Category Archives: Yoga

Be Here Now – October

As we head into the Fall, there are still lots of great festivals and retreats to attend. With the holidays right around the corner, be sure to get out there and keep traveling! Joshua Tree Festival October 5-8 Joshua Tree, CA An independently produced festivals held annually at this well known National Park. One of two multi-day campout music festivals in Southern California featuring live music. One in the Spring and one in the Fall. The Fall line up differs musically with  rootsicana-newgrassy-folkadelic artists. A family friendly event, the JTMF (as they are affectionately referred to) is also aligned with the Joshua Tree Living Arts…

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Hurricane Season Blues? We’ve got the cure!

So what can we say. Hurricane season has been intense. We are stressed! …and getting to the studio is sometimes impossible, especially right now. If you are handling all of this like we are, it is safe to say…you are hanging on for dear life, not to mentions dear zen. As stress fills the body and mind with toxins, we here at My Joy Yoga were thinking, what better way to try to get rid of some of that stress and start healing, then to to connect with us online. Anywhere. Anytime. With that in mind we wanted to re-introduce…

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The Arms Have It – 5 Yoga Poses to Try

While we here at Joy Yoga always view our Yoga practice as a whole-body approach doctrine, occasionally we like to showcase a particular body part or area that you might want to be giving a little extra attention during your workout. This time we want to focus on our upper body and most specifically our arms. To help you hone in and define this area we put together a list of poses that engage every part of the arm and are excellent for targeting these specific areas to incorporate into your regular workouts. Plank A well-known staple in your practice,…

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Trend Report

As we head into the second half of 2017, we thought we would take a look at some of this year’s hottest fitness and Yoga trends. While we don’t always end up incorporating every trend we hear about, being in the know is a great way to make sure you are always on top of your Yoga game. Recuperative & Restorative Yoga Generally a slower and more easily paced practice, a restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five to six poses and is usually supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Some restorative poses include light twists, seated…

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Tips & Tricks To Feel Fresh During and After Your Workout!

We all know that workouts can be hard on your skin and hair just as much as they are on your body. With that in mind we wanted to give our readers some tips and tricks or keeping your locks fresh and your skin clean during your workout and beyond. While Working Out Put your best “clean” face forward Skip the makeup if you can. Besides blocking your pores, makeup can also create a non breathable layer on top of your skin that keeps the natural sweat created during your workout from being released. Pro tip – Face wipes are…

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The Hottest Yoga Pants This Summer!

As we go head first into summertime, we thought it might be a great time to showcase some of our favorite Yoga pants on the market to wear in AND out of the studio. Help beat the heat and be ready to practice anywhere, anytime with some of these top picks under $100!   The Alo Equalize Capri $82 Made with innovative seaming that wraps front to back from breathable fabric, these capri pants are light, easy to wear and will help keep you feeling and looking cool this summer. Terez Womens Tall Band Fishnet Crop Leggings $86 Out of NY, Terez…

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Newest Online Teacher Training Graduate – Judy Frederick

We couldn’t be more excited to share our recent Online Teacher Training graduate story about Judy Frederick! “I’m 60 years old and called “Princess” by my husband of 41 years, “Mom” by our son, and “Mimi” by our two granddaughters.  My yoga practice at the gym became a priority in 2011 with the passing of my father from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. During yoga, I felt relief as we were reminded to let go and further reminded to focus on the moment. Practicing the asanas and learning to slow my breath in challenging poses has been life-changing resulting…

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For the Men in Your Yoga Life!

We hope all the Fathers in our lives had a great weekend, and in honor of International Yoga Day and helping to keep them in tip top shape the rest of the year, here are some of the top 5 Yoga poses for men; that they can practice anywhere, anytime! Forward Fold Benefits: Helps release tension in the neck, back and shoulders. Downward Facing Dog Benefits: Helps lessen back pain and chronic tightness in the hamstrings and hips Bridge Benefits: Opens the chest and releases the tighter areas around the rib cage Chair Pose Benefits: Builds strength in the lower…

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Yoga at Any Age

Yoga is more than just an exercise or physical fitness routine, it can provide you with health benefits that go far beyond just a good workout. Since good practices start early and should continue throughout your life, we wanted to give you a few pointers and poses to help get you and your family into a good Yoga routine at any age. Yoga Poses for Kids & Teenagers First of remember to help them see that Yoga is fun and a great way to burn off all that energy they have. While we all know how hard it can be…

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Summer is on the Horizon

Welcome to our monthly installment of “Be Here Now”, giving you the 411 on all the festivals and retreats every month to nurture the body, mind and soul (not to mention your ears). Hopefully you paid close attention to our last list kicking off festival season and if not, well don’t worry because here’s our June list. So get out there and don’t forget your sunscreen! ROOTS PICNIC June 3 Philadelphia, PA Yes this is just a one day festival, but you are so close to New York City, you can make a weekend out of it visiting the Big Apple….

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