Of course yoga benefits athletes and prevents injury with its balance of strength and flexibility, but the breath is the surprising key to avoiding this increasingly common pitching injury among teens.
More than 90% of people who come to yoga do so for physical exercise, improved health, or stress management, but for most people, their primary reason for doing yoga will change.
Whether it’s physical or emotional, most of us have experienced some kind of pain at one point in our lives. We are all different, so we all experience pain differently and cope with that pain in different ways. Some hide and suppress it, avoiding the healing process that we all need to go through in order to move on, while others decide that they no longer want their pain controlling their lives so they confront it. If you are having trouble healing or don’t know how to heal, practicing yoga is great way to being the healing process.
The term svadhyaya literally means ‘one’s own reading’ or ‘self-study’, it is the fourth of the Niyamas of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and has the potential to deepen our Yoga practice way beyond the mat.
The only thing worse than a seriously crowded yoga class, is when your teacher chimes up ‘its like mysore’ to try to humor your anxiety and make out you’ve no right to feel irritated by the overcrowding and greed to fill to the brim!
Hatha yoga is a traditional form of yoga that refers to a set of physical asanas and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles and bones. These poses are intended to open the many channels of the body, especially the main channel or spine, so that the energy can flow freely.
Yoga Sutra 1.2: Yoga is the control (nirodhah, regulation, channeling, mastery, integration, coordination, stilling, quieting, setting aside) of the modifications (gross and subtle thought patterns) of the mind field.