Archive for February, 2014

Starting in March: Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga for MS led by Julia Chen Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm starting March 6th, 2014 Relax in this gentle yoga class and focus on improving flexibility and reducing stress. Most poses are on the floor supported by yoga props and held for longer periods of time (2-5min). All levels and no experience needed. Although the class is […]

Pose of the Week: Bakasana

Bakasana “Crane Pose” Benefits: Strengthens the arms, wrists, and core. Improves sense of balance. Prepares mind and body for more difficult arm balances. Follow @playcarlsbad on Instagram and hashtag #playcarlsbad doing the pose of the week and we’ll give ya an asana shout out.

Meditation-The Pathway to Awareness Part 2 by Catherine Mazur

Continued from last week’s post… Ironically, we are taught how to move and behave in the world but we are never taught how to be still and examine what is within. We aren’t shown in school or by our culture how to understand the mind or explore the inner self. This is the purpose of […]

Pose of the Week: Uttanasana

Uttanasana “Standing Forward Bend” Benefits: strengthens knees and thighs. Stretches hamstrings, calves, hips, and lower back. Improves digestion and is therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Follow @playcarlsbad on Instagram and hashtag #playcarlsbad doing the pose of the week and we’ll give ya an asana shout out.

Meditation-The Pathway to Awareness Part 1 by Catherine Mazur

  “One of the great paradoxes of life is that we must go inward to find the road out of ourselves.” -Bill Harris  If we pause to examine what we really want to get out of life, would not joy, fulfillment, and freedom somehow find their way onto our list of hopes and desires? Deep […]

Pose of the Week: Standing Splits

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana “Standing Splits” is this week’s #poseoftheweek. Benefits: stretches hamstrings, calves, and thighs. Strengthens legs, knees, and ankles. Calms the brain and this pose is also great for challenging your balance. Follow @playcarlsbad on Instagram and hashtag #playcarlsbad doing the pose of the week and we’ll give ya an asana shout out.