When you think of yoga, you may fall victim to stereotypes: all about spirituality, gender specific, Buddha and hippies. Well, not all yoga is created equal. Yoga is quickly becoming a fitness trend, and used as a supplementary workout for those strictly looking to get fit. But, yoga is still practice, by many for the sole purpose of mind and body enlightenment. All yogis are unique in their practice.Read More
On average, we take 23,040 breaths a day. For most of us, we don’t think about breathing; it’s just our bodies make sure we do it, but yoga is founded on making each breath count.
Yoga breathing, or Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling your breath. Its definition stems from the words prana meaning “life force” and yama meaning “control” or “discipline”. It goes without saying that breathing is our life force, but are we controlling our breaths? Are we using our whole lung capacity? Breathing deep is not only relaxing, but it’s especially effective in oxygenating your blood, which is essential to re-energizing our bodies and leading a healthy and balanced life.
If you are thinking of skipping a meal before your next yoga session, think again. Yoga is one of the most recommended exercises for enhancing digestion, which makes it important to eat before a class– but stick to something on the lighter side. Yoga incorporates many twists and turns so eating something too heavy can leave you feeling bloated. And who likes being bloated? Nobody, that’s who!
There are a lot of preconceived notions, and misconceptions about yoga. It’s too expensive, it’s a religion, you have to be a human pretzel… The list goes on. So, since “Mythbusters” has officially ended, it’s now up to us to bust these five yoga myths.
What comes to mind when you think of yoga? You probably think of young, fit men and women in some sort of inversion pose. But really, yoga is for everyone, and doesn’t have to include extremely physical and taxing movements.
For those that are brand new to yoga, deciding what type of method to practice can be intimidating. From Hot Ashtanga and Viniyoga to Power and Yin, so many decisions on how to best unwind can leave you discouraged and more stressed than when you started.Here at Yogis on the Go, we make it worry free. We practice Vinyasa yoga, also known as flow yoga; a method that focuses on the coordination of breath and movement.
Take a moment to think about everything you’ve done in the last 24 hours. Just a little longer. Ok, did you break out a sweat just thinking about all the things you’ve done, or still have to do? We did too. How do you manage your stress? Do you just keep on going, hoping it’ll go away?
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