Stories tagged: yoga
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 10:19 P.M.
Yoga enthusiasts push back against state regulation
Yoga enthusiasts were aghast when state officials in Idaho and Washington suggested that yoga teacher training should be regulated just like for-profit vocational schools that train students in truck driving, …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 11:23 P.M.
Gonzaga takes healthy approach with big center Karnowski
Opponents looking for Przemek Karnowski’s flaws might want to scrutinize his form on a yoga mat.
SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2016, NOON
Now an active retiree, man’s heart diagnosis ultimately saves his live
Fit and trim, 69-year-old Ned McNamara is the epitome of active retiree — teaching yoga and fitness at the Spokane Valley YMCA and for ACT 2 classes. McNamara also stays …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 3:40 A.M.
Landers: Sit tight, be flexible to bag whitetail buck
The surest way to fill your deer tag is by sitting on your butt.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016, 3:29 P.M.
Steve Christilaw: Yoga teacher recenters at studio after facing serious medical issues
A yoga studio in little Millwood, where the whistle from the paper mill is as much a part of the community as the Spokane River, fits the tree-lined setting.
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
Healing body, mind, spirit
Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting …
THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 2014
FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013, 1:02 P.M.
Main Avenue closed Saturday for group yoga
A portion of Main Avenue will be closed Saturday morning for a group yoga session to celebrate the opening of Lululemon Athletica.
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had much to be mindful of. The gentle breeze. …
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
Passing along life’s lessons
Lindy Lewis knows all about jumping outside her comfort zone. She also knows sometimes life pushes you there whether you’re ready to jump or not.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
Eye on Boise: Pretty quiet on fundraising front, but Crapo’s war chest deep
BOISE – Idaho’s four-member congressional delegation didn’t do a ton of fundraising during the first quarter of this year, what with it not being an election year and all. But …
TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012
Yoga for the older set
It took just one collective inhale from the group of middle-aged men for Katie Scanlon to realize she wasn’t going to be able to stick to her original plan. The …
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
After decades of “hard livin’ ” – football and baseball as a young man, 23 years as a Marine pilot, serving in the Vietnam War – Bill Nichols suffers from …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2011
Rubin shares her knowledge with other yoga enthusiasts
Alison Rubin grew up in England and began studying yoga at 18 when she moved to San Diego. “I was drawn to yoga from a spiritual perspective,” she recalled, “and …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2011
A few easy-to-use stretches can keep your vacation relaxed
Long flights, lots of walking and constant kid activity can take all the fun out of any summer vacation. But there’s an easy remedy, and it can go wherever your …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
Take a deep breath. Hold it for a few seconds. Let it out. Raise your arms to the sky as high as you can. Now bring them down like a …
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
Yoga guides spiritual path for Swami Radhananda
Through her own life struggles, Mary-Ann McDougall’s interest in yoga as a physical exercise led to her learning of the spiritual side of the practice and into following a path …
SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010
Yoga teacher provides popular classes for inmates
Diane Sherman teaches yoga to male offenders at Airway Heights Corrections Center. But that’s only one reason her life is interesting.
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
Before you do yoga, do your homework
Studies have shown yoga has many health benefits, including increased flexibility and strength and reduced stress. But starting a program can be intimidating. Here are tips from yoga instructors: •Check …
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2009
Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs
As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009
Modified yoga poses help with stretching, balancing
DETROIT – Many yoga classes use a wall as an occasional prop. But in Nancy McCaochan’s classes, the wall is the star. In fact, McCaochan of Royal Oak, Mich., wants …
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
An escape from cancer
During three-hour chemotherapy treatments, Alison Rubin would close her eyes and focus on the gentle rhythm of her breath. “Be still,” she often told herself, concentrating on the words of …
TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2009, 12:01 A.M.
A look at 2009’s hottest fitness trends
Beth Galis is totally hot. No, seriously. Several days a week, the Spokane yoga instructor cranks up the heat in her studio to 104 degrees, turns on a humidifier and …
TUESDAY, OCT. 23, 2007
Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2007
Fit to be tried
Ma’lena Walley wants to get you moving. Even if you’re overweight. Even if you have a disability. Even if you’ve never exercised before in your life.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 1995
Quite A Stretch Inner Peace Aside, Yoga Skeptic Finds Outer Physical Benefits Of Faithfully Followiing A Yoga Routine.
“Exhale, forward bend,” Alison says with a beatific smile, practically kissing the floor as she tucks her head between her knees, her body folding at the hips like a door …