Episode 58: Why Is Chaturanga SO HARD?! And Should I Do It?! | Yoga Hacks Podcast

What Mountain?

Hopefully we’re starting to get the message in our goal-oriented culture, that the full life experience is “in the going”, not in “getting there.” What do we miss along the way in the frantic rush to “get there”? Life itself?

Yoga Teacher Certification for the Rich and Famous

There are cost-effective, and less expensive solutions, to learn to teach Yoga by becoming a certified Yoga instructor, without the cost of an “arm and a leg.”

10 Best Reasons Older Adults Need to Practice Yoga and the Soft Martial Arts

Today, millions of older Americans are experiencing a higher quality of life by taking an active and positive approach to their personal wellness.Yoga and Chi Gung (as well as all other soft arts) are ideal choices for older adults because they positively affect the whole person: body, intellect, emotions, and spirit. By choosing mind/body exercises, such as yoga and soft martial arts, older adults can unleash even greater health and vitality.

Yoga – One Woman’s Silver Lining to Cancer

This inspiring true story relates how Kerrie Hamner’s life-threatening battle with melanoma led her to the practice of yoga and on to profound transformation. Let Kerrie’s example inspire you to discover the important truth that painful events in life often turn out to be blessings in disguise.

Yoga in Practice: Time Management

You learn many things in a Yoga class, such as: Living in the present moment; but how can you put your Yoga into practice in today’s hectic world? We learn to meditate so the mind will stop multi-tasking, but once you leave the Yoga studio, or ashram, you have to face the world again.

Yoga in Practice: Speak with Mindfulness

Within the average Yoga class, or ashram, the principles of mindfulness are mentioned for the benefit of Yoga students, their friends, and the people they associate within the course of a day. Mindfulness is living in the moment, and putting the wisdom you have learned, during Yoga class, into practice.

Realistic Expectations for Chair Yoga Students

The first thing you will gain from a Chair Yoga class is knowledge. The concepts of good health, longevity, and making the most of your life right now, are powerful tools taught in every style of Yoga.

Yoke Hatha Yoga with the Raw Foods for Superb Health

Yoga and the raw food diet offer many similarities in the ways they benefit the body. Yoga books describe the same euphoric experiences I have found in the raw food diet. Both purify and heal the body. Both offer powerful therapeutic effects in dealing with physical and psychological problems. Both promote radiant health.

Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 4

Chair Yoga can easily work in harmony with most physical rehabilitation prescriptions. Many physical therapists have knowledge of Yoga or are teachers of Yoga. Many doctors, physical therapists, and medical professionals recommend Yoga to patients who are making a “come back.”

Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 3

Flexibility is considered to be a “by product” of Yoga practice, but in the case of Chair Yoga, it is often “down played” or taken for granted. Since most Chair Yoga enthusiasts are seniors, the true value of flexibility is mobility. When you consider that mobility for seniors can be the difference between dependence and independence, flexibility is now of extreme value.

Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 2

We have all heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Those words are extremely profound, when thinking about correcting poor posture and alignment.

Benefits of Chair Yoga – Part 1

In comparison to many forms of exercise, the benefits of Chair Yoga far outweigh the risks. The therapeutic exercises work the body, from head to toes, to the best of any client’s ability.

Your First Chair Yoga Class in a Senior Center

Chair Yoga has become more popular in senior centers, but can also be found in nursing homes, physical rehabilitation units, adult day care centers, and some Yoga studios. However, the vast majority of us will attend a Chair Yoga class in a senior center.

Understanding the Yoga Sutras

After practicing asanas and pranayama, I mentioned that we would start a meditation session. To my surprise, two of the students stood up and left. This natural event in a health club is almost never seen in an Ashram.

What is Chair Yoga?

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of Yoga. With so many types of Yoga available, here is one that most of us can practice. Inversions and complicated maneuvers are not necessary in a Chair Yoga class.

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