How Breathing Makes Your Brain Bigger

It turns out, breathing is good for you. Who would have thought it to be true!? In a study done at Trinity College Dublin, researchers found that breath-work enhances concentration, focus, and can even lead to growth of new connections in the brain. Take a breath. Inhale for one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand, four-one-thousand. Hold for one-one-thousand, …

Bringing Presence into Strength Training

One of my big ambitions has been to bring Yoga into strength training, and to bring strength back to westernized Yoga. What is it that I mean by that? Let’s start with Yoga. The word itself means union. I can take you on a whole adventure about what that union refers to, but for now we’ll …

Get Lit

GET LIT: Water is great, but plants don’t grow without SUNLIGHT. Neither do you. Our bodies run on the natural light cycle, we call this our circadian rhythm. This rhythm is based on zeitgebers (time-givers) that tell your body when to begin and end processes. When you get light within 30 minutes of waking, your …

What’s Going On

Hello there! Looking to learn a bit more? Here's what I've been up to lately: Recording a podcast about Yoga and Breathwork with the crew over at Inside Out, which you can listen to here. Recording a podcast for Exercise is Health about SOMA Breath with the crew at Muscle Activation Techniques - Schaumburg. You …