Kundalini is intended to awaken the kundalini energy at the base of your spine while stimulating the energetic center of the body, often referred to as the chakra. Kundalini yoga is believed to kick start the detoxification of the mind and body.
Some practitioners believe power yoga is an interpretation of Ashtanga yoga. It is often practiced in a heated room and focuses and the breath. Breathing acts as the fuel for power yoga. It is a challenging style for beginners; however, many athletes quickly become comfortable with the various poses of power yoga, which can act [...]
Some practitioners of yoga feel that heating the yoga studio helps to loosen muscles, which increases range of motion and enables instructors and students to move more deeply into each pose. Athletes who practice hot yoga speak to increased weight loss and healthy cardiovascular systems. Hot yoga differs from Bikram, another style of yoga that [...]
More than 30 million elementary school-aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school. 18 million of these children are girls. The benefits of education go far beyond being able to read a book or sign your name. Educated girls grow up to be mothers with healthier children than their less educated peers. Their [...]
By Jodi Helmer WebMD the Magazine - Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Ask Julie Rudiger about her fitness regime and she'll talk about downward dog, triangle pose, and warrior III. Tired of counting repetitions and pedaling a stationary bike to nowhere, Rudiger was initially drawn to yoga in 2009 because she wanted an [...]
PRINCIPLES OF PILATES Pilates works the entire body with results that are noticeable within a short period of time. In order to realize the greatest value from the exercise regime, keep in mind a few core principles. CONCENTRATE – Concentration is a key element in connecting your mind and body. Be present in your mind [...]
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the leading membership organization of fitness professionals worldwide, has published the results of its 2013 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Trends Report. The report was compiled from the responses of 1,532 professionals and provides information on current wages in the fitness industry. The survey [...]
Barre is an exercise program that draws from the principles of isometrics, dance, interval training and physical therapy. The regime can reshape your entire body. Barre is a uniue form of exercise and an be incredibly effective. The program uses small isometric movemnts and emphasizesthe importance of stretching and stregthening. The typical results are longer, [...]