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Nate Guadagni

Spin Combinations for Wrists, Elbows and Shoulder Pain Relief

Spin Combinations for Wrists, Elbows and Shoulder Pain Relief 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

If you have mastered the basic spins, you are ready for combinations! Try to mix the exercises together to improve your wrist, elbow and shoulders.

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, qi gong and meditation using a Balance Bar as a unique prop. The Bo Yoga Balance Bar is a stable and flexible prop which is used while stretching to improve alignment, leverage and stability and is also used as a balancing tool for lower body exercises making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional methods.

Bo Yoga is easy to learn and fun to practice and the benefits are life changing and long lasting, leading to better health, more energy and a higher quality of life.

Website: https://www.boyoga.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boyogatraining
E-Mail: info@boyoga.com

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Shoulder Stretch for Back and Neck Stress Relief

Shoulder Stretch for Back and Neck Stress Relief 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

This exercise is great for releasing stress and tension in the shoulders, neck and back. This can help improve your breathing and your posture.

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, qi gong and meditation using a Balance Bar as a unique prop. The Bo Yoga Balance Bar is a stable and flexible prop which is used while stretching to improve alignment, leverage and stability and is also used as a balancing tool for lower body exercises making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional methods.

Bo Yoga is easy to learn and fun to practice and the benefits are life changing and long lasting, leading to better health, more energy and a higher quality of life.Facebook: www.facebook.com/boyogatraining
E-Mail: boyogainfo@gmail.com

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Bo Yoga Demonstration

Bo Yoga Demonstration 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

Founder Nate Guadagni shares an improvisational Bo Yoga demo.

The Bo Yoga system adds to and builds upon the proven benefits of yoga, qi gong and meditation. The secret of Bo Yoga is the Balance Bar, a stable and flexible prop which is used in all aspects of the practice. It is used while stretching to improve alignment, leverage and stability and is also used as a balancing tool for lower body exercises making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional methods.

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Bo Yoga – Finger Exercises for Joint Health – Reduce Pain

Bo Yoga – Finger Exercises for Joint Health – Reduce Pain 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

This Bo Yoga exercise is great for your fingers and wrists, especially the joints. It will help you reduce pain from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or general stiffness.

* Sorry about the audio problems, I bought a new mic and it didn’t work right!

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, qigong and meditation using a Balane Bar as a unique prop. The Balance Bar is a stable and flexible prop which is used while stretching to improve alignment, leverage and stability and is also used as a balancing tool for lower body exercises making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional methods. Bo Yoga is easy to learn and fun to practice and the benefits are life changing and long lasting, leading to better health, more energy and a higher quality of life.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/boyogatraining

E-Mail: info@boyoga.com

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Seven Skills for Mindful Relationships with Dr. B Grace Bullock – Wisdom 101

Seven Skills for Mindful Relationships with Dr. B Grace Bullock – Wisdom 101 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

“Mindfulness is a way of being – It means relating to self and other in the present moment with wisdom, kindness, tolerance and acceptance. ” Dr. Grace Bullock

Chronic stress hijacks your brain, leaving you less able to think, plan, communicate effectively or be productive.

Based on decades of research in applied neuroscience, psychophysiology, psychology and contemplative science, the Seven Skills in the BREATHE model provides simple tools and practical exercises to increase resiliency, decrease stress and cultivate greater attention, awareness and communication effectiveness.

B Grace Bullock, PhD, is a research scientist, psychologist, organizational innovator and yoga and mindfulness expert.

Join her newsletter or find out more info at her website:
www.bgracebullock.com

Buy the book here: http://a.co/4iiSL7Z

Nate Guadagni – Author, yoga and meditation teacher and founder of Bo Yoga®.
www.boyoga.com

Wisdom 101 distills the wisdom from health and wellness leaders, environmentalists, authors, speakers and teachers.
Become energized, inspired, and more mindful with each episode.

Wisdom 101
Practical, Inspirational Interviews.
Episode #5

How to meditate – Meditate with Nate – Episode 1

How to meditate – Meditate with Nate – Episode 1 1280 800 Nate Guadagni

Meditate with Nate Episode 1 – 100 Count Breath What is meditation, and how do I do it?

