Immersif Yoga: not to miss!

Immersif Yoga: not to miss!

Come and see us at this extraodinary event: Immersif Yoga in Dowtown Montreal, on september 9th. Discover our INTUITION Collection and a new form of yoga in a total new shape of class. YogaTribes Sound Off, also named silent yoga, with wireless technology, is a unique and personalized experience that will be sure to please. Hundred people will get to share a sensory and hearing experience allying yoga and fantastic views over the city and the Lachine Canal. 

Welcome beginners! You have not tried yoga yet? This class is made for you. Come with your friends or the entire family.

We are excited to see you with us on September 9 at Bassin Peel. 

Tickets are available at YogaTribes.com.

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Wanderlust Tremblant 2017

Wanderlust Tremblant 2017

Unplug. Unwind. Recharge.

 Yes ! Since 2013, at the famed Tremblant Resort takes place a unique and  gathering event called : Wanderlust Tremblant Festival. During 4 days, in the heart of the world’s oldest mountain chain, gets together a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs all reunited to offer a inspirational and transformational retreat !

"At Wanderlust, our mission is to help you find your true north.  True north is not a final destination: it’s a path, a journey, a yearning to explore and connect to your life’s purpose’’.

This year My Rose Buddha will be there to get a taste of this enrich event ! The Festival’s program lets you choose and built your own experience according to your own level and pathway. Full of yogis, this Wanderlust adventure will present multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, workshops, local organic foods, inspiring lectures from well-known thinkers, heart-pumping music… and more ! Fill your own days and sharpen your mind !

 

Wanderlust Tremblant 2017 will take place in August 24 to the 27th. You can choose one day, two,three or four. This Festival is for everyone from all ages, all religion and beliefs. The common goal that gathers everyone is the pleasure and the well-being !

For more information about the Festival or for tickets, visit the web site at this address :

https://wanderlust.com/festivals/tremblant/

A suggestion if your thinking of buying tickets, be quick they are going fast and places are limited !

Here area few names and guests at the Wanderlust Tremblant Festival 2017

Yoga :   Annie Langlois : Yoga teacher and creator of Monyogavirtuel.com

            Seane Corn: activist and internationally known yoga teacher

            Elena Brower: author and yoga teacher well-known in New York

            Erik Giasson: Yoga teacher and ancient financer at Wall Street

 

Musique:

            Bonobowww.bonobomusic.com

            Con Brio: www.thebandconbrio.com

            IN-Qwww.in-q.com

 

Speakers :

            David Wolfe, pioneer in the super food movement -  FULL

            Sylvie Fréchette Canadian Olympic’s madalist

            Nicole Bordeleau, Master of yoga, speaker and author - FULL

 

Have a good one !!

Véronic B.

Written by Veronic Briand, mother of 2 children, yoga teacher, massotherapist (veronicb.com) and my Rose Buddha Ambassador and collaborator.

 

 

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Wear Your Favorite Leggings to Any Occasion

Wear Your Favorite Leggings to Any Occasion

Everyone knows that yoga leggings are versatile and you can wear them almost anywhere. In fact, most women wear them when they’re out playing their kids or going to the supermarket. No less than Princess Kate herself has been spotted running around in yoga leggings with her son Prince George.

But aside from wearing them on casual days off, did you know you can actually wear the same yoga leggings to work or even to a night out with the girls? Yes, you can wear them as activewear, daytime wear, workwear and evening wear. How exactly do you style them for any occasion?

Versatility, thy name is yoga leggings

The reason is simple: yoga leggings, or yoga pants, can be worked into an existing wardrobe easily. If you want to maximize their use, all you need to do is look for base colors that can be paired with virtually anything, such as black, grey and navy. On the other hand, if you love wearing plain monochrome tops, then you can opt for for bolder patterns such as galaxy prints.

Because leggings form to your body shape, they are a great option when you have more bulky top layers - a flattering look on many body types.

