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Props are designed to make challenging poses more accessible and accessible poses deeper. It’s no surprise then, as yoga grows in popularity, that our choices in props are also expanding. One of the newest yoga props on the market is the yoga wheel, which is the invention of Sri Dharma Mittra, and is designed to aid practitioners in opening and stretching the major areas of the body, including shoulders, chest, spine and hips.
Can yoga really help you come back faster and stronger after an injury? If your doctor has approved yoga as a movement regimen, here are a few tips to help you navigate your options when it comes to yoga and injury recovery.
Yoga is an art that can be practiced anytime, anywhere. However, letting yourself go to the power of yoga in a comfortable, inspirational setting is truly a unique experience. Be sure to follow these timeless tips in order to create the yoga-inspired interior you always wanted.
There’s a saying, and the title of a wonderful book by Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Wherever you go, there you are.” My own bad habits and lack of spiritual discipline had followed me from the city to the remote mountain cabin, and back into life in a new city. To change the way I felt about my life, I didn’t actually need a radical change in scenery, but a commitment to live the way I wanted to live every day.
There are currently over 20 million Americans practicing yoga. If each one of us who practices could inspire one new person to do yoga then that would double the number of Americans bringing strength, balance and flexibility to their bodies and minds.
When you are doing yoga in water, the poses that felt hard before are now much easier (thanks to the buoyancy effect).
Brain scans done on meditators learning mindfulness have shown that they have decreased activity in the amygdala (a part of the brain associated with stress and anxiety) when exposed to negative thoughts.
You don’t have to drive half an hour to your yoga studio when you can have your private retreat right in your home.
As the calendar turns to December and the New Year, there are more and more obstacles which may prevent you from pursuing your yoga interests. Here are a few thoughts on how you can avoid letting your yoga practice fall by the wayside.
Whether you’re a student, teacher, parent or administrator—the benefits of yoga in the classroom extend to an entire network of individuals.