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August 14, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
In a drab meeting room in West Philadelphia, a group of aging veterans with chronic back pain gathered for a dose of what their teacher called "breath as medicine. " Psychologist Lisa Rambaldo led the mostly male group through a series of gentle yoga positions that improve balance and strengthen muscles that support the spine, along with breathing exercises that free the mind. While they lay on the floor hugging their knees to their chests, she told them to notice any tension.
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August 2, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - On a warm Friday morning, a group paddled out from the Seaview Harbor Marina for a workout as serene as it is challenging: yoga - on a paddleboard. From Long Beach Island to Cape May, stand-up paddleboard yoga has gained popularity in recent years. Instructors say tourists and locals alike are drawn to the challenge of the exercise, as well as the relaxation that accompanies the meditation part of the classes. At the Seaview Harbor Marina, Kimberly Notarianni, an instructor with OC Paddleboard in Ocean City, leads the pack.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2010
BALANCE - USE it or lose it. I found this out personally when I added yoga back into my overall fitness regimen. In fact, I was quite frankly shocked when I went to do the tree pose on the left side and could not maintain it. I was, literally, out of balance. That was a wake-up call for me. Just a few years before, I could do this effortlessly. But, letting yoga go by the wayside, I was now paying for my neglect of balance. Luckily, with practice I was able to improve my balance and can hold the tree posture again.
SPORTS
January 25, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
What's next for these 76ers? Chamomile tea breaks at noon? Well, if the results are similar to what they're getting from yoga sessions, why not? One day after beating the Washington Wizards for the third time this season (the fifth if you count the two preseason victories), Sixers coach Doug Collins felt comfortable enough to chat briefly with the team, and then leave them to stretch and work out the kinks in their bodies under the watchful eye of a yoga instructor rather than run a practice.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | by Peggy Landers, Daily News Staff Writer
The fitness troika today is mind, body and spirit. You can't truly be fit in one area, if you are a sloth in the others. Or so advocates - many of them members of the scientific community - claim, backed by hefty research. Fitness trends reflect this growing respect for the M-B-S connection, so if you want to get with it in the New Year, look eastward toward the ancient, snf in some circles recently modernized, practice of yoga. Let's start with the '90s interpretation taught at the Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Bryn Mawr.
SPORTS
January 18, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE INJURIES are starting to pile up for the 76ers. Yesterday at the team's practice at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, coach Doug Collins brought in a yoga expert so his club could work out some of the kinks it has collected during the blitz of an early season that has had them play nine games in 13 days. Gimping around the practice facility were Evan Turner (thigh contusion) and Spencer Hawes (Achilles' strain). Hawes has also been struggling with a strained back recently.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2012
DO IT RIGHT This is a variation of the marichyasana ("ray of light") yoga pose, which massages the abdominal organs, stretches the shoulders and strengthens the spine. (Not recommended for those with spinal injuries, or high or low blood pressure.) Sit on the floor or yoga mat with your legs extended in front of you. Bend your knees (Indian-style) with both shins inward and left leg in front. Keeping your left leg bent, reposition the leg so that the left foot is flat on the floor.
TRAVEL
January 20, 2014 | By D.A. Gleason, For The Inquirer
On June 21, I boarded Train No. 650 at 30th Street Station for a first-day-of-summer yoga escape. Destined for a pristine beach oozing tranquillity? An isolated mountaintop exuding transcendence? More like an island - the one immortalized as the city that never sleeps. I was Manhattan-bound; though not to a hip yoga studio, but to the hubbub of Times Square. An estimated 15,000 other yogis and yoginis and I were participating in Mind Over Madness, all-day outdoor yoga sessions at the "Crossroads of the World" - and a fund-raiser for the yoga-inspired charities Bent on Learning and Urban Zen. I arrived in the Big Apple in the afternoon, made my way to Times Square Pedestrian Plaza, checked in with a T-shirted event attendant, squeezed into a tight spot, unrolled my mat, and got ready to Zen out during NYC's Friday-evening rush hour amid wailing sirens, honking horns, accents familiar and not, crystal-clear images flashing frenetically from mammoth video screens, vendors hawking $20 "Rolexes," stilt-walking Lady Libertys, a man in a wheelchair holding a cardboard sign scribbled with his honest plea for "spare change for beer and pizza," and a frenzy of more sights and sounds.
SPORTS
October 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Byron Maxwell often can be found sitting in front of his locker with his legs crossed in a yoga pose. Amid the hubbub of the Eagles' locker room, Maxwell finds moments to stretch. He does yoga whenever he can - when he wakes up in the morning, in the hotel room on the night before games, in the idle moments between practice and meetings. He finds classes after the workday. During his four years with the Seattle Seahawks, Maxwell spent time at a local yoga studio that partnered with the team.