Practicality, your name is yoga leggings, too

Today’s world requires you to move around a lot. Jeans, skirts and shorts can all be flattering, but are just not as comfortable compared to leggings. Yoga leggings fit to your exact body shape and are designed primarily for comfort. Leggings with high-quality material, in particular, allow you to bend and move without you having to worry about accidental rips and snags.

You know you’re wearing the right size when they fit snugly and don’t slip throughout the day. Activewear clothing is designed to be breathable, too, so don’t worry about sweat stains as more often than not, your leggings will have moisture-wicking technology.

Styling Yoga Leggings for Casual Daytime Wear

Leggings can easily transition to daytime wear if you pair them with the right outfit. Try a longline t-shirt and sneakers for a casual look in warm weather, or snuggle up with boots and a knit dress when it’s colder outside. Choose simple accessories, such as a scarf or choker, to add a dash of pizzazz to your look.

Styling Yoga Leggings for Business Casual Looks

Don’t be scared to wear yoga leggings to the office if you’re allowed to wear business casual. Wear a dress, layer it with a trench coat, and finish off the entire look with a belt. You can also go for the androgynous look by pairing the yoga leggings with a long collared shirt, a blazer, and a pair of flats. Just make sure to do the bend testat home to see if your top covers your booty. Otherwise, your co-workers will be in for a show.

Styling Yoga Leggings as Evening Wear

Who says you can’t wear your legging on an evening out with the girls? If you’re feeling confident, a silk camisole shift dress will look great paired with leggings, or try layering up with skirts and jackets.

Want to go for the biker chick or punk rock look? Slip on a crop top, leather jacket, and some boots. Feeling brave and sexy? You can also change it up by experimenting with 5-inch heels, too. If you want to keep your clothing simple, take your accessories up a notch. Sparkly necklaces, hair pieces and shoes can all look great with leggings.

With a few style tips and a bit of experimenting, you’ll be able to take your yoga leggings from morning through to night, and love every second wearing them. After all, yoga leggings look good on almost everyone!

Sources:

20 Style Tips on How to Wear Leggings, Gurl.com

What Do I Wear for a Yoga Class? , YogaJournal.com

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YOGA FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

YOGA FOR THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

In the winter, we tend to be more sensitive to illnesses and viruses. Thankfully, there are certain yoga poses that can have specific effects on the body, stimulating and fortifying the immune system, for example, to improve our overall health. Here are a few poses that act on the thyroid gland, increase blood and lymphatic flow, and improve digestion, all to help build up the body’s defenses. These six poses, or asanas, will get you winter-ready in no time!

 

To start, do a few cat-cow poses to connect with your breath, wake up your spine, and warm up your body:

1. Get down on your hand and knees.

2. Inhale deeply, pressing your toes to the floor. Let your belly and belly button fall to the floor and raise your tail bone as you look upwards.

3. As you exhale, curve your back and spine, and tuck in your tail bone, lowering your head to gaze toward your belly button.

 

Repeat 4 times and move into downward dog by raising your hips high. Bend your knees slightly and float the tail bone up. The neck is relaxed. Hold the pose for 15 seconds before sitting down on your knees.

 

 

BOAT POSE (Paripurna Navasana)

 

  1. In a seated position, extend your legs in front of you, keeping your back straight and your hands by your sides, palms touching the ground. You are in staff pose. Now, lean back a little with your knees slightly bent, supporting yourself on your hands, which are just behind the hips, fingers pointed forward.
  2. Breathe in deeply. As you breathe out, raise your feet off the ground and lean your shoulders back slightly. Find your balance on a point between the tail bone and the pelvic bone.
  3. Raise your legs higher, to about a 45degree angle, and lift your arms to either side of the body.

4 Activate your abdominal muscles, making sure to keep the back straight, the neck extended and in line with the spine in order to keep your balance. Stretch your arms out and extend your fingers.

5 Hold the pose for 1020 seconds, making sure to breathe in and out fully.

 

Benefits: Relieves thyroid problems, stimulates digestion, strengthens the abdominals, hip flexors, spinal column and thighs.

