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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

How Pilates Compliments a Yoga Practice

Yoga and Pilates differ in ways, yes, but as they say "good eyebrows are sisters, not twins". This is also true when is comes to Pilates and Yoga. Although they may not be twins they are most definitely sisters and greatly assist each other. Yoga and Pilates have many complimenting characteristics and Pilates has often been proven to enhance your Yoga practice. Pilates can be used alongside your Yoga practice [...]

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March 18, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Poetry of Yoga: Collecting Feathers

source:  Heather Lancaster of Creative Heat Photography We are thrilled to announce our beloved instructor, Tara (Becky) Eschenroeder's first book out now.  We were completely inspired by this collection of sacred poetry that inspires vulnerability, compassion, and vibrancy.  What an incredible source of inspiration spoken straight from the heart and where each word has been carefully chosen to touch the reader and sprinkle a dusting of sparkles. Writing Process Almost [...]

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January 30, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Pilates vs. Yoga

Although there are similarities between yoga and Pilates, they are really quite different. Both breath-focused exercise systems connect the mind to the body, yet each delivers these benefits among others, with contrasting methods.  The richness of yoga inspired visionary Joseph Pilates to develop an exercise method based on six founding principles honing in on the powerhouse or core muscles of the body. These principles including concentration, centering, precision, breath, and [...]

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January 15, 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

Guest Post: How to Stay Healthy in Your Yoga Practice

One of our incredible teachers, Izzy Shurte, has shared her thoughts with us on injury prevention and body awareness for yogis. We hope you find it helpful! As I have experienced injury as a result of my yoga asana practice, keeping myself safe and helping my students to stay safe in my class is something I’ve given considerable thought to over the years. I find it helpful to normalize injury [...]

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December 18, 2018 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Teacher Feature: Marge Allen

This month we caught up with Om On's Newest Instructor, Marge Allen.  Marge is a lover of languages, movement, and being upside down.  She carries a BFA in dance performance and choreography from VCU, as well as, a professional contemporary circus certification from FLIC Scuola di Circo in Torino, Italy. Take a look below to learn a bit more about this yogini who lives by the motto:   “when doubt presents [...]

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December 6, 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