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Bikram yoga retreat, preventing or causing injury?

Bikram yoga retreat, preventing or causing injury?

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Bikram yoga retreat - A popular form of yoga, Bikram Yoga (Hot Yoga) created to cleanse both body and mind, uses external heat. No warm up is needed as the scantily dressed participants go through the 26-poses. Heating the Body Externally vs. Heating from within by Warm-up Exercise Choudhury Bikram created this form of yoga to detoxify the body and discover well-being. Ideally, injury is prevented by enabling the body to heat immediately. The hot room is the warm up. The increased fluidity of movement that develops within the body heated internally by warm-up exercises such as calisthenics and running prior to playing football or the plies at the barre prior to a ballet performance are bypassed in Bikram yoga. Bikram students quickly experience increased suppleness in otherwise s...
Power or Shakti Yoga Class

Power or Shakti Yoga Class

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Shakti Yoga – Power or Shakti yoga can be practiced by any able-bodied person of any size or age and all it requires is a mat and some comfortable clothing. Some beginners, however, may appreciate some foreknowledge of what to expect when they take their first class. A power yoga class can be a great, non-threatening place to start. What is the Difference between Shakti Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Shakti Yoga is simply a term yoga instructors began to employ in the early nineties as a way of de-mystifying Ashtanga postures and promoting this athletic form of yoga as an excellent means of developing flexibility, balance and core strength. In general, students attending a “Power Yoga” class may rest assured that the practice will be "westernized," meaning generally fr...
Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

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It is alarming but 1 in every 3 children in the United States of America is overweight or obese. That is a tragic statistic that can and must be changed. It is true that for heavy kids, they tend to shy away from rigorous forms of physical activity and are not comfortable in team sport and playground games. An excellent alternative to introduce these children to a healthy lifestyle is yoga for children. Yoga offers immediate impact from the very first class and is one of the only forms of fitness that strengthens the mind and the body. Yoga is a Gentle, Non Judgmental Experience for Children Yoga studios are very popular today and is a commonplace form of everyday fitness and exercise for adults all across North America. Many are now offering "mom and me" or "mommy and baby" clas...
Secrets to perfect yoga poses

Secrets to perfect yoga poses

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Practicing vinyasa yoga with a yoga teacher is an ongoing art. Going deeper into practice is a goal for the novice to professional practitioner. Sometimes a single subtle adjustment creates the movement where the body connects to hither-unknown points in space where the mind can relax. It is a state of being. Physical Balance in Yoga Balance relies on an inner focus and outer stance. Balancing on one foot requires a shift of weight while maintaining the same focus. Examining how the balance is lost can correct losing balance. If standing in tree pose on the left leg and falling to the right, the hips may be uneven. If falling toward the standing leg, the balance has yet to be achieved. If falling backward, the hips, pelvis and shoulders are out of alignment. Tree Pose and Balance, T...
Breathe yoga and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Breathe yoga and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Breathe yoga - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a neuropsychological disorder characterized by uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts. These obsessive thoughts, images and impulses are not only illogical but disturbing to the patient, who feels powerless to stop them. Those with OCD experience high levels of distress and anxiety, largely because they are aware that their obsessive thoughts are irrational. Sufferers of OCD attempt to relieve the anxiety associated with obsessive thoughts by performing compulsions, or repetitive, often ritualized behaviors; the classic example is that of the patient who washes his hands compulsively to stave off the fear of disease. However, the specific fears associated with compulsive behaviors vary widely and are often incredibly personal. Some patient...
Power yoga teacher superstar and a fitness program

Power yoga teacher superstar and a fitness program

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Yoga Teacher: Power yoga is strong athletic yoga using the breath to move in and out of postures that may be linked by variations of Ashtanga sun salutations. Power yoga originated to appeal to westerners who might otherwise shy away from acknowledging the spiritual side of yoga. The structure of power yoga allows the teacher to have creativity in poses, flows, and sequences for a fitness program and unique workout. Baron Baptiste is an International Power Yoga Teacher Born into a yoga and fitness practicing family, Baptiste practiced yoga from childhood. His books are translated worldwide. He has sold millions of DVDs, maintains a school in Boston, Mass. and teaches throughout the world. He specializes in transforming the stiff, depressed, angry, or lost as well as those searchi...