Yoga for Teens


I believe that all teens can benefit from yoga.  When I look at teenagers today, I often see individuals who appear unbalanced, have difficulty focusing, are often in a rush,  and some who are depressed, anxious, or nervous and I feel for them. The pressure on youth today is tremendous (i.e. getting good grades, getting into a good school, staying current, fitting in) and as kids begin to hit adolescence, puberty, transition to high school or college, and begin to explore relationships with one another; they need an outlet that can help them stay focused, allow them to gain confidence, and feel good about themselves. I believe yoga can provide just that.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

positive 2When we think about thinking positively we at times assume that it implies seeing the world through rose-colored glasses and ignoring the negative parts of life; but it’s more than that.  While it is good to focus on and appreciate the good things in our lives; positive thinking is also about approaching life’s challenges with a positive outlook. It’s about turning challenges into something positive, i.e. making the most out of a potentially bad situation, trying to see the best in other people, and viewing yourself and your abilities in a positive way.

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I Love Hills

Only thrdont walkee weeks left until my marathon!! I have been so pleased at how well my training has been going.  I have been feeling great, strong and overall very happy with the progress I’ve made.  In fact, I have shaved about 30 seconds off my average mile time.  I am so excited to see how  well I can run the NYC marathon course, my goal is to run it in 4 hours or to get as close to 4 as I can. Continue reading I Love Hills


Fun Fall Food!


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I am very excited that Keri asked me to share my love for food with all the readers of Yoga Swole.  Those  of you that know me, know that food is a very important part of my life.  When Keri and I moved to New Jersey from Massachusetts, I did some soul searching  and knew that I needed to make my obsession with food more healthy; that is how I got into cooking.

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