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P90X Creator, Tony Horton, and Yoga

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Tony Horton is renowned as the creator and star of the P90X extreme home fitness system, but many don't know about his yoga side.  In the mid-1990's Horton discovered this form of exercise and it changed his life.  "I had heard of yoga," says Horton.  "But I thought it was silly."  Then a woman he was dating invited him to a hatha yoga class. "I had my b--- handed to me!"

Horton understood that being bad at something was a good thing.  And he began taking yoga classes regularly.  He noticed that not only did yoga improve his flexibility and range of motion, it gave him more endurance during sports, such as rock climbing and skiing.  "I found that yoga allowed me to push harder in all other aspects of fitness without getting hurt."  The practice of yoga is essential not only for one's physical well-being, but it can be used to deal with life stressors, such as being stuck in traffic or dealing with your boss.  With yoga, you are center…

Experience Yoga this Week at Tranquility Yoga in Owasso LLC

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Tranquility Yoga Schedule For October 13 - 19, 2012 Saturday 7:00 a.m.  Yoga for All - this class is for athletes, beginners, and intermediates who enjoy a challenging practice of movement and isometric holds in the postures.   9:00 a.m.  Core Vinyasa Flow - an amazing core workout as we move from pose to pose with an emphasis on our four abdominal muscles.
Sunday 4:00 p.m.  Every Body's Yoga - fun, energizing practice for ages 10 and up!  New beginners will love this class.
Monday Noon Yoga Flow - just the right amount of steadiness and ease in this mid-level yoga Vinyasa Flow class. 5:30 p.m.  Power Yoga for Strength and Toning - if you want to find your inner power for a challenging workout, this practice is for you!
Tuesday 5:30 a.m.  Yoga for Runners and Cyclists - you don't have to run or cycle to enjoy this amazing hip and shoulder opening class, but if you are a serious athlete, you need this time to lengthen tight musculature. 10:00 a.m.  Beginner's Vinyasa Flow - this term j…
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Meditation, Mouth, and Muscle! New class this week at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday is learning to meditate.  As I told my RSU students yesterday when I taught the Dhyana theme class, meditation means the cultivation of silence. Several of my college students had lived on farms, and we discussed what the word "cultivating" meant.  Some said that it was putting the implement on the tractor and digging up hard, dry, overworked ground.  Then, we applied that definition to what meditation is and considered that analogy in our own lives.
This morning I saw a news clip on Channel 8 of a woman who had gained weight after losing it on the Biggest Loser's TV show.  She is now taking the weight back off with the idea of meditation practice, watching out what goes into her mouth as far as trigger foods of high carbohydrate with sugar or salt, and working out with muscle.  I believe that yoga can help with all three of these areas.  Meditation calms our minds and de-stresses us.  Yoga teaches…