Namaste Yoga

How It Started History would relay that this system of healing dated back about three thousand years ago, namaste yoga is a kind of Thai massage with roots that can be traced back in India. This primordial religious practice is actually a fusion of Buddhist customs and Ayurvedic medications. With a local name of “nuad boram,” the teachings of this ancient spiritual routine came from the Vedas and Upanishads, original settlers in an Asian country blessed with rich cultures. Folk legend has it that namaste yoga can be well attributed to a physician, Jivaka Kumar Bhaccha. If you can obtain a copy of the holy book of the Buddhists, you will learn that he is mentioned in Pali Canon. His …

For Some People, Learning Yoga on CD-ROM is a Stretch

As if to lend weight to my contention that your computer can, in theory, teach you anything, along comes a pair of CD-ROMs called Wellness Yoga and Shiatsu Relaxation. Lithe young women demonstrate these ancient Eastern techniques while mellow-voiced narrators speak over somnambulant music, the better to relax you and make you all well. Most of us are familiar at least with the concepts of yoga, its slow stretching exercises and its often almost unattainable physical positions. Wellness Yoga is a nicely designed program that packages 74 asanas, or positions, into several packages such as the Quick and Easy Course, the Beauty Course and the Health Course. The program consists largely of what it calls procedure screens, in which each …