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Warrior III for Innovation

When our prana is sluggish from too much muscular tension, stress and toxicity, our creativity is also dulled. Choosing Yoga poses and sequences that increase the circulation of prana will ignite the creative spark within you.

Yoga Exercises for Mindfulness

Yoga training is a great practice for mindfulness because your yogic practice can teach you how to be more aware of your entire experience from start to finish. The great thing about adding mindfulness to your asana practice is that it can also help you to avoid injury.

Can Kids Yoga Help Relieve Stress?

Yoga may help kids on different levels. Practicing physical postures (asanas) can increase the production of endorphins, which generate feelings of well-being. Breathing techniques (pranayama) help regulate the nervous system by activating parasympathetic (relaxation) neurons and calming sympathetic (flight or fight) neurons. Guided relaxation techniques benefit kids by giving them an alternative way to respond to the stressors in their lives.

Teaching Body Awareness in Yoga Classes

As students gain experience with yoga, they can start becoming more mindful of their bodies. In turn, they become more comfortable in their own skin. By pointing this out on a regular basis, teachers can help students embrace and appreciate this excellent development. For instance, as students assume different poses, teachers can remind them to notice how various parts of their body are feeling and responding.

Physical Yoga and the Human Machine

The practice of physical Yoga postures affects the human machine in very predictable ways. The Yoga asanas are thousands of years old. The poses have...