“Meditation refers to a family of self-regulation practices that focus on training attention and awareness in order to bring mental processes under greater voluntary control and thereby foster general mental well-being and development and/or specific capacities such as calm, clarity, and concentration.”

-Roger Walsh & Shauna L. Shapiro. American Psychologist.

This is one description that I like, and there are many more.

Some research on meditation has shown that it can:

1. Help you sleep better.

2. Reduce stress.

3. Slim your waistline.

4. Decrease Pain

5. Reduce Anxiety.

6. Lift Depression.

7. Improve your love life.

* Research references at the bottom

I hope that you enjoy this 100 Count Breath, and let me know how it goes for you. Please share your experience in the comments and ask me any questions that you may have.

See you next time!

Nate

 

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Questions?

E-Mail: info@boyoga.com

* Research References:

1. S. Patra, S. Telles, Positive impact of cyclic meditation on subsequent sleep, Medical Science Monitor 2009; 15(7): CR375-381, June 2009

2. L. Flook, S. B. Goldberg, L. Pinger, K. Bonus and R. J. Davidson. (2013). Mindfulness for Teachers: A Pilot Study to Assess Effects on Stress, Burnout, and Teaching Efficacy. Mind, Brain, and Education, Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 182–195, September 2013.

3. 2. Jennifer Daubenmier, Jean Kristeller, Frederick M. Hecht, Nicole Maninger, Margaret Kuwata, Kinnari Jhaveri, Robert H. Lustig, Margaret Kemeny, Lori Karan, and Elissa Epel. (2013). Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Obesity Volume 2011, Article ID 651936, 13 pages.

4. Zeidan, J.A. Grant, C.A. Brown, J.G. McHaffie, and R.C. Coghill. (2012). Mindfulness meditation-related pain relief: Evidence for unique brain mechanisms in the regulation of pain. Neurosci Lett. Jun 29; 520(2): 165–173.

5. Hoge EA, Bui E, Marques L, Metcalf CA, Morris LK, Robinaugh DJ, Worthington JJ, Pollack MH, Simon NM. (2013). Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Effects on Anxiety and Stress Reactivity. J Clin Psychiatry. Aug;74(8):786-92. doi: 10.4088/JCP.12m08083.

6. Killingsworth, Matthew A. and Gilbert, Daniel T. (2010). A Wandering Mind is an Unhappy Mind. Science 12 Nov. Vol. 330 no. 6006 p. 932.

7. Freeman, Elizabeth. “Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers, Study Finds.” University of California San Francisco. UCSF, 28 Mar. 2012.

Bo Yoga : 3 Weeks to Better Balance – Udemy Course Introduction

Bo Yoga : 3 Weeks to Better Balance – Udemy Course Introduction 1680 1284 Nate Guadagni

For more info or to sign up for 3 Weeks to Better Balance Course, go to:

https://www.udemy.com/bo-yoga-3-weeks-to-better-balance

ABOUT THIS COURSE:

Learn simple and effective exercises to improve your balance in a step by step system perfect for anyone over 40.

Improve your balance safely and easily with Bo Yoga’s comprehensive three week program.

This course includes:

– Bo Yoga Balance Assessment
– Three Week Training Curriculum
– Daily Better Balance Exercise Videos
– Beginners Exercise Guide
– Bonus Videos and Bo Yoga Book
– Daily E-mail Reminders (Optional)

Imagine being stronger, quicker and more graceful than you have felt for years!

When you are young, balance is an automatic reflex and you can quickly recover from a trip or stand up after a fall. However, studies show that balance naturally begins to decline after age 40 and one in three people aged 65 will suffer a fall.

Your balance is regulated by 5 Factors:

1. Vision
2. Reflexes
3. Muscle Mass and Strength
4. Proprioception (The ability to feel the body in space)
5. Inner Ear

Changes linked to growing older or sedentary lifestyles affect all of these areas:

1. Weaker eyesight
2. Slower reflexes
3. Weak and stiff muscles and joints
4. Poor circulation (leads to lack of physical sensation)
5. Vertigo / Dizziness (due to deposits or crystals in inner ear)

As you get older you may exercise less, gain weight, and start to feel less confident in your body and your balance.

