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Introduction to Hatha Yoga

Many people want to get into shape but have difficulty in finding the best exercise for them. Others are simply looking for something that will occupy the mind. Persons that want both often find that practicing yoga is an ideal solution.

Stress Elimination: Yoga for Beginners

As most of us know only too well, life can be stressful at the best of times and stress can lead to various diseases and even heart attacks. Learning to relax and not get too stressed is essential and although there are various ways to achieve this, one of the best is yoga.

The Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

It is commonly accepted belief that when a woman is pregnant she should take a break from exercise, especially during later months, however the type of exercise varies greatly. Yoga is one type of exercise that all mothers can practice, even in the last term of pregnancy.

Exploring Yoga for Children

Children have the amazing ability to truly live in the moment, but sometimes there’s a downside, when their abundant energy turns to restlessness and a lack of self-control. Yoga can be helpful for children at early ages to inculcate in them the spirit of living life purposefully and help them focus their body and mind as one.

Bikram Yoga: An Introduction

An overview on one of the world’s most popular styles of yoga – Bikram yoga. Also more generally known as “hot yoga” as it is practiced at high temperatures, typically 42 degrees Celsius/108 Fahrenheit.

Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa is a common form of yoga practiced around the world. Classes are available everywhere; this brief introduction describes makes it unique among other forms of yoga.

General Styles of Yoga

There are numerous styles of yoga that are used in today’s society, and this can be an enormous problem for beginners, the right style of yoga for the fitness level of the practising pupil is vital so as not to damage the body and mind of the individual. Iyengar Yoga: is a style of yoga which solely focuses on alignment and precise Movements. Beginners usually use blocks and straps which are usually used as part of the exercises’ to help the pupils practise yoga poses as accurately as possible. Flexibility is a major problem for beginners, so these Yoga props help the pupils to do the poses comfortably until there flexibility improves.

Improve The Quality Of Life With Yoga

It seems that more and more people today aim for the same ideal: to live longer. Consequently, they practice various sports, eat healthily and try to have a good quality of life. It is, in a certain way, obvious that the two are related one to the other and that in order to live longer we must also live better. But what does “quality of life” mean and why no start with yoga?

What Is Kirtan?

Kirtan is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon popping up in yoga studios and even some churches around the world. Just what is kirtan, where did it come from, what are its benefits, and how is it practiced?

The Benefits of Core Power Yoga

The western version called Core Power Yoga was derived from Ashtanga Yoga. Core power yoga which is an energetic yoga exercise, physically and mentally challenges the body and mind to help connect to inner power without stopping. Beryl Bender Birch who was an accomplished Ashtanga yoga teacher named this western style as Core Power Yoga. It migrated to the west by followers of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, a well known Sanskrit scholar who taught and inspired Western Yogis with his philosophies and style of Ashtanga.

The Benefits of Yoga Classes in the Winter Months

Taking yoga classes in the winter months can really help people stick to their fitness goals and stay motivated during the toughest months. The health benefits of yoga classes seem to be magnified during the winter months as group dynamics help people have fun, stay motivated, and accomplish their goals.

A History of the Sacred Practice of Kirtan – Part 1

When I was five my dad got into kirtan, an ancient form of meditation based upon sacred music. My dad was a child of the 1960s, which were a critical time in modern history when people, particularly the disillusioned youth, began questioning the status quo. Many also began to recognise that India’s ancient yogi might hold the answers to the hollowness and superficiality that seemed to characterise most people’s lives in modern society. My dad was one such questioning youth who became intrigued by the yogis and the practice of kirtan.

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga

There are many different schools of yoga and beginners often get confused where to start. This introduction to yoga covers the Iyengar system, which is one of the world’s most popular forms.

How to Clean Yoga Mats

Cleaning a yoga mat is very important as it can make your yoga sadhana much more pleasing and comfortable. The more dirtier the mat gets the more it will be prone to damage. So to make your yoga mats more durable, long lasting and have a fresh feel consider following these simple instructions.

Yoga Practice And Spirituality

Spirituality is the inner search of the highest values and deepest meanings in a person’s life. In order to achieve this precious objective including a higher state of awareness, to outreach wisdom or communion with God or creation and thus become perfect, special practices such as meditation, prayer and contemplation are necessary.

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