The spine is the back bone of the human body (no pun intended). Support it so it can support you by using these 4 poses.
Hydration is incredibly important for all forms of physical activity, but particularly for yoga. Hot yoga participants are particularly prone to dehydration, which in addition to making poses more difficult to complete, can ultimately prove dangerous.
The problem with sitting in a chair all day is that you're sitting in a chair all day. If you're like me, You've stacked reams of paper under your computer monitor, so that at least you don't feel like you're slouching (even though you definitely are). Luckily, I know the cure.
At the end of the day, a handstand is really what yoga is all about, giving your body the tools to push further than your mind can expect.
What’s your excuse for missing a day at the gym or skipping a planned studio class? We are asking readers: What keeps you motivated and on track?
A known expert in the field of mind-body medicine, yoga and Ayurveda, Deepak Chopra MD has established his own yoga practice which he teaches at The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. His program, called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga combines traditional yogic principles with new age spiritual concepts taken from his book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” As Chopra teaches the traditional yoga postures, he incorporates these seven principles within the practice.
Any expectant mother can tell you that keeping fit while pregnant can be quite a challenge. As it gets more and more difficult to move, many forms of exercise become exceedingly awkward if not completely unsafe.
The Kripalu Yoga technique known as "riding the wave" involves learning to explore the uncomfortable emotions that may otherwise cripple us. Here, we discover how "riding the wave" helps eliminate excess stress and, in turn, helps us achieve emotional balance.
With age both flexibility and balance begin to diminish as the spine compresses, joint mobility decreases and stiffness sets in. While changes to the body are a normal part of aging, yoga isn’t reserved for the young and lithe. In fact, yoga can be a gentle and effective way to combat the assault of age.
Yogis have toys. Did you know that? They are mostly limited to blocks and straps, but oh, the
many kinds of blocks and straps we can have! Just when I think I have every style, type of block
and strap on the planet, a new one comes out that I just have to have.