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Into Yoga Newsletter

July 2009 - Issue 31

We're hoping to see you this summer.  Although we don't offer the full array of classes we have throughout the rest of the year, we still have lots to offer during the summer.  Remember, you can always find our classes at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm.  You'll see locations, dates, times, costs, etc.  Please remember to check often.

When registering for a class, just call the number of the location listed.  I hope you'll find something of interest. 

In this issue you will find the following topics:

BloominYoga Retreat
Benefits of Yoga for Athletes
Radio Yoga
Yoga at a Discount 
Promote Your Business
Recipe - Red Pepper Vinaigarette
Find us on Twitter and Facebook
Quips and Quotes
Past Newsletters
Your Contributions Welcome
Our Privacy Policy
Email A Friend 

BloominYoga Retreat

BloominYoga started one year ago as the manifestation of a long held dream. They wanted to be among nature and to expand the consciousness and awareness in the surrounding area.
This year they are offering their first Yoga Retreat in the Okanagan, in BC Southern interior.  Please visit them for more details at
http://www.bloominyoga.ca. Talk with Amari and Emilio, and tell them I sent you!


Benefits of Yoga for Athletes

More and more athletes are turning to yoga as a supplementary exercise routine to fix the imbalance in their body and to improve their performance in their chosen field of sport. Whether you are a golfer, basketball, tennis, or football player, the mind body connection in yoga is an important element in producing peak performance.

Although proper breathing technique is the foundation of many sports, it is often ignored by many athletes. Yoga will help fix this lack of breathing skill and develop the correct breathing technique that is very much required in any game of sport. The integration of mind and body through correct breathing patterns helps to build stamina and endurance in an athlete. Proper breathing techniques also bring more focus and attention to the mind and sharpens one's intuition. This gives the athlete an advantage over his rivals.

The various poses in yoga helps to build a strong mid-section and the different types of contractions of these poses and movements act as a form of resistance training to the typical gym-based workouts. But unlike in a gym, you can practice yoga outdoors without having to bring heavy equipment. Imagine doing yoga exercises by a windy beach with the sound of waves in the background, on a hill top with a great view and fresh air, or in a zen garden.

Frequent yoga practice increases flexibility and range of motion and the slow movements is perfect for athletes. Many athletes are already using yoga movements as a warm up and warm down routines in their sport. Athletes in sports field such as tennis and golf will notice improvements in their swing as a result of this flexibility of the muscles and joints. In any given sport, the addition of yoga as a supplementary routine training has been known to improve the performance of the athletes.

Most athletes are involved in some form of weight training and other resistance training that uses repetitive motions that only develop certain muscle groups, while ignoring others. That creates imbalance in the body. Yoga is able to fix this imbalance and help to develop the muscles that have been ignored through the contraction of these muscles in the various poses.

Yoga is also a good workout to relieve boredom in athletes who perform the same types of exercises year in year out by adding variety. It is also an important element in recovering the body from hard aerobic and strength workouts. The numerous poses in yoga can be done in a low or high intensity workout according to the athlete's needs. Overall, yoga is not only important in bringing in more strength, balance and flexibility to an athlete, but also brings more alertness, attention and focus that is so much needed by athletes in their very competitive world.

Azmi Adnan is a writer and a yoga practitioner. Subscribe to his newsletter for interesting articles on yoga at his website http://www.power-to-live.com/yoga.htm

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Azmi_Adnan


Radio Yoga - Drishti Point

Interested in some Yoga talk on radio?  Dial CFRO 102.7FM and listen to Drishti Point, Vancouver's Yoga Radio Talk Show, every Monday from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Drishti Point is a collection of Yoga teachers and practitioners who bring their love for Yoga and the message of healthy living to the radio medium.  You can listen to past shows by going to www.drishtipoint.ca and clicking on Podcasts. 



On July 11th two thousand people will participate in the Camp Moomba Yogathon to raise awareness and funds for children impacted by HIV/AIDS. Participants collect pledges prior to the event and then on the event day they convene to practice yoga.

UBC Thunderbird Stadium will host Canada’s largest outdoor gathering of yoga instructors, yoga students and people in the ‘health and wellness’ industry. The event will also include a Blissfest Marketplace and Food Fair, a showcase of local consumer products, services and delicacies, a fashion show, and a special musical performance by Eileen Rothe and the Ghost Brothers!

The event is from 9:30am - 2pm.  The actual yoga class will start around 11:00am and will incorporate many types of Yoga lead by Eoin Finn and other top instructors in the city.

Anyone can participate.  For more information or to sign up go to www.campmoombayogathon.com.


Yoga at a Discount

We'll bring our Yoga classes to you.  Book us now for our on-site Yoga classes at work.  Classes begin as low as $5 per person.

We want to help create a stress-free environment at work.  We believe that staff who take the time to breathe and realign themselves, work better, feel better and enjoy their jobs more.

Ask us about our Pilates Classes and Yamuna Body Rolling Classes.

Benefits to the Participant
* improved memory, focus and concentration
* reduced stress and tension
* boosted immune system
* lower blood pressure
* improved circulation
* increased energy
* improved self esteem
* a more firmed, toned and flexible body
* relief of common ailments such as backache and fatigue
Benefits to the Employer
* less absenteeism
* improved productivity
* enhanced decision making
* boosted morale
* reduced burnout
* less turnover
* increased motivation
* better team spirit
* lower health care costs
* increased efficiency
* enhanced company/employee relationship

Call 604-421-9872 or email info@intoyoga.ca.  Visit our Corporate page on our website at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm.


Promote Your Business

Are you a woman business owner, professional or entrepreneur interested in creating more referrals for your business

I have become an area coordinator for The Heart Link Network, a fun, non-threatening, non-membership networking event showcasing women who are serious about growing their business.

Our events are held in a warm environment with dinner provided. It is a powerful, unique and effective marketing tool specifically designed to link women so they can nurture, support, enrich and resource one another in both personal and professional ways.

Consider joining our Heart Link Networking Group. You can find more details at www.meetup.com/Burnaby-Heart-Link.  Or simply register and lock in your business category at www.v5a4b7.theheartlinknetwork.com.  Be added to our news updates and invites by emailing sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca with ADD ME TO HLN in the subject line.



Red Pepper Vinaigrette (8 servings)

This salad dressing is nothing like your basic vinaigrette formula — but you'll soon want to use it nearly every day. The classic vinaigrette is made with 3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. As you can see, this version has no oil in it at all, making it extremely low in calories. But don't worry — it's very high in flavor. Once you've tried this I'm sure it'll become your basic everyday staple for salad. And you can never eat too much salad!

Ingredient List
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried whole oregano
Pinches of rosemary and thyme
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 of a roasted red bell pepper


Combine all ingredients in a blender container. Blend to mix thoroughly.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

8 calories
0 g total fat (0 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
2 g carbohydrate
0 g protein
0 g fiber
50 mg sodium


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Quips and Quotes

Finger points at the moon, but the moon is not at the tip of the finger. Words point at the truth, but the truth is not in words. To seek illumination through words is to get lost in the web of words and not see the truth. ~Huineng


Past Newsletters

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