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Yoga Advice: How to Conquer Your First Bikram Class
You can find plenty of yoga advice on the internet about different styles of yoga, but people always seem to be super nervous about their first Bikram yoga class. Of course, Bikram can be very challenging, as it is a higher level of yoga in a heated room. These sessions also usually last upwards of 90...
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 ...
And You Thought Yoga Was Just Stretching
While on the way to spot a friend of mine at the local YMCA, he asked why I didn’t just join the gym and I explained to him that I practice Yoga and occasional calisthenics at home for my exercises and really didn’t feel the need for a gym membership. His response was predictable: “Yoga…isn’t that just ...
Is Yoga the Perfect Exercise?
Is Yoga the perfect form of exercise and relaxation? Let’s make a list of what our ideal type of exercise would do. Firstly it would be simple enough that anyone could do it, but have enough variations and different methods that it would maintain the interest of someone who had been practicing it for ...
How Special Yoga Mats Can Help You During Hot Yoga Classes
There are special yoga mats that can help you reach your goal, no matter what you are doing. Some of them are softer, others are sticky. Whatever your preference is with yoga, you can find a mat that will help you, whether you have lower back pain or find that you can’t hold your poses thanks...
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...
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 ...
The Lunge Yoga Pose Can Help Heal Your Hangover
The lunge yoga pose may be one that you do often in your yoga class because it is fairly simple for new yoga students. However this pose does great things for the body. Not only does it give your body a great stretch, but it also helps you work on your posture. This kind of pose...
Is Yoga for Right for You?
Yoga is the most popular and fast growing exercise trend of all. Over the last few years this form has really taken off and more and more people are choosing it among all other forms of exercise. Yoga is healthy and it is fun. Your entire body will get a total workout and a great stretch when you use yoga each...
Yoga Pants: Spice Things Up In The Yoga Studio
Yoga pants may be one thing that you cannot relate to when you head to the studio. People tend to love their pants, whether they are indeed practicing in the studio with a class, or even running errands outside. These pants have become a trending topic in the fashion industry, and some people feel that they...
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...
Building Stronger Arms Through Yoga
I was at work the other day and a co-worker of mine who takes Yoga classes suddenly started pumping a 20 pound dumbbell he had nestled in his cubicle. Being that he does this rather frequently, I asked why and his response was, “Oh, my yoga classes don’t do anything for my arms.” I looked at him puzzled ...
Achieving Happiness Through Meditation
There is only one way to achieve happiness.That way is to simply be happy.You are probably thinking right now how do i get to be happy.” “Things just don’t work like that, It doesn’t take into consideration the times that I am miserable because of problems or mishaps that come up in my ...
Yoga as the Ultimate Exercise Both Mentally and Physically
Yoga is a meditation exercise that has been around for centuries and came about from the traditions of Buddha and Hindu. There are many people who have let go of the religious aspect of the yoga exercise program, but has used it because the techniques include a lot of benefits. You will find that there are ways ...
How to Use Yoga To Get Some Sleep
Yoga can be used for many things, including relaxing and de-stressing. But many people use it on various other parts of their lives, including getting some sleep. Many people struggle with falling asleep at night, especially if they have had a long day at work, many things on the go, or don’t have the ability to...
Meditation to Improve Concentration
Today, there are a lot of things that help in keeping us entertained. In the internet alone, there are a multitude of websites that do such that like video sharing sites, gaming sites and other websites which cater to our interests. While there is nothing wrong with entertaining ourselves, a problem arises ...
How To Do Pilates With Poor Flexibility
You may be staying away from a Pilates class because of poor flexibility, but that should not be a reason for you to skip the classes. They don’t do the splits or stand on their heads, so you won’t be left out. Even if you can’t stretch your legs the same way as the instructor, you...
Yoga Routines: Benefits of Warming Up and Cooling Down
There are many different yoga routines you can do throughout a single yoga class and the instructor will often guide you through each move, so you don’t get injured. And while all yoga classes may be different, there are two important parts that are consistent in every class. It is important that you warm up and...