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Starting a Home Yoga Practice
However you come to yoga you are going to eventually want to start a home yoga practice. When you are setting up a home yoga practice there are two basic areas of structure: practicality and reasoning; and inner yoga. Here are some tips that I hope will harmonize both areas for you.
Yoga Visualization for Relaxation
To experience a relaxing, calming space during yoga practice there are a variety of methods used to help you get there. One such practice is guided visualization which is great for reducing stress, tension, and anxiety. Try this actual guided meditation and enjoy the wonderful experience.
B.K.S. Iyengar Brought Life to Yoga
Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar died August 20, 2014 at the age of 95. He helped popularize yoga around the world as a teacher and author of 14 books on the subject. This is not another obituary but a simple look at his life with Yoga.
Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga for Relaxation
This type of yoga is called Kum Nye (Koom Nyay. Kum Nye brings many wonderful benefits such as rest from mental and emotional stress; counteraction of stiffness and rigidity while providing muscle tone; increased circulation of the blood; and the ultimate benefit of total relaxation.
Yoga for Upper Body Strength
Yoga is an excellent source of resistance training, using your own body weight to provide the resistance, and building muscle in the process. Yoga is especially great for upper body strength, sculpting and defining your arms and shoulders with specific poses.
More Yoga for Upper Body Strength
During yoga practice we use a form of resistance training; our own body weight provides the resistance. There are many yoga poses that fit into this category and I couldn’t write about them all in my first article “Yoga for Upper Body Strength”. Here are more yoga poses for upper body strength.
Yoga's Fire Series for Abs
The Fire Series is group of abdominal poses. In yoga fire is part of the concept of “Agni” which literally means “transforming force”. This transforming force includes the fire of our body, mind and practice.
Yoga Journal Live Retreat 2014 Colorado
If you haven't attended a Yoga Journal retreat, well now is the time. The 2014 event is to be held at the YMCA of the Rockies, in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. This year’s event runs Sept. 14-21, 2014. The conference offers a multitude of ways to be involved.
Does Yoga Burn Fat
Yoga has been added to the many fitness crazes, finding classes in gyms and studios as well as many other places. The question being asked by "fitness" yoga students is, Does yoga burn fat? This is not a simple question and here are facts on yoga, fat loss, and calories burn.
Relax with Restorative Yoga
Slow down and let your mind and body relax. How do I do that? Turn to Restorative Yoga to find balance in your life. This style of yoga uses props to help the body relax. One your muscles begin to relax your mind will get the message and become quiet.
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