Not all programs are created equal. Ask yourself these six questions before enrolling.
Leading yoga classes can be rewarding, but getting certified to do so takes time, money and realistic expectations.
Almost every yoga studio has a teacher training program. If you practice regularly, you have probably heard the teachers or studio owners talk to students about it before class. For the right people, completing a yoga training can be life-changing.
But it's important to know what you're getting into since trainings aren't held to strict, if any, quality standards. While studios can pay to become registered with Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit that represents yoga schools and teachers, they don't have to. Even studios that are registered aren't tightly regulated.
The practice can teach you how to turn daily conflicts into opportunities to grow.
When faced with overwhelming demands, take a deep breath. Yoga can help you get in that habit.
As overworked and stressed-out Americans, we face many challenges. We all work tirelessly to support ourselves and succeed. Eventually, the frenetic pace of life may catch up to us and affect our health and relationships.
Life is a like a battlefield. Yoga is a means to navigate the battle skillfully.
Yoga trains us to perform at our best when the stakes are high – whether at our jobs or during a meaningful conversation. How we handle these defining moments shapes our character. With practice, yoga helps us use conflicts to our advantage so we can advance and grow. Here's how:
Maintaining a yoga practice throughout your life can help keep your mind sharp and your body nimble.
There is no avoiding aging – it’s one thing that’s certain. Yet, out of fear of the inevitable, we often neglect to take logical steps to prepare for the future.
Yoga is a safe and fun way to stay physically healthy, and to keep our minds sharp and positive. Committing to a yoga practice helps us accept the life cycle and prevent becoming a burden to our loved ones as we age. Yoga is a practice we can grow old with, and allows us to flourish and receive ourselves and our lives as a gift.
Here are the ways it can improve your health and well-being now and in the future:
As you grow older, yoga practice gets sweeter in so many ways. Fo...
Skip the trendy workout yoga classes and commit to a high-quality practice.
Most yoga classes are great exercise, but to say yoga is only a workout is like saying music is only a sound.
Do you stare at the clock during your workout waiting for it to end? Or maybe you space out, staring glossy-eyed at a big-screen television while you step, run or elliptical your evening away. Exercise trends such as Zumba, Tae Bo, Jazzercise, P90X and Insanity come and go. Many styles of yoga fall into this category of providing a “quick fix” because they eliminate details and the depth of a thorough yoga practice. A workout style of yoga is a popular entry point for students. However, it often leaves them unsatisfied, injured and seeking more. Rather than chase instant gratification and a temporary sol...
Now's the perfect time to commit to a regular practice.
Starting your day with yoga can better ensure you'll practice regularly – and might boost your chances of finding a spot in class.
Whether you like it or not, Labor Day weekend is over. School is officially in full swing, summer vacation is over and – ready or not – the winter will soon be upon us.
The fall signals a transition back to a routine. Why not make it a healthy one? Committing to a new health or fitness goal like beginning a regular yoga practice can result in lifelong, positive changes.
There's a reason we no longer hear so much about faddy aerobics classes. "Quick-fix" workouts dissolve quickly, while yoga has evolved with time.
Yoga challenges you without the competition central to some other workout...