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Bikram, or "Hot" Yoga
Curious about Bikram yoga? This style has been in the news lately due to its charismatic yet controversial leader, Bikram Choudhury. However one feels about Mr. Choudhury, his series itself is well worth checking out.
Buying Yoga Pants
What to wear to a yoga class? It's a good bet that yoga pants or tights will be one of the items. Here is a run-down on wear to shop to find offerings for a range of budgets and figures - for both men and women.
Setting An Intention
It’s not uncommon to hear a teacher suggest that one ‘set an intention’ at the start of a yoga class. What, exactly, does that mean? And why is it important?
Fierce Medicine Review
Ana Forrest is not one's typical yoga teacher. Rather, she embodies boldness and the ability to speak the unspeakable, to work through what often appears to be unworkable. Fierce Medicine is both memoir and primer on how to live through pain, suffering, and the indignities of life.
Introduction to the Chakras
The chakras, or energy centers of Ayurvedic medicine, are increasingly being verified by modern medicine. These seven energy centers help to regulate the endocrine system and thus improve mental and physical health.
Yoga and Nonviolence
The yamas are the first limb of the yogic path. They represent self-control in five important areas. The first, ahimsa, which means 'nonviolence' in Sanskrit, is one of the most challenging to understand.
Tadasana, or Mountain Pose
When one begins yoga, one learns that standing is more complex than it seems. Tadasana, or Mountain Pose, is an exercise in posture, meditation, and focus.
Yoga Class Etiquette
No one wants to end up being “THAT person” – the one who does something inappropriate in a yoga class. For a newcomer, this presents a problem: how does one know the correct etiquette if one doesn’t have experience? Here are a few tips for the newcomer.
Yoga for Weight Loss?
Does yoga help with weight loss? The scientific evidence is mixed. However, yoga can and does help with factors relating to weight loss. Here is one argument for yoga and other gentle forms of exercise as aids in the movement towards health.
Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breath, is an exercise that will calm the mind and help to control roiling emotions. Practice at the beginning or end of asana practice or meditation will allow the yogi/ni to use it when needed in the course of one's day.
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