Get in better touch with your yoga practice by rolling out your mat at home. An at-home yoga routine carves out a niche for yoga in your life by giving it a special time and place. Follow these simple tips to create the perfect yoga practice at home for you.
How Yoga Helps You Deal with Your Desk Job
Being stuck at your desk all day is not kind to your body. Besides being hard on your back, knees, and hips, sitting in an uncomfortable office chair can have severe heart and health consequences. Yoga can help you reduce these effects and unwind from a hectic day.
With Valentine’s Day just passed we’ve been thinking a lot about love, or rather self-love. Valentine’s Day is focused on the love shared between two people, but we believe the adage that you can’t truly love someone else until you love yourself. With that in mind here are some ways to pamper and love yourself every day. Continue reading
When it comes to yoga, a large portion of the regular practitioners are women. Peek into any yoga class, and a person will see a great room full of women of all ages, sizes and shapes, with a few men added in. Why is this?
There is a lot of talk about meditation, the different techniques and its benefits all over the wellness and spiritual media. However, we should be aware that simply doing a meditation exercise and actually being in a state of meditation are two different things.
Serpent of Fire: How Kundalini Yoga Works as Lifestyle and Practice
Kundalini is a style of yoga that utilizes meditation as well as physical exercise. The practice is centered on the concept that within all of us there is a dormant energy; an energy that signifies something ancient and divine harbored by all living creatures since the beginning of time.
Kundalini practice focuses on the base of the spine, where it is said each person’s untapped energy lies. This energy is traditionally personified as a fiery serpent coiled in rest.
Meditation for Children
Meditation is a wonderful age-old tradition that has been practiced by numerous cultures over many thousands of years. It is something that many people have gravitated towards at some point in their lives. Many people choose to meditate either when they feel inner turmoil or when they have a desire to connect to their body and mind.
How Yoga Helps Boost Athletic Performance
When you think of yoga, you might not think of athletes looking to gain a competitive edge in their sport of choice. However, there are a lot of athletes who use yoga to boost their energy and endurance. Read on to find out some of the advantages yoga offers to athletes.
What is Gong Meditation and How Can I Benefit From It?
For many centuries Eastern cultures have utilized gongs for therapy and as an aid for meditation; they were also often used in religious and personal ceremonies. Gongs are metal discs that are shaped like a circle. They make a unique, reverberating sound when they are struck with a hammer made of rubber or wood. Continue reading
Opening in Lunge
Article contributed by Yoga Instructor Ayesha Khan
Yoga Instructor Ayesha Khan in low lunge
It’s not so much the pose, but the work in this asana that captivates me. It is about me against me and the opportunity to dive deep into the yoga world. On the one hand “lunging” is an opportunity to eliminate disease through the cultivation of prana. Prana is the cosmic force that animates life in all that is living. On the other hand “lunging” is an opportunity to find clarity and reconnect with myself. Clarity as I am able to subdue the ego and let the process unfold. Continue reading