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Dressing for Yoga

It’s a relaxation thing, so you won’t be digging out your best suit for a spot of Yoga. Loose-fitting clothing is a must for this pursuit, which involves free movement of your body and easy breathing. There is a ...

Basic Yoga Tips

Yoga can become quite complex, with the most experienced Yogis practising poses that the layman would look at in awe and fear. But for a beginner there are plenty of simple poses you can start with if the more esoteric ...

A Guide To Yoga Etiquette

The idea of attending a Yoga class – even if it is designed for beginners – may seem daunting, and for very understandable reasons. Unlike most gym classes, Yoga can almost seem pretentious and therefore intimidating – but these are ...

Three Intermediate Yoga Poses

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
We all know how to stand, sit and lie down, and even the Yogic adaptations of these poses will pose no real problem for the layperson. The advanced poses – well, they’re another matter entirely, and it can take years to attain the control and physique necessary to carry these out. If you want to try out some Yogic poses, but scorn the simple early ones, then there is a range of intermediate poses that can fit your needs. They can help with your physical fitness and muscular command, and can help you become a more relaxed person. Here are three such poses – their Sanskrit names, their English...

Celebrities and Yoga

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
Anything that is dubbed as having health benefits will, inevitably, become a celebrity fad at some stage. Maybe a particular diet, perhaps a specific drink, but you can guarantee that if it’s got an otherworldly quality to it, celebs will be all over it. In her 2003 hit single, American Life, Madonna proclaimed “I do Yoga and Pilates/And the room is full of hotties”. Now, this may be just a lyric, but Madonna, always a keen adopter of celebrity fads, has been known to get down to a bit of Yoga. And Pilates. It only makes sense that as she crosses over into her 50s, she does all she...

Dressing for Yoga

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
It’s a relaxation thing, so you won’t be digging out your best suit for a spot of Yoga. Loose-fitting clothing is a must for this pursuit, which involves free movement of your body and easy breathing. There is a range of clothing for just this purpose, and a wide choice of places to buy it. For men, the best way of clothing your bottom half in advance of a Yoga session will be a pair of loose trousers. Not too loose, you don’t want them to fall down when you’re attempting a hand stand, but if you’re looking for the right trousers, a pair that are baggy in the groin is simply essential,...

Advanced Yoga Tips

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
Although Yoga is designed for relaxation, there are a number of very complex poses and steps that can be adopted if you are prepared to put the requisite time and effort in. Once you reach the highest level you will have attained a state of deep relaxation that is widely sought after the world over. Far from the basic steps which go no further than sitting and standing correctly, there are a range of handstands  and other moves which rely on assiduous use of the arms. At the highest level, Yoga is far from simple poses, being in fact combined with breathing exercises and meditation that...

Basic Yoga Tips

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
Yoga can become quite complex, with the most experienced Yogis practising poses that the layman would look at in awe and fear. But for a beginner there are plenty of simple poses you can start with if the more esoteric efforts give you pause for thought. These poses go only a little bit further than simple sitting, standing and lying down. The idea behind them is a simple path to relaxation, to shake off the everyday stresses one is feeling, and to give people a start towards performing the more complex poses and attaining a heightened state of relaxation. If you have looked at people doing Yoga...

A Guide To Yoga Etiquette

Posted by admin On December - 21 - 2008
The idea of attending a Yoga class – even if it is designed for beginners – may seem daunting, and for very understandable reasons. Unlike most gym classes, Yoga can almost seem pretentious and therefore intimidating – but these are common fears and should not stop you beginning practice. One of the best ways to allay these fears is to learn a little about Yoga etiquette before your first class, so you won’t feel out of place and like the new kid at school. One of the most important aspects of Yoga etiquette is to be on time. If you are anything over 10 minutes late, most would consider...

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