When you hear meditation, does ‘OM’ instantly play on repeat in your mind? If so, you probably only see meditation in one light – and that’s where we come in! For a beginner yogi, you might be unaware that meditation is incorporated into yoga sessions. Now, don’t let this scare you away! We have collected 4 meditation techniques for yoga beginners that make meditation not as nerve-wracking as you are initially thinking! The main purpose is to focus and quiet your mind and with a few simple tricks, you can get there! Sounds pretty easy, right??
Coffee, coffee, coffee! If this is your first thought when you wake up in the morning you are definitely not alone. In fact, 65% of Americans drink a cup of coffee with their breakfast! What happens when the caffeine induced energy buzz wears off? Most people instinctively reach for another cup of afternoon coffee, without realizing it might not be the best choice.
Here at Yogis On The Go, we love to partner with like-minded businesses, brands and organizations making awesome things happen in the DFW yoga community and beyond. We are excited to introduce you to Reef Point Yoga – a new studio opening on May 17th in Cityline Richardson. If you consider yourself an art lover, and if you love yoga, this is the studio for you!
Abs. We all want them, and when we get them we want to keep them! If you aren’t a fan of crunches,like most people in the world, look no further. Yoga is a fantastic way to build your core strength and tone your abdominals!
All yoga sessions naturally help tone your core because you are supporting the weight of other body parts. A strong core is essential to balancing on one leg, twisting like a pretzel or just getting into a sturdy triangle pose.
We’ve all heard about the coveted inner-thigh gap and how this is an aspect of a “perfect body.” However, that is not the case no matter how many people or magazines try to tell you that! What is most important is living a healthy lifestyle and yoga is a great way to achieve that. Work out your thighs during a yoga session and kick the inner-thigh gap stereotype in the butt!
We all wish we had the metabolism of someone 10 years younger than us. Unfortunately, we can’t always get what we want. But, lucky for us lovers of yoga, it can actually help boost your metabolism! Yes – you read that right. Yoga can build strength, tone muscles, improves circulation and thyroid function! All of which leads to a metabolism boost!
Is yoga a workout? What kind of question is this? Obviously, the people asking have never taken a yoga class before! Besides, they wouldn’t make specific clothing if it wasn’t right!? It is often these people who leave their first yoga class stunned at the challenge yoga can be. While it is understandable that people would think yoga is just stretching, yoga is so much more than that!
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!
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