Are you considered a senior and looking to start your yoga journey? Maybe you don’t have an interest in yoga specifically but are looking for ways to improve your balance and live a healthier lifestyle. Well, look no further! We’re going to take a look at eight yoga poses for balance and stability which happen to be perfect for seniors. These poses can be done one at a time or in a sequence and can basically be done anywhere, at any time. We’re also going to show you how you can modify these poses to suit physical limitations due to illness or injury. Let’s get to it!
Did you know that a lot of athletes practice yoga as a way to build strength and flexibility? While you may be wondering why athletes would hit the mat to improve their game, there is great benefit in practicing yoga for strength. We’re going to show you why even major athletes turn to yoga to build strength as well as six asanas you can do at home for a stronger, more powerful you.
Improving flexibility is one of the top reasons to do yoga and definitely one of the biggest benefits. Many who are not naturally flexible tend to shy away from the idea of starting a yoga practice thinking that you need to begin with some degree of flexibility. Although it is helpful when sinking further into asanas, being flexible is not a prerequisite to getting into yoga – it’s the result. Just because a fellow yogi can touch their toes or bring their nose to their knee does not mean that they have something over you. By practicing the following 10 yoga poses, you’ll increase your flexibility.
If you’ve recently decided to make yoga a regular part of your life, that’s fantastic news! Yoga has a ton of mental, physical, and spiritual benefits that can not be replicated in any other form of exercise. Now that you’ve made this decision, though, you might be a little confused about how often you should be practicing. Is there such a thing as too much or too little yoga? You might be wondering if you even benefit from practicing yoga once in a while or if you need to be getting your asanas on every day to reap the benefits.
What’s important to keep in mind is that yoga is not the same as a regular workout. Yoga focuses on the connection between body and mind and goes far beyond getting that lean yogi body you’ve always wanted. We’re going to look at the reasons why you should make yoga a regular part of your life and whether or not you should be practicing every day.
Have you ever wondered how hot yoga works when it comes to temperature and humidity? As in, is there a method to the madness or does the hot yoga instructor simply hike up the temperature until it’s hot enough to encourage some serious sweat? While these are valid questions, you should know that there is a reason for the specific temperatures and levels of humidity that come along with hot yoga. And, in fact, the hot yoga temperature and humidity work together to increase the effectiveness of your workout by allowing you to sink deeper into positions and decrease the risk of injury. We put together this hot yoga temperature and humidity guide so you can understand how it all works.
So, you went out and overindulged last night. Or you stayed in and overindulged. Either way, you had fun. Did you know that you can use yoga as a hangover cure? While, yes, the last thing you may feel like doing is getting out of bed and stretching, we have news for you – you don’t even need to get out of bed to do these poses. Practicing yoga has a variety of benefits that can virtually stop your hangover in its tracks. So, before you try your go-to hair of the dog, delaying that hangover just a little bit longer instead of getting rid of it, consider the yoga for hangover method.
Did you know that you can naturally cure nausea fast and all you need to know are a few yoga poses? Yes, it can be done! If you’re not big on taking medication or you’re just looking for a natural remedy, there are a few key asanas that you can use to bring some instant relief to your nausea. Whether you’re suffering from morning sickness, a tummy bug, or you’re just feeling a little queasy, there’s a yoga pose for that.
You’ve probably known an athlete who has taken to yoga to improve their balance, flexibility, mobility, strength, or breathing – or at least heard of one who has. There are many reasons for an athlete to practice yoga. There are a wide variety of benefits that can’t be achieved by any other form of exercise – at least, not all at once. Yoga also perfectly compliments a variety of sports and intense exercise regimes, including basketball, hockey, boxing, and weight lifting. Let’s take a look at why yoga can improve your athletic game and why you should sign up for a class immediately. After all, if Shaquille O’Neil has used yoga to improve his game, we think you can give it a shot, too.
So, you saw a listing for a hot yoga class and decided it would be a good idea. After all, you’ve done yoga before and generally pick up on challenging workouts without missing a beat. But there were a few things you weren’t expecting when you stepped into your first class – and you find yourself wishing that you had done your research before signing up.
Don’t get us wrong, hot yoga is a fantastic workout and many prefer it to a regular yoga class. But there are a few things you should know before going into a hot yoga class so you can prepare yourself ahead of time – and we’ve managed to come up with eight. Read on for our guide on how to prepare for hot yoga and eight things to remember the first time.
Do you suffer from sore legs and feet at the end of each day or perhaps all the time? There are a number of reasons why we may get sore in our lower extremities – overuse, injury, poor circulation, and more. So, what do we do when we’re feeling tender in our legs and feet? Do we simply take a pain killer, sit on the couch, and hope for some sweet release? We’re here to tell you that there are yoga poses that can help and also strengthen your tired legs and feet so the pain is less likely to reoccur. Yoga can also ease some of the anxiety that you may feel as a result of your pain, possibly exacerbating it. We’re going to take you through yoga for sore legs so next time you’re feeling it, you can break into an asana instead.