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Yoga Exercise – 1,000-day Meditation Chant With Your Yoga Exercise For a Courageous Spirit

What is an efficient way for you to gain a courageous spirit in order to create community, realize prosperity and be able to face the future at the same time? How long will this take, and what benefits can you expect along the way? How relevant is this discipline for these times? Here’s a way.

Talking Shop With a Yoga Master

I was born in Bombay to a family of lawyers. I started my yoga training with BKS Iyengar at age 7 and by age 22 I was the youngest student to earn an Advanced Teacher Training Certificate. As a child I was taught the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother of Pondicherry, both of whom are my spiritual teachers, along with my wife Mirra, who teaches Purna Yoga Meditation.

How Yoga and Weight Loss Go Together

You don’t have to practice yoga to lose weight however yoga can facilitate the weight loss in many different aspects. In fact, if you love yoga and want to practice it – it might be the only thing you need to lose weight.

What Can Yoga Do to Help the Global Economy in 2009?

What can Yoga do to turn the world economy around? Do you feel helpless, when you see or hear the daily news? Does your heart sink when you see your new credit card interest rate? What can Yoga practitioners do?

Christian Fitness – Should it Include Yoga?

Yoga is extremely popular in the fitness world, and many wonder if it has a place in Christian Fitness. Is there such a thing as “Christian yoga” or a “Christian alternative to yoga?” While many know that yoga originated in India, few realize it is part of the Hindu religion.

Yoga Terms and Yogic Misrepresentations

If you listen closely, you will hear people misuse terms related to Yoga because of lack of knowledge or by bending and twisting a definition to suit their needs. An example of this would be when a student claims a teacher who charges for classes does not have a “Yogic attitude.”

Chair Yoga and the Mobility of Seniors

Chair Yoga classes make a definite change in the stride or gait of seniors. The shortening of our stride can have a negative effect on self-confidence. Yoga gives seniors an opportunity to naturally lengthen each stride. In turn, the increased mobility enhances self-confidence and independence.

Yoga Exercise – Arrest 3 Main Culprits That Steal Peace of Mind With Yoga Exercises

Do you know the 3 main culprits that steal our peace of mind? They are: being judgmental of others, not being able to deal with external pressure, especially uncertainty of the future, and thinking round and round in circles. Let’s see if we can avoid sliding into these self defeating ways by trying some new ways of being and yoga exercises.

The Art of Pranayama in Yoga

Pranayama helps expand one’s concentration and to become antarmukham or be able to see your own soul through yourself. Praana is force of life which is the essence of mental, spiritual and cosmic energy. Here, breathing is only a superficial or minute part of the pranayama practice. Aayama means niyantrana or having control. So, Pranayama means having control over breathing by increasing, decreasing and stopping your breath.

Yoga and Contortionism

A student once asked me about the contortionists from Cirque du Soleil doing a pose called Scorpion. The question was whether anyone’s back should be capable of doing this pose, or do the contortionists have some different joint in their spine that allows them to do this?

Yoga and the Meaning of Namaste

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.”

Yoga For Insomnia Relief

Yoga before bedtime is the key for many who have insomnia. Try these poses to sleep like a baby.

The Boon and Benefits of Yoga – Ancient Strategies For the Credit Crunch

The ancient practice of yoga has helped millions of people gain health, strength, suppleness and serenity ever since it was developed in India millennia ago. Now in the chaos of the 21st century, the many benefits of yoga are proving more valuable than ever.

Teaching Hatha Yoga – Contraindications For Inversions

What is an inverted posture, or an inversion, in a Hatha Yoga class? Technically, any posture (asana), in which the head is below the heart, is an inversion. Whether you stand on your head, bend forward, or bend back, if the head is below the heart, you are performing an inversion. The following contraindications are specifically related to inversions.

Gain the Unity and Perfect Balance of Body and Mind

Yogis encouraged by the positive results, both physically and emotional, that can be observed during their regular yoga lessons. Children spontaneously express innate joy, natural innocence, wisdom and inspiration. These activities bring up the lots of fun for children as well as yogis.

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