I will always remember in one of my first yoga classes when the teacher said that Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward dog) was a resting pose. I thought, right! There is no way this pose is about rest. We had been in downward dog for about two minutes and my arms were aching and I was beginning to grind my jaw thinking that I must hold this pose at all costs.
Some of the most powerful poses in the world of yoga take place while lying on one’s back. These supine poses are powerful parts of any yoga practice, and they are excellent ways to strengthen the muscles of the back and the legs. These poses are also great for the digestive system and letting go of stress.
Most of us are starting to bundle up from the colder temperatures. Snow is just around the corner and if you are just as active in the winter as you are in the summer, why forgo your yoga practice? Yoga is a great way to warm up the body, especially in cold temperatures. Snowga is one of the newest trends in winter sports.
What is sustainability? I recently attended a sustainable design school call Ecosa Institute of Design and our teacher asked our class this question. Most of us trust that when a company says it's sustainable, that they are. However, companies selling goods may not know what it means to be sustainable.
Yoga has long been touted as having numerous health benefits, but a specific form of yoga called Bikram has been intriguing enough people to make it a noteworthy topic. Bikram, or hot yoga, is not the yoga most are used to. Students experience temperatures above 100 degrees with 40% humidity, and the class consists of a sequence of 26 poses that make up the 90 minute class
It started over three years ago in my 200 hour yoga certification class. My yoga teacher asked us what we wanted from becoming a yoga teacher. I pondered that question and the following month I set an intention of what I wanted. It was to start a yoga online store and so in front of all my fellow yogis in our group I set my intention.
When people first get interested in practicing yoga, most people assume that they need to buy a mat. But is this really the case? It depends on the type of yoga you are practicing and how often you plan on practicing yoga per week. Below are arguments for both sides.
All around us, people are worried, disturbed, anxious, and stressed out about a variety of issues like jobs, relationships, children, and their future. They go about their life with the world’s burdens weighing them down. The stress and strain of modern living affects their mental balance and physical health. Medical professionals are concerned about the epidemic of stress that is silently taking a toll on millions of apparently healthy people.