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Yoga Journal Deutschland-A Translation

Published on November 18, 2010 by in Press

What good fortune!  Another plug for the Mobile Yoga Workout in Germany.   The Mobile Yoga Workout is featured in the November/December issue of Yoga Journal Deutschland.

While I am working hard on learning German, at this point anyway, my Deutsch doesn’t go much further than the basic pleasantries  and “Zwei bier, bitte”, therefore the translation below is courtesy of Google Translator:

“More action brings Mobile Yoga After 20 year term teaching and practice both in yoga and in skating,  Kris Fondran  decided to combine both disciplines. The result is a vigorous workout from muscle-building and coordination training. Meanwhile, the American is moving to Germany and intends to offer the first courses here in spring.”

The workout was first featured in the magazine’s online version a few months ago At http://yogajournal.de/?s=mobile+yogann The translation of the online article is below, again, thank you Google Translator:

An exceptional sports content comes directly from the United States is rolled upon us: “Mobile Yoga” is the new trend that aims to equip ourselves with a combination of yoga and rollerblading.  After 20 years of teaching practice, both in yoga and in skating, the American Kris Fondran (42) decided to combine the two disciplines together. The result is a workout from a strong muscle and coordination training. The “Mobile Yoga” inventor is convinced that this training helps to reduce stress and promote the connection between mind, body and soul. Daily training, it will also improve emotional, mental and physical capacities.

So I am off and rolling into Deutschland in about 3 weeks time.  It will be interesting to see how the Mobile Yoga Workout really translates for Germans, pun intended.

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Mobile Yoga Für Sie!

Published on October 22, 2010 by in Press

Für Sie (For you in German) is a bi-weekly German publication aimed at all things for women (für frauen).  It is the third German publication that has picked up the Mobile Yoga Workout since it was officially launched in April.  Although I won’t be moving to Germany until December, it still amazes me that the one country on the planet, other than the US, that has shown the most interest in the workout is a country that I will be moving to.   As mentioned in an earlier post, I am a firm believer in the power of thought, word, and deed when it comes to moving cosmic energy in one’s favor, and I guess that this is more evidence of that power.

Cosmic energy aside for a  moment, The Mobile Yoga Workout  can truly be für sie (for you) as it is one workout that can improve all four aspects of physical fitness (Kovar, Combs, Cambell, Napper-Owen ,Worrell, 2008):

  • Cardiovascular Respiratory Function
  • Body Composition
  • Muscle Strength & Endurance
  • Flexibility

Improving these four aspects of physical fitness can lead to numerous physiological benefits as well as an overall better body image and higher self-esteem.

Everyday we are faced with countless choices that work for us and against us.  So why not choose something für sie today that will help move the cosmic energy in your favor to a happy, healthier, and more prosperous tomorrow!

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Surya Namaskara-The Perfect Yoga Practice

Published on October 16, 2010 by in Yoga

While I am an advocate for the merits of a daily yoga practice, I would be lying if I said that my own practice was all that consistent. Depending on a variety of factors, my own practice varies from about 10 minutes to 1 hour on any given day.  That being said, there is one thing that I manage to do everyday and that is a few rounds of Surya Namaskara-Sun Salutation. When time is a factor Surya Namaskara is one way to get a quick yoga fix and the benefits of this full body practice are enumerable.  Here is a video of the modified version of the practice: Surya Namaksara Modified Version.

Through the years,  friends and acquaintances have often told me how much would like to practice yoga more often but they had difficulty making time for a class with their already overbooked schedules.  Knowing time management is often a factor when choosing a workout or any kind of extra-curricular physical activity, this gave me an idea for a topic for my graduate thesis which I completed a few year ago.  The results showed that for beginner yoga practitioners applying a 10 minute, twice-a-day yoga practice four (4) times per week for six (6) weeks actually significantly improved their upper body strength and hamstring flexibility.  A pretty good “bang for your buck” as one of my professors would say! if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Surya Namaskara  I suggest “Surya Namaskara: A Technique of Solar Vitalization” by Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati.

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