 

Not recommended if: You have a neck injury, are prone to headaches, or have lower back pain.

 

BRIDGE POSE (Setu Bandhasana)

 

  1. Lying on your back, bend your knees to bring your heels close to your buttocks. Your palms should be face down on the floor alongside your body.
  2. Breathe in. As you breathe out, push with your feet in order to raise your buttocks off the floor. The feet are hip-distance apart, and the arms are pushing into the floor.
  3. Extend your neck away from the shoulders to create space between the neck and chin, making sure to avoid turning your head to either side. Raise your hips higher and float your chest up to the sky.
  4. Maintain the pose for 3060 seconds, breathing deeply. To get out of the pose, wait until you breathe out to unfurl your spine and bring it back to the ground one vertebrae at a time. Repeat at least once.

 

Benefits: Reduces stress, strengthens the thighs and buttocks, stimulates the thyroid glad and stretches the spine and chest.

 

Not recommended if: You have a shoulder or back injury or if you have back problems.

 

SHOULDERSTAND (Salamba Sarvangasana)

1 Lie down on your back with your knees bent and your arms along your sides.

2 Engaging your abdominals, straighten your legs as you raise them up into the air, feet to the sky. Inhale, exhale, and with your arms pressed firmly against the ground, bring your knees toward your face, rolling your spine vertebrae by vertebrae to lift the back off the ground until your weight rests on your shoulders. Put your hands on your lower back and bring your elbows together, making sure to keep your head straight.

3 Breathe in, tuck in your pelvis and straighten your legs. Your chest should be perpendicular to the ground.

4 With your next inhale, extend your legs to the sky, straightening your hips as you lift up. Engage your buttocks and press your elbows to the ground to create a straight line from the chest all the way to the feet.

5 Hold the pose anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. To get out of the pose, bend your knees and fold your hips to lower your torso all the way to the ground.

 

Tip: Start by holding the pose for short periods of time, and try not to strain your neck. Relax your chest.

 

Benefits: Inversions place your heart above your head, which inverses the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous and endocrine systems to speed up blood flow and cleanse lung tissue. They relieve stress, stimulate the digestive system, and stretch out the shoulders, the back of the neck, and the upper spinal column. 

 

Not recommended if: You have high blood pressure, neck problems, headaches, sinus inflammation or an ear infection.

 

 

 

SEATED TWIST (Bharadvajasana)

 

  1. Sit down on the floor, taking staff pose. Shift your weight to your right buttock and bend your knees so that your toes point toward the left hip. The left thigh should be resting on top of the right shin, and the left ankle should be resting on top of the right foot.
  2. Inhale and lift your heart in order to straighten the spine. Exhale and twist to the right, gazing past your right shoulder. Put your left hand near your left knee and your right hand on the ground beside the right hip.
  3. Deepen the twist with each exhale, making sure to keep the chest straight and the shoulders relaxed and away from the ears.
  4. Hold the pose for 3060 seconds and repeat on the other side.

 

Benefits: Stretches the spinal column, shoulders and hips, stimulates the digestive system, relieves stress.

 

Not recommended if: You have high or low blood pressure, you suffer from diarrhea. 

 

LOCUST POSE (Salabhasana)

 

1 Lie down on your belly, with your arms to your sides, palms turned down, and your forehead on the ground. Make sure your knees are touching the ground.

2 Activating your buttocks, breathe in and lift your head, chest, arms and legs off the ground. Stretch your arms and legs behind you, with your arms parallel to the ground. Lift your body off the ground as much as you can, using the pelvis and lower abdominal muscles to stabilize your body. The head should be in a neutral position. 

3 Hold the pose for 3060 seconds, repeating once or twice.

 

Benefits: Strengthens the spine, buttocks, arms and legs. Stimulates the digestive system and massages the internal organs.

 

Not recommended if: You have a back injury.

