January 23rd, 2019

GYROKINESIS Applications for Yoga

GYROKINESIS® Applications For Yoga Practice The GYROKINESIS® method was created by Juliu Horvath. It is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Spiraling and undulating movements increase the functional capacity of the spine and create a spherical ...

August 2nd, 2018

Better Your Balance (and More) with Tai Chi

Better Your Balance (and More) with Tai Chi   by the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Team Perhaps you’ve heard of tai chi, but don’t really know what it’s all about, or perhaps you do know what it’s all about, but don’t really understand the many ways it can benefit you. Maybe you even remember it from the Patrick Swayze film Road House.   Tai chi is a martial art, an elegant marriage of ...

September 28th, 2017

5 Weeks to Mindfulness: Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis

5 Weeks to Mindfulness  Lunch Series for Beginner to Intermediate Yogis   Bring a mat, take a seat to learn the definition of mindfulness and how to apply it to every aspect of your daily living from walking to eating to practicing yoga. Over five Tuesdays, you will transform your lifestyle with Closter's L'ifestyle Lounge Lunch Series led by registered dietitian and registered yoga teacher, Elyssa Toomey. ...

July 29th, 2017

Why Athletes Should and Do Yoga

Why Athletes Should and Do Yoga By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD Practicing yoga has the potential to improve your athleticism on every level. Regardless of the sport, give time to learn this ancient practice. In fact, most professional and collegiate level sport teams have their very own registered yoga teacher! Yoga has become a standard practice included in the training regimens of athletes for the purposes of (but ...

June 28th, 2017

Chakras 101

Chakras 101 By Shannon Herbert, RYT 200 You may have heard of the chakras. Perhaps a yoga instructor talked about them in class or you read something about them. But exactly what are the chakras and why are they considered important not only in our yoga practice but our daily lives as well? Put simply, the chakras are energy centers within our body through which energy flows. In an ideal state, the chakras are aligned ...