In many respects, yoga is similar to golf. Both look quite simple on the surface and both have nuances and subtleties that can keep you...
Often arising during periods of transition, panic attacks trigger the same adrenaline rush as “fight or flight” response. The disorder results from a variety of factors that range from genetic to biological; symptoms usually respond to a combination of behavioral therapy and medication. Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises and visualization, have the potential to manage panic attacks and prevent future episodes.
Most American yoga is referred to as Hatha yoga. It consists of a series of several hundred different poses (called asana) and a dozen types of controlled breathing (called pranayama). Most Hatha classes also introduce some meditation in class. Other forms of yoga go beyond these basic activities to include moral and ethical guidelines.
The benefits of Yoga practice are obvious to those who have a firm commitment to take positive action. The difference between empowerment, and failure, is that successful people never give up. Yoga is a mechanism by which practitioners gain mastery over their lives.