Y- 3 Common Mistakes by Yoga Newcomers

Whenever we start something new we have a certain feeling of trepidation and uncertainty of the unknown and in most cases it is completely unfounded and we get on with things very quickly and easily. Sometimes it isn’t and a simple little thing can cause us to have an entirely negative first impression and perhaps even never want to try that activity or passtime again. Yoga has so many health benefits, on both a physical and spiritual level, that it would be a tragedy for anyone to miss out on them because they made a silly avoidable mistake on their first day. With that in mind this article addresses the 3 most common mistakes of new Yogi, and how to …

Yoga Apparel

Performing this primordial religious practice from India entails a lot of bodily positions that will require you to sit, bend, stand and recline, among the others. With that, there is the importance of wearing a set of yoga apparel that will not restrict you from executing the proper poses. If you are not comfortable with your clothing, there is a probability of not being able to achieve the goal of this ancient spiritual routine because you were not able to correctly execute the stances. The primary aspect to consider in your yoga apparel is the comfort. You should feel at ease and the way to know is to check if your attire will allow you to freely move around, no …

Yoga and Sports: Tennis

Tennis requires cat-like reflexes with short bursts of strength. These short movements do not allow the muscles to extend their full length. When muscles are strenuously worked they become tight and can lose their elasticity unless properly stretched. Yoga exercises can increase the body’s range of motion. The lack of movement because of inflexibility binds the joints. Without the elasticity of the muscles, I think an athlete can be a prisoner within his own body. Using yoga techniques makes it possible to retrain the muscles. Most tennis athletes play in a constant state of muscle tension. Yoga trains the body to relax muscle tension. Learning to begin your game in a relaxed state could mean gaining an extra step on …

Yoga and Sports: Skiing

It is incredible what yoga does for skiing. People can ski all day long and much better. Conditioning before hitting the slopes can increase the safety and enjoyment of the sport. Most ski injuries occur early in the day when muscles are tight and enthusiasm is high, and late in the day when muscles are weakened and technique is poor. A simple yoga exercise called the awkward pose, can increase your strength, balance and concentration which will make the ski season more rewarding. It consists of three variations which are done sequentially. To begin, stand with the feet apart, about shoulder width, an even distance (approximately six inches) between your heels and toes. Extend the arms out in front of …

Yoga Alliance

A non-profit organization, Yoga Alliance maintains a nationwide Yoga Teacher’s Registry to promote and recognize trained yoga teachers and meets their standards. Yoga teachers who are registered with the organization are authorized to make use of the “RYT” (Registered Yoga Teacher) initials, or the “E-RYT” (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) for those teachers who have significant experience in teaching yoga besides training. The Yoga Alliance also issues logos or registry marks for registered teachers that they can use with resumes, business, or advertising endeavors. It also upholds a Registry of Yoga Schools to distinguish training programs of yoga teachers that have as a minimum two-hundred to five-hundred hours of training. Schools that are registered are likewise allowed to use “RYS” (Registered …

Yama And Niyama In Yoga

Yoga defines yama and niyama as the positive and negative aspects of behaviour respectively. Traditional texts mention ten yamas and ten niyamas but Patanjali’s Yogasutra, which is considered the original treatise on yoga, defines five yamas and five niyamas. It has been mentioned that in Manusmirti that it is more important to follow yamas than niyamas. Here we give a brief description on the yamas and niyamas to be followed: • Ahimsa (Non-violence): this is one of foremost yamas. It means the lack of intention to hurt others. This intention need not be just physical but includes mental and emotional cruelty. Here the attitude is more important than the actual act of killing. You should not even have the intention …

Yama And Niyama: The Foundation Stones Of Yoga

Yoga is more popular now than it has ever been. Famous entertainers and other celebrities practice it and thousands or perhaps millions of other people are also doing yoga exercises in one form or another. Yet, despite this widespread popularity, yoga is still misunderstood. Many people think that yoga is primarily a physical activity, something that they can use to get their body in shape. While it is true that yoga has a great role to play in the physical realm, yoga is much more than this. Yoga is, in its deepest sense, the science of human perfection. It is the means by which a person can attain his or her fullest development: physical, mental and spiritual. Human perfection? This …

Work – Life Balance and Yoga

After a surge of interest during the consciousness-conscious ’60s, yoga began to fall out of favor. Exercisers apparently lost patience with the activity, which offers slow but steady results, and turned to the fast pace and quick shape-up of aerobics. Now yoga is back-less mystical than in the past, less reminiscent of gurus in pretzel positions, and more attractive than ever to people who are interested in working out rather than working toward some spiritual goal. Once you step out of the metaphysical atmosphere, yoga is a great stretch and flexibility program. Yoga is increasingly being used by those who are having a trouble in balancing their work and personal life. A stressful working environment and a hectic schedule has …

