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Meditation Secrets
Are there really any meditation secrets? Well, the answer is yes and no. One of the dictionary definitions of the word secret is “unknown to others”. So if someone knows something about meditation and you don’t know that same thing, then as far as you are concerned, it’s ...
New to Yoga: What to Wear for Yoga and Pilates Class
Being new to yoga can be intimidating. If you are just starting out, you may feel intimated going to a class. In any given class, you will see people who are new to the practice and people who have been doing it for years. If you are new, you may find yourself getting a mat and...
Yoga Dictionary: Get To Learn That Yoga Jargon
When you go into a yoga class, you may have wished that you had read a yoga dictionary before going. The yoga instructor may throw out some terms when you are standing in a hard pose, and you have no idea what she wants you to do next. Of course, every pose has a name and...
How To Prevent Lower Back and Neck Injuries in Yoga
Your lower back is one of the places on your body, where you may experience some pain or discomfort after doing a yoga class. You may find that you don’t get to stretch out that part of your back, or you may find that you start experimenting pain there after a couple of classes. This kind...
Practicing Yoga: The Surprising Perks Of Practicing This Exercise
Practicing yoga is something that many people do on a regular basis, because they can feel the benefits of working out each day. Some people work out because it calms their mind, and others practice this kind of workout because it helps them stretch out the body and become more flexible over time. But there are...
An All-Around Yoga Exercise: 12-Step Salute to the Sun
One of the all-around yoga exercises is the 12-step salute to the sun. Do it once or twice when you get up in the morning to help relieve stiffness and invigorate the body. Multiple repetitions at night will help you to relax; insomniacs often find that six to 12 rounds help them fall asleep. 1. Stand with your...
Yoga Routines: What To Pay Attention To When Working Out
Yoga routines are often prepared by your yoga teacher when you go to class. But if you are responsible for doing your own routine, you should keep a few things in mind. Yoga is supposed to be calming and relaxing, so there are many things you should keep in mind when you get ready to work...
Meditation For Memory
Meditation helps the body relax. Through concentration and breathing, stress can be released and this allows a person to be more receptive and open. Meditation can be beneficial to memory too. If a person is relaxed their memory will improve. If there have been times when you forgot something like a birthday, ...
How Yoga Can Help Heal a Broken Heart
Yoga can be used for various things, including healing a broken heart. You always hear about yoga being great for healing the body, tensions, stress and serving as a way of exercise, but it sounds like it can actually be used for healing those emotions as well. If you have grief in your body, a nurturing,...
Yoga Tips for the Beginner
One of the amazing things about yoga is that despite the great benefits that it produces, it requires no costs. There is not specific yoga training equipment that one has to use in order to obtain the desired results and there is no such thing as the perfect environment required for practicing yoga. All this ...
Yin yoga is a kind of exercise that isn’t really highlighted at yoga studios because it isn’t necessarily one of the easiest routines. This kind of yoga combines various poses that can help you deal with issues that you would normally see a therapist, a masseuse and an acupuncturist for. There are many ...
De-Stressing With Meditation In Just A Few Minutes
Meditation is an important part of relaxing after a long day, especially if you feel that you are stressing more than usual. Many people will head to the yoga studio to relax, but it sounds like people can obtain the relaxed state at home with just a couple of minutes of relaxing. Even if you are...
Change Up Your Yoga Routine By Going Outside
You may have your yoga routine committed to memory, because you go to the same studio, have the same spot in the studio with your class, and know the movements inside out. However, it is healthy to try new things once in a while and if you are feeling unchallenged with your yoga classes, it may...
10 Celebrities Who Do Yoga To Stay Fit And Stay Calm
There are many people who use yoga to stay fit, so it isn’t surprising that celebrities are heading down to the yoga studio with their mats to get fit. It sounds like celebrities are doing what everyone else is doing when it comes to staying fit; doing yoga and eating salads. But there are 10 celebrities...
Learning the Basics of Yoga
For you to learn what yoga are you should know first what the real meaning of yoga is. So what is Yoga? Yoga is present for more that 3,000 years and originated from the land of India. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to bind, join attach and yoke. This also means ...
Yoga and Sports: Tennis
Tennis requires cat-like reflexes with short bursts of strength. These short movements do not allow the muscles to extend their full length. When muscles are strenuously worked they become tight and can lose their elasticity unless properly stretched. Yoga exercises can increase the body’s range of motion. ...
Different Forms Of Meditation
There are no special tricks to meditating; no special posture or breathing rhythm is required. Once you have gotten the knack of it you can meditate anywhere during any activity. Some readers have succeeded in reaching this altered state of conscious while reading about my sand meditation, perhaps you too may ...
Yoga Apparel Becomes a Fashion Statement
Yoga is all in rage lately. Everyday, a number of people decide to engage in Yoga for the conveniences it brings, from the physical aspect down to the spiritual and mental health. Various forms of Yoga correspond to different people of different walks of like, ages and lifestyles. Yoga is open to all who ...