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Hot Yoga - Bikrams Twenty Six


Even though the world population has shifted from mainly rural to mainly urban in the last decade, there are still lots of folks like me who live in the sticks. Doing things like taking a yoga class becomes a different thing in our case from driving to the neighborhood gym. Since I live 40 miles from the nearest town large enough for yoga studios, when I decided to take a class, I was more interested in the schedule than I was the type of yoga. I couldn't afford to be picky if I preferred not to wait around for a couple hours after getting off work. So I looked in the phone book, and didn't pay attention to anything but the schedule. There it was: M-W-F at 4:00. Perfect. I don't know what rock I'd been living under, but the word "Bikram" writ large across the ad in the yellow pages didn't trigger the term 'hot yoga' in my mind, and that left me in for a big surprise.

Some Tantric Exercises to Increase General Well-Being and Sexual Abilities


A healthy anal and genital area is of great importance both for the general well-being and for the sexual abilities. The same is thrue about a healthy respiratory tract and breathing apparatus. Here are presented two poses and three breathing exercises that have the following effects when done together in a series:

Are You Willing To Follow Eight Yoga Exercises For the Lower Back?


EXERCISES FOR BACK RELIEF

Using Yoga to Manage ADD


Exercise is a powerful tool for ADD management. Medical professionals recommend that adults get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise (such as running or biking) 3-5 times per week to improve their general health. For ADDers, this type of exercise is particularly beneficial, because it may balance production of neurotransmitters and reduce stress levels. Another form of exercise that ADDers are finding valuable is yoga. When practiced regularly, yoga offers numerous health benefits, such as increased strength and flexibility, and decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels. However, the greater benefits of yoga are arguably the psychological ones. Yoga combines physical activity with self-awareness, which promotes a mind-body connection that many ADDers lack.

Yoga and Low Carb Diets


Yoga is an ancient system of movement designed to generate vibrant health and well being. Excellent health and well being are experienced in the results of a yoga practice such as: stress reduction, increased energy and awareness, increased flexibility, focused mind and strong body. In our modern world there are so many types of yoga to choose from that it can be confusing and difficult to start a yoga program. Do you have to practice postures(asanas) in a hot room for an hour and a half in order to enjoy the benefits of this ancient art? And, is it necessary to execute postures under strict guidelines created for East Indian bodies and minds? As a yoga instructor my answer would be no. A successful yoga practice supports the goals of the practitioner without rigidity.

Yoga for Relaxation


Discover the true meaning of yoga?

Ayurveda and Yoga, Ancient Sister Sciences


Ayurveda and yoga are sister sciences that have been united for thousands of years for the sake of healing body, mind, and consciousness. Generally speaking, Ayurveda deals more with the health of the body, while yoga deals with purifying the mind and consciousness, but in reality they complement and embrace each other.

Yoga for Fun and Profit


Stress levels around the world are on the rise. In order to deal with this, relaxation and stress reduction therapies have sprung up from everywhere. Yoga instruction is no longer just a fringe population idea. It is now a mainstream fitness methodology. Yoga certifications are now available from many places in North America. As a result of this, yoga instructors are now available everywhere. Each gym now offers yoga classes from certified yoga instructors. It?s time we understood what this is all about and where we are going with respect to the fitness industry.

Yoga Instruction - How to Find the Right Yoga Teacher for You


In order to find a quality yoga instructor, you need to know what to look for. Since there is no universal certification program for yoga teachers, not all of them are created equal as you can see by the following example.

Can a Yoga Prop Help Prop Up Your Practice?


Some people may wonder if using a yoga prop can help them get more out of their practice. My personal opinion is yes.

Yoga Position ? What Does Each Type Do?


I often wondered what the value of each type of yoga position is, so I did some research to find out. All yoga positions help to develop strength and flexibility. Yet the type of yoga position that you do also offers some very specific benefits.

