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18 Amazing Benefits of Yoga, According to Science

Shared from JenReviews.com

Yoga is becoming more mainstream in western cultures as those who practice it realize the numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with the ancient art.

Science has proven that yoga can have a transformative effect on the body, resulting in everything from lowered blood pressure to disease prevention. Here are some

PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR WINTER SPORTS

Great news,  back on the Group Fitness Schedule this week is “Winter Sports Conditioning” with Kerry on Tuesday’s and Thursdays @ 5:30 pm each day.
Now is the time to prepare for any and all winter sports activities.  Build your strength and endurance to plow through the powder and help prevent injury while increasing your over all fitness. Spend

Tahoe Tramping – South Yuba River State Park

Tired of snow, snowshoes, and heavy jackets?  Do you want to see green grass and maybe even some gorgeous wildflowers?  If so, hop into your car for an hour and a half drive to the Grass Valley/Nevada City area for a couple of short hikes through beautiful foothill country at South Yuba River State

Tahoe Tramping – Martis Creek Wildlife Area

Tahoe Tramping
Martis Creek Wildlife Area

If you are looking for an easy four mile loop trail in order to get a little outdoor exercise and some fresh air, then try the Martis Creek Wildlife Area loop trail.  The Tompkins Memorial Trail is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Northstar

Tahoe Tramping – Mt. Judah Loop

“Good walkers can go anywhere in these hospitable mountains …”  John Muir
The Mount Judah Loop is a moderate 5.5 mile semi-loop with an elevation gain of approximately 1,200′.  While hiking this loop, you will gain some beautiful views to the north and south of Mt. Judah, including Castle Peak, Donner Pass, Donner Lake and

Tahoe Tramping – Round Lake Loop

“The lakes are lapping their granite shores and wearing them away …” 
  John Muir
The Round Lake Loop is located about an hours drive north of Tahoe in the

vicinity of Graeagle and Sierra City.  Drive north from Truckee on Hwy 89 and after passing Sierraville and Sattley, take Hwy 49 towards Sierra City and Downieville. 

Tahoe Tramping – Elephant’s Back

“Doubly happy … is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach …”        John Muir
One of the more prominent landmarks in the Carson Pass area is Elephant’s Back, a large, volcanic mountain of stratified cobble breccia conglomerate that reaches a height of 9,580′.  There no trails up to the

Tahoe Tramping – Showers Lake

“How lavish is nature … ever changing, ever beautiful.” – John Muir
The moderate trail to Showers Lake is a 10.2 mile (out-and-back) hike through some of the best Sierra scenery in the Carson Pass area located south of Lake Tahoe.  To reach the trailhead for this hike, you will drive south on Hwy 89

Tahoe Tramping – Sagehen Creek

Tahoe Tramping – Sagehen Creek

“Every day opens and closes like a flower, noiseless, and effortless.” 

– John Muir

Now is a good time to visit Sagehen Creek, seven miles north of Interstate 80 on Hwy. 89.  Look for a dirt parking area on the right hand side of the road just after crossing a highway bridge over Sagehen Creek.

This

Tahoe Tramping – Dardanelles Lake

Tahoe Tramping
Dardanelles Lake

“We are in the mountains and they are in us …”
If you are looking for a moderate, relatively short hike with a variety of habitats and a good swimming lake as your destination, then Dardanelles Lake would be a good choice. This trail is about eight miles out-and-back, and gains a little