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Most interesting Workout of 2014: Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

 

Imagine doing a headstand on a paddleboard in the middle of the reservoir. Shavasana while bobbing with the gentle ripples as boats drive by. This unique class fuses stand-up paddleboarding with yoga, which completely transforms the yoga experience and also gets your small, stabilizing muscles firing to keep you from toppling over. Doing yoga on an unstable surface really highlights the natural imbalances in your body to increase awareness and symmetry.

Plus, it’s beyond fun.

Rocky Mountain Paddleboard’s (rockymtnpaddleboard.com) classes on the Boulder Res are so popular they regularly sell out. Add this to your warm-weather bucket list.

images‘Tis the season of giving, but I’m thinking about stealing.

It was a Thursday in late November. I walked in to teach a noon yoga class that I was subbing for one of the owners of The Yoga Pod. I had planned on using the topic of Stealing as the theme, or what are often referred to as Dharma Talks. These are spiritual or philosophical concepts woven into the foundation of the class. The word “dharma” comes from the Sanskrit root dhri, meaning to “uphold” or to “sustain.” From this perspective, the best way to think of dharma is to say: that which upholds or sustains the positive order of things: the nation, the community, the family …

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