Student Etiquette for Yoga Classes
If you are a student who is planning on attending a local Yoga class, please read on. If you are a Yoga teacher, without safety guidelines for students or firm policies in place, please feel free to use any ideas below for creating the best possible class experience.Complimenting Your Workout With Yoga Calories Burned
Have you tried supplementing your workout by adding yoga calories burned? More and more people are augmenting their normal workout routines with a yoga class. The coupling of strength training and cardio training with yoga is a sure way to whole fitness. Many brave souls have stepped into a yoga class thinking that it’s only about stretching, and have discovered it to be an ass-kicking workout by itself. If you don’t buy it, then check out the popular programs like P90X and see how much yoga they incorporate into their systems.Yoga Calories Burned Vs Yoga Karma Burned
I’ve been approached by students concerned about the amount of yoga calories burned during a class. As a teacher focused on providing an environment in which my students may flower, this question annoys me a little. I put aside my ego and simply say, “Work hard and rest when you need to. The calories will take care of themselves.” The student works hard in class, making sure not to rest too often, and sometimes doing a couple of extra poses along the way. When class is finished they look satisfied, which is what I hope for as a teacher. I know that the satisfied look on their face really comes from burning karma and not burning calories.Kids Yoga for Coping With Anger
Another way that kids Yoga helps children with anger management is through its peaceful, centering effects. Mental well-being and general contentment are the results of a regular Yoga practice for all practitioners of all ages. These good feelings do not end when a child leaves a Yoga session or a studio. A content, centered child learns to face tough situations, without…Yoga For Cardiovascular Health
It is an indisputable fact that those who practice yoga throughout their lives enjoy greater levels of health than their peers. Now thanks to continuing scientific research, we can more readily identify why Yoga for cardiovascular health is a good idea.Yoga Nidra and the Insomnia Epidemic
Have you ever wondered how insomnia has become such a major issue? Auto accidents, due to lack of sleep, might grab the headlines; but according to the Center for Disease Control, the number of Americans suffering from sleep deprivation is becoming a public health epidemic. People, who are unable to sleep, are more accident prone, more vulnerable to health issues, are more apt to have problems in their relationships, and more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.Music for Yoga Nidra
The music that you choose to play, during a Yoga Nidra session, should reflect the component of the practice you are working with and/or the entire Nidra practice. In other words, the Rolling Stones may not be the most suitable music to play when engaging in Yoga Nidra practices. Music that is exuberant, and energy-enhancing, may be fun in another context, but overly-stimulating and detrimental to the soothing and quiet inner environment, created by Nidra exercises.Laughter Is the Best Medicine – Make It a Daily Habit and Make It So!
Laughter is the best medicine. How true indeed! What’s more, laughter is free, anyone can do it and the more you do, the better you will feel. Have you noticed how freely children laugh? Statistically, children laugh between 300 and 400 times a day, as compared with adults who laugh 15 – 17 times a day. With regular laughter comes the ability to renew one’s sense of humour and get back in touch with the inner child and increase feelings of joy.Yoga Relaxation Techniques for Extreme Stress
Learning to avoid thoughts and actions that perpetuate stressful reactions in their early stages addresses the problem at its root level. Practicing the following Yoga relaxation techniques lowers stress levels and clears the mind.Otherworldly Benefits of Hot Yoga
The otherworldly benefits of Hot Yoga, particularly, the Bikram Hot Yoga model, might not be very apparent initially. Yet still, many followers develop into devout believers in something mystical, like yoga philosophy, while doing the 26 postures Bikram supports. They do feel spirituality.