However, the good news is that with a proper exercise and mindfulness program, almost anyone can improve their balance.

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, qi gong and mindful movement into a comprehensive system that includes the support of a Bo Yoga Balance Bar; a unique prop which assists with leverage, balance and stability.

Nate Guadagni, the founder of Bo Yoga, brings over a decade of experience into this program and will lead you through daily exercises that are fun, challenging and effective.

Content and Overview

Bo Yoga Balance Assessment will allow you to check your balance measurably and precisely before, during and at the end of your course.. A special formula is included which shows the percent of improvement from week to week and from the beginning to the end of the course.

Three Week Training Curriculum includes step-by-step instructions for each day of the week and shows you how to select the right Bo Yoga Staff for your practice space and your height.

Daily Better Balance Exercise Videos will give you the strong ankles, knees, hips and core that you need for good balance. You also will learn how to balance with your eyes closed which helps reduce visual dependency and improve your proprioception and reflexes. Classes always end with meditation and visualization to help you relax and recharge after the workout. You will end each class feeling energized and refreshed.

Beginners Exercise Guide gives you the confidence to know that you are doing the exercises properly and safely and you can also use it for quick and easy future reference.

Bonus Videos and Bo Yoga Book Understanding the underlying health and wellness principles of Bo Yoga will be important to get the most from this course and to apply it to your life.

Imagine walking, hiking, dancing, climbing and playing with renewed confidence in the power and stability of your own body.

Join me for the next three weeks, and I will show you how!

To find out more info or to sign up, go to:

https://www.udemy.com/bo-yoga-3-weeks-to-better-balance

For more info about Bo Yoga go to:
https://www.boyoga.com

or contact:
info@boyoga.com

Bo Yoga : Vortex Stretch for Pain Relief, Flexibility and Shoulder Mobility

Bo Yoga : Vortex Stretch for Pain Relief, Flexibility and Shoulder Mobility 642 358 Nate Guadagni

The Bo Yoga Vortex is a deep shoulder stretch which will help open your back, neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists.

If you have trouble with this exercise, try to bend the elbows and don’t rush!

The Balance Bar will provide a consistent and stable support for the arms which will allow you to fine tune your movements.

Don’t try this with a broom stick!
Get your proper Bo Yoga Balance Bar here: https://www.Boyoga.com/shop

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, qigong and meditation using a Bo Yoga Balance Bar as a unique prop. The Balance Bar is a stable and flexible prop which is used while stretching to improve alignment, leverage and stability and is also used as a balancing tool for lower body exercises making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional methods.

Bo Yoga is easy to learn and fun to practice and the benefits are life changing and long lasting, leading to better health, more energy and a higher quality of life.

Website: https://www.boyoga.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boyogatraining

Bo Yoga Book : http://www.amazon.com/Bo-Yoga-Further-Revolutionary-Flexibility-ebook/dp/B01ADL98QM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455826378&sr=8-1&keywords=bo+yoga

Questions: Info@Boyoga.com

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Bo Yoga : Heart Opener – For Better Posture and Deeper Breathing

Bo Yoga : Heart Opener – For Better Posture and Deeper Breathing 848 479 Nate Guadagni

Most people have poor posture; a rounded and tight upper back and partially collapsed chest cavity, leading to shallow breathing and possible spine problems.
Due to modern sedentary desk jobs and frequently protracted (forward shifted) arms and shoulders we develop tight pecs in the chest and weak back and shoulder muscles, further compounding the problem.

The Heart Opener exercise can help to improve your posture and make your breathing deeper by using the leverage of the Bo Yoga Staff to stretch the chest, decompress the spine and strengthen the muscles around the upper back.

Make sure that you don’t feel dizzy or out of breath when you practice this. Make sure to use a proper bo staff, not a broomstick!

