Yoga / 24 posts found

Using Yoga to Quit Self-Destructive Habits

by Ross Bryant
Overcoming self-destructive habits can be a complex issue. Without a change in behavior and lifestyle, the habits will often return, sometimes worse than before. Practicing yoga can help bring about that change whilst also having the benefit of improved health and fitness. The root causes of these habits are myriad, with many being linked to poor emotional wellbeing. Yoga can help bring about increased self-awareness and a will to improve mind, body, and spirit. The principles of yoga also encourage satya, or honesty. By developing satya, you become honest with yourself and become aware of habits that negatively affect your […]

Benefits Of Spine Health And Role Of Yoga

by Ross Bryant
The spine is a critical part of the human body and is responsible for many important functions. However, it is also delicate and can be easily, and sometimes quite seriously, damaged. It is estimated that around 90% of the population will experience some sort of problems with their spine at some point in their life. It is important that we take good care of our spine, and yoga is one of the many ways this can be achieved. However, there are a number of specific health conditions that yoga should be avoided with, so if you are unsure, you must […]

Using Yoga To Unblock the Chakras

by Ross Bryant
Chakras are energy centers located throughout the body; most agree there are seven major chakras located throughout the body that run in a straight line from head to toe. Ideally, we want all the chakras to be open and able to support us and provide the benefits. However, it is possible for the chakras to be blocked, which ultimately causes problems. Yoga is one way we can unblock the chakras and restore peace and balance to ourselves. When our chakras are unblocked, we are fully able to understand our true selves and reap the benefits. There are certain yoga poses […]

Yoga Versus Pilates

by Ross Bryant
in Yoga
When it comes to difference between Pilates and yoga, there aren’t many in terms of an exercise regimen, but there are a few subtle, but, important contrasts and comparisons. They are both disciplines that devote the workout to control. Control of movements to strengthen, stretch, and align the body or, in yoga terminology, practicing asanas, which makes the two disciplines a lot alike. After that the few differences, though more cultural than anything else, are again subtle yet noteworthy. About Pilates Joseph Pilates was born into a household that held athletics and a holistic lifestyle in high esteem. His father […]

Yoga for Pain Management

by Ross Bryant
This is the new world – the world where many diseases have a cure and people live a longer life. But does this mean that everyone is living a healthier life? No it does no. The world is becoming increasingly fast paced and everyone is stumped with packed schedules. This is coupled with the fact that open spaces are encroached upon for construction and there are fewer parts for recreation. People living in the city are depending on gyms for their daily dose of exercise. Even living spaces are becoming smaller. The lifestyle choices are unhealthy and natural foods like […]

Yoga For Kids

by Ross Bryant
  The Need for Yoga Long ago, evenings meant children were playing out in the open as their delightful shrieks and laughter filled the air. Today, the burgeoning encroachment of the urban life has taken away both the space and the time – the space in terms of parks and safe streets for walking, running and playing about. The erstwhile colonies with houses and gardens have been replaced by multi-storied buildings. Lack of open spaces and growth in the concrete jungle has made many reconsider the options of a healthier lifestyle and being in the midst of nature for exercise, […]

Yoga and Tai Chi: Exercises That Renew, Rejuvenate and Have Real Anti-Aging Effects

by Ross Bryant
Western medicine, exercise and technology are no doubt some of the world’s finest, but physicians rely heavily on prescription medications. It’s sad but true that America is a pill popping society. If you have an ache, pop a pill. If you have stress, pop a pill. If you are depressed, pop a pill. If you are constipated, pop a pill. If you are addicted to medication, pop another pill. Maybe it’s time to rethink that strategy or “way of life.” Taking medication for high blood pressure of course is mandatory, as well as, Insulin shots for diabetes. Those medications are […]

Yes, You Can Do Yoga At Your Desk And Escape The Madness Of The Office

by Ross Bryant
Yoga is normally practiced in a peaceful environment, in an organized class setting. There may be the stereotype that this atmosphere can only be created in such an environment, but this is not the case. If you have a hectic office based job there are still yoga poses and breathing exercises that can be performed whilst at your desk. Other people probably won’t even notice, and can go about their job undisturbed. Simple stretching and breathing exercises carried out while you are sat in your chair have the benefit of inducing a calmer state of mind, leaving you less stressed […]

The Best Yoga Routines For Fitness Conscious Men

by Ross Bryant
  For many years, the impression that many men have had of yoga was that it was only practiced by women and was inaccessible to men. However, since the early 1990s there has been an increasing number of men getting involved, joining classes, and practicing yoga. The benefits of yoga are many, with the vast improvements in physical, mental, and spiritual health confirmed by scientific research and the millions of people who practice this form of mind-body exercise. With this in mind, can yoga improve the life of an already physically fit man? The answer is yes.  Men are equally […]

Why Choose Yoga?

by Ross Bryant
  Yoga has been around of thousands of years, it is a cherished practice in Eastern culture and is used by millions in the United States. While some may not know this, yoga is a science, and a well-researched practice known to bring various real benefits to the mind, body and spirit and not some mystical hocus pocus, as some believe it to be. Reasons To Choose Yoga The burgeoning encroachment of the urban life on today’s generation seems to have taken away both the space and the time – the space in terms of parks for running or safe […]