Monday, October 4, 2010

What do do with old Yoga mats?

You can use your old Yoga mat for many different things. A couple of ideas are;

  1. Use it underneath your new Yoga mat as extra cushion when on knees or back. You can also cut it up and use it as a knee pad. Roll up your mat and tie it with ribbon and use as a bolster.

  2. Use it as a floor liner in the trunk of your car - it's non-slip and perfect for keeping the carpet clean.

  3. Use it as a seat cover when loading dirty items into the back seat of your car, or for a pet liner when traveling with dogs.

Any other suggestions please feel free to add them on the post.

Enjoy re-using your mat!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Reach the Summit!

Poise Studios Terry Tsubota "Reached the Summit".

Congratulations Terry! What an amazing experience it must have been.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Yogathon at Poise Studio


Join Poise Studio's team in this years Yogathon, Yoga for Everybody! by committing to your own yoga practice and raising pledges to support yoga classes for our students. Beginning July 1, 2010 through August 30, 2010, you can set a goal for the number of classes you want to complete during that period of time, and reach out to your family and friends to pledge their support raise funds for Living Yoga.

Living Yoga serves, for free, a wide range of facilities and institutions including prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, domestic violence shelters and programs for disadvantaged youth. We have over 70 active volunteers teaching more than 10,000 student hours of yoga each year.

Visit our website and sign up today. Our goal is to raise $1000. Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you know that might support this cause.

Thank you so much.

Victoria & Sarah

Monday, June 14, 2010

5K Race, Run & Walk at Intel's Jones Farm

The race started as we cheered them on.
We heard something like over 90o participants were racing!
Luckily we were able to share a tent with another vendor.
We got a little wet but not as much as the race participants.
We had a good turn out and met a lot of great people.
Thanks Intel for inviting us to be a part of this!

Monday, May 3, 2010

91 year old Yoga Instructor

This was sent to us and I thought we would share it with everyone else. Very inspiring, short video to watch.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tai Chi in March

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, call to register or sign up on line.

Tai Chi ~ CosmoDynamics
CosmoDynamics, also known Tai Chi, draws its knowledge from the I-Ching and ancient Taoist practices. It is a "soft" Chinese martial art form and a means of cultivating the qi, or chi, in the body. Tai Chi originally stemmed from the ancient practice of qi gong, and consists of many qi gong movements, and it evolved to a distinct and separate martial art form. It incorporates movements that are used as a form of relaxation and to teach control of every part of the body. The movements practiced are slow and steady, and students will focus on developing control and form.
The health benefits of regular practice include:

More efficient breathing
Reduced blood pressure
Increased bone density, strength and range of motion of joints
Greater leg & knee strength and flexibility

Reduced levels of stress hormones during and after practice
Practitioners studying CosmoDynamics will achieve better conditioning for the body and more importantly, develop a sense of internal calm. It is to learn to synchronize with the environment, to move with the dynamics of the cosmos. In using introspection, practitioners while bring together their inner strength and softness in the outside. It's about opening the mind and losing the structure.