Posted By: Daphne's
Categories: a valentines date, California Greek Culture, climbing gyms, climbing walls, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, Parsva Bakasana, partner yoga, stand up paddleboarding, Tandem Cycling, valentines, valentines day, valentines day ideas, yoga classes, yoga poses, yoga postures
Rather than the typical bouquet of flowers, expensive dinner and that heart-shaped box of chocolates, get both your hearts pumping (literally!) on one of these outdoor, active Valentine’s dates… then maybe add on that bouquet of flowers, dinner and chocolates to score some bonus points with your valentine!
Partner Yoga postures utilize the forms and principles of individual postures while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the pose. Both partners are fully engaged and reaping many benefits just as traditional yoga like balance, strength and flexibility.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 300 depending on level of exertion and weight.
An exhilarating and challenging sport that can be enjoyed almost anywhere! Besides the obvious health benefits related to climbing (improved cardiovascular health and full-boyd muscle toning), the outdoor or indoor sport is great for communication between you and your valentine or (in rock climbing terms) climber and belayer.
Estimated calories burned per hour: 400 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Improve your balance and strengthen major muscle groups (shoulders, arms, legs, back and core) and soak up some vitamin D during this water workout!
Estimated calories burned per hour: 250 to 1000 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Strengthen the bond, teamwork and endurance with your significant other on this double workout on wheels.
Tip: Put the stronger rider up front to for all of the shifting, steering, braking, and heavy pedaling.
Calories burned per hour: up to 500 depending on level of exertion and weight.
Posted By: YogaBabes
Categories: Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Healthy Living, healthy living, Jessica Mulvey, Live Well, Parsva Bakasana, side crow, yoga classes, yoga poses, yoga postures, YogaBabes, YogaBabes
This month's pose + purpose is Parsva Bakasana or Side crow, which is an arm balancing posture that enhances your sense of balance while toning your core simultaneously. Please note that if you have any wrist or lower back injuries, you should avoid this pose.
1. Come to a squatting position with the knees into the chest.
2. Come up on to the balls of your feet and bring your palms flat on the floor in front of you about shoulder's distance apart.
3. Keeping the palms in place, twist so that your lower body, your knees and your hips face to the left and bend your arms to a 90-degree angle
4. Hook the outside of your right knee on your left elbow. Lift your left leg and glue it on top of your right.
5. Bring your gaze about 6-10inches in front of you and shift your weight forward so that your toe float up off the ground
6. Engage your core and lift up slightly in your
7. Now try the other side.