mood, sleep, and fertility. Given the amount of information they’re responsible for ferrying, it’s easy to see how mixed signals might […]

5 Things To Know Before Your First Pilates Class

Originally appeared on Self.com The first time you take any new fitness class can be a little intimidating. But for some reason, Pilates classes have an extra air of “avoid this if you don’t know what you’re doing.” Maybe it’s the reformer, with its straps and springs. Maybe it’s the exercise names that you’ve never […]

Why A Bigger Breakfast Is Better For You

EATING MORE IN THE MORNING HELPS WEIGHT LOSS Originally appeared on Muscle and Fitness.  Research found that front-loading your calories may help with weight loss. Keeping your calorie count down at night may pay off if you’re looking to lose weight, according to a study presented at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting. Researchers found that […]

5 Morning Rituals to Make Every Day Your Healthiest Day

Originally appeared on Fitnessmagazine.com  You’ve probably seen, heard, or even tried them before: tips about what do first thing in the morning to feel better and be better all day. There are 10 things to do to wake up metabolism, and 10 things to increase productivity, and 10 more things to ensure smart food choices […]

The Power of Daily Yoga Practice

By Yonnus Becker, Studio Surya Yoga STEPPING ONTO YOUR MAT… EVERYDAY. There is magic in yoga. Every time we rise from Savasana we pause to contemplate the same poignant question … why don’t I do this more often?  Our practice realigns us, connects us to ourselves, and reminds us of the importance of simply “being.” Most importantly, […]

The Truth About Foam Rolling

Article originally appeared on Men’s Health.  How Foam Rolling Works by Michael Easter Most trainers recommend foam rolling before a workout for good reason: A study in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that rolling out for just a minute can improve your range of motion, while a study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise discovered that rolling after […]