Entries by Elena Diaz

Self-Care Workshop

Join me for a Self-Care Workshop, utilizing Myofascial Release on March 10, 2019 at 10am -1pm at Brahma Shanti Yoga studio in Redding, CA. Let’s learn to alleviate aches, tight knots and muscle tension, improve range of motion, reduce stress and support a healthy and active lifestyle. We will be working on releasing tightness in […]

Yoga and Flexibility

What is your definition of yoga and flexibility? In today’s world many of us have this idea about yoga and it is usually involves a young, lean and very bendy female doing a pose that looks impossible for most of us. These social media images portray the notion that to do yoga you have to […]

Yoga for Wellbeing!

Join me for a weekly class at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding, CA.  In this class, I will be teaching Yoga for Wellbeing every Tuesday at 9am – 10.15am starting January 8 through May 21, 2019. We will be practicing Hatha Yoga which involves longer holds and slower moving transitions. Further, we will […]

Yoga for Bone Health

Yoga for Bone Health starts on October 16, 2018 at 9am! This four week course is especially beneficial for students with osteoporosis and/or osteopenia. Be ready to practice anatomy informed Hatha Yoga. In these four classes we will gain an understanding of which poses are valuable for strong and healthy bones and practice proper body mechanics. […]

Yoga and meditation help manage chronic low back pain (YAMA study)

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in February 2016, on the “Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Usual Care on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain, A Randomized Clinical Trial” that highlighted the importance and effectiveness of yoga and meditation for managing […]

What is Fascia? The new organ – “Interstitium”!

The science is finally catching up! The new research calls fascia, the “Interstitium”, the biggest organ of the body. As myofascial release therapists we have been aware of the interconnectivity of the fascial system for many decades, but it is nice to have the science confirm what we have felt under our hands. Further, the […]

My Yoga School Journey – Costa Rica 2017

Now, that it has been a couple of months since I have completed my Yoga Teacher Training I decided to share some of my experiences. The two and a half weeks I spend in Costa Rica were intense physically, emotionally and spiritually. The jungle was a fascinating place with a family of monkeys living in […]

How does posture affect your fascia?

We all know that proper posture is important, but why is it so important and how does it affect the connective tissue? As stated by American Chiropractor Association benefits of good posture include proper alignment of bones and ligaments which decreases the abnormal wear of joints. Further, proper posture allows the muscles to work efficiently using just the […]

PAIN – Pay Attention Inward Now

This is a great definition of PAIN by Iyanla Vanzant. Whenever, I experience physical pain the first thing I do is look at what is going on in my life at that moment. Nine out of ten times I have been stressing out about something and neglecting my body. Pain is an alarm system of […]