Tag Archives: yoga

Kick asana

In every community — whether fitness, literature, food or sports — a figurehead and esteemed leader emerges. Among those who practice yoga, one such person is Sri BNS Iyengar, hailing from India, the country in which yoga originated in ancient days. “I had no intention of becoming a teacher,” lyengar said with a smile. Even

Stretching for serenity

These are not ordinary students. Founded by Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, the school is designed to protect and empower African women who have been abducted, raped or abandoned. Many of the estimated 200 young women at the center were victims of warlord Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, where they were forced to serve as child brides

Some like it hot

Bundling up with boots, coats, scarves and gloves is an option. Sitting in front of a blazing fire with some warm cider is definitely on the list. But if you’re a fitness guru, there is one surefire way to sweat out Old Man Winter. Hot yoga is becoming increasingly popular in Oklahoma City. In this

Down with downward dog

The AYA says it wasn’t until the 1960s that yoga became widespread in America. The practice, which had been primarily thought of as spiritual in nature, benefited from studies showing the medical and psychological benefits. Dr. David Rothwell, an Oklahoma City primary care physician, said he has recommended yoga for patients. “Yoga helps patients in

Raising the barre

With this concept in mind, many local studios ask fitness aficionados and beginners alike to step up to the barre. Barre is the latest fitness trend sweeping the nation. It combines the ballet barre, Pilates and yoga into one core-conquering workout, proving that being a ballerina isn’t a requirement when obtaining a dancer’s body. Barre3,

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