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Pranayama – Your Vital Life Force is in the Breath.    

Posted   on   Monday, December 5th 2011    1 Comment

 Pranayam is one of the eight limbs of yoga.  Pranayama, of breath work, is defined in yoga terms as the body’s life-force.  Pranayama is so essential to the practice of yoga that it is a science unto itself.  Yoga practitioners take years to learn breath control. The average person does not breathe correctly.  He takes […]

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PREPARATION FOR PRANAYAMA    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 29th 2011    1 Comment

   Pranayama is the yoga term for “control of breath.”  “Prana” stands for breath.  Breathing provides us with vital energy through oxygen.  Deep breathing is the backbone of any yoga practice.  Practicing deep breathing will help a person be aware of the vital energy they take.  Short, shallow breaths do not provide enough oxygen to […]

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Meditation and Yoga    

Posted   on   Monday, November 28th 2011    No Comment

 Yoga is one of the five principles of yoga.  It is probably also the more ignored principle.  However, the benefits of meditation yoga should not be ignored.  Meditation is a key component of the journey toward a higher state of mental, emotional, and spiritual consciousness. Yoga is a mental exercise and meditation is a key […]

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What is Ashtanga Yoga?    

Posted   on   Sunday, November 27th 2011    No Comment

  Asthanga yoga is the most vigorous form of yoga.  The term Ashtanga literally means “eight limbs,” indicative of the eight limbs of yoga.  While it remains faithful to yoga’s ancient traditions, Asthanga yoga is different in that it requires the yoga practitioner to practice a specific series of yoga asanas that flow together without […]

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Simple Yoga Lifestyle Will Benefit Your Life    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 22nd 2011    1 Comment

 Yoga is a lifestyle adopted by many; it is one aspect of the ancient Hindu religion, a philosophy that promotes unification of the soul and mind through a series of deep breathing, posturing, and meditation.  There are eight limbs, or aspects, of traditional yoga, and practicing poses (or asanas) is just one of them!  However, […]

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How to Do Yoga    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 22nd 2011    No Comment

  Looking into practicing yoga?  Good choice!  There is no better way to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle than through this ancient, therapeutic and physical exercise.  Yoga can be practiced by anyone, regardless of gender, age, and level of fitness.  However, it’s a good idea to know how to go about starting a yoga […]

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What is Hatha Yoga?    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 22nd 2011    1 Comment

  Hatha yoga is the most common form of yoga practiced today.  It focuses on meditation and physical posturing, while incorporating deep breathing techniques.  It is a gentle, calm, form of yoga, completely different from more active forms of yoga, like Bikram yoga, Vinyasa, or Ashtanga yoga.  Hatha yoga exemplifies what a lot of people […]

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How Yoga Aids in Spiritual Development    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 15th 2011    No Comment

 Yoga is most often touted for its incredible physical benefits, as it should be; however, yoga is not just a form of physical development, but also spiritual development.  Yoga strengthens the physical body as well as the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.  Yoga incorporates not only physically challenging poses, or asanas, to promote physical and spiritual […]

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The History of Yoga    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 15th 2011    No Comment

 Yoga is an ancient art, drawing all the way back to the stone age.  The first evidence of yoga is found in depictions of yoga poses on ancient stone seals that date back to around 3000 BC.  Yoga grew out of Brahmanism, an early form of the religion now known as Hinduism.  The basis of […]

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YOGA FOR LOWER BACKACHE    

Posted   on   Monday, November 14th 2011    No Comment

 Lower backache can have negative effects on a person’s overall quality of life.  Back pain can be debilitating, and a person who suffers from lower backaches can feel they are missing out on life and are susceptible to depression and anxiety.  People who suffer from lower back pain often mistakenly believe that rest is the […]

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Gentle Yoga    

Posted   on   Friday, November 11th 2011    No Comment

 Why Gentle Yoga Gentle yoga is a yoga that is focused on the restoration of the body and mind.  It is a relaxing, stress-free way to build a yoga foundation.  Gentle yoga often incorporates easy yoga postures or modified yoga postures so that anyone, regardless of physical condition or age, can participate. Gentle yoga often […]

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Free Yoga Video Information Online!    

