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Burn Baby Burn – Goodbye Hot Yoga Calories

Yes, I consider my hot yoga calories! I count all of them as they burn, burn, burn. It’s my hot yoga class and I could care less what the yoga jockeys say. I’m not in it for spirituality. I don’t want to dance around chanting. Sure, I’ll say my OM at the end of class, but what I’m really saying is ooooommm my god this is awesome! I could come to class every day.

Dancing Hands: The Artistry of Mudra Yoga

I watched as the old astrologer’s hands danced with the beauty of Mudra Yoga. Under his heavy glasses, light shined from his eyes. His fingers moved from one position to the next, never once fumbling, and never once faulting. He sang a song as he ran through the series – like a child singing a nursery rhyme. I was positive he had known this mudra melody since his youth, but it was no less important for him now than it was then.

Mudra Yoga As Self-Therapy

The secret to a long life may be found in mudra yoga. Take a moment and take a look at your hands. Open them up and intently look at them. Now open them as wide as possible and take a deep breath. Now don’t you feel better? The hands are usually our preferred method for exploring the world around us. Whereas animals use their mouths or noses, the human animal usually starts with the hands. There are over 17,000 tactile receptors on the hand, and more than 3,000 nerve endings. Fingertips actually have one of the densest collections of nerve endings in the body. Consider all these figures, and you can see the significance held in the human hand.

Yoga 3000 BC VS Contemporary Yoga

The history of yoga is based in the Indus Valley civilization. The techniques were practiced by the Indus to initiate spiritual growth. Earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga’s existence could be found in stone seals which depict figures of Yoga Poses.

The Most Important Benefits of Hot Yoga

Many claims are made about the benefits of hot yoga. These ideas are often publicized by enthusiastic hot yoga devotees expressing their fanatic love of the program of their guru. To evaluate the truth of these claims it’s necessary to move beyond bias and take an honest look at the nature of hot yoga. According to the teachings of Patanjali, the ‘father of modern yoga’, the asana is one part of an eight-limbed system leading to greater understanding. Asana is meant primarily to purify and strengthen the body, preparing it for lengthy meditations and raised levels of energy. In this setting, hot yoga is best suited to assist in the removal of ama, or waste.

Mudra Yoga: Balancing the 5 Elements of Creation

So what exactly is mudra yoga you may ask? Simply put, it is a gesture or position of the hand used to communicate an idea or expression. Not so simply put, it is a scientifically-tested method to awakening the higher self and balancing your existence here on earth. Still not clear? How does one go about joining physical and spiritual understanding? It is possible through understanding the elements that create all life. These elements are Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether. Let’s take a little deeper look.

The Business of Yoga Mantras

For some people the thought of chanting yoga mantras may illicit up images of people in a cult, but the whole yoga scene has a new life.  It is known as kirtan these days. Some top artists are even living the ‘mantra rockstar’ life from their proceeds.

Yoga for a Healthy Mum and Baby

Yoga has so many health benefits and there is a style of yoga to for everyone. A new trend in yoga focuses on mothers and babies. If you are expecting a baby, trying for a baby or just had a baby, there is a style of yoga for you.

Benefits of Corporate Yoga

Corporate yoga has been gaining momentum in recent years; with big corporations such as AT&T, HBO, MTV and Pepsi making it a standard part of their employee benefits packages. What sort of benefits are these companies and their employees seeing from corporate yoga?

Yoga for Stroke Recovery

Simply teaching yoga for stroke victims brings them to a path of recovery. The theory and method of yoga techniques will allow them to vividly envision themselves performing each technique, which will prove beneficial in light of a progressive string of successes.

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