Notes from the Lake

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Fun Facts About Yoga

3rd April 2015

Fitness Friday

Yoga originated in India over 5000 years ago.

Definition of yoga:
a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practiced independently or in a group setting to promote health and well being.

Translated meaning of the word “yoga” is to “join” or “unite.” 

Following the translation, the purpose of yoga is to join/unite the body, mind and spirit.

Approximately 16 million Americans currently practice yoga and the number increases…

Benefits of T’ai Chi

27th March 2015

Fitness Friday

tai chi at lake austin spa resortThere are several ideas that immediately come to mind when thinking of what can we do to feel better as we age—walk 10,000 steps several times a week, train with weights to maintain strength and muscle mass and sleep seven to eight hours a night.  Another recommendation that might not be receiving the attention it deserves: practice T’ai Chi!

Since discovering the magic of T’ai Chi more than a decade ago, I could speak about the discipline, its numerous benefits and…

Spring, A Time for Renewal

20th March 2015

Fitness Friday

Spring arrives today—a season that brings warmer temperatures, rejuvenating showers and extended daylight leading to budding trees, blooming flowers and greener lawns. 

With all of the fresh-air and nature’s beauty to enjoy, many spend time outdoors with exterior home improvement projects such as staining the deck, making over the lawn, sprucing up the flowerbeds or adding a fresh coat of paint to the front porch.

If you took on and completed a project, step back and…