Power Boost your sleep with bedtime Yoga

What is bedtime yoga? Bedtime yoga is a relaxing series of stretches and calming poses that you can do in the evening to help you unwind and fall asleep faster. Gentle stretches, deep breathing, meditation, and guided relaxation are all part of a focused and slow-paced night time practice that helps you wind down, relax,…

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Self-acceptance on the Yoga mat

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We’ve all struggled with self-acceptance at some point, and getting past the feeling of not being “good enough” and enjoying who you are, whether in job, relationships, or even yoga, can be difficult — especially when we are our own harshest critics. Yoga, on the other hand, can help you embrace who you are and…

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8 popular yoga styles for a new Yogi

So, you’ve heard about the benefits of yoga and want to start doing it. However, as a new yogi, things might get a little complicated with all the different types of yoga available. Different yoga styles suit different people, which is why we have compiled a list of 8 popular yoga styles and their associated advantages. After reading this, you’ll know which yoga class to attend the next time you hit the mat! Hatha Perfect for beginners Slow-paced mindful movement Individual Asanas Vinyasa Faster paced Flowing between postures Gets your heart pumping Ahtanga Vinyasa style Routine and discipline Physically demanding Kundalini Awakens latent female energy Asana, meditation, pranayama, chants Spiritual focus Bikram Sweat and detoxify 95-42 degrees celsius 40% humidity Iyengar Detail, precision, and alignment Slow-paced Use of props Yin Floor based Poses held for several minutes Meditation Restorative De-stress and relax Use of props Scented oils, blankets, and weighted eye masks Yoga fun fact; There are over 100 styles of Yoga – These types…

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Thursday Yoga Blog

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Welcome to the Thursdayyoga.com Yoga blog, where every day is a Yoga day! Why are we talking about Yoga? Well, because, we’d like to add our two cents to the Yoga conversation and contribute to the growing pool of benefits it gives to our mental health and physical well-being. Our pieces will be written by guest writers with the hopes of inspiring you to either begin practicing Yoga or improve your present practice. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest trends and practices, such as Bikram or Acroyoga. What we think about Yoga! Yoga, in our opinion, should be built around who we are as individuals, with the practice adapted to our physical and emotional capacities. Yoga‘s physical features (poses and breath) are only two of its many aspects. Many of us begin here because we believe it is the most effective way to connect with our body and mind. You may want to remain there because it is a practice to enjoy both inside and out. Alternatively, you may choose to focus on other elements of this millennial old practice, the parts that appeal to you, such as meditation or improving your flexibility and strength. What makes a Yogi or Yogini? Yoga, we have discovered, is about the ability to be present with yourself, your breath, and your thoughts. Yoga teaches you to accept yourself. Yoga is about becoming more aware of your body and appreciating your physical and mental wellbeing. It teaches you how to notice your thoughts, what distracts you, what calms you down, and how to stay in the present moment for long periods of time.  This is a deeply personal discipline that no one can define for you. You will discover the way that is best for YOU. Being true to yourself and letting the process unfold naturally without forcing or seeking Yoga 101 makes you a budding yogi or yogini, in our opinion. We are looking forward to sharing the latest with you, so Yoga strap yourself in for an informative ride. We want you to have fun on your adventure to becoming a mentally and physically stronger you! Peace and light x

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