How Yoga Can Improve Your Spiritual Health What's your definition of spirituality? Spirituality is universal, yet in many ways, it's personal, just like yoga itself. There are countless benefits to practicing yoga. Many people enjoy it because it helps them to feel good and fit physically. Others love a peaceful hour away from their busy lives. For many, what makes yoga special, is the spirituality. Yoga Benefits More Than Your Physical Health In our culture, yoga is often thought of as a physical exercise. If you consistently practice certain types of yoga regularly you'll improve your strength, stamina, and develop great [...]
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Using A Washing Machine To Clean Yoga Mats There is no denying the positive effects of yoga on the body's ability to stay flexible and the mind's ability to achieve clarity. However, it can be difficult to get the most out of your practice when the yoga mat itself is emitting a pungent odor. While lots of yoga mats are advertised as being fine with machine washing, others are not, therefore it is important to read labels in order to make certain before throwing one in the washer. Regardless of how hygienic a person is, a yoga mat is certain to [...]
How Yoga Can Improve Your Physical Health If you are passionate about practicing yoga, then you most likely have noticed some benefits - perhaps you feel more at ease and relaxed, get fewer colds or sleep better. However, if you have tried to tell a beginner about all of the important benefits that yoga has to offer, you may find explanations such as "it increases energy along your spine" or "it increases prana flow" to fall on skeptical or deaf ears. Research on Yoga's Benefits Western science has started to provide some strong evidence on how yoga keeps sickness under control, [...]
There are many research studies that have been done showing the mental benefits obtained from practicing yoga. Improved symptoms of many common lifestyle conditions such as depression, hyperactivity and attention deficit, and sleep disorders all lead to a calmer, more centered nervous system which helps to sharpen your attention and concentration. Yoga is also a way to improve your sense of being. It gives you the chance to better understand yourself and create a less judgemental relationship with who you seeing looking back at you in the mirror. As you start to build self-trust, you’ll notice it’s often easier to make [...]
If you smell something strange when you are in a child's pose, then it could be your yoga mat that smells. It really is true. Using your mat on a regular basis combined with body oil, dirt, dust, sweat and other types of debris can really add up, and leave your mat with an odor that most likely you will want to avoid. You are, after all, standing in your bare feet on it. Don't worry. There are even solutions that are available for those of us who are lazy or very busy. Depending on the style of yoga that you [...]
Yoga, as a physical exercise, involves poses and positions that anyone can do regardless of your age or body type. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of bending, balancing, and sweating involved. But thanks to your yoga mat, you can do these different poses and feel relaxed and more energized. And when it’s time for you to take a bath, so does your yoga mat. Cleaning your yoga mat doesn't necessarily have to involve immersing it in water like your typical laundry. It can be as quick and easy as spraying it with an antibacterial solution so that it won’t become [...]
Your yoga mat is like your yoga partner. It’s where you balance, bend, and sweat. This means it can also get covered in dirt, oil, sweat, and even collect dust during storage. And over time, you can expect it to smell. As much as you would want to use a clean mat every time you have your yoga session, we simply don’t clean it as frequently as we bathe ourselves or as we wash our yoga clothes. But you’ll be glad to know that it’s easy to clean your yoga mat. You just have to make time for it, just like [...]
The purpose of practicing yoga is to unite your spirit, body, and mind. Yoga teachers view the body and mind as one entire structure. If yoga techniques are used in the right environment, it can be an effective way of helping to find mental harmony and healing the body. That is the reason why yoga is viewed as a type of therapeutic activity. It provides your body with additional flexibility and helps to promote relaxation even during very stressful times. One of the main reasons why so many individuals enroll in yoga classes is to help reduce their stress. The practice [...]
If you’re wondering whether all exercise mats are the same, think again. All these mats that you can find online or in a sports store have different purposes. And although you might think that you can just pick any mat, it would be best to use the proper mat so you’ll be more effective and comfortable during your workout. Mats are generally used for cushion or support. Different workouts require different levels of support and having the right mat will prevent you from getting yourself injured. So what’s the difference between a yoga mat and a general exercise mat? Here are [...]
Practicing yoga as soon as you get out of bed is a great way to start your day. An early morning yoga practice can give you energy while at the same time boosting your alertness. Through meditation and a deep focus on your breathing, yoga can benefit your endocrine system in a number of different ways. This system, which is responsible for regulating your hormones, can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. For instance, the pineal gland, which is part of your endocrine system, is responsible for releasing melatonin. This essential hormone is required for deep, restful sleep. [...]