NEWS
October 22, 2000 | By Jacob Quinn Sanders, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jonathan Labman has managed a New York art gallery and studied to become a Presbyterian minister. He has been an actor and a masseur. All the while, Labman, 45, has tried healing: first himself, then others. Labman grew up in Yardley, attending public school until he felt forced to leave Pennsbury High School after the 10th grade, in 1971. He finished at a private school in Wales on a scholarship for which he applied. He recalls walking the halls of Pennsbury and hearing students call him "fairy" and "mama's boy. " "I didn't know what homosexuality was at the time," Labman said.
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August 20, 2016 | By Alexandra Villarreal, Staff Writer
There's something about the warm weather. It makes me want to slip into ripped jean shorts and sleeveless T's, letting the sun drench me in its warm embrace. Then I look in the mirror, and that makes me want to be a little more modest. I like exercising, for the most part. But I get bored on a treadmill or elliptical and usually end up laughing or falling asleep at yoga class. To switch things up, I tried three unconventional training centers to test something new. Here's what I learned: Self-defense At Philadelphia Self Defense , instructors Allen Chambers and Joe Nophut are like yin and yang, like peanut butter and Nutella.
NEWS
August 14, 2016 | By Stacey Burling, Staff Writer
In a drab meeting room in West Philadelphia, a group of aging veterans with chronic back pain gathered for a dose of what their teacher called "breath as medicine. " Psychologist Lisa Rambaldo led the mostly male group through a series of gentle yoga positions that improve balance and strengthen muscles that support the spine, along with breathing exercises that free the mind. While they lay on the floor hugging their knees to their chests, she told them to notice any tension.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Students unfurling their mats before a recent class at Studio 34 Yoga in West Philadelphia paused for a minute, puzzling over a bowl filled with glossy yellow cards. "I think you're supposed to take one if you want a hands-on adjustment?" someone suggested. A few people tentatively selected cards, as if awaiting a magic trick. Then the teacher arrived, with an explanation: They're "consent cards. " Place one by your mat if you're open to physical guidance from the yoga instructor.
NEWS
May 2, 2016 | By Lisa Scottoline, Columnist
I have yoga pants, so sooner or later, it was bound to happen. I went to a yoga class. And I lived. Barely. It came about because my friend Nan had started going to yoga, then my friend Paula started going, and then all of a sudden every other middle-age woman I know, all of whom had yoga pants, started going to yoga. Yoga pants are the gateway drug to actual yoga. I don't even remember why I got yoga pants in the first place. I suspect it had something to do with the elastic waistband.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
They met in the middle. In the Green Street Friends Meeting House, Kate and Ted walked toward each other while a friend sang Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" with a hymnlike cadence. And then there was silence. It was a Quaker wedding, after all - a spiritual third rail between Ted's evangelical Christian upbringing and the Catholicism of Kate's youth. They planned everything themselves, from the self-written vows to the reception playlist. At the party, the floor pulsed with friends and relatives, including Ted's legion of dance-loving cousins.
SPORTS
October 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Byron Maxwell often can be found sitting in front of his locker with his legs crossed in a yoga pose. Amid the hubbub of the Eagles' locker room, Maxwell finds moments to stretch. He does yoga whenever he can - when he wakes up in the morning, in the hotel room on the night before games, in the idle moments between practice and meetings. He finds classes after the workday. During his four years with the Seattle Seahawks, Maxwell spent time at a local yoga studio that partnered with the team.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
JIH-DEN-NAH. On Sunday at Made in America's Tidal stage, two young women debated how the Wondaland artist's name was pronounced. But when the classic man himself hit the stage, in his pinstripe suit and slicked hair, one settled the matter with, "Girl, I'll just call him fine !" In a few days, he'll be touring with Belgian artist Stromae, whom he describes as a kindred spirit - they just "grew up on different continents. " With every box step, shimmy, and "gas pedal," his swank was contagious.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2015
D EAR ABBY: A family member has recently lost more than 100 pounds running and doing yoga. She looks fantastic. Yoga is the focus of her life now, and she posts daily photos of herself on social media. In many of them she is scantily clad and in poses some might consider risque. Whenever she attends family gatherings or outings to public places, she wants to take pictures of herself in various poses. This makes some of the people she's with uncomfortable. She says she doesn't care what others think, but there have been quite a few negative comments about this, and people have "unfollowed" her on social media.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - On a warm Friday morning, a group paddled out from the Seaview Harbor Marina for a workout as serene as it is challenging: yoga - on a paddleboard. From Long Beach Island to Cape May, stand-up paddleboard yoga has gained popularity in recent years. Instructors say tourists and locals alike are drawn to the challenge of the exercise, as well as the relaxation that accompanies the meditation part of the classes. At the Seaview Harbor Marina, Kimberly Notarianni, an instructor with OC Paddleboard in Ocean City, leads the pack.
NEWS
March 16, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Perhaps the 30,000 e-mails Hillary Clinton unilaterally consigned to electronic oblivion contained nothing more pertinent to the national interest than the then-secretary of state's yoga routine. And no one is going to the mat over whether the presidential hopeful and her swami typed sideways smiley faces while discussing the downward dog pose. The trouble is that Clinton's use of a private e-mail account ensured that the sole arbiter of her communications' public relevance was Clinton herself.
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