Top Benefits of Yoga for Stress


There are many good reasons to take up yoga. Not only can it help you to increase your flexibility but it’s also excellent for toning up muscle, for losing flab and for combating chronic pain. But did you also know that yoga is brilliant for fighting stress? There are many aspects of this activity that make taking up yoga for stress a smart move. Read on and we’ll look at some of the...

A Home Yoga Workout for Beginners – Introductory Positions to Try Yourself


When people talk about fitness, they tend to focus very largely on either weight loss or muscle building. For most of us, ‘exercising’ means jogging or lifting weights and is mainly done for aesthetic purposes. In reality though, health and fitness constitute many more factors and should also pay attention to things like flexibility, comfort, energy and performance. While the general...

Top Reasons to Take Up Yoga


It’s easy to look at yoga and to think of it as a waste of time. After all, if you’re going to spend your time on exercise, then you probably want it to be as effective as possible for weight loss and/or muscle building. While holding yoga poses can be challenging, it’s hardly enough to trigger any significant fat burning or to build much muscle, and so you might be tempted to...

What Is ‘Bikram’ Yoga?


Bikram yoga, also known as ‘hot’ yoga, is a type of yoga created by yoga guru Bikram Choudhury by taking and adapting aspects of Hatha yoga and adding the ‘hot’ element to the mix. In essence Bikram yoga is yoga but performed in a hot, sauna-like environment of 105 Fahrenheit or more with the idea being that it will help with circulation, increase intensity and aid...

How to Safely Enjoy the Benefits of Yoga


There is little doubt that yoga is good for body and spirit. Health care providers are encouraging people to take up yoga as a good way of strengthening and stretching muscles and joints (particularly as we age), while reducing stress at the same time. Many people view yoga as a calm, placid form of exercise. While this is true to some extent, people need to keep in mind that yoga does involve a...

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Yoga Diet?’


An estimated 20 million Americans practice yoga for health reasons, and have found numerous benefits in doing this. The gentle movements of hatha yoga have given them increased flexibility, increased their strength and energy levels, and helped them in many ways. Naturally, because many of these yoga practitioners are also concerned about their weight – seeking either to lose weight or maintain...

Ways to Be Successful in Yoga


To succeed at anything, it is necessary to understand two things: the basic rules and yourself. To be successful in Yoga you should try to nourish this activity into a strong, fruit-laden tree. By performing these exercises, you can easily reap wonderful benefits surprisingly quickly. You shouldn’t expect overnight miracles, but it is necessary to know that regular Yoga practices can bring...

Gary Wickman