If you are looking for something that can help calm your mind and body, yoga is for you. Yoga is composed of a series of movements that can take good care of your overall health and well-being. There are a lot of people who are already doing yoga and make it a part of their daily routine because it can help cleanse the mind, body, and soul and helps balance everything. The movements of yoga are not just for physical strength and flexibility; they also help your skin and bones. Hatha yoga is one of the many yoga styles. Hatha [...]
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Isn’t it satisfying to accomplish a new yoga pose that you have been practicing for a while? There’s nothing that feels more rewarding than settling with your new pose, calming and relaxing those tensed muscles. How about sharing that excitement with your close friend, sibling, or partner? Do you know that couples who engage in challenging new activities together can feel an increase in relationship quality and romantic attraction (if it's that kind of relationship)? Plus, yoga is awesome for men too. Well, you heard it right - learning new skills together will both allow you have fun as you [...]
Whether you are a professional fitness expert or a just person who loves to stay fit and stay in shape, yoga is without a doubt one of the best fitness activities to practice on a daily basis. There may be some form of hesitation for some who are beginners, and it may be hard for some who do not have an idea on how to properly start practicing yoga. The good news is: Anyone can start practicing it by trying out basic poses and gradually learning the more complex and complicated ones. Yoga presents different benefits for everyone. Men, women, [...]
Yoga has been widely known today as an alternative form of exercise in which both the body and the mind plays a crucial role in achieving a sense of balance and well being. Practicing yoga has many benefits, it improves blood circulation, lower blood pressure, improves posture, boosts the immune system, and strengthens the muscles. Like many other forms of exercise, yoga has several different types, it may be overwhelming for people who would like to try it out for the first time. This is an in-depth guide explaining the different types of yoga and its benefits so you can [...]
In studying Eastern religions and beliefs, one may come across Tibetan Buddhism and its many complex doctrines. In Tibetan Buddhism, a human being’s main purpose is to achieve Buddhahood, a state of existence that is liberated from attachment, anger, confusion, and jealousy. A true Buddha also strives to help all other sentient beings achieve this enlightenment. One way of spreading this philosophy and leading this way of life is through the practice of Lamrim.What is Lamrim meditation?Literally meaning “stages of the path,” the Lamrim is a step-by-step guide into becoming a Bodhisattva. It is said that through the mastery of the [...]
Yoga is one of the oldest respected disciplines that has existed for a long time and it is practiced by yogis around the world. It is known to have originated in India around 5,000 years ago. Yoga is also known for its origin and the philosophy behind it. The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj' that means to unite. Anyone can practice yoga and experience the union of the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is very popular for those who are health conscious and who loves fitness, with an estimated more than 200 million people who practice it [...]
It's super common for yogis, especially beginners, to wonder how often they should practice. The good thing is that the answer largely depends on the person practicing and what they want to experience. Since yoga is such a vast practice with hundreds of physical poses, many breathing techniques, chanting, subtle bodywork, meditation, self-study, and so much more - it's very safe and very beneficial to incorporate it into your everyday life. Yoga just as much, if not more, about getting to know yourself as it is about becoming more flexible. So, it's up to you to try things to see how [...]
If you saw our post about why it's so beneficial to practice yoga first thing in the morning but you're not sure how to get started, this posts for you. Technically, any pose can be done in the morning so you can't really go wrong but if it's the first thing you do when you roll out of bed you'll be doing yourself a favor if you start with some more gentle poses to warm up your body a bit and lengthen your muscles and fascia that can get tight while we're at rest. Here are few examples of poses that [...]
There are several practices within yoga that have been proven to alleviate painful, unwanted digestive symptoms. What makes this even more alluring is that yoga techniques can also improve digestive function - unlike pills which usually only provide temporary relief for symptoms. Scientists have discovered there is a strong connection between what is happening in our digestive system and what is happening in our brain. Have you ever noticed your brain feels foggy or that you're more forgetful when you're bloated, gassy, or backed up? This is just one of many ripple effects that occur when our gut is not flowing at [...]
There are hundreds of yoga poses available for you to practice and countless variations of those poses to help you achieve wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. With that said, when you're just getting started with a yoga practice you can narrow things down a lot by using a few foundational poses that can help to build your confidence, strength, balance, increase endurance and prepare you to move through more intermediate and/or advanced yoga poses when you're ready. Before we share some of our favorite yoga poses for beginners, let's review a few other helpful tips to keep in mind when [...]