Posted   on   Tuesday, November 1st 2011    No Comment

 Free Yoga Video Online! The fastest growing market for yoga practitioners to share information and promote a product is online.  Type in the word “yogaonline” on your browser, and you will come across literally hundreds of different websites dedicated to the subject.  This is good and bad for  consumers of Yoga products across the board.  […]

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Yoga is for the Entire Family    

Posted   on   Monday, October 31st 2011    No Comment

 Yoga is for the Entire Family   Looking for an activity that will bring the family together, promote health and wellness, and is fun to do?  Consider family yoga!  No matter your age, yoga can benefit you and improve your lifestyle.  More and more gyms and yoga studios are developing programs that focus on the […]

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Experience a Full Yoga Workout – Free Access at Yoga.org.nz    

Posted   on   Monday, October 31st 2011    No Comment

 Yoga and working out are not diametrically opposed!  More and more people are using yoga to work toward a specific goal.  While traditional yoga has a number of benefits, the use of yoga asanas to target a specific area of the body has gained popularity within the last decade.  Check out some of the Yoga […]

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Easy Yoga Practice – For Health & Happiness. As Easy as a Breath?    

Posted   on   Monday, October 17th 2011    No Comment

 Easy Simple Yoga Practice There are a number of ways to practice yoga, and those interested in practicing should not turn away because of preconceived notions that yoga is time-consuming, difficult, and strenuous.  The truth is, anyone can benefit from yoga, and easy yoga is a great alternative for someone who isn’t looking to for […]

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Corporate Yoga Initiatives    

Posted   on   Sunday, October 16th 2011    No Comment

 Corporate Yoga Initiatives Do you wish your employees were more efficient?  Paid attention to even minor details?  Had more energy?  Showed more enthusiasm?  There is a surefire way to transform your employees from lethargic, bogged-down employees into calm, efficient, happy workers.  The secret is not in a motivational book or a seminar about “synergy” and […]

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What is the best type of yoga for you?    

Posted   on   Monday, September 26th 2011    1 Comment

 best type of yoga for you? Are you Looking to start practicing the ancient discipline and art of yoga?  Where do you begin?  There are dozens of different styles that suit different types of people.  Take a look at these common, popular forms of yoga and to determine which is the best type of yoga […]

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What is the Best Yoga DVD for You?    

Posted   on   Monday, September 26th 2011    No Comment

 Best Yoga DVD for You? The safest and most effective way to practice yoga at home is by using a yoga DVD.  Here are some suggestions to help you find the best yoga DVD for your needs. Best Beginner Yoga DVD The easiest and quickest way to dive into yoga is by selecting a beginner […]

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Advanced Yoga At Home    

Posted   on   Thursday, September 22nd 2011    1 Comment

   A student eager to try advanced yoga should first make sure he has conquered basic and intermediate yoga poses.  When practicing advanced yoga, it is essential that you have the necessary strength and flexibility to perform poses without risking injury to yourself.   Here’s a quick guide to help you determine whether or not […]

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Beginner Yoga – At Home Practice Videos, Teachings and DVDs    

Posted   on   Wednesday, September 21st 2011    No Comment

 Beginner Yoga   If you live in a metro-area, chances are there are many yoga studios or gyms that offer beginner yoga classes near you.  If finances allow you to, many yoga instructors make house calls to teach you the basics of yoga before you go off on your own.  Not to say that there […]

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Amazing Yoga Facts – Online Videos Here!    

Posted   on   Tuesday, September 20th 2011    No Comment

 Amazing Yoga Facts   Yoga is not just another fad exercise.  It has been around for centuries, and is one of the basic tenants of Hindu philosophy.  It disciplines the mind and the body through exercise and meditation.  Yoga embraces a life of peace and health.  More and more people are drawn this ancient discipline […]

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Wondering about Yoga?    

Posted   on   Sunday, September 18th 2011    No Comment

 Wondering about Yoga?   Have you been wonder about yoga?  About what it is, exactly, what it entails, and whether or not it’s right for you?  If you’ve never studied the ancient tradition of yoga, the word might hold a mystical connotation that intimidates you.  Or, if you’ve never given much thought to it at […]

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Beginning Yoga as a Learner    

Posted   on   Tuesday, September 13th 2011    No Comment

 Beginning Yoga There are various aspects of the practice of yoga that all beginning yoga practitioners should know before they even take that first class! Beginning Yoga: Proper Breathing Techniques Yoga requires you to take full breaths that fill your chest and rib cage. Practicing proper breathing techniques is essential for beginning yoga for a […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, Remedy with Yoga    

Posted   on   Monday, September 12th 2011    No Comment

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Females under the age of 35 are most at risk of IBS. Symptoms of IBS include: Constipation Abdominal pain Bloating Gas Diarrhoea IBS can be treated by medicines, diet and dietary supplements. Medicines Antidiarrheal medicines include: Imodium, Kaopectate and Pepto-Bismol. Depending on the cause of your diarrhoea, your doctor may prescribe […]

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