We’re probably preaching to the choir here, but it’s always good to be reminded of the many health benefits of yoga — especially when this information comes via an infographic (who doesn’t love a good infographic?)
Improving blood circulation, relieving stress, lowering the risk of heart disease, and alleviating back pain are just a few of the benefits of yoga,
No, not Ogden (although that would be pretty awesome)! On the heels of the top 10 yoga class pet peeves, versions one and two, comes a list of 10 characters you may encounter in yoga class:
1. “The warrior” – The fellow to the left of you begins to take ujjayi breathing to the next level. You know how teachers will say, “Make your breath sound like the ocean at the back of your throat”? Well, now you feel like you’re at the beach…in the middle of a typhoon.
Many of us who love both running and yoga know how important it is to balance both activities in our lives. Not a simple thing to do since running and yoga require time and dedication to become proficient at either. Even those who practice a fairly vigorous form of yoga have likely learned from experience that it’s a long climb back aerobically after those periods of time when they take a break from running.
I recently broke all Twitter rules that I know of, and posted 11 Tweets in rapid-fire, all about yoga. Of course as my wife Tara likes to say, “Who made those rules?” So I went ahead with it, because I think it’s useful. And I hoped to get away with it because it’s my birthday.
If you’re a yoga guide, that’s great, you’re here to help! Specifically, help people find their own way to their own guidelines. We all have our own bodies and minds to discover, and we’re all different from day to day and year to year. The only rules that will work for us are the ones we discover for our selves, in our selves. Other people’s rules are other people’s rules, and are mainly useful as an example that other people can have rules. Continue reading →