Posted by Veronica Whitaker on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
As you know September has been designated National Yoga Month by the Department of Health and Human Services. Their goal is to help the public become aware of the benefits of yoga. Aside from feeling good, the stretching and breathing one does in yoga helps in alleviating many health issues. Here is just a sampling of the benefits of a regular yoga practice based on an article in Diet in Review:
- Decrease Stress
- Improve Flexibility
- Increase Endurance
- Improve Sleep
- Increase Immunity
- Decrease Pain
- Improve Steadiness/Coordination
- Improve Depth Perception
- Improve Balance/Posture
- Improve Integrated Functioning of Body Parts
Pictures one normally sees of the average yogi is of a white, female between the age of 18 and 45 and in great physical shape. However, that stereotype of a yogi is changing. Yoga is great for all age groups, all sizes of individuals and for individuals with various physical and emotional challenges.
Yoga has been shown to help teens with body image issues as well as with anger issues. It is often a safe outlet for the adolescent need to push their limits(www.theartofyogaproject). According to JoAnna Ross, founder ofYoga By the Dozen , yoga is especially effective for autistic children. Yoga helps “…develop their cognitive and motor skills; and foster self-confidence and respect.”. Yoga works with autistic children when other sports and activities don’t because of the repetition and calm atmosphere.
Because of it’s low-impact form of exercise yoga is excellent for seniors. It not only helps to build lean muscle mass and balance, both needed in reducing the risk of age-related falls and accidents, but it also fights other health conditions related to age such as high blood pressure, arthritis and incontinence. An added benefit of yoga for seniors is that it provides a sense of community, a way to socialize and connect with others.
And let’s not forget our furry friends. There really is a yoga classefor dogs, dubbed Doga. Amy Stevens, creator of Yoga4Dogs DVD, feels that doga imparts many of the same benefits for dogs as yoga does for humans, improving flexibility and core strength.. Not to mention,(because it is done with the dog owner) fostering bonding.
Don’t think you have time for Yoga? Oh yes you do. Yoga can be done anywhere, at work, in the park or waiting for the copy machine at work. Practicing one posture can help to calm your mind, ease an aching back or stiff neck and energize you.
And, Rowve has just the bag to help you carry all your yoga clothes, towels, mats and other accessories. Regardless of where or when or what type of yoga you do. At Rowve.com you will be able to find a bag to fit your Yoga needs.
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Several months ago I saw an article on how to pack your gym bag. I was a curious, was there a special way to pack a gym bag, perhaps something I was missing? The article was actually more on what to pack in your gym bag, however some of the advice in this particular article led me to search the cyber world to see if there were any other articles out there. To my surprise there were, and many carried the same shocking tips; using plastic bags. One advised that if you were planning on showering to include several plastic bags to put damp or sweaty clothes in. Another suggested a zip top plastic bag for damp items, using a sealed plastic bag to help keep bacteria and odors from spreading to the rest of your workout gear. By the time I was finished reading I wondered how anyone could not know the dangers to the environment plastic bags cause. Although there were many good tips, especially for a newbie to the gym, using plastic bags was definitely not one of them. I wanted to shout “Use Rowve bags, they are perfect for the gym. Here are some of the best tips:
1. Ideally choose a gym bag made of anti-microbial fabric instead of a traditional duffle bag as this helps fight the bad odors that are present in may locker rooms.
2. A gym bag should have multile pockets for all your personal items and exercise gear.
3. A waterproof pocket for your water bottle
4. A pocket for headphones and portable music gear.
This sounds like they are describing a Rowve Bag. Our Go Anywhere bag is large enough for all your gym needs. It’s lined with a laminate fabric which is easy to clean and disinfect so you don’t get the bad odors from sweaty gym gear. It has a several pockets, a laminated pocket on the side large enough for a water bottle, and a back pocket perfect for an ipod or other MP3 players, and headphones. The front clips work great for holding a rolled wet towel, so anything inside the bag doesn’t get wet. And for your sweaty clothes, shoes, swimsuits, cosmetics, body wash, shampoo, etc., Rowve carried three different size Carry All bags which fit great inside the Go Anywhere bag. So it’s obvious, if you’re going to the gym, for any reason, yoga, swimming, workouts, you need a Rowve bag.
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Posted by Veronica Whitaker on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
I was browsing through various web sites today and a came across an article in Huffington Post, “ The One thing you must do in each U.S. State. “ I thought it might be interesting, and perhaps surprising to some, to know what the response was for each state. So if you think you have done it all in your state, check this out, perhaps you haven’t. And if you have, it may be time to explore your neighboring states. But don’t forget your Rowve Bags, a must have travelling companion!
Alabama: Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville.
Alaska: Hanging with polar bears in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Kaktovik and Barrow are just two spectacular villages from which you can watch the bears.
Arizona: Spending the night on the floor of the Grand Canyon
Arkansas: Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens
California: Driving State Route 1 through Big Sur, a great coastal road trip.
Colorado: Sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park, some of the tallest dunes in North America.
Connecticut: Ording white clam pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria in New Haven. This is one of the oldest pizza joints in the country.
Washington DC: paddle boating on the Tidal Basin.
Delaware: Walk the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
Florida: Climb the Shark Valley Tower in the Everglades National Park,
Georgia: Eat at the Olde Pink House in Savannah. Evidently, James Habersham, the home’s original owner, is now a frequent guest, ghost in the bar.
Hawaii: Climb the Stairway to Heaven; actually it’s illegal to do this.
