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  1. What Is the Difference Between Traditional and Power Yoga?

    Well I guess I’m the best person to answer this question, considering I grew up from age 15 in Traditional yoga. By Traditional yoga, I mean a vinyasa yoga practice I studied in India called Ashtanga yoga. I am also the person who coined the term “Power Yoga.“ The difference between Yoga and Power Yoga or […]

  2. Basic Yoga Positions for Beginners

    The Benefits of Basic Yoga Positions Basic yoga positions can be helpful for the beginner asana practitioner and the seasoned practitioner alike. Basic yoga positions for beginners can serve to create a solid foundation upon which to build your practice and are simple and easy to integrate with a well-established practice. Anecdotal and scientific information […]

  3. How to Do Yoga at Home for Beginners

    Why a home practice is important for beginners The growing demands on our lives in conjunction with technology’s ability to make us accessible 24/7 can leave us feeling overwhelmed and chronically stressed. Yoga is a mind-body practice that supports slowing down and taking time to tune into the breath amidst the chaos of our lives. […]

  4. What Are the Health Benefits of Restorative Yoga?

    The Gift that Keeps on Giving… Do you often feel run down and overwhelmed by the seemingly nonstop treadmill of life? Do you find yourself overcome by a relentless desire to reach for another cup of coffee or other stimulant to help get you through the day, all the while knowing that this will only […]

  5. How to Start Yoga

    A Beginner’s Yoga Guide Beginner Yoga or Yoga for beginners can be approached in different ways. One way to learn is of course to go to a beginners’ yoga class, where you will be guided towards how to do yoga according to that school and most likely get a breakdown of yoga poses and maybe […]

  6. Advantages of Prenatal Yoga for Beginners and Pregnant Yoginis

    Pregnancy is a significant transition for women on many different levels. It is a time of major hormonal fluctuation that can be associated with shifts in mood, appetite, and sleep just to name a few. In addition, expectant mamas can experience uncertainty towards pregnancy and what life will look like post-childbirth. While being healthy both […]

  7. What are the Benefits of Yoga for Men?

    Specifically, What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga for Men? Whether it’s Power Yoga or Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga or Flow, Yin or Restorative, whether it’s physical or mental (meditative), the benefits are most likely more than we even know. Yet so many of these benefits are obvious and need to be addressed, as it […]

  8. What is Hot Yoga? Benefits & Poses

    Yoga is the integration of mindful breathing with movement that cultivates strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and nurtures not only our physical but also psychological well-being. There are many different styles of yoga practiced in the West. One of these styles, “hot yoga”, is strongly influenced by a philosophy that suggests practicing yoga in an artificially […]

  9. How to Hold to Your New Year’s Resolution of Staying in Shape

    Ok, this question could only exist being informed by people’s inability to hold on to their resolutions. Three ideas come to mind for me when posed with the above question: 1) Find the tools and resources to help break old habits and instill new ones Make sure you have everything you need to support yourself […]

  10. What are the Benefits of Yoga for Women?

    Over the past few decades, we have witnessed a confluence of Western medicine and psychological theories with ancient Eastern practices such as yoga and mindfulness meditation for addressing women’s health issues. This marriage of ideas is reflected in and supported by the many benefits of yoga for women including emotional (e.g., feeling calm and relaxed), […]

  11. Fitness & Diet Beyond the Holidays

    It’s More Than a Trend! Beyond the holidays and all through the holidays as well. I actually rather use the word wellness, as it seems to encompass more than just an exercise routine or diet plan, yet is expected to be the result of an exercise routine. I view my wellness as me covering all […]

  12. What are the Different Types of Yoga that Work Best for Me?

    In considering what type of yoga is best for me, we need to consider the types of yoga practice that are directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom. The only way to do this is to work with yourself, not against yourself. Whether we are doing a 90-minute class of Power […]

  13. How To Become A Yoga Teacher: Bryan’s Advice

    And How To Share Yoga What mostly separates a physical yoga practice from all other exercises is not the movements, it is the awareness. So as students and as instructors this has to be the primary agenda. To know how to become a yoga teacher or simply put, how to share yoga, we need to understand […]

  14. What Are the Health Benefits of Yoga?

    How Do We Reap the Best Benefits of Yoga? Throughout my travels and 35+ years in teaching yoga, I am constantly asked the question, “Bryan, how do I get the best benefits from my yoga practice?” The yoga poses and your experiences within the poses will bring your entire body to an alive vibrant state, […]

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