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 …

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, 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 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 …

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. …

Rewards of Yoga – E-Commerce Style

As we enter a new millennium, more and more people are seeking lifestyle changes that foster mental and spiritual well-being as well as physical fitness. As a result of this trend, the ancient discipline of yoga is currently undergoing a widespread renaissance. We are dedicated to bringing the benefits of yoga to the widest possible audience through the Internet. With this statement, wailanayoga.com launched its grand opening on the World Wide Web. People are more aware than ever of the health benefits of physical activity and fitness, says Wai Lana. regular exercise has been linked to a reduction in the risk of heart disease, strokes, and cancer. Although it is common knowledge that exercise helps build and maintain healthy bones, …

Yoga Teacher Training Programs Online

Have you been practicing yoga for years now? Thinking of sharing everything you’ve learned about yoga? So you want to teach yoga? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you’ll probably be happy to know that you can teach yoga as a professional by taking a yoga teaching training program first. Yes, a yoga teacher training program is available offline and online these days, after all. The yoga teacher training programs were developed in the first place knowing that more and more people are becoming interested in the yoga practice. According to several statistics, more than 2 million of people in the United States alone have already considered yoga. The practice is even recommended in health care facilities …

Yoga Instructor Certification

Recent Progress In a 2005 report released by Yoga Journal, there are about 7.5 percent of adults in the United States who are now observing the primordial religious practice from India. The figure was such a huge increase of over 43 percent compared in 2002. A study also revealed that among 7 individuals who are not performing the ancient spiritual routine, 1 is very much interested to pursue within the next twelve months. With the boost in number, it follows that more are working to have yoga instructor certification. Why do you think that there are more who would opt to have a yoga instructor certification? Reading the previous paragraph would explain the analogy. It is simple as, the more …

Yoga for Modern City Life: Hatha Yoga – Most Popular in the US

There are actually several branches of yoga, including bhakti, the yoga of devotion, and jnana, the yoga of knowledge. The most widely practiced branch in the US, the one typically offered at gyms and exercise studios, is hatha yoga, which is physical yoga. But there also are different styles of hatha yoga, from the exercise-intense power yoga to the gentle chair poses used in svaroopa yoga. Many of the instructors offer integral yoga, which involves stretching and bending into various positions called asanas, as well as breathing exercises and deep relaxation. By practicing and learning asanas, students can gain flexibility, strength, stamina and improved circulation. Integral yoga is not religious, but it does offer an introspective, spiritual component that you …

Yoga for Modern City Life: Ancient Practice Fits Modern Life

When Trace Bonner launched Holy Cow in West Ashley’s South Windermere Shopping Center last summer, she didn’t know what to expect. Now she’s teaching 16 classes a week and adding another instructor. And while she credits the center’s success in part to its cute cow logo and convenient location, there’s no question that there’s a revived interest in yoga across America. The ancient Indian practice of yoga first arrived in the US at the beginning of the 20th century, but didn’t really catch on until 1969 with chants at Woodstock. Now, after being overshadowed by the aerobics craze in the ’80s and early ’90s, yoga is once again attracting followers, with many looking for relief from ailments and injuries or …

Yoga for Business People: Lifetime Habit

Mr. La Forge (Yoga Trainer) suspects that because the mind-body exercises typically are easier to pursue, executives have a better chance of making a lifetime habit of them. To see if his hunch is correct, he launched a five-year study of 110 middle- and upper-level executives in companies in the US. He tracks their exercise habits and see if those incorporating mind-body techniques stick with the program longer. Devotees say the mind-body exercise regimen has a payoff in the workplace, as well. Barry Moltz, 36, founder and CEO of CHTech International., a mail-order distributor of computer hardware and software, started doing Yoga a year ago at the to balance the pressures of growing a business with starting a family. He …

Infertility and Yoga

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of trying, or the inability to carry pregnancies to a live birth. It affects one out of six couples of childbearing age in the United States today – at least ten million people. And in a career-oriented area like Washington, where many couples postpone decisions about childbearing until professional goals have been met, the ration of one in six is probably on the conservative side. Yet it is rarely discussed, and understood even less. For almost all couples the condition comes as a surprise. And no wonder. It seems as if the whole is on its guard against producing unwanted children. Every day 19.9 million women in this country …

History of Yoga

Yoga began in India 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit language and means, to join or integrate, or simply union. Yoga started, as far as we know, as part of India’s philosophical system, but not everyone practiced yoga, and it has never been a religion. About 5 million people in the United States do some yoga. Dance and stretching exercise classes usually have parts and pieces that come directly from yoga. If you ever go to a physical therapist, he or she may give you therapeutic exercises that are yoga postures. There are several types of yoga. The yoga you may have seen on TV or taught at your local Y or an adult …

Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! It’s off to Yoga I go!

Can we be as harmonic as those seven fictional characters on their way to mine their day away when we have a back ache? Can we obtain relief or do we have to endure a day of aches and pains while on the clock? An article I recently viewed on the ArgusLeadercom website, indicates that back pain is the second leading reason people miss work. Truck drivers repeatedly have to deal with back pain from the continuous vibration of the spine while behind the wheel. Heavy lifting of patients and children puts nurses and parents at considerable risk. Statistics obtained from OccupationalHazardscom reveal that in the U.S., nursing ranks as one of the top 10 occupations for work-related musculoskeletal disorders. …

Dahn Yoga: A Unique Korean Style of Yoga

Heard about Dahn Yoga? Want to know something about the practice? Well, Dahn is said to be one of the most unique styles of yoga. It has been around for a number of years now and has been considered throughout the industry as a holistic approach to health. The Dahn Yoga originated from a Korean practice of educating people on how to develop a great mind and body. Following its inception, this Korean practice was transmitted to other generations and races by several wise men. It is sad to know, however, that the Korean had failed to keep the practice of Dahn alive. It is now becoming popular in the United States where hundreds of people are now practicing the …

Bikram Yoga

Overview Developed by an undisputed All- India National Yoga Champion, Bikram Choudhury, bikram yoga is performed right inside a room that is heated to a temperature of 40.5 degrees Celsius and joined with certain discussions. People of different demographic, be it young or old, thin or fat, short or tall, are grouped all together with an instructor that will guide the class for a period running for one hour and thirty minutes. The start of the bikram yoga series is intended to scientifically stretch the ligaments, muscles and tendons. There are twenty- six asanas, varied positions of the body in relation to divinity, to be performed that will systematically stir the movement of oxygenated blood to the organs and fibers. …