April 5, 2010
CC8PWHPN26ES – Released in 2007, Bhavana by Bronwin is an amazing chanting CD for your Yoga practice. Bronwin has a sultry voice that lends itself well to devotional chanting, and many of the other reviews of the album state what a calming effect this music has on them. I highly recommend it to anyone [...]
March 22, 2010
CC8PWHPN26ES Tadasana, also known as the Mountain Pose, is a great posture to begin your practice of Hatha Yoga. In this video, Ralph Miller demonstrates the Mountain Pose. Please practice along at home. Mountain Pose is the foundation for all other standing poses, and the benefits of doing this pose include improved strength and balance.
February 14, 2010
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January 3, 2010
How to Make Your Own Yoga Mat Cleaner
How many times have you been to a Yoga class and it smelled like funk in there after the class? And you found that your Yoga mat smelled too? Well, this video will show you how to make your own Yoga mat cleaner so you can be free [...]
December 27, 2009
Yoga for High Blood Pressure
Q: Which Yoga poses are beneficial for high blood pressure?
A: Studies have shown that can be an effective complimentary treatment for high blood pressure. You may see these studies for yourself by using PubMed and doing a search for “Yoga for high blood pressure.”
Of course, I don’t recommend using Yoga [...]
December 12, 2009
According to Oprah, “It got Madonna hooked, fascinates Ricky Martin, and made Meg Ryan calmer.” It helped one woman lose weight, another cool her hot flashes, and another end her insomnia. A firefighter felt more stamina and a student got better grades. Millions of Oprah fans can’t be wrong…so if Yoga can [...]
May 19, 2008
May 19-23 is Yoga Week at the National Institute of Health. This is just one of the many initiatives to help increase the awareness of Yoga and its use as a form of alternative medicine. Events are free and open to the public (you’ll have to get yourself to Maryland). One of the more notable [...]
May 16, 2008
Pilgrim Heart was my first chanting cd I received from my wife as a birthday present. It sat on the shelf for almost a year before I really began listening to it. But once I got into it, I couldn’t stop listening. It has a unique quality from his newer albums. It may be because [...]
May 16, 2008
The music of Rasa is a must have for any Yoga teacher and/or student. Rasa’s album, Devotion, is an enchanting musical exploration of Indian devotional music with beautiful lyrics from Kim Waters set to the instrumental music of cellos, sarangi (Indian violin), sitara (small sitar), and the Swedish keyed fiddle. The result is an amazing [...]
April 2, 2008
Once you feel comfortable with belly breathing, you’re ready to move on to 3 Part Breath.
1. Start in the same reclined position as belly breathing, either on your bed or the floor. Begin by inhaling into your low belly.
2. Once you’ve filled the low belly, breathe into the ribs. You may [...]