Idaho: Drive Interstate 90 across the Panhandle
Illinois: Have a drink at the top of the Hancock Building, which is the best way to see hicago.
Indiana: Have a tenderloin sandwich at Ivanhoes. This restaurant in Upland has 100 shakes and sundaes for you to choose from.
Iowa: Visit the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair. Five mast artists have sculpted the cow over the years and has been a tradition at the Fair since 1911.
Kansas: Sample the No 6 Oatmeal Stout at Gella’s Diner and LB. Brewing Co. This beer has won the Gold World Beer Cup Award.
Kentucky: Drive the bourbon Trail. This pre-planned route leads you past eight Kentucky distilleries, better hire a party bus.
Louisiana: French Quarter during Festival.
Maine: Watch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in the Acadia National park.
Maryland: Crack a crab at Cantler’s.
Massachusetts: Dance at the Beachcomber on Cap Cod
Michigan: Visit the Shinola Store in Shinola.
Minnesota: Canoe the boundary Waters in Superior National Forest.
Mississippi: Listen to blues at The Lyric in Oxford
Missouri: Explore the Ozark Caverns, the most fa
Montana: Drive Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park
Nebraska: Throw horseshoes during Popcorn Days in North Loup
Nevada: Order the Awful Awful Burger at the Nugget. It’s world famous
New Hampshire: Keene Pumpkin Festival. Every year Keene’s battles to either defend or win back the official world record for “most Jack-o-lanterns in one place.
New Jersey: Climb Barnegat Lighthouse on Long Beach Island
New Mexico: Watch a Balloon Glow at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
New York: Go wine and pie tasting on Long Island’s North Fork
North Carolina: Tour the Biltmore Estate, largest private residence in the United States..
North Dakota: Climb White Butte outside of Amidon. It is the highest point in the whole state.
Ohio: Get a scoop of black raspberry chocolate chip at Graeter’s Ice Cream in Cincinnati
Oklahoma: Go to the Norman Music Festival
Oregon: Get lost in Powell’s City of Books in Portland.
Pennsylvania: Go to a mud sale in Lancaster County. Mud sales are named for the wet ground in springtime and are live auctions and craft sales in Amish Country.
Rhode Island: Take the cliff Walk in Newport
South Carolina: Taste the barbecue hash at Sweatman’s BBQ in the town of Holy Hill.
South Dakota: Visit the Mitchell Corn Palace
Tennessee: Spend a day in Dollywood. The park, in Pigeon Forge, is run in a partnership between the great Dolly Parton and Herschend Family entertainment.
Texas: Tube the Guadalupe River
Utah: Hike to Delicate Arches the Arches National Park
Vermont: Take a brewery tour. Vermont has the most breweries per capita of any state.
Virginia: See a movie at the Byrd Theater in Carytown. The Byrd is a big glamorous old-time movie palace showing fils since 1928. Tickets are $1.99 which leaves you enough money for a french toast donut from Dixie Donuts.
Washington: Hike the Ape Caves near Mount St. Helens.
West Virginia: Eat a pepperoni roll from Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, found only in west Virginia
Wisconsin: Shop the Dane county Farmer’s Market. Open almost all year round near the capital.
Wyoming: Go to Cheyenne Frontier Days
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
I am getting ready to write my first Letter to the Editor. Our state Senator was just appointed ambassador to China thus allowing our Governor to appoint someone to take his place. In our local paper today there was an article regarding the Governor's reaction to another Senator, outside of our state, calling him to weigh in on his appointee. According to the article Gov. Bullock told U.S. Senate Majority Leader to "butt out"... stating it is"...none of your damn business.". I am embarrassed and ashamed of our Governor and these statements. I thought was rude, certainly not a class act.. Instead of being rude and arrogant he could have been awesome. It takes no longer to act in an awesome manner as it does to be hostile and rude. So for our Governor, (and for all of us) here are just a few ways he could have been awesome!
Be grateful not grudging
Watch, or listen, to others, they have a lot to teach us.
Be willing to share what you learn, teaching others makes you do it better
Think like a beginner. Beginners know they don't know everything and they need to pay close attention,
Believe in yourself,
Learn from your failures
Have a sense of humor
Give more than you get
Never be a critic without presenting an alternative
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on February 06, 2014 0 Comments
Is Tai chi the "new" yoga? Am article in the Huffington Post, (01-08-14), gave five reasons why Tai chi could become more popular than yoga. The article states the benefits one receives from Tai ci, however, it appears to me that the benefits mirrors the benefits one receives when they practice yoga. I have taken a few classes in both and although movements are different the rewarding benefits are very similar. Here are the benefits of Tai chi as stated in the article. I suggest you try both and then decide which is right for you. Regardless, whether it's Tai chi or yoga, the Right bag for you is a Rowve Bag!
- Helps to prevent and fight disease. Tai chi helps maintain bone density, reduce arthritic pain, reduce hypertension and stress, thus improving your quality of life.
- Tai chi is as beneficial to the mind as it is for the body. Because it's focus is on the breath and physical sensations of the body it reduces stress anxiety promoting better sleep.
- Tai chi helps one to age gracefully by improving flexibility, building muscle strength, and improves balance. Because it is low impact anyone can do it, even those in poor health.
- It teaches you how to slow down and let go. Tai chi is not about pushing yourself or over exerting yourself but to move gracefully within your own physical limitations.
- You can do Tai chi almost anywhere.