Yoga & Health

The Truth About Core Yoga

I would like to shed some light on core yoga: what it is, what the poses are, and what yoga for core strength is? What is a yoga core workout or core balance yoga?

The Absurdity of Progress

What is progress? Does it mean "To move to a better place?" Or maybe it means "to move forward or higher" or "to acquire more regardless of whether it’s a better place or more optimal."

The General Benefits of Yoga

We are living in unprecedented times, both domestically and globally. With uncertainty stemming from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) swirling around us on a daily basis, now, more than ever, is a potentially transformational opportunity for us to implement our “spiritual skills” that we work so diligently to nurture and strengthen. Regardless of what your spiritual practice […]

How to Teach Yoga?

I like to describe teaching yoga like this: Let’s say your grandma has a great recipe for chicken soup. You love this chicken soup, it’s amazing!!! Your grandma gave you her recipe, and now you cook chicken soup all the time. One day your friend comes to your house to visit. They say, “What smells so […]

Benefits of Yoga…Online

This article should be called “The Benefits of Online Yoga” as that is the only yoga people will get right now due to COVID-19. What I have been surprised to discover is online yoga is every bit as effective as a studio yoga class. There are differences, no doubt. Yet both have benefits and can […]

BIG NEWS-Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Virtual Studio is Expanding!

Aloha Everyone! Yoga will not tell you what to do. It will just ask you to wake up and see what you’re doing, and then ask yourself four questions: 1) Does this help me?2) Does this help my family?3) Does this help my community?4) Does this help the planet? I sincerely hope you have been […]

Yoga – Coronavirus – Life – Health – Wealth. Part 3.

I believe most people are starting to figure out a new rhythm to their days as we are all locked down and spending much more time at home. Please take some time for your yoga and meditation practice. Here are links to two very nourishing 12-15 minute meditations. Try it morning, mid-day, and evening, and […]

Yoga – Coronavirus – Life – Health – Wealth. Part 2.

California is on lockdown and I’m sure the rest of the country will follow. I hope all of you are breathing through this completely unprecedented time. Yoga practice for us yoga practitioners is always important as it seems to have a unique ability to balance one’s body and mind, completely relieving physical tension and much, […]

Coronavirus & Yoga practice and philosophy

 Like I am doing right now with this message, this is a time where you will see yoga instructors chime in about this global pandemic. They may give you breathing exercises or poses to help calm you. If you feel stressed or worried these practices will help so why not try them? I would like […]

The Absurdity of Sleep

Does yoga help me sleep better? Does meditation help me sleep better? If you could break wellness into parts like you cut a pie into pieces, one substantial piece would be sleep. The other parts of the pie include diet, exercise, and mental/emotion contentment!  Understanding yoga’s history and origin, which includes Ayurveda, we know yoga […]