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 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 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 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 Everyone Ought To Know About Yoga For Kids

Yoga can be done by anyone, young, old, even kids. With a little help, even toddlers can do it. Even though it’s simply introduction to yoga and done with a little bit of game playing, it doesn’t mean that kids cannot get the benefit out of this particular sport. The benefits are: • To be healthier and help obesity in children. By taking yoga class, kids are triggered to move. Nowadays, because of the computer games, kids move less than they ought to. • To control their stress. Yes, children can get stressed out, too. Being over scheduled, tough competition in school, peer pressure, all are the cause of your kids’ strain. Yoga can help them to get relaxed. Their …

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 …

Trying Yoga for Back Pain? Then pick the RIGHT poses (Part 2)

I went over in detail the use of the shoulder stand sequence as ‘the’ Yoga exercise for back pain in part one of this article. Now let’s go over the rest of the applicable poses shall we. FORWARD STRETCHES: Wind Relieving Pose: (Vatayanasan) Lie down flat. Now take a deep breath and hold it. Now fold your right leg at the knee and press the folded leg against the abdomen. Make sure to keep the alternate leg straight while doing this. Now, switch legs and to conclude this use both legs at the same time. 5-15 Seconds Plough Pose (Halasana): Lie flat on your back on your blanket. Keep the hands, palms down near the thighs. Without bending the knees, …

Trying Yoga for Back Pain? Then pick the RIGHT poses (Part 1)

Studies have shown that Yoga may be one of the most effective exercises for back pain relief. In fact Health-First reporter Leslie LoBue says twisting your body into those sometimes awkward positions may actually be just the thing for lower back pain. However, as effective as Yoga may be to reduce the pain of back problems, knowing exactly what poses to use, for how long, what to offset the poses with and in what sequence to execute them, are other factors that should be taken into consideration before using it as a therapeutic relief from back pain. I can see a reader go “Wait a minute…if I have to go through all that, then maybe I should just take some …

What Makes Ashtanga Yoga Different?

Ashtanga Yoga is the type of yoga which was created and established by a master named K. Pattabhi Jois. Due to it’s theory containing eight different limbs, or components, it is also known as “Eight-Limb Yoga”. It doesn’t imply that the practitioner has a double set of limbs, but master Pattabhi Jois showed that the optimum path of purification is made up of the eight spiritual practices. The basic idea is that these limbs only can be kept in balance by the appropriate application of the Ashtanga Yoga method. The first four limbs that symbolize Ashtanga Yoga, and are considered externally correctable are (original names within double quotes): – Moral codes or “yama” – Self-purification or “niyama” – Posture or …

What Is Yoga?

Yoga can seem like a complicated concept – or, at the least, a dizzying array of physical manipulations that turn seemingly happy-looking human beings into happy looking human pretzels. Even more disconcerting, a stereotype does exist in places where the term yoga is synonymous with cult, or some kind of archaic spiritual belief that compels one to quit their job, sell their house, and go live in the middle of nowhere. In actual fact, Yoga is a very basic “thing”. If you’ve had the opportunity to visit a country where it has been established for generations – India, Japan, China, and others – it’s really rather, well, “ordinary”. The practice of yoga came to the west back in 1893 when …

What is yoga abut?

Yoga is extensively known as a form of exercise that stretches and strengthens the body through various poses known as ASANAS. For other people yoga is the realization of inner self satisfaction. For other it is a religion that the believe and must follow. All of this statement makes it hard to really make a full realization of what yoga is. So what is yoga? Yoga goes far beyond just mere exercises full of awkward routines. Yoga is the union of mind, spirit and body. Yoga comes from the Hindu philosophy used to attain spiritual insight and harmony. What is yoga? Yoga generally refers to the common use of a system of exercises that is practiced as part of this …

The Practice of Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is mainly practiced for health and vitality. Hatha Yoga was introduced in the 15th century by Yogi Swatmarama. Hatha yoga focuses on the purification of the physical being which leads to the purification of the mind or vital energy. The exploration of these physical-spiritual connections and body centered practices led to the creation of Hatha Yoga. Today In the West, hatha yoga has become wildly popular as a purely physical exercise regimen divorced of its original purpose. Whatever the historical details, Krishnamacharya has become the undisputed father of modern-day hatha yoga. Krishnamacharya’s first lessons in yoga were from his father and his grandmother and passed on through generations of practice. Hatha Yoga follows in that vein and thus …