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 …

The Benefits of Yoga for Stress Management

The raves about yoga is more than just a current trend or a flash in the pan fad. The physical and psychological benefits of yoga for stress management has been taking America by storm no matter if it takes one to stand on his head, or twist her foot behind the neck like a human pretzel. The regular practice of yoga can help decrease stress and tension, increase strength, balance and flexibility, lower blood pressure and reduced cortisol levels. It also yields strong emotional benefits due to the emphasis on breathing and the interconnection of mind, body and spirit. Frequent practice of yoga for stress management induces better sleep, helps individuals not to focus on things beyond their control and …

Yoga Postures

Yoga postures are simple and effective movements of the body to help in stomach firming, back strengthening, and redistributing the weight of the body. There are a lot of yoga postures that one can do in yoga practice. They are deemed to tone and stretch body muscles, as well as improve flexibility and increase endurance. The main categories of yoga postures includes seated postures, standing postures, reclining (supine and prone), back bends, forward bends, twists, side bends, balancing, and inverted postures. Standing Postures These pose revitalize the body and mine through eliminating aches, pains, and tension. Internally, they regulate kidneys, alleviate constipation, and stimulate digestion, as well as perk up breathing and circulation through developing lower back and pelvis flexibility, …