Yoga Accessories? Getting What You Really Need


Unlike some other sports, you don?t need a lot of yoga accessories when you practice. With yoga, your body is really the most important ?equipment? that you need. There are some items that are basic and which can help you be more comfortable and safer in your practice.

The History of Yoga


The history of yoga is long and steeped in tradition. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga was not developed as the newest way to slim down so they could fit into a smaller pants size.

The Benefit of Yoga


The benefit of yoga practice goes far beyond the actual time you spend in the poses. One of the most common reasons why people begin practicing yoga is to improve their health and well-being. Yoga means union. It is a union of the mind, body and breath, so all aspects of your life are impacted by your practice.

Muscle Fitness ? Can Yoga Make You Stronger?


Many people wonder if yoga can improve their muscle fitness. They recognize that yoga can help reduce stress and increase flexibility, but when it comes to increasing muscle fitness, they think it might be a little too 'weak' to do the job. The fact is that yoga can definitely make you stronger.

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Downtown-Facing Yoga Pose
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Downtown-Facing Yoga Pose. The hectic hub of Times Square became a plein-air yoga studio for the summer solstice. CreditSasha Arutyunova for The New York Times. Supported by. By Katherine Rosman. Photographs by Sasha Arutyunova. June 22, 2018.
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Los Angeles Times

Summer means rooftop yoga set to live violin music
Los Angeles Times
It isn't, really, and that's why yoga instructor Jake Ferree is taking his vinyasa-flow classes out of the studio and into the sky on Wednesday nights in West Hollywood this summer. For several of those weeks, his class will also be set to live music ...



Aljazeera.com

Thousands celebrate International Day of Yoga
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From the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier, tens of thousands joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, with a few wearing masks to bring attention to poor air ...
International Yoga Day: India takes a deep breath with Modi on the matCNN
What India's Traditional Yoga Teachers Want You to Know for the International Day of YogaTIME
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Asbury Park Press

Dog yoga in Asbury Park: Doggy Noses and Yoga Poses comes to Jersey Shore
Asbury Park Press
Namaste! The folks at Mandala Misfits Yoga are giving new meaning to 'downward dog' with their upcoming event in which you can enjoy yoga with a furry friend. The class is organized by Doggy Noses and Yoga Poses, which is sponsored by MoJo's ...



Allentown Morning Call

Two Lehigh Valley events let you try yoga this summer
Allentown Morning Call
This popular program returns to Allentown's Cedar Creek Park this summer. Enjoy yoga under the stars near the pavilions off Honochick Drive. Bring a yoga mat and water. Suggested donation: $10. The lineup: 9 p.m. June 29: Yoga Under the Stars for all ...



Indianapolis Star

Yogis wash the rain away at Monumental Yoga in downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis Star
From left, Denise Sayasit and Amanda Oakes take cover from the rain while holding their places for Monumental Yoga in downtown Indianapolis, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Despite the scattered showers, the sixth annual donation-based event drew yogis of all ...



CNN

International Yoga Day: Elite police force guards the Himalayas ...
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Members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police join yogis the world over on June 21, to celebrate International Yoga Day.

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ABC News

5 yoga moves to do at your desk for International Yoga Day - ABC ...
ABC News
It's no secret that sitting at a desk for hours each workday is not the best thing for our bodies. "From a posture standpoint, it weakens the legs, can cause tight ...

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Philly.com

I tried, and enjoyed, Philly paddle board yoga over the dirty Delaware River
Philly.com
Nine times out of 10 in an evening yoga session, my mind is battling it out with my stomach. Am I focused on my intended deep inhalations and exhalations? No. Am I full force daydreaming of what will later end up on my dinner plate? More often than not.



Goat Yoga For a Cause Makes a Return
SRQ Magazine
Calling yogis and animal lovers alike! Pineapple Yoga Studio will be hosting its second Goat Yoga for a Cause on July 29 at 10am. Participants are encouraged to register online prior to the event, as the previous event sold out weeks in advance. Join ...


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