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How To Improve Your Balance In Yoga

Many of yoga’s most challenging poses are not the inversions, the moves requiring as much strength as they do balance and poise, but the more simple and infinitely more difficult pure balance poses. If you are blessed with a healthy body, equal alignment on both sides, no injuries or flat feet, than you stand a good chance of mastering these balance poses with practice and diligence. However, there is more involved than simply attempting to stand straight; there are techniques and mental exercises that one can employ to attain perfect balance.

How To Do a Yoga Head Stand

Many people believe that yoga encompasses little more than stretching and deep breathing. And while building core strength and focusing on your breath are key parts of yoga, the truth is that your yoga practice can encompass a wide array of challenging and difficult moves that take years to master and require a strong and powerful body to hold. One such pose is the head stand, a classic inversion that requires not only excellent technique but strength and a little bravery. In today’s article we’re going to look the basic steps involved, and help you understand what you need to do to accomplish this pose.

How to Do a Yoga Crow Pose

When one envisions a yoga session, one tends to imagine a lot of slender, beautiful people flowing gracefully from one standing position to the next, stretching and breathing, always lengthening, always with arms outstretched, touching their toes and the like. One usually does not imagine a yoga practitioner involved with techniques that require strength and power, such as the yoga crow pose. The truth is that yoga can involve a wide variety of strength requiring techniques, and crow is but a fun and dramatic example of such. In today’s article we’re going to examine the yoga crow pose, and see if we can explain exactly how one enters it.

The Four Main Yoga Warrior Poses

There are few stances in yoga as basic and powerful as the warrior poses. Used often in conjunction so that the practitioner cycles from one pose to the next, moving through their vinyasas smoothly and fluidly, the warrior poses form the backbone of most yoga practices, allowing you to achieve a basic coherence from which greater variations can be built. But what are these warrior poses, and how does once achieve them? In today’s article I will illustrate the four basic warrior poses that you can practice them from the comfort of your own home.

Helping Children

Again if you have followed the recent articles written you will see how this all ties together, as we all inter-connected in many ways. Think if we could get yoga into schools at an early age, like when they start school. Some cultures already do this with Thai Chi and the like.

Pain And Spirit

You can create our own future. The sum of our being is made up of x number of years of programming by our parents, our peers, our belief system. How was your childhood? Were you brought up in a negative environment or a positive one? If it was a negative environment your body language would indicate a closing down.

How To Do A Yoga Hand Stand

Many people associate the practice of yoga with a few superficial beliefs-they think that it mostly involves stretching, that you don’t actually build strength, and that in fact the practice of yoga will cause you to lose muscle mass. Perhaps that why so many men shy away from yoga, not wishing to lose what they’ve striven to gain in the weight room. The truth however is that a good yoga session can leave you in a huge puddle of sweat, and involve poses and positions that require not only great strength, but great balance, coordination and control as well. The hand stand is one of those poses, a classic used by kids and gymnasts everywhere, and incorporated into yoga thousands of years ago.

The Variations of Yoga Tree Pose

When it comes to the balancing poses, few are as elegant and as simple as the yoga tree pose. This pose, when done correctly, can make you feel truly rooted to the ground while your body simultaneously soars toward the sky. It requires practice and discipline to be maintained flawlessly, and once mastered can be expanded upon with many beautiful variations. In today’s article we’ll take a look at this simple but elegant pose, and show you how to not only perfect it but also the variations available to you.

Three Yoga Back Bending Poses

There are many beautiful and elegant yoga poses for a practitioner to work on. From the simple warrior poses to the inversions such as the head and hand stand, one can find the poses and sequences that one enjoys with ease in the wide field of yoga. One of the simpler and most beneficial series of poses for your back are the aptly named back bending poses where one seeks to gain greater flexibility and strength in your back. In today’s article we’ll take a look at three variations on the back bend.

Savasana, or Yoga’s Corpse Pose

Many yoga classes can last up to an hour and a half, which can incorporate everything from the opening stretches and gentle warming of the body to the main movements and sequences that really get your fire going, to the final inversions and stretches on the ground. After all has been done, when students are drenched with sweat and spent, the yoga instructor will finally tell their students to lie down and enter ‘savasana’, the corpse pose. Why do yoga instructors do this? What is the value of savasana, and how does one accomplish it?

Aromatherapy And Yoga

Our memories are made of images, sounds and scents. One of my favorite olfactory memories is the baked apple smell. We all have a scent that sends us back in time or gives us a whole being mood.

Manage Your Stress With Yoga

Everyone is always looking for effective ways to deal with stress and sometimes the answer can be so straightforward that you totally overlook it. With standard strategies in stress management, you can do exercises and follow tips that can help you reduce the amount of stress you are feeling and help yourself feel better during the day.

Health With Yoga

The yoga exercises not only help muscles healthy but also create a mental state totally refreshing. But yoga will only work if you exercise regularly maintained

How To Create Passive Income By Selling Your Yoga and Fitness Videos Online

Has anyone ever told you that you should sell your yoga or fitness videos online? Selling your own videos may seem like a bit of a daunting process, however if you break it up in separate sequences, you will find that it is not that difficult and can prove to be a viable source of passive income.

The History of Yoga – Where Did Yoga Come From?

No one knows exactly how old yoga is. It originated as long as 10,000 to 5000 years ago. It was passed down orally and has gone through much evolution. While many religions continue to want to make yoga their own creation, it belongs to all of us. It has many facets that can be found in the Hindu and Buddhist faith, but the basic principals are universal and based on “the eight limbs of yoga”, which can be found in all religions.

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