What’s Yoga Got To With It?

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Everything! Yoga has become a trendy catchall term for flexibility and stretching. But yoga is really about living life to the fullest and developing a lifestyle that is balanced and integrated. Doing yoga postures/asanas may well improve flexibility but the true impact of yoga goes far beyond the notion of exercise. Yoga provides a vehicle to learn lessons that can carry over into everyday experiences. The practice of yoga does not stop on the yoga mat. Having been trained by world-renowned Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai, I’ve learned—and teach--how to carry the calming, mindful … [Read more...]

National Yoga Awareness Month

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Did you know that for the whole month of September, the Yoga Health Foundation calls for individuals, families and groups to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful benefits of yoga? It is a campaign to encourage everyone to create a healthy lifestyle based on prevention and is a perfect opportunity to get started with a practice that will nourish you for a lifetime. Practicing yoga has innumerable proven benefits. From a physical standpoint, yoga stretches and tones muscles, increases flexibility, improves respiratory function and reduces pain and inflammation all over the body. As for the … [Read more...]

September is National Yoga Awareness Month

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Did you know that for the whole month of September, the Yoga Health Foundation calls for individuals, families and groups to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful benefits of yoga? It is a campaign to encourage everyone to create a healthy lifestyle based on prevention and is a perfect opportunity to get started with a practice that will nourish you for a lifetime. Practicing yoga has innumerable proven benefits. From a physical standpoint, yoga stretches and tones muscles, increases flexibility, improves respiratory function and reduces pain and inflammation all over the body. As for the … [Read more...]

September Letter from the Editor

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Greetings eFitFamily readers!  Thank you for visiting and we invite you to explore our site to find information and inspiration as you take simple steps towards a healthier lifestyle.  This month we celebrate Childhood Obesity Awareness Month as well as National Yoga Awareness Month. We continue to face a crisis of childhood obesity in our country.  According to the American Heart Association, approximately 1 in 3 children ages 2-19 are overweight and obese (BMI-for-age at or above the 85th percentile of the 2000 CDC growth charts.)  www.heart.org  Join us in creating awareness and making … [Read more...]