 

BOW POSE (Dhanurasana)

 

1 Lie down on your belly with your arms stretched along your sides and your palms turned up.

2 Rest your chin on the ground. As you exhale, bend your knees and stretch your arms out so that your hands touch your feet. Grab the outside of your ankles.

3 Inhale and lift your chest off the ground, pulling on your ankles to lift your knees and thighs off the ground at the same time. Shift your weight onto your abdominal muscles.

4 Keep your head in a neutral position and make sure to keep your knees hip-length apart. Tuck your tailbone in.

5 Hold the pose for 2030 seconds. Then, on an exhale, let go of the ankles to lie back down on your belly.

 

Benefits: Stimulates digestion, massages the internal organs, strengthens the spinal column, stretches the abdominals, chest, hip flexors and quadriceps. 

 

Not recommended if: You suffer from headaches, high or low blood pressure, or a back injury. 

 

To complete your yoga practice, take Child’s Pose, and give yourself all the time you need to feel the full benefits of this pose.

 

Take care of yourself, for a healthy body and a happy mind. 

 

NAMASTÉ!

Véronique B.

Véronique Briand is a Yoga teacher in Gatineau, massage therapist and Rose Buddha ambassador 

 

 

 

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Why Yogis Are Embracing Ethical Clothes

Why Yogis Are Embracing Ethical Clothes

Sustainable living is more than just a hot topic among yoga practitioners. For many, it’s a way of living. Why? The reason is simple: the more you practice, the more you realize that we are connected in the great circle of life. Amit Ray, author of Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle, says it best: “We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.” And what better way to show your love for the environment by using its resources responsibly through ethically-made yoga clothes?

But Really, Should Yogis Care About Sustainability?

Believe it or not, this is a question that many new practitioners ask themselves. While it’s easy to pick up responsibly-sourced beans for your early morning cup of coffee, thinking about things such as yoga pants can be harder. But more than just yoga clothes and food production, sustainability covers a wide range of issues.

You Are What You Wear

Let’s start with what you wear every day. Sustainable fashion demands sustainable practices be employed in all aspects of production. The product should be sourced, manufactured, distributed and marketed in a way that respects the environment.

Clothing should be made in factories that don’t enforce poor labor practices, such as employing children or paying below the minimum wage. A question to ask when shopping for yoga clothes is Does the company produce their products in the country they’re sold in?And if they are, that’s often a good sign.

We Love Sustainable Yoga Clothes!

It’s not difficult to start your sustainable fashion journey by buying yoga clothes manufactured in an ethical way. Fashion made from recycled materials may seem to be a novel idea, but in reality it’s an efficient and intelligent way to make clothing, and is more accessible than you may know. Rather than let products go to landfill, clothing can be created with new technology, and now the most sustainable products take waste, like plastics, and turn them into clothes. Would you believe us if we told you that your yoga leggings and pants can be made from almost 90% recycled plastic bottles? Absolutely 100% true! Don’t fret, though, because it won’t feel any different from your other yoga pants. Not only are the fabrics cut fashionably, but they are also ultra comfy.

Find Other Ways to Be Sustainable

As you get further deeper into your practice, consider making changes to other areas of your life. Learn about the ingredients that go into the food you buy, and educate yourself on their sources. Sustainable travel, otherwise called zero waste travel, is also an important part of living ethically. Choose to walk or cycle when possible, try electric vehicles, carpool with colleagues, don’t check your baggage on flights, and more. These acts will reduce harmful emissions.

You can also give to charity and do your bit to help those in the less fortunate areas of your country. You may also want to consider buying from companies who donate to charity for every purchase. Remember that acknowledging the interconnectedness of life comes the realization that the world as a whole must grow together, and not just some areas.

Ignoring sustainable living results in more waste being taken to landfills, more pollution, and even less respect for human rights. Yogis who want to deepen their interconnectedness to the world by practicing sustainable living should take all of these things into account.

Sources:

What is Sustainable Fashion? , GreenStrategy.se

Nurture a Sustainable Spirit, YogaJournal.com
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