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. (Much beyond that and we have to rely mostly on speculation based on archaeological evidence.) 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. 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. Now, this might sound super easy, however some weeks – to my surprise – some organs simply refused to receive a smiling breath. Smile into your organs and dissolve negative emotions: .
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. LivestrongWoman 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!
Kettlebell Workout: Total Body Toning Fitness Routine If you've eyed a cast-iron kettlebell at your gym and couldn't imagine a use for it beyond doorstop, keep reading. Researchers found that people who did 20-minute kettlebell workouts torched almost 300 calories—and that's just for starters. When you factor in the muscle-sculpting impact (the calories burned after you exercise as your body repairs its muscle fibers), the total expenditure could increase by up to 50 percent. Kettlebells also make traditional dumbbell moves more challenging. The Workout Starting with the first move, complete each exercise back-to-back without resting.
25 HairStyle TUTORIALS & EXTRAS! Looking GOOD! With the holidays also come a bunch of parties! Some of them are just family gatherings, some other ones are work related and some are hosted by great friends. Whatever the occasion is I think we ladies deserve to look good, regardless of our age, size or taste. So I put together for today’s Sunday Best 25 tutorials of hair-styles and some few other EXTRAS for inspiration! The Messy Side Updo. What I like about this hair is that you can wear it casually or dress it up with some cute hair pieces for a more formal look. I love it! tutorial The Gibson Tuck Elegant, simple, chic… perfection! Her beautiful hair makes me want to color mine… I love the red! tutorial EXTRA: Greenlicious! I thought it would be fun to throw in this list some eye makeup tutorials also. This color palette is perfect for the Holidays! It would look great with brown eyes also… How do I know? I have done it! tutorial The Side Chignon You La La! So pretty and romantic! tutorial Side Knot Two minutes and you look fabulous!
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. 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. Stability Ball Workout Chances are, you've already elevated your ab work onto a stability ball. Smart move: Research shows that crunches atop a ball are approximately twice as effective as those done on the floor. But stop there and you're selling this multitasking tool short. Three times a week, complete this workout, created by DiDio, as a fast-paced circuit, moving from one move to the next with little or no rest in between. MOVE 1Stability Ball Roll-Out Beth Bischoff Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart, then place your forearms on the ball, hands in loose fists (a). MOVE 2Stability Ball V-Pass Lie faceup on the floor, holding a stability ball overhead with both hands, your legs together and extended straight on the floor (a). MOVE 3Stability Ball Single-Leg Press Rest your upper back on a stability ball and cross your left leg over your right knee (a). MOVE 4Plank Shoulder Taps
Recyclebank Now you can help your little darlings drift off while you “experience production and consumption of electricity in a gentle and rewarding way” with the Murakami Chair. Rocking children to sleep must date back many centuries. Coupled with a friendly book, there is just about no other place a little one would rather be than in Mom’s arms in the rocking chair. Well now you can help your little darlings drift off while you “experience production and consumption of electricity in a gentle and rewarding way” with the Murakami Chair. Winner of the designboom’s Green Life competition, this sleek, modern rocking chair uses nano-dynamo technology - built into the skids of the chair - and gently back and forth movement to create and store energy. Why waste all that kinetic energy when you could make good use of it? Share this with Your Friends
Yoga With Adriene This month we focus on “ACT” - a theme that lovingly asks you the following questions: Are you playing an active role in your own health and wellbeing?Are you playing an active role in the health and wellbeing of the Earth? We often talk about taking your yoga off the mat and into the rest of the world. This month the YWA community is invited to put it into practice. Enjoy this free yoga calendar curated to help you create thoughtful and sustainable practice for both the body and mind. Take on the whole month, or drop in when you can! In honor of Earth Month - I am inviting everyone to commit to ditching a single use plastic item. Share your practice and your commitment to ditch one single use plastic item via #ywaACT. But wait there is more! From April 21- 27th, I invite you to take on my 7-Day Yoga Ritual on the Find What Feels Good Membership! This weeklong Yoga & Meditation series is the perfect combination of fire and grace.