Head to Knee Squeeze
Why Electrolytes Are
A Male's Perspective on Yoga
Recipe of the Month
How to Contribute
Sniff the air....go ahead....do it. Can you
smell Spring right around the corner? I can,
and I can't wait. And we've got some great
classes in store to keep you fit and happy as the
sun approaches and temperatures begin to warm.
Coming back is
and Me Yoga. Enjoy some time with other
moms while working to get your body back into shape.
No need to worry about finding a sitter, because
your little one is right there with you! These
classes are best suited for pre-mobile babies.
Brand new is
for the Mind. By adding this to your
regime of self care, utilizing stress-reducing
tools, breath work and imagery you'll learn how to
stop the monkey chatter, refocus and find inner
Be sure to check out all our classes at
To keep your tummy feeling good and strong, we're
showing you how to curl up like a ball and improve
When you sweat, you lose vital
electrolytes and it's important to refuel and
rehydrate. We'll explain it more here and
introduce you to a new refreshing drink to help you
replace those lost nutrients.
It can be hard sometimes to get
men into a Yoga class. Lance Johnson is
going to tell you about his experience with Yoga,
what lured him to check it out and why he stays.
For moms and dads who are preparing to meet their
newborn for the first time, we
know sometimes it can leave you speechless when they
arrive. So we've included an article that will
give you some ideas of what to say when you greet
your bundle of joy.
And of course, our monthly recipe
is going leave your mouth watering. Check it
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-strengthens lumber region, abdominal and neck
muscles, and arms
-eases tension in back, neck and shoulders
-reduces body fat in abdomen
-limbers hips and legs
-strengthens and soothes a weak lower back
-promotes better circulation to intestinal tract,
helping to eliminate indigestion, gas and cramps
1. Lay on back with
legs straight, arms at sides.
2. Inhale, exhale, tightening abdominal muscles,
pushing lower back into floor and lifting one or
both knees into the chest. Wrap arms around knees.
3. Inhale, exhale, lifting head into knees. If
hard on the neck, place one hand behind head to
4. Hold pose, breathing comfortably.
Electrolytes Are So Important
you sweat you lose more than just water, you lose
vital electrolytes. Refueling and rehydrating after
intense training is second nature for some athletes.
However, not everyone realizes the importance of
replenishing key electrolytes lost through
perspiration, and that it can make or break
Electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, are
electrically charged minerals that travel through
the blood and extracellular fluid. They regulate the
body’s hydration, blood pH, blood pressure, recovery
of damaged tissues, and nerve and muscle function.
Electrolyte levels are tightly controlled within a
strict concentration range by the kidneys and a
variety of hormones.
While all electrolytes are important, special
attention should be paid to maintaining sodium and
potassium levels to protect against muscular and
neurological deficits that can hinder performance.
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Ways Yoga is Changing My Life (From a Male's
Not long ago, I thought yoga was for
girls. Striking an awkward pose on a mat looked
geeky -- something a big 6'6" competitive guy like
me would have nothing in common with. When my wife
bought a yoga mat and an instructional DVD and tried
following along at home, it all looked even more
boring. Was I missing something? To continue
The mat went to the back of the closet. Still,
something about it I wanted. I wanted the
flexibility, the ease of motion these yogis
displayed so fluently. Throughout my late teens, I
grew quickly; somehow, my sciatica nerve was pinched
during the growth spurts. If I sat too long, the
pain became sharp, shooting down my legs. Over time,
my quads tensed up to bear the pain. To relax while
sitting, my muscles learned to automatically tense
up. In my 20s, I made some dietary changes to bring
the inflammation down, eliminating inflammatory
dairy products and welcoming in anti-inflammatory
spices like turmeric. Even though the pain had
subsided, the tenseness remained, restricting my
flexibility and range of movement.
to Say to Your Newborn
Some religions have special prayers
that are meant to be whispered in baby’s ear at the
moment of birth. Most moms and dads wind up saying
whatever is on their mind at that moment. It can be
an incredibly moving experience, no matter how your
baby joins your family, be it birth or having your
baby placed in your arms for the first time after
Some doctors or midwives also have traditions. This
may include special wishes for your baby as you
push. Some particularly inspired practitioners sing
to every baby at every birth. If this is something
that sounds like a tradition that your family would
like to start, consider various songs that you would
want to incorporate. Will you have the same song for
every baby? Will you choose a song with every birth?
Perhaps you will choose whatever moves you at that
moment. To find 25 things to say when greeting
your newborn, click
Last month we
stuffed grape leaves, this month it's lettuce
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1 large red onion (diced)
1 large squash or butternut pumpkin (cubed)
2 cups cooked lentils
oil for cooking
salt & pepper
6 butter lettuce leaves
1. Roast squash or butternut pumpkin in oven until
2. Sauté onion
3. Mix lentils with cooked squash, onion, salt,
pepper and a dash of oil
4. Spoon mixture into lettuce cups to serve
Nutritional Information: N/A