Bo Yoga Balance Bars are found @ www.boyoga.com/shop

Bo Yoga blends the best of yoga, Qigong and mindful movement into a comprehensive system that is easy to learn and fun to practice.
The revolutionary tool of Bo Yoga is the Balance Bar; a stable and flexible prop which assists with balance, stability and range of motion, making Bo Yoga safer, easier and more effective than traditional training methods.

The most common benefits of Bo Yoga are:
– Better balance
– Improved flexibility
– Increased strength
– Stress relief
– More energy
– Less pain

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boyogatraining

Bo Yoga Book: http://www.amazon.com/Bo-Yoga-Further-Revolutionary-Flexibility-ebook/dp/B01ADL98QM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460605864&sr=8-1&keywords=bo+yoga

E-Mail: info@boyoga.com

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What is “Advanced” Bo Yoga?

What is “Advanced” Bo Yoga? 1024 683 Nate Guadagni

When you think of advanced yoga, what images come to mind?

Do you think of people putting their feet behind their heads, doing the splits, or balancing on one arm? There is a popular conflation of yoga and contortionism that makes it seem like the goal of yoga is to see how far you can bend, stretch and dismantle your body.

More yoga teachers, students and studies are showing that intense, vigorous and forceful asana (stretching) postures can cause as much harm as good. There is a growing community of wise teachers and researchers who are working to change the public misconception that the advancement of a yoga practice is shown by how flexible the practitioner is.

It is true that many people would benefit from increasing their flexibility; building strength, stability, mobility and balance in a functional range of motion can be achieved in a much safer and easier way.

In the practice of Bo Yoga, we see “advanced” practice differently. How many movements do you make in your day? Thousands? Millions? How about in a month or in a year? Of these movements, how many of them have come from inspiration, rather than from obligation? Our bodies become like programmed robots: we walk a certain way, we sit a certain way, we write the words people want us to write, and we say what people want us to say.

Bo Yoga is about taking back our bodies and minds, and about allowing ourselves the freedom to move and to express ourselves honestly. There are few better feelings or greater accomplishments than honest self-expression. BoYoga will help you practice and master the ability to guide your own movements. It may seem counter intuitive to think that copying movements from a system will teach you how to freely make your own movements, but that is indeed the goal. Think of Bo Yoga as similar to learning a new language. Although you may copy the new language exactly, you do not walk around only reciting what you learned in your textbook to the people you meet in a new country. You use the language to express yourself, your own thoughts and ideas. You can copy and learn the Bo Yoga system directly, but that is not mastery, only mimicry. When you come to the point where the Balance Bar feels like an extension of your body, when you can truly express yourself, heal yourself, and depend on yourself, then you have found the meaning and true value of Bo Yoga.

The legendary Bruce Lee said, “Ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself… I mean it is easy for me to put on a show and be cocky… Or I could show you some really fancy movement. But to express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself… Now that, my friend, is very hard to do.

The purpose of Bo Yoga is to unlock the chains of habit and obligation that have ta ken over your body, and to give you permission and encouragement to move freely and honestly. Our bodies are built around circles and operate with rhythms. When we move with greater harmony with our inner selves, we will feel ourselves becoming more natural. Duke Kahanamoku, a pro surfer and five time Olympic gold medalist, described excellence in his sport very simply: “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” Really, that is how it should be for each person in any walk of life.

I hope you will look at Bo Yoga as a reflection of your life, not as just another class that you are taking. How you think about the program is probably an indication of the way you think about many things. Do you have preconceived ideas of what you can or can’t get from this training? If you can be aware of your own thoughts as you practice, you may remove patterns of perception that color all parts of your life. When you are doing a posture and feeling inadequate and unhappy with yourself because you aren’t doing it as you wish, you probably have those thoughts in other parts of your life. If you are comparing yourself to the teacher or to the other students, it’s likely that this is a pattern of competition that you experience in other areas of your life as well.

Instead of seeing the class as a part of your life, try to see a part of your life in your class.

Watching your own thoughts and emotions while enjoying the physical practice will lead to greater gains in all areas of your life. If you train with this attitude, the Bo Yoga class will help you strengthen your character as well as your core, and it will strengthen the flexibility of both your mind and your body.