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How to Combine Yoga with Other Workouts

Whether you prefer running, lifting weights or really just getting your sweat on, blood rushing and heart pumping, there is a Yoga class for you. Yoga on its own is an excellent full body workout that helps to not only improve the overall health of your body but the health of your mind as well. When you have a healthy mind it is much easier to get your body to [...]

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March 23, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Foam Rolling for Yogis

We all have heard about the infamous foam roller, and by now you have hopefully given it a try.  If not, there are so many benefits to be had with even just a 10 min. daily session. Benefits of Foam Rolling Form of myofascial release Helps to loosen muscles Helps to increase blood flow to muscles Minimizes injuries by keeping muscles supple Increases flexibility [caption id="attachment_9161" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Processed with [...]

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March 22, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

5 Reasons You Wouldn’t Take a Yoga Class and Why You Should

Everyone has their reservations when beginning a new journey.. It is completely normal and you are definitely not alone. This is extremely true when it comes to beginning, or finding your way back to your Yoga practice. You may have heard some reasons or even convinced yourself as to why you think you would not benefit from taking a Yoga class. Well, we are here to tell you that they [...]

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March 20, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Pilates Mat Work vs. Equipment

The Scoop  Newcomers to Pilates often ask the question “what is the difference between mat Pilates and Pilates on the equipment”.  Although both do a phenomenal job delivering core strength, muscular balance, mobility, and overall conditioning, exercises on the mat feel differently than those on the equipment -largely because of spring-loaded resistance and straps that assist or resist the body and diversify exercises. Mat Work On the mat, the body [...]

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January 22, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Yoga Intention Setting for 2019

Intention setting is an important routine to put into practice as a new year arrives. This is a time to reflect inwardly in order to look outwardly at what is coming next. These intentions are not always just setting goals, but rather it's creating a vision of the "why" behind what you can discover through reflection, processing and rehashing of the good and bad. The energy behind your intentions will move you [...]

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December 30, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Celebrating the New Year in a Mindful Way

We'll be greeting the new year in just a few days. Although we tend to associate New Year's Eve with blowout parties, there's no law that says you have to spend your evening like that! If you're looking for a more mindful way to ring in 2019, we've got you covered. Here are Om On's favorite tips for a mindful New Year's celebration! Set Your Intentions We talk a lot [...]

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December 27, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Wellness Guide: Southern California

It's no surprise that Southern California is this country's wellness mecca. The beautiful weather and good vibes can't help but make you want to take the best possible care of your mind, body, and spirit. While we here at Om On are confirmed East Coasters, we have a soft spot for LA (and San Diego!). In fact, we're in the process of planning a trip out there for next year! [...]

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December 12, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Winter Solstice Yoga Guide

Winter marked by the Winter Solstice comes as the shortest day of the year this December 21st. The Solstice is the darkest point in the year, when light begins it's path of reemerging. This transitional day is a turning point in the season as the dark is no longer moving forward, but light is revealing itself more and more into the Spring and Summer seasons. We love celebrating the solstice [...]

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December 1, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Ten Steps to Help You Unplug on Your Next Yoga Retreat

We recently wrote about the ways yoga helps us to unplug from our daily stressors. If you're going on a yoga retreat soon, being able to disconnect with your life and enter the moment is doubly as important! Here are our top ten tips for unplugging on a yoga retreat. Set an intention for your time away. We can't say enough about the importance of intention setting when you head [...]

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November 27, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Yoga and Unplugging

Nowadays, we're constantly bombarded by sensory stimulation and technology overload. When we have an unceasing connection to the world outside of us in the form of smartphones, social media, and screen time means that we are revving our sympathetic nervous system, and maxing out our stress levels, which puts our system into overdrive. As cold weather sinks in and the world slows down, we're reminded of how important it is [...]

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November 19, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT