Yoga as a Form Of Corporate Stress management

In a corporate environment one of the things that makes a critical difference for employees is a relaxed congenial environment. The headquarters of Google is one of the most productive places in the world and every idea that comes out of the Google thinking tank seems to be another winner, yet this is achieved in a building that is filled with slides, relaxation equipment, staff libraries, canteens and even beds. The message is clear – we care about the results not about how long or hard you work. Not surprisingly the results come and the staff are happy to work long hours in a relaxing environment knowing that they will not be harshly judged by their co-workers for taking a …

yoga products at work

Yoga has long been practiced by some people. Most of them say that they exercise it because of the so many benefits that can be attained from it. Moreover, it enhances their body, mind, spirit and as well as emotions in a peaceful and effective way. Some Yoga experts say that it is a form of exercise to know one’s abilities and reach a state of higher consciousness. People of different ages, religions and walks of life engage in Yoga because it enriches their lives in some manner. The physical exercises are effective ways of improving one’s physical health. Some even muse that it helps reduce or lessens the pain of some maladies. Some doctors even recommend it for its …

Yoga Paths

Since human beings began practicing yoga thousands of years ago, the symbol of a tree has often been linked with the discipline – and for good reason! Yoga has a multitude of branches when it comes to how you choose to practice and all of them are based on the same philosophy, or trunk, of spirituality. Hatha yoga is the one most well known to Westerners – the physical act of practicing poses. Here are a few other paths that you may choose to combine with your personal yoga practice. Raja Yoga In raja yoga, the main goal is a calm and spiritual, meditative state. There are eight principles that are followed strictly and in order in raja yoga and, …

Yoga apparel becomes fashion

Yoga is all in rage lately. Everyday, a number of people decide to engage in Yoga for the conveniences it brings, from the physical aspect down to the spiritual and mental health. Various forms of Yoga correspond to different people of different walks of like, ages and lifestyles. Yoga is open to all who can accommodate it. And one can perform or do Yoga as often as he wishes without restriction. The effects and benefits are seen as time goes by and it is not surprising that many people are inclined to it. Yoga includes equipments, clothes, accessories as well as facilities to initiate learning. So how are you going to get up and choose what you wear on Yoga …

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: 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 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 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 …

Yoga Asanas: What You Need to Know

Yoga asanas, known as postures in English, are one of the major limbs of the classical form of yoga. It is simply a series of postures that are deemed to be so easy and comfortable to perform. However, the yoga asanas are not only executed simply by doing this and that. There is a deeper sense of balancing that involves in the movement, and that has something to do with the mind. Yes, each of the yoga asanas reflects a mental behavior recognized by the yogis as the behavior of the surrender and the act of amplifying the will. Not only that, the yoga asanas are also said to be potent for revitalizing the organs, the spine and the glands …

What Kind of Yoga is Best?

There are different forms of yoga. This type of exercise can leave you toned and supple or you may even be spiritually enlightened according to some teachers. Yoga is the latest thing. It has reshaped some of the greatest stars all the way from Madonna to Sting. Some forms of yoga are more physical and some are highly spiritual. Yoga is extremely good for fatigue, depression, arthritis, aging, stress-related illness, migraine, PMS, back pain and mobility problems. You must first decide why you wish to start yoga and then go about choosing the appropriate form for you. The principles of yoga are quite simple – relax, tune out everything and stretch and you will feel better. If you are looking …

What is Yoga all about.

Yoga, which means discipline, was developed in the year 300 by an Indian Hindu named Patanjali. Its purpose is to stretch the muscles, strengthen the body and increase concentration. It can also help you relax, if you have trouble doing that. No wonder this ancient discipline has become popular among modern entertainers and athletes. Depending on who practices it, yoga can be simply a set of exercises or a total way of life. Some who practice yoga, called yogis, try to use the discipline to reach a high level of consciousness. They respect certain abstentions (things not to do), such as not lying, stealing, being greedy or harming other people. They also practice certain observances (things to do), such as …

Vini Yoga

Today in the fitness industry one of the swiftest growing movements is the great art and practice of yoga. In case you have been out of touch with what has been happening for the past couple of years, yoga is sweeping through aerobics studios and health clubs all across the United States and if finding acceptance as a fitness activity as well as a means to balance the energy of the body and reduce stress and thereby restore a feeling of calmness. There are a variety of types of yoga. There is Iyanga yoga which is excellent for beginners. It is graceful and fluid. It is not physically demanding and therefore great for people who are not that athletically inclined. …

Understanding the different types of Yoga

Yoga is becoming a more and more popular activity in the Western world today. The number of places holding Yoga classes is on the increase and there is a plethora of different types of Yoga. With a choice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and many more it can be easy to get confused The article will help you to understand the difference between the most popular types of Yoga so you can choose which type is right for you. Hatha Yoga – in Sanskrit (an ancient classical language of India) “Ha” means “sun” and “tha” means “moon”. This type of Yoga is relatively slow paced, gentle type of Yoga and is a …

Types of Yoga

Yoga has been around for about 5,000 years. Millions of people have already practiced it on regular basis for several good reasons, and it’s nice to know that many of those who have considered yoga as part of their lives have attained better health and wellbeing. Well, yes. Yoga is said to offer a number of benefits to every individual. It is noted for great relaxation effects, and several recent researches associate it with certain medical conditions, with yoga being considered as highly potent for treating conditions like asthma, cardiovascular disorders, mental illness, and others. However, yoga does not just come in one single form. Although it is often associated by people to asanas or postures, there is more to …