“There’s nothing more important than feeling good.” – Abraham-Hicks Feel Better Be More Focused Improve Your Bearing Gain Better, More Restful Sleep Discover a Balanced, Happier Mood When you want your mind, body and spirit to feel vibrant, vital and balanced, yoga and massage are both great ways to achieve that. Yoga and massage brings [...]

Senior Iyengar Teacher Bobby Clennell returns! March 15-17 Schedule of Classes: Friday 3/15, 4 – 6 pm Teacher’s Class – Inversions: A regular inversions practice helps us cultivate insight, develops mental discipline and widens our spiritual horizons. These challenging but rewarding poses also help us develop strength and poise. We will learn the principles of [...]

TeenYoga Classes at Allied Yoga

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WHY TEEN YOGA? High school is an already stressful environment for teenagers with the pressure to excel and fit in combined with competition to be the best, all taking its toll on a young mind and body.  Add to that the growth spurts and hormonal fluctuations of adolescence, and you’ve got a perfect storm brewing. [...]

Get to Know Elizabeth Hynes

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This Fall, Allied Yoga added another certified Iyengar teacher to it’s capable staff of yoga instructors. An interview modeled after the questions asked on “Inside the Actors’ Studio” with Elizabeth Hynes follows. Find out why we’re so thrilled to have her on board. 1. Favorite word: huzzah (because my eldest son uses it so amusingly [...]

Yoga CAN Help Back Pain

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It’s official: Yoga (especially Iyengar Yoga) CAN help ease your aching back! Did you know that about 75 percent of all adults experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime? Watch this video that explains the hows and whys: Yoga and Back Pain — WVU Health Report Then there’s this lovely article [...]

I often wonder what percentage of a person’s thoughts revolve around health and the physical body.  Consider how often the following thoughts and questions cross your mind in just a day’s time.  “How do I feel?”  Perhaps weak, strong, energetic, tired, rejuvenated, nervous, anxious, calm, etc.  Another question, “Why do I feel the way I [...]

Prenatal Yoga at Allied Yoga

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“To be pregnant is to be vitalIy alive, thoroughly woman, and undoubtedly inhabited” – Ann Buchanan & Debra Klingspom I am thrilled to be teaching the prenatal/postnatal class at Allied. It was such a big part of my own life having been through three pregnancies. During my first pregnancy is when I really began a [...]

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Savasana

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B.K.S. Iyengar states that Savasana is the most difficult of all asana postures.  This may seem strange at first thought because Savasana, or corpse pose, may be perceived as nothing more than a person lying flat on the floor, with his eyes closed, relaxed, and perhaps even sleeping.  It may be overlooked and underappreciated because [...]

B.K.S. Iyengar translates sutra II,46, sthira sukham asanam, as “Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit”. Edwin Bryant offers an economical reading: “Posture should be steady and comfortable.” Ropes allow practitioners at every level of experience to seek and maintain steadiness and ease in a wide variety of poses [...]

I have found eating gluten-free to be a REAL challenge. My body does not like the gluten-free options available for sale in stores and restaurants. The convoluted mix of brown rice flours, potato starch, garbanzo bean flour, etc. does not work for me and I can become quite ill within an hour or less if [...]

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