Which Type of Yoga is Right for Me?

Which Type of Yoga is Right for Me?

Yoga is a very old discipline, which means that it’s had a lot of time to develop differing schools of thought. There’s nearly a different branch of yoga out there for every yoga studio! This can make things a little daunting for someone who’s trying to learn about yoga, and is searching for the best yoga teacher to help guide them on their journey. Read the rest of this entry

About Bikram Yoga

About Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is a fairly recent type of yoga that was developed in the 1970s by Bikram Choudhury. Also sometimes called “hot” yoga, this form of the discipline is most notable for being performed in a yoga studio that is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The idea behind this is that, since yoga evolved in an area of the world which is naturally very warm, performing it in a place that’s close to its “natural” environment will be more beneficial than in more temperate surroundings. Read the rest of this entry

Why Yoga Exercises Are Good For Me?

Why Yoga Exercises Are Good For Me?

You’ve probably heard that yoga exercises are good for you, not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually. But, simply being told that something is good does not necessarily convince you to start practicing it, right? You would naturally want to know why it’s good and what exactly it can do for you. Furthermore, you would surely appreciate learning what the specific health benefits of yoga are and what kind of experience you can expect to get from regularly doing yoga. Read the rest of this entry

What is Power Yoga?

What is Power Yoga?

Hatha yoga, Bikram yogs, Chakra yoga… it seems like there are an impossible number of names and types of yoga. Now, new students can add another to the list- power yoga. Unlike some other branches of the discipline, which still attempt to retain some of the meditative and spiritual aspects, power yoga is primarily concerned with the physical aspect. Read the rest of this entry

Picking Out a Yoga Mat

Picking Out a Yoga Mat

A yoga mat is either a yoga student’s best friend or worst enemy. Though a mat isn’t necessary for performing yoga postures, it does make most of them safer and easier to do. A good mat provides cushioning, traction, and helps you orient yourself in your exercising space. However, a bad mat can actually make your job harder. Read the rest of this entry

How to Prepare for Yoga Classes

How to Prepare for Yoga Classes

So, you’ve recently made the commitment to work on becoming more physically fit and you have chosen yoga classes as your means of doing so. Well, good for you! But, before you jump in and start doing yoga poses, you’ll have to take some things into consideration. Here are the things you need to do in order to prepare for a yoga class: Read the rest of this entry

Yoga for Any Age

Yoga for Any Age

The demographic of students who want to learn about yoga is a surprisingly diverse one. Some people come to the discipline when they’re young, and want to become stronger, healthier, and more flexible. Some people come to it when they are older, and want to prevent or alleviate disease or injuries. Still others come looking for mental or spiritual clarity and guidance. Read the rest of this entry