Workshop backbends

Backbend workshop Sandra Botman

How is your posture when reading this text? Many of us spend most of our days in a forward bend, with a round spine and collapsing shoulders. This inhibits a healthy breathing pattern and could lead to back problems. But our backs are designed to move in all directions!

In this backbend workshop we will bring the movement and flexibility back, which will result in a healthy back and a better energy flow.

The goal is a healthy back, so no (extra) back pain 😉 That’s why there is a lot of attention going to the technique of moving towards the final backbend. This will also help you prevent lower back pain in poses like cobra.

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Sitting is the new smoking: 10 tips to move that body

Sitting is the new smoking yoga nijmegenDid you hear this slogan already? Think about it: we get up in the morning from our beds, step into our cars or the train, we sit at work, sit during lunch, on the commute back home, and drop on to the couch debating with ourselves wether we should get up to go to the gym or to step on the mat and decide no to, since ‘we had such a rough day’. Is that what we were designed for in the first place? Not at all!

Last year the New York Times wrote: “the more hours that people spend sitting, the more likely they are to develop diabetes, heart disease and other conditions, and potentially to die prematurely — even if they exercise regularly.”

When you sit all day, your telomeres (the caps on the ends of your DNA strands, comparable to the plastic tips of your shoe laces) get shorter. This is a natural proces which causes us to age. But the thing here is that this process goes much faster when we spend our time sitting down!

So how can do good to our body’s? Lees verder

Oil Pulling

Oil PullingThe first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is walk to the kitchen, take out a spoon and scoop a spoonful of organic virgin coconut oil into my mouth. I keep it there for at least the next 20 minutes before I spit it out again. Why would you do that?? Well, let me tell you about the concept of oil pulling and its benefits.
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Three things to love in November

yoga_movemberNovember is the month known as Movember, where men grow a moustache to give men’s health more attention. Speaking of health, November is also the month in which many people catch a cold or the flu.  Next to that we spend a lot of time indoors. So let’s have a look at what we can do in this November to stay healthy and to get a new energy boost. Three things I love this November.

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