Meet our yogi Anisha, one of our EE’s enrolled in our Energy Exchange program. This woman is so chill, relaxed and pushes herself on her mat. A week does not go by that you will not see her on her mat practicing.
We are very excited with our new challenge at the studio. Bring a pair of pants that fit you. We will hang your pants in the studio and tag your name on them.
Students will track their practice throughout the 45 days from May 22nd to July 5th on our 45 Day Jean Challenge board.
On the last day of the challenge students will try on their pants to see a difference. #45DayJeanChallenge
There are many yoga poses that help with back pain and stress relief. Here are 5 simple poses to help with back pain. Please do consult with your doctor if back pain persists.
Child’s pose helps to decompress your lower back, and if your back is hurting this is a quick and simple pose to do. Come to the floor with your knees bent. Have your big toes touch together and sit back on heels sinking your hips low.
Lean forward bringing your arms out in front of you and stretch your fingers. Rest your forehead on your mat or floor. Breath in through your nose. Breath out through your nose. Focus on your breathe sending attention to your back.
Hold this pose for about a minute and give it time to relax
Get on your hands and knees with wrists lined up beneath shoulders and knees in line with hips. Take a deep breath in, and inhale to bend your spine so abs are drawn toward the floor, head tilted up. On an exhale, arch back upward, curling chin toward chest, tucking tailbone under. Repeat this 5 times for best results.
Standing Forward Bend With Your Knees Bent
Bring your feet hip width distance apart. Hinge forward and release your head toward the floor.
Bend knees and then rest your chest on your thighs. Grab opposite elbows.
This is one of the best poses to do after you’ve spent a lot of time sitting at a desk or in front of a computer.
Lie on your stomach with your legs straight behind you. Bring your hands at shoulders, and then press into hands to lift your chest.
Keeping your elbows bent, hold for 30 seconds and then repeat 3 times.
Cobra is particularly good for your lower back as is it’s a counter pose to sitting at a computer.
Happy Baby Pose (Dead Bug Pose)
Lie on back and reach up to grab the outside of your feet. Slowly pull on your feet and try to bring your knees towards your arm pits.
This pose is great for releasing the sacrum, so make sure your lower back is on the floor (or mat) in order to get the full effect.
Incredible having Lani guest teach at the studio today. Her energy undeniably makes you smile. She’s the type of yoga teacher who is so full of life.
She brought inspiration and drive to the class as the Yoga On Seven students practiced under her guidance.
Thank you Lani – you are always welcomed to guest teach at Yoga On Seven.
Lani’s one of those yoga teachers that is just so full of life, you can’t help but to smile when you’re around her 🙂
Her yoga classes bring you into a journey of self-discovery inviting you to step into your power with consciousness and awareness of your body and your breath.
Lani’s a certified adult yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, pre-post-natal and for toddlers to teens.
Join her on Sunday October 11th for the 11am Hot Power Yoga class.
Join us for this Special Community Class hosted by Molly in the non-heated yoga room.
The fall season is a time of change. Nature around us is changing and so we must follow. As the world transitions towards the winter ahead, come and nurture yourself with this 75 minute Flow/Yin fusion class.
Please bring a friend – flow, reflect and connect.
This is a FREE CLASS.
Must SIGN UP at the studio.
THANK YOU Yoga On Seven Family & Friends!
With love and help from our wonderful yoga students & friends we raised $795 this past weekend at our Neville-Lake Yoga Fundraiser at the studio.
No money can account for the Neville-Lake family’s lost. However, with the love and support with those around us life becomes easier. Our condolences and love go out to the Neville-Lake family.
If are considering to donate – please visit the Neville-Family’s Fund Me page:
The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which means “to join” or “to yoke”.
At any time you can enter “Benefits of a Consistent Yoga Practice” in Google search, and before you know it, the search engine spits out a number of different post; from 10 to 101 ways why a consistent practice is beneficial.
Now before going through all of this; ask yourself what are YOU looking for out of your Yoga practice? Is it a physical or emotional practice? Are you looking for a spiritual connection? Yoga is not only a physical practice but it is a mental one as well.
Let’s start with the physical aspect.
Whether you are looking to support a healthy body weight, tone or aid in the recovery of an injury, Yoga is just what you need.
A consistent physical yoga practice offers a number of amazing benefits. For starters, in order to really benefit, and notice a physical change, you will have to commit to a practice at least 2-3 times a week. Yoga stretches the soft tissues of the body; it helps to improve balance and coordination. You will begin to notice toning and definition in your muscles. Yoga facilitates weight loss and helps to maintain a balanced metabolism.
Now on to the wonders it does for you spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
For me here is where Yoga first got me. The Asanas (poses) begin to take over on a deeper level and you begin to release. You release stress, calm nerves and anxiety; it helps promote better sleep and decreases symptoms and occurrences of insomnia. A consistent practice also increases mental clarity, self-awareness and optimism. Really, the list is endless!
Regardless, if you walked into a studio wanting the “burn” of a workout or a calm from a spiritual practice, one will always follow the other either way; usually when you least expect it. Now that is the real benefit of Yoga!
We, at Yoga On Seven are greatly saddened by the tragedy that occurred last week in Vaughan. 3 beautiful kids and their grandfather lost their lives in a car crash. We want to help the family.
Help support the Neville-Lake Family with your Yoga practice.
We are hosting two donation yoga classes:
Saturday, October 3rd at 11am
Sunday, October 4th at 11am
*ALL funds raised from these two classes will go directly to the family.*
Please support and come out, bring your family and friends to collectively as a community send love and support to this family.
Here is a link to the Facebook event, help us spread the word.
See you on your mat!
Please call the studio at 905-265-9642 if you have any inquiries.
A GlobalNews report on the accident can be seen here.
Fall is here. It’s a time when day and night are of equal length. Light and dark are perfectly balanced, before we tip into the dark phase of the year…winter. We want our Yoga On Seven yogis to explore balance in their yoga practice.
What better way with a 30 Day Yoga Challenge starting October 1st. Explore new possibilities in your yoga practice with core, foundation, breath, strength and flexibility. Heck we want you to even explore our Pilates classes. Create your intention and witness your personal growth with the 30 Day Yoga Challenge – make sure to sign up on the board at the studio on your next visit.
Remember, the goal here is challenge yourself…create what is possible by committing to your practice as much as possible during the 30 days. Good luck. Have fun. You can do this!