My interview—Channel 1 FiOS. Look for the whales jumping out of ocean toward end!
Peaceful Warrior, sometimes referred to as Reverse Warrior. Don’t be fooled by the easeful look of this pose. It is not an easy one! It requires strength and flexibility in the legs and hips as well as openness in the side body. It is challenging but the rewards are great. This pose helps you to feel rooted and grounded, yet light and free. Open your heart and reach for the stars!
Please see my Yoga Pose of the Month Library for past poses you may have missed.
Vertigo! I experienced really bad vertigo in October 2013. It happened in a hot yoga class coming out of fish pose. I was so nauseous and dizzy that I could do nothing but lie on my yoga mat sweating and suffering with sickness. When the class was finally over 30 minutes later, I crawled out of the blistering hot room on my hands and knees, finally able to breathe. The vertigo lasted for 3 months. I went to the western doctor, eastern doctor, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, ear candling, you name it, I tried it. I even ate only food that came from the earth for a while! Nothing worked, until I found the below “maneuver.” Over the last 5 years it has come back, not the the same extent thankfully, but still not pleasant. I simply did this maneuver and it worked. I’m not saying this will work for you, but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try. Stay grounded and rooted my friends.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018 12-2pm Join Dr. Rick Mabanta and SoulFire for this specially created 2-hour workshop to educate and move you to the next level of optimal health and wellness. Location: Crossfit Undivided, 601 Montauk Highway, Oakdale NY 11769 Register in advance $45, at door $50 | Crossfit Members $35, at door $40 Contact SoulFire to register.
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I have practicing dentistry for 32 years now pain-free. I started suffering with back pain for about 7 months and after many days of taking medication—from steroid injections in my back to Advil every day—I was given the name of a yoga instructor, SoulFire. I never thought that yoga would be my answer and was hesitant after hearing many stories of how you can hurt yourself with yoga. After speaking with SouFire and explained my condition I felt more at ease. She is very compassionate and only helps you do yoga based on your own flexibility—this is why you should start with a private yoga instructor. Who would of thought that SouFire would be my answer to practicing dentistry and enjoying my life pain-free again. As a dentist we all know what it is to practice with back pain. Imagine no more pain at the office and at home! An added benefit that I was not expecting is that you even sleep a lot better. SoulFire is passionate about helping people and it shows. She will help you treat your back pain in a caring and compassionate way. Thank you SoulFire for giving me my life, energy, and flexibility back again.Dr. Ira Koeppel
At the age of 19 while playing football I sustained a devastating knee injury. Doctors told me that I will never compete on the field at the same level ever again. I continued to play, which wasn’t a smart idea. Fast forward, four surgeries later, my knee issues worsened.
As a video journalist, I lug a camera and equipment, ignoring the obvious pain in my knee. I have had interns that have carried the 40 pound bags, but more often I perform solo. I visited several doctors, who have all told me that the only thing that will correct my knee is a “knee replacement,” all I could think about was the pain of yet another surgical procedure.
I produced a story on a woman named SoulFire. Her story introduced me to yoga, stretching and proper massages. After SoulFire instructed me on “how to stretch to strengthen,” I followed her videos on her website. After two weeks, the lingering pain in my knee began to dissipate. I could walk up steps a little faster. Four solid months of the SoulFire “workout,” I no longer need a knee replacement!!! My next venture, it’s on to her yoga classes….SoulFire taught me to “invest in yourself.” I no longer desire to live in the “survival only” rat race. Thank you SoulFire!Archie Snowden
As a CrossFit Box owner I know there is a direct correlation between core strength and flexibility between our program and what Soulfire has to offer! I have seen an increase in flexibility and core strength, not only in my members, but also myself. Soulfire is helping us keep our members healthier, stronger, and more mobile on a weekly basis. She is an excellent instructor and an even better person! Thank you Soulfire for all you do for us at CrossFit Undivided.Michael Van Bourgondien