Has Yoga Become So Popular?
you know that over 15 million people practiced yoga in 2003, according
to a landmark study by Yoga Journal magazine? And the numbers are
expected to increase dramatically in subsequent years.
a Regular Yoga Practice
come to yoga looking for various things: peace of mind, stress
reduction, improved concentration and weight loss. Yoga can help
you to accomplish all of this, but "yoga works, if you work!" You
have to do the practices on a regular basis in order to get the
was doing a yoga video the other day, and my 8-year-old wanted
to do it with me.
I think it would be great for her to get some exercise.
Is it safe for children to practice yoga? Karen Prior replies:
Absolutely! Yoga is great for kids. When parents call me on the
phone and ask how to get their kids into yoga, I tell the parents
that the first thing they need to do is to practice yoga themselves.
We have to lead by example in getting our kids to follow a healthier
lifestyle. It sounds like you moving in the right direction.
Yoga: More Than Relaxation
yoga helps you during birth but even moreso before and after birth.
During pregnancy, the breathing and body awareness help you stay
connected to your changing body. The gentle stretches and poses
develop strength and readiness for giving birth as well as improving
your current physical health. Finally, the relaxation is so needed
in our harried and stressful world.
just found out that I am pregnant. Can I still practice yoga
during my pregnancy?
is an excellent exercise option in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga
classes focus on stretching and strengthening muscles that
will be used in labor and delivery, alleviating common pregnancy
discomforts and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques.
for Kids and Parents
“Baby yoga! Baby yoga!” This
is my daughter’s chant any time she reaches over to place
her hands in front of her toes, in essence doing the toddler version
of downward facing dog. I fantasized about doing yoga with my children
before becoming pregnant, but I never pictured it like this.
do I find a qualified yoga teacher?
Within the last decade,
yoga has become very popular in the West. With all of the styles,
traditions, certifications and class offerings, it can be confusing
when you are trying to find a qualified instructor.