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Yoga's Eight Fold Path to Enlightenment

Yoga's Eight Fold Path to Enlightenment

While many consider Yoga to be a form a physical exercise, it is also known to be an exercise in spiritual development.  Most would agree that the true goal of Yoga is to provide the individual with the means to achieve inner peace and balance.  To achieve these lofty goals, students are encouraged to become familiar Yoga's eightfold path.  The eightfold path consists of eight disciplines; Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samhadi.   The first fold, Yama, advises students to engage with the world from a moral standpoint and is actually broken down into five distinct elements. ...

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Planning For A Yoga Retreat

Planning For A Yoga Retreat

Excited to join a yoga retreat? Perhaps you need to plan everything first so that your retreat will be a successful one.   Here are some FAQs that will guide you in planning your yoga retreat.    1.Why join a yoga retreat?   One of the best things about retreats is that you give yourself an ultimate treat. A yoga retreat is intended for all of us who want to have an unstressful vacation while doing the activity you love, yoga.   It is a learning experience wherein you can relax, unwind and renew your sense of health. Also, it...

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Yoga and Sports: Skiing

Yoga and Sports: Skiing

It is incredible what yoga does for skiing. People can ski all day long and much better.   Conditioning before hitting the slopes can increase the safety and enjoyment of the sport. Most ski injuries occur early in the day when muscles are tight and enthusiasm is high and late in the day when muscles are weakened and technique is poor.   A simple yoga exercise called the awkward pose can increase your strength, balance, and concentration which will make the ski season more rewarding.   It consists of three variations which are done sequentially.   To begin, stand with...

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Yoga: How To Develop A Home Practice

Yoga: How To Develop A Home Practice

Many people ask how to start a home yoga practice so here is some information to get you going. First I will review the basics and then discuss how often to practice and what to practice. Remember though, the only right practice is regular practice! Don’t let your desire for perfectionism get in your way. Just show up on your mat and practice. Yoga is a life-long journey – perhaps many lives!   Environment   Space should be quiet and ideally used only for yoga. (Can be a section of any room) Place a mat, blanket or towel on the...

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Yoga Diet

Yoga Diet

One of the essential things about yoga, together with the positive attitude, is the diet. It is highly recommended to perform your yoga session after about 2 hours from the main meal.  Many specialists agree that what we eat is reflected both in our appearance, as well as in our health state. In other words, it is important to mind the things we consume, in order to prevent illnesses and discomforts.   However, the question related to what does healthy food mean remains a constant reason of inquiry for many people. According to reliable studies, a very diversified diet represents...

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