Let the gym come to you with these fitness sites Streaming videos can make it more convenient to exercise when and where… (Comstock / Getty Images ) How many times did you go to the gym last year? If the answer is somewhere in the low double digits or fewer, maybe you're better off getting your workouts from the Web. Streaming fitness sites offer the convenience and variety that many people need to stick with their fitness programs, at a fraction of the cost of gym memberships. Of course, you'll need the motivation to regularly power up that workout on your laptop or tablet. Here, in no particular order, are some of the best sites for streaming your next workout. Daily BurnCost: $10 a month or $60 for the year. www.dailyburn.com Think of this site as your at-home gym. You choose a program — from the Move! During the Intelliburn workouts, you enter stats on the screen, including your weight and number of repetitions from that day's one-minute challenge, which might include sit-ups, push-ups or burpees. Both sites offer a 15-day free trial.
The Big Book of Yoga: The Yoga Family Treehouse (page 1 of 4) Yoga has been around for a long, long time. The earliest reliable evidence we have of Yoga being practiced in ancient India is a carving from the early Indus Valley settlement, Mohenjo-Daro, possibly dating back to 3300 BCE1. By way of comparison, Lao Tze, Socrates, and Buddha wouldn't be born until almost 3,000 years later. So in order to provide a truly comprehensive history of Yoga would entail the work of a lifetime (or lifetimes!). What follows instead is a brief timeline and "genealogy" of the major influences in Yoga going as far back as we have reliable documentation, which is a bit more than 2,000 years or so. Yoga in Ancient Times Although there were many early writings on Yoga, over time the main text that most scholars and practitioners have come to see as the "Bible" of Yoga is the Yoga Sutra, written by the sage Patanjali.
Smile Into Your Organs: | Rejuvenation Lounge - StumbleUpon “A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks” Charles Gordy I love the idea that smiling is used as a healing and meditation practice by many ancient cultures. Taoists believe that holding a smile on your face and directing it inwards towards your organs and inner body, is the key to good health and longevity. Traditional Balinese healers know that a smile washes away bad energy and recommend smiling meditation as a simple way to calm the mind and bring health to the soul. The inspirational Thich Nhat Hanh has always encouraged us to smile as part of our daily practice for a more peaceful world, and as an essential ingredient in any walking meditation. Photo by stuck in customs: How to smile on the inside: I was first introduced to the Taoist exercise called the “inner smile” about 15 years ago. Each week we were guided to smile on our face, really feel the smiling energy and then imagine ( in our minds eye ) sending the smiling energy into each of our organs. .
10 Great Yoga YouTube Channels for Free Yoga Videos You may wish that you could attend daily group yoga sessions at a local studio, but sometimes life gets in the way. Don’t fret if money, time or proximity to a good studio is your inhibitor to a regular yoga practice, because there are plenty of free yoga videos on YouTube that can motivate you to get on the mat, no matter if you have five or 105 minutes to spare. Here is our YogiApproved list of the top 10 yoga YouTube channels to get you on your mat right now: LivestrongWoman For the busy yogi who needs more hours in the day, the LivestrongWoman channel is an outstanding resource for 12-minute-or-less yoga videos. The channel features beginner, intermediate, advanced, pain relief, and stress relief and relaxation yoga playlists with Tara Stiles, all compiled in short videos and pose demonstrations. Yoga by Candace The Yoga by Candace YouTube channel features simple and calming yoga sequences that Candace narrates with a soothing voice. SeanVigueFitness – For the guys! Product Reviews
A Review of Online Exercise Classes Ed and Deb Shapiro: Why Your Intellect Is an Obstacle In Yoga When Ed trained in yoga he lived in silence, practice and service. He soon became aware that yoga is far more than just a series of postures or mental exercises, but rather is a way of life that leads to self-realization. He trained at the Bihar School of Yoga in India during the late 1960s, where he became a swami -- a yoga expert. But only when he came back to the west and began to live as a yogi did he see how inclusive and far-reaching yoga really is. Although it has its roots in Hinduism, yoga transcends the limitations of religion; it stands alone. Yoga means union; it is waking up to the beauty both within ourselves and realizing the sacredness of all life. In this way we see that true yoga -- the very essence of what yoga means -- is when we find our freedom, when we open our hearts and love beyond ourselves, when we serve and awaken. In the western world we worship the intellect -- if we have a degree we are highly respected, if we don't we are considered uneducated.
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Yoga: Get Information About Health Benefits and Yoga Types Benefits of Yoga Q: I would like to start taking yoga classes. Please explain the different types of yoga and the benefits of each type. Author: Richard Weil, M.Ed., CDE Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR A: Dozens of yoga types are practiced worldwide, but there isn't space here to review all of them, so I will limit my comments to Hatha, Kundalini, Bikram, and Ashtanga yoga, the four most popular types practiced in fitnesscenters and local yoga studios throughout the U.S. I'll start by telling you that yoga has been around for millennia. Live Streaming Brings Gym Exercises Closer To Home TORONTO - A workout DVD doesn't have to be the only tool in your fitness arsenal when you're in need of a little motivation to get off the couch and exercise at home. Web users can now access workout routines on demand as fresh online fitness content is helping to bring the gym experience to home users. "The Biggest Loser" trainer Bob Harper recently launched his own interactive online fitness club, a paid subscription service which includes videos of Harper leading workouts. And in addition to the steadily growing digital libraries of fitness videos, there are more interactive alternatives for online users seeking a taste of the live workout experience. While a typical fitness class may accommodate a small handful or several dozen exercise enthusiasts, Flirty Girl Fitness can potentially welcome thousands of participants in a given day — even though they won't be stepping foot in the gym. "DVDs can get kind of boring.