30 min Sun Salutations Yoga – Strength, Balance & Flexibility

The Psychological Benefits of Yoga

While Yoga and psychology are uniquely different, they both have extremely promising futures. Both systems coexist easily, because each field is willing to adapt, and evolve, to meet the needs of humankind. Yoga is not psychology, but it is a good adjunct therapy for bringing one’s mind into balance.

The Importance Of Breath Control During Hot Yoga

During a hot yoga class, many aspects come together in order for practitioners to experience health benefits. There’s the heated room, allowing muscles to stretch further than usual, the poses which compress and extend muscles, and the dedication of the participants to hold each pose to increase their strength and flexibility. But a potentially overlooked aspect of hot yoga is breathing.

Battling a Cold With Yoga

Yoga might not help you build a better mousetrap, but it can help you battle the common cold. The congestion, fatigue, headache, and sore throat, which accompany the “common cold” can keep people at home all year round.

Postnatal Yoga for Mother and Child

Postnatal yoga is an excellent solution to the stresses of new motherhood and a great way to ease your body back into shape. You can also incorporate your baby into your yoga practice and bond with them as you exercise.

Yoga Relaxation for Anxiety Attacks

Instructors should design Yoga for stress workshops, or weekly classes for anxiety, depending upon local demand. Many relaxation techniques learned within Yoga teacher training intensives should be made available for students who are immersed in states of chronic stress. In fact, this is truly a matter of life and death.

Karma Yoga or Destiny

Involvement of body, mind and soul, which is of course what most of us do anyway in our daily lives, personal and career wise. We tend to think, “Is this right for me? Will this make me happy? Will this bring good results? And then we go ahead and do it.

Beginning a Yoga Practice for Sedentary Lifestyles

There are many reasons to practice Yoga, but one would be to decrease the chance of an untimely death. That said, living a lifestyle that is mainly sedentary can have disastrous consequences. Whether this lifestyle is led by choice (being a notorious couch potato) or by necessity (logging long hours at a desk job), it is important to incorporate physical activity back into your life, and Hatha Yoga is the perfect way to do this.

Hatha Yoga – The Gateway to Common Sense

It has been said, “Common sense cannot be taught; either you have it or you do not.” However, most people can easily master common sense through daily practice. At its core, common sense can be summed up as the conscious, focused observation of the world around you. Observation is sharpest when no judgment is attached to what is being observed.

Yoga and Pregnancy: Advice for Instructors and Students From a Mother of Three

During my three pregnancies I have taken as many as 4 yoga classes per week, especially near the end. Whether pregnant or not, I have found yoga practice to be very beneficial. I sleep better, I feel better, and I’m more flexible. There are no pregnancy yoga classes in my area, but I have studied with more than a dozen instructors over the years, many of them certified in teaching yoga to pregnant women. I have been given some very strange and contradictory advice over the years — some of the strangest coming from the instructors so certified.

Physical Yoga Practice for Active Seniors

It is never too late to create a healthy lifestyle, stimulate the mind, and tone a healthier body. Yoga practice for active seniors is “the icing on the cake.”

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