• Canadian Yogi / CYA Journal: Ohana’s Renaissance  Man

    RENAISSANCE MAN by Darren Renaud As published in Canadian Yoga Alliance's CANADIAN YOGI magazine: http://www.canadianyogi.com/renaissance-man.html Life as a Renaissance Man Yogi Where to begin on this tale of how yoga has woven a thread of change through my life and its transitions and challenges. A friend, long ago, and even before I discovered yoga always called me the modern renaissance man. I was puzzled at first, as my impression was of the old painters, but once I got to understand those old masters, I connected to what my friend had seen in me. I have done and perused many and very[...]

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    What is Myofascial Release?

    Myofascial Release, or MFR, is simply one of the most effective methods for relieving pain, restoring posture, and returning one to function. Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions (tightness, scar tissue, injured areas) to eliminate pain and restore motion. The theory of Myofascial Release (“myo” meaning muscle and “fascia” meaning connective tissue) requires an understanding of the fascial system (or connective tissue). The fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or[...]

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