Tag Archives: posture

Improve Your Balance with Tola Yoga Class #9

Quick question: What takes 28 minutes, is complimentary to your regular workouts, and will definitely improve your focus, concentration, breathing and posture, as well as strengthen your lower back, hamstrings, thighs, calfs, core and abs?

That’s easy: Tola Yoga Class #9 with Vika down by the pond in Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Enjoy! Peace – R

GYST #30: Be a Badass Everyday

Want to empower yourself by being a Badass every single day? Then check-out my 50 Rules of Badassery and add more positivity into your life. This is also the final episode of my Get Your S#!T Together podcast, so thanks for listening everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Peace – R

GYST #10: Posture Perfect

It’s so simple that it’s hard…get perfect posture and avoid neck and back problems with a few simple tips that’ll keep you thinking about elongating your spine every single day.

Boost your Self-Confidence with Good Posture and Balance

Yoga Master, Rich Tola

Yoga Master, Rich Tola

This weekend I spent time with a bunch of twenty-something year-olds talking about exercise and the importance of a Daily Fitness Program – a concept as foreign to them as The Jack LaLanne Show.

When I said “good posture and balance will boost your self-confidence”, they looked at me like I had three heads!

Because good posture and balance (and NOT slouching) exudes self-confidence to everyone around you as well as: 1) properly aligns your spine and puts less stress on your joints, 2) helps the bones, muscles and ligaments in the spine to move smoothly and pain-free in everything you do, 3) improves your breathing by making it easier for your lungs and diaphragm to expand, and 4) engages your abdominals at all times enabling a strong core and flatter midsection – and better looking Abs!

So get your Yoga groove on today and improve your posture and balance like I did with Ardha Chandrasana (Half-Moon pose) in the beautiful sculpture gardens at The Huntington Library.

Enjoy – R