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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.
Most Popular Styles of Yoga
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. The most important thing is to pick a style that suits you, physically and mentally. Here are some of the most popular styles of yoga to try out.
Recharge at Work with Seated Yoga
Sitting at a desk or any place for too long is tiring. Your muscles become tight and cramped. Try these poses anywhere to recharge your body and mind.
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.
Second Chakra Sacral –Chakra Primer
Chakras are energy centers throughout the body each with their own distinct characteristics. There are 7 Chakras running from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. This is the second Chakra the Sacral Chakra. It is part of my series – Chakra Primer.
Short Yoga Primer of Asana
In yoga the poses we perform are called asanas. No posture is assumed mechanically, rather they involve a great deal of body awareness, concentration, listening to your instructor, breathing, and eventually balance of mind, body and breath.
Social Courtesy in Yoga Class
Do you expect a certain level of social courtesy in your yoga class? Keep in mind that everyone should have manners and consideration for those who share your class. You are entitled to the enjoyment you came fore. Here are some things “not” to do in yoga class.
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.
The Basics of Kriya Yoga
The basics of Kriya Yoga are represented as reaching back to the beginning of yogic life itself. The basic practice of Kriya Yoga is a union between pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Many different pranayama techniques are included in the practices which seek to hasten spiritual growth.
The Six Branches of Yoga
It is thought that originally yoga was a practice to prepare the body for extended meditation as well as the mind. There are many styles of yoga but there are only six branches of the original tradition.
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