Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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1. Warm up with 5 – 10 minutes of easy cardio activity.

2. Work the large muscles or the major muscle groups first (chest, back, glutes).

3. Choose weights that are not too heavy, not too light and are instead, just right.  Most of the time, you should choose a weight that allows you to complete 8 – 15 repetitions.

4. Move slowly, maintain control and avoid momentum.

5. Perform a balanced workout by remembering to train the muscles that you don’t see such as the back, glutes (hips…

Calming Technique

13th September 2013

The simplest, anytime, anywhere calming technique.
Prepared by Sharon Rekieta, PhD

Calming our body physiologically also calms our mind. 

This “Breath of 4 Series” is one proven method that calms the mind and body which subsequently relieves stress and anxiety.

1. Breathe in deeply through your nose to a slow count of four.

2. Hold your breath for a slow count of four.

3. Exhale completely to a slow count of four.

4. Think “relax” for a slow count of four while you breathe…

Yoga Remedies for Lower Back

3rd September 2013

Some Causes of Low Back Pain:
Backaches often result from a tug-of-war between the abdomen muscles and the gluteals (muscles in the bottom) and the hamstrings (muscles in the back of the thigh).
If the abdomen or thigh muscles are weak, the lower back frequently wins the tug-of-war and takes the load thereby working harder than it should.
Also, if you are carrying extra weight in the abdomen area, the body is pulled out of line and the lower back feels stress and strain from absorbing…