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Shoulder Swirls

January 7, 2016 — 0

Time to challenge the mind and have those shoulders pursue their fullest mobility!

This video (shot in early Dec 2015) has the arm moving through both internal and external rotation, along with a heap of forearm movement. Bottom line – always keep the palm facing up when you go through the sequence!

Over time, have both arms do the sequence in each direction, and from there – add props. I prefer something bigger than my palms, so that I can’t cheat!

For those of you who are doing strong shoulder activities such as climbing or mountain biking, this is an excellent warm-up. 5 reps each direction, each arm takes very little time.

Please share this video with any friends who may find it helpful. And keep those props off the deck!

All the best,

jeff

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Honing Intuition with Marty Hansen

November 9, 2015 — 0

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One of my favourite things running the Yoga Lounge is curating awesome workshop material. Coming up this Sat Nov 28th, I’m excited to host my friend Marty Hansen!

Marty has trained/coached athletes up to the Olympic level, and along the way, has created material to hone intuition. Have you ever felt that state of flow where time slows down, and you know what to do? The thinking mind disappears, and instinct takes over? This workshop will help you understand this state, and harness it for your own potential.

The applications are endless – from yoga practice, extreme outdoor pursuits, to social gatherings. Check out the short interview I did with Marty, to get some insight on where he’s coming from. I’m excited! I’ll be there!

CLICK HERE to sign up!

PS: Here’s a great link which shows intuition at its finest:

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Shoulder Strap Chest Opening

October 13, 2015 — 0

Ditch the slouch and feel the difference!

Have you ever had a sinking feeling in the chest? Where the shoulders round forward, the upper back fatigues and it’s hard to inhale all the way to the top of your lungs? If you spend a lot of time at a desk, it’s all too easy to have this become our default shape.

This week’s video shows you how to take a simple yoga strap and wrap it around the body in a way that will open your shoulder girdles and lighten your heart. All you need is a strap at least 8 feet long and a desire for change.

After wearing the strap for some time (I do at least 10 minutes), when you finally loosen it off, take a moment to feel your body. It’s a great memory to have. This is YOU, with an open chest.

Please share this video with any friends who may find it helpful. And in the meantime, enjoy your new, fuller breath!

All the best,

jeff

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Our Most Important Decision

September 23, 2015 — 0

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Late last night, I saw an article on how the Conservative government plans to sell off all of CBC’s production facilities. In essence, destroying the CBC’s ability to create programming. It’s akin to smashing an artist’s canvasses or snapping a kid’s hockey stick.

Given the track record of what this country has endured under our cruel, myopic manager it doesn’t surprise me.

However – it does galvanize within me the critical state of our most important decision: who to vote for.

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Wayne Dyer Transitions

August 31, 2015 — 4

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A tribute to a dear mentor:

I got a message from a dear friend informing me that Wayne Dyer passed away last night.

Part of me is still in dismay over this, as I attended his writing workshop in Maui just a few short months ago. It was my first time seeing Wayne Dyer in person. He was vibrant, funny, opinionated and full of purpose. If there was a hint that his health was in decline, it certainly eluded me – if anything, he was ever-continuing on his path of expansion…

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A Twist of the Wrist

August 27, 2015 — 1

Moving onward - exploring wrists and forearm tightness.

The second instalment in a series of hand, wrist and forearm openings!

Here is a sequence I employ for eloquent hands, nimble wrists and supple forearms. Chances are your athletic, artistic, and work pursuits have been challenging these parts of your body, so let’s give them some much needed love and awareness.

If this resonates with you, please share with your friends so that they too can stay injury free!

Cheers,

jeff

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The Amy Ippoliti Interview

August 20, 2015 — 0

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Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have illuminating conversations with incredible yogis and have always wanted to record them. With the mighty Amy Ippoliti coming to the Lounge this Sept 10-12, 2015, the time was right for capturing insights.

An incredibly generous and candid interviewee, some of Amy’s gems in our talk include:

  • What it’s like to practice yoga underwater with whale sharks(!)
  • Tips for new teachers starting out
  • Crossing the gap in meditation from “casual” to “life-changing”

Please feel free to share with friends, and leave a comment below! And as always, join my mailing list for the quickest connection to new material.