Why Pilates is a Great Workout For Any Level

There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done, instead of the exercise itself.

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Morning Routine - Wake Up With Kiki

Morning time and morning routine are so important.

Start your day in a healthy way and you'll start to have great days every day! Wake up naturally and easily. This is also the key to anti-aging.

In this video Kiki recommends:

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

Yoga is Not Stretching

The ubiquitous trope that “yoga is stretching” is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both yoga and human anatomy.

Now that scientific research is largely debunking ingrained notions of what it means to “stretch,” the language that yoga teachers and media are using to describe what yoga practice does needs to be questioned.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

Stretching - Ignored, Boring, and Misunderstood

How It Started

Thirty years ago, in my mid thirties, when I experienced my first episode of debilitating back pain, it scared me to the point of fear.

I will never forget simply getting up from the couch and feeling like I had been stabbed in the back, crumbling to the floor in pain. With the passage of time bringing relief, I concluded that it was simply my first exposure to the idiosyncrasies of nerves channeled between the movable bony structures called vertebrae.

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

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WOman in exercise studio doing Pilates stretch
08/23/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done... read more
Alarm clock nestled in rumpled bed sheets.
07/27/2018
Morning time and morning routine are so important. Start your day in a healthy way and you'll start to have great days every day! Wake up naturally and easily. This is also the key to anti-aging... read more
Close up of woman grabbing feet in yoga pose
06/22/2018
The ubiquitous trope that “yoga is stretching” is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both yoga and human anatomy. Now that scientific research is largely debunking ingrained notions of... read more
Active older couple in meadow with dog, stretching and exercising.
12/22/2017
How It Started Thirty years ago, in my mid thirties, when I experienced my first episode of debilitating back pain, it scared me to the point of fear. I will never forget simply getting up from... read more
WOman in exercise studio doing Pilates stretch
08/23/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done... read more
Alarm clock nestled in rumpled bed sheets.
07/27/2018
Morning time and morning routine are so important. Start your day in a healthy way and you'll start to have great days every day! Wake up naturally and easily. This is also the key to anti-aging... read more
Close up of woman grabbing feet in yoga pose
06/22/2018
The ubiquitous trope that “yoga is stretching” is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both yoga and human anatomy. Now that scientific research is largely debunking ingrained notions of... read more
Active older couple in meadow with dog, stretching and exercising.
12/22/2017
How It Started Thirty years ago, in my mid thirties, when I experienced my first episode of debilitating back pain, it scared me to the point of fear. I will never forget simply getting up from... read more