Yoga: How To Develop A Home Practice

Many people ask how to start a home yoga practice so here is some information to get you going. First I will review the basics and then discuss how often to practice and what to practice. Remember though, the only right practice is regular practice! Don’t let your desire for perfectionism get in your way. Just show up at your mat and practice. Yoga is a life-long journey – perhaps many lives! Environment The space should be quiet, and ideally used only for yoga. (Can be a section of any room) Place a mat, blanket or towel on the floor. The temperature should be moderate – not too cold and not too hot. The room should have fresh air but …

Yoga, Hernia and Madonna

Energizing Yoga, the oldest system of personal development needs no introduction nowadays and is becoming popular all over the world because of its tremendous physical and medical benefits. People are practicing yoga exercises in millions all over the world, thanks to the media which is highlighting the benefits of yoga for general public. However, like every other science, yoga is also a precise science. The question is: ‘Are all yoga exercises safe to be practiced by all people with various health conditions?’ “This is the question which requires deeper digging into the subject of yoga itself, otherwise the consequences of doing yoga practice could be more dangerous than beneficial” said Subodh Gupta, the Yoga expert from India. ”While some of …

Yoga Classes

Overview Nowadays, the fame of this primordial religious practice from India has already spread far and wide. Originating in the continent of Asia, this ancient spiritual routine are now observed in America and Europe, among the others. A concrete example would be the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) which is the British governing body for yoga that has existed for four decades now. To date, the organization is now established in eleven regions aside from conducting yoga classes. One of the thrusts of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is to conduct yoga classes. BWY offers a wide range of programs that will equip, not only British members but anybody for that matter, to learn more about the primordial religious …

Yoga Certification

Are you aware that you can actually earn a living just by obtaining a yoga certification? You read the statement right. To start off, you need to be enrolled in an institution that focuses in the development of the primordial religious practice that originated in India. One of the many is YogaFit where in a global scale, the instruction center is among that is recognized by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) down to the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). YogaFit is short for “Yoga for the Fitness Industry” which was developed by Beth Shaw in 1994. Since 1989, she is already professionally accredited and has been teaching at several health clubs in California, specifically in Los Angeles. …

Yoga Certification Videos

The popularity of yoga has been unstoppable in so many parts of the world, and with the help of the modern-day Internet technology, as well as DVD systems, has made yoga distance learning, yoga home study programs, and yoga certification videos possible. One can conveniently learn yoga, and even be a certified yoga instructor at the comfort of their own homes and the expediency of their own time. The importance of being a certified yoga teacher has been deemed significant nowadays as yoga has increasingly become one of the most sought after classes for people who want to balance their physical and mental health; the undeniable benefits of yoga has made it a very famous form of “healthy habit”. Certified …

Yoga Certification Classes

Do you find yoga an interesting activity to be practiced? Do you find yourself calling for it? If so, then you probably want to take yoga certification classes. Well, be happy for today, more than a hundred of yoga certification classes are available for you to consider. The yoga certification classes are in the first place offered to provide those who are interested in learning yoga the chance to study everything about the practice and get certification as soon as they graduate. The certification is deemed important in the industry knowing that it can serve as a strong weapon for the yogis to enter the holistic field where yoga belongs. It is also important knowing that in today’s highly competitive …

Yoga Booty Ballet

Today, there is seemingly that never- ending quest for the most effective alternative to gain a desirable physique. The pursuit has brought an infinite number of frustrations because of the desire to immediately see the result of their labors in a snap of a finger. People have seemingly put into oblivion that process need to be patiently gone through and that change do not occur overnight. This is also the reason of the proliferation of medical surgeries however, going for the natural is definitely still the premium. Presenting the novel approach to trimming down called the Yoga Booty Ballet (YBB), an energetic combination of three dances that will help you not only feel but be beautiful, confident and strong. Hollywood …

Yoga Bolsters

Yoga bolsters are cushions that are shaped to fit its use for the various styles of yoga such as Ananda, Kripalu, and Bikram yoga, and are basically designed to give support to certain body parts, specifically the abdomen, legs, and back, to enable yogis to pull off a number of yoga poses, as well as being able to perform it more comfortably. A very useful yoga equipment in performing Supine and passive postures, yoga bolsters acts as a support for straitening even the most inflexible backbone in instances where a yogi requires to properly heap the spine and align the body. Aside from being a support, when used with a yoga mat serves as a lower body cushion that makes …