A Beginner’s Guide to Home Yoga Practice

Morning FitnessStarting a home-based yoga practice can be an excellent way to maintain and deepen your lessons. It offers a great option if you struggle to fit classes into your schedule or when you want to practice more often. A home-based training can be customized to whatever you need it to be. It can start and end at any time based on your mood and physical needs. It can utilize any genre or volume of music that gets you started.

Why start home-based yoga practice

The very many benefits associated with establishing a regular home yoga practice should motivate you to get started. They include;

  1. Self-knowledge

Practicing yoga on your own helps you learn how to self-regulate and self-soothe. You get a greater responsibility to pay attention and choose on what favors you most.

  1. Self-help

With more practice, you become better in accessing how you feel compared to the first time sat on the carpet and the progress you are making. You choose on the practice that counterbalances your mental, emotional and physical aspects.

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How To Lose Weight Through Yoga

yoga classDo all various forms of yoga help and promote weight loss? With the many variations out there, which one is the best for weight loss? Yoga has gained immense popularity and with popularity, comes many myths and misconceptions. This guide evaluates the correlation between yoga and weight loss and how the exercise/practice affects our bodies. You need a good yoga mat and a place that allows you to do the practice without interruptions.

Correlation of yoga and weight loss

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The Mental and Emotional Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Yoga Yogis have been publicizing and sharing the benefits of consistent yoga practice for thousands of years and finally scientists are now confirming much of what yoga practitioners have known all along. There are broad mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of consistent yoga practice. Many of the yogic theory and practice lead to increased self-knowledge.

Many of these benefits have been researched and confirmed through scientific study while others are purely anecdotal, having been upheld by those who regularly practice and experience the benefits of yoga practice. The emotional advantages of the practice are most fulfilling and long lasting.

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The Pre-Classical, Classical, Post-Classical and Modern Historical Milestones of Yoga


Yoga and meditationThe actual history of yoga has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to the oral transmission of its sacred text and the secretive nature of its teachings. The early writings of yoga were transcribed on crisp palm leaves that were easily lost, damaged or destroyed. The developments of yoga can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, with some researchers urging that it could be as good as 10,000 years ago. The long history of yoga can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development.

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Top 10 Physical Benefits of Yoga

yoga strengthAs humans, we need to keep our expectations in check about our bodies, as the body is prone to wearing out. One way of repairing our aging tissues is through yoga. Developed in India thousand years ago, Yoga has become a popular form of exercise all over the world. It is a healing system of theory and practice. Increased stress levels have influenced the rise of yoga.

The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body. Most of the practices revolve around breathing exercises, meditation and assuming of postures that stretch and flex various muscle groups. It delivers many benefits to those who incorporate it into their everyday lives.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the 10 Most Common Yoga Styles

Yoga One can get slightly confused by all different techniques of yoga out there. With the so many types present, it can be tough to find the practice that works best for you. Even though all these styles involve similar poses, each of these styles have a special focus. It is important to look at the form of yoga that meet your needs, and here is an explanation to the most prevalent techniques practiced everywhere.

  1. Hatha

The Hatha style originated from India during the 15th century. It is a slow paced yoga that is focused on the aspects of breathing and meditation. Its main purpose is introducing beginners to the basic moves and relaxation techniques. Its benefits involve providing physical exercise, relieving stress and improving breathing. It is good for beginner and yogis who aspire to learn about the yoga basics.

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Getting Started- Introduction to Yoga

yogaYoga is a fundamental art and science of the right living that works well when integrated into our day to day life. It cuts through all aspects of a person’s physical, emotional, mental, psychic and spiritual dimensions. The term yoga means “unity” or “oneness” and has been derived from a Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means “to join.” The essence of yoga is not religion, but a practice of personal inquiry and exploration. Yogi is someone who practices yoga.

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