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7 Amazing Yoga Poses for Runners

7 Amazing Yoga Poses for Runners

Yoga has become one of the most popular activities in the United States with over 20 million practitioners. This is not surprising considering the many benefits yoga provides including, stress-relief, weight-loss, pain prevention, and muscle strengthening. Even though yoga may seem to be on the…

Yoga for Men – Interview with Kevin Mattison

Yoga for Men – Interview with Kevin Mattison

Most men have found that it’s easy to unleash built-up energy with high-impact sports. But many men are now starting to find that their girlfriends, wives — or even just friends who are women — are standing upright, strong and happy at the end of…

Contemplating Meditation? Consider a Retreat

Contemplating Meditation? Consider a Retreat

One Woman’s Journey to Discovering Meditation Despite practicing yoga for more than 15 years, I had never really thought much about the meditative component of my practice.  While my mind was much calmer in the yoga room, truth be told, I sometimes wonder how present…

Finding Free Yoga Videos Online

Finding Free Yoga Videos Online

With the many benefits yoga provides from stress relief to muscle strengthening to weight loss, some people are looking to practice more often. Going to a yoga studio isn’t always possible, so many yogis are turning to the internet to find guidance for a self-practice….

Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. ― Amit Ray

- Quote: Poetry of Movements -
Meditation Music for Relaxation

Meditation Music for Relaxation

If you are feeling the effects of stressful lifestyle, then meditation music may be exactly what you need. This kind of music is extremely helpful if you want to alleviate stress and relax. Meditation music is an important part of the yoga process, but there…

The mind cannot go where the heart has not been.

- Quote: The Mind and Heart -
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Yoga is great for people. It is a kind of exercise which people of all age group can practice. Cobra pose is a very common posture of Hatha yoga which in Sanskrit language is known as Bhujangasana. This is a basic yoga pose and it…

A Meditation on Gratitude

A Meditation on Gratitude

Gratitude is the gracious acknowledgement of all that sustains us, giving appreciation to all that we have, great and small. So often, we have so many things and gifts that go unappreciated, not because we are not thankful for them, but because we do not…

Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

Plank Pose (Kumbhakasana)

Yoga is highly beneficial for health and fitness enthusiasts. It is the best form of exercise for people of all ages. Plank pose (called Kumbhakasana in Sanskrit) is one of the most popular yoga poses that strengthens the spine and the arms and tones the…

A Meditation on Letting Go

A Meditation on Letting Go

Letting go is the path to freedom: It is only by letting go of the hopes, fears, the pain, the past, the stories that have a hold on us, that we can quiet our mind and open our heart. Letting go does not mean losing…

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

Corpse Pose (Savasana)

The corpse pose, referred to as the Savasana in the Sanskrit language, is one of the best-known poses in yoga. Yes, it has a weird English name but its benefits are amazing. For example, it relaxes your muscles. It also improves your blood circulation and…

Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Downward Facing Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

If practicing yoga is one of your aims then you must get familiarized to the Downward facing dog pose. It is one of the most basic, popular and all pervasive yoga poses. It is also known as Down Dog in English and Adho Mukha Svanasana…

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Chair Pose (Utkatasana)

Chair pose is called as Utkatasana in Sanskrit. The overall benefits of this pose are that it aids in straightening the pelvic and thigh muscles. This pose is ideal for yoga practicioners of all levels and ability. It is a fantastic pose for women during…

What to Wear to Hot Yoga

What to Wear to Hot Yoga

Hot yoga can be a daunting activity to those who are new to yoga or have never tried yoga in a heated environment. With temperatures usually ranging from 90 to 105 degrees, the fear that the heat will be too much is understandable. However, with…

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Yoga is known for its overall simplicity and certain poses help the body in numerous, and sometimes surprising ways. One of the easiest poses to perform in yoga is the mountain pose or Tadasana, as it is called originally in Sanskrit. The main purpose of…

5 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain

5 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Pain

You never really notice just how much your back muscles are being used each day until something goes wrong. According to the Mayo Clinic, lower back pain is something that most people will experience at one point of their lives. Whether you are a professional…

Crow Pose (Bakasana)

Crow Pose (Bakasana)

The crow pose (also known as the crane pose) or Bakasana is an arm balancing posture and forms the basis for all other arm balances in yoga. Bakasana, which is often used interchangeably with Kakasana, inspires exceptional confidence as well as develops arms and core…

Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

- Quote: Blessed are the flexible -
Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)

Warrior Pose (Virabhadrasana)

Yoga is a worldwide phenomenon in today’s society and the Warrior Pose, also known as the Virabhadrasana in the ancient Sanskrit language, is the most recognizable symbol of this global art form. The Warrior Pose allows you to achieve inner peace as well as physical…

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