Back pain is an unfortunately common problem. It is estimated that 80% of us will experience significant low back pain at some time in our lives. The US spends $90 billion per year in treating low back pain, and low back pain is the second leading cause for lost days at work.Read More›
It’s almost that time again.
The snow that filled the amphitheater atop Rib Mountain has been soaked back into the earth or evaporated into the sky.
This corner of the world that peers over Wausau offering quiet respite, a vast view and one of the best ‘seats in the house’ is ready and waiting for us to roll out our mats and set ourselves free with yoga.
Yoga on top of a mountain during the heart of summer will make you healthy and happy.Read More›
Effort and Ease
Practicing yoga postures can help us cultivate the very useful skill of being at ease even when something is difficult. We can learn to be present with opposing forces when practicing the physical postures of yoga (asana) and in daily life.Read More›
Yoga can be a helpful practice of self-care for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions (such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, Lyme’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease). Yoga practices such as gentle postures, seated breathing practices, hand movements, guided relaxation, sound, and meditation can be adapted to help people with neurological conditions manage symptoms and maintain function.Read More›
We’re kicking off our local food and nutrition blog at 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness by paying homage to that versatile, portable, nutritious, spheroid packet of protein…the egg. There is no better time than Easter to feature eggs as we all color, decorate, hide, and hopefully find them.Read More›
We all exist within our own unique expression of physical structure, physiology, mind, personality and heart. These layers of our being, also known as the koshas or sheaths or layers of being, provide a passageway into our deep center, the cave of our heart.Read More›
Yoga is a daily renewal, a practice of stopping, slowing down, breathing and moving consciously, witnessing thoughts, and setting or renewing intentions. This daily renewal might be just 5 minutes of conscious breathing, 10 minutes of meditation, or a 20 minute yoga posture practice that helps you prepare for or unwind from your day. Whatever you commit to practice will often have de-stressing effects that stay with you for 24 hours and help you strengthen will and change habits.Read More›
I’m a skeptic. I’m not into the latest diet craze, exercise routine, electronic device or trendy clothing designer. I don’t own a purse that costs more than the monthly home mortgage. But I am into science and I love what research continues to teach us about our experiences as human beings. I was skeptical but intrigued when a master level yoga teacher challenged a group of us to take 5 minutes each day to breathe deeply to see if it changed our lives.Read More›