Yin Yoga For Back Pain With Gentle Spinal Twists

A Beginner’s Guide to Popular Yoga Types

Here’s a quick guide to all those confusing yoga types you see on your gym’s class schedule or your favorite exercise video shelf.

First Limb of Yoga – Ahimsa and Satyam

If you look at the root words in Sanskrit, Sat means “true or real,” while Ya means “ness.” Another way to look at Satyam is to be real. For some people, this is easy – but for some other people, their ego does not allow them to be real.

Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga

The eight limbs of Yoga, as described by Maharishi Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras, are a system of steps toward absolute bliss or enlightenment. The first four limbs (steps) are primarily concerned with ethical guidelines, developing awareness of the energy body, and physical mastery.

Ahimsa – First Yama, First Limb

Mahatma Gandhi said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” Many people will state that they cannot live up to the standards of Jesus or Mahatma Gandhi for non-violence. This is understandable, but do most of us really try?

Defining Yoga

Yoga, when done properly, can bring many physical, mental and emotional benefits.

Relieve Your Neck Pain with Yoga

One big reason people turn to yoga is to relieve chronic neck and back pain. Here are some simple yoga exercises to see if yoga could be your pain solution.

Why Bikram Yoga is So Hot

Learn how Bikram yoga heats you up, expands your flexibility and relaxes your mind.

Finding the Right Yoga Teacher for You

This is the first exercise that some never master. Don’t give up on yoga! Just find the style and teacher that meets your needs.

Kriya, a Spiritual Yoga Experience

Spiritual, physical and intellectual harmony can all be attained through Kriya Yoga.

How to Choose a Yoga Mat

Does it smell like plastic or fall apart within month? We’ll show you how to choose the best yoga mat.

The Abode of Peace

If you want to become a yoga instructor, you may end up at The Abode of Peace just north of Bangalore, India.

Six Branches of Yoga

There is an old saying that when the student is ready the teacher will come. The Western world has only taken advantage of a small part of yoga tradition. Learn what’s to come!

Yoga’s Place in America

Why you need a guru, and why that guru doesn’t have to be of Indian descent.

Yoga and the Gift of Empowerment

Among the many benefits of Yoga practice is empowerment. In Bhakti Yoga, and in other spiritual forms of Yoga, empowerment is a ritual in which a Guru bestows an enlightened presence to bless the mind and soul (Jiva) of a devoted student.

Yoga and Golf – Are You Golf Ready?

As the golf season approaches, ask yourself “Am I Golf – Ready”? Yoga and Golf… the connection is very clear. Pick up some tips, and improve your enjoyment of the game!

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