The Second Limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga: Niyama

In the article The First Limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga: Yama, I discussed the abstinence practices for actions from which we should constrain ourselves: Ahimsa and Asteya, Satya, and Brahmacharya and Aparigraha. Now let’s take a look at the second limb of yoga, Niyama. The Niyamas are observances, prescribed acts that we should follow when aspiring for the spiritual path of the yogi or yogini.

10 Years of Yoga and Here I Am

When I first started taking yoga classes and workshops I would meet people who had been practicing 5, 10, 15 years. At the time I wondered, “Will I still be practicing in 10 years?”

A Beginner’s Pilot To Yoga And Its Vital Benefits

Yoga was originated in ancient India which has its roots in the Sanskrit language. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word yoga is “yoke”, “to join” or “to unite”. The term defines the physical, mental and spiritual disciplines in order to ensure the overall fitness.

All About Yoga Asanas

There are different types of exercises in the fitness arena that would go a long way in making the body healthy. It is commonly known that yoga relates to the bending of the bodies but it is more than that. The question What is Yoga Asanas indicates that breathing techniques and right posture provide awesome options to the users.

Yoga Poses: Creating Innumerable Options For The Users

The modern fitness industry has metamorphosed into special categories where people can select the exercises based on their requirements and specifications. The Yoga Poses are very important because they develop individual body parts of the person and help them to develop the personality. Sun salutation is the start of the yoga exercise and should be done in a proper manner.

The Health Benefits Of Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga, dating back from the early 15th century. In recent years, Hatha yoga has become more and more popular as a great way of improving fitness levels and as a form of treatment for many spine conditions. As Hatha yoga has become more common, several off-shoots of this form of yoga have appeared including Power Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.

Benefits of Heated Yoga

Heated yoga is traditional yoga which takes place in a room whose temperature is increased to between ninety five and one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. The style used is often linked poses which are vigorous and promote increased sweating while raising the body temperature.

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Start Yoga in 2013

The health benefits of yoga are well-known. Use these yoga tips to keep your New Year’s resolution to start yoga in 2013. They include joining a class, having a friend, eating right, buying new yoga clothing, and having the right attitude.

Yoga for Increased Metabolism and Mental Health

Established over 26,000 years ago and practiced seriously for over 4000 years, yoga represents the effort to enhance self-awareness and general well-being of one’s body and mind. The ancient yogis practiced yoga from very early times as they recognized its potential not only as a source of natural healing, but also a way of maintaining overall health of the mind and the body at the same time. The modern yogis who carried yoga with them across the seas to the west, in the form of the popular Hatha-yoga, are busy propagating it, not only as a means to burn one’s…

Yoga for Diabetes – A Natural Method for a Cure

A staggering 18 million Americans have diabetes, and they have to cope with the problem of insufficient insulin production by the pancreas. One becomes diabetic when the body insulin is not sufficient to convert the sugar, starches and the like to energy. Various factors causing the onset of diabetes could include genetics, lack of exercise, obesity and stress.

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