Yoga vs. Pilates So you finally got off the couch and into a gym to take a fitness class or to the store to buy a fitness DVD, and now you’re wondering: yoga or Pilates? They seem so similar; how do you choose? Pilates and yoga both use a mat; both are available as a class at the gym, via streaming online video and on DVD; both help to create that long, lean physique you want; but what’s the best choice? Here’s a brief breakdown of the differences between Pilates and yoga so you can decide which is right for you. Yoga Yoga was created in India with the purpose of connecting the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness through physical activity. There are many different types of yoga, ranging from Hatha, which is a great choice to help you chill out from a long day, to Kundalini, which has been said to help people dealing with addictions. Pilates Pilates is unique in that, unlike yoga and other activities, its origin is relatively recent. Difference between Pilates and yoga
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Kundalini Yoga - Exercise Set for Maintaining a Flexible Spine. Benefits This series of exercises works systematically from the base of the spine to the top. All 26 vertebrae receive stimulation and all the energy centers receive a burst of energy. These exercises increase the circulation of the spinal fluid, which contributes to greater mental clarity. When to Practice This set can be done in the morning as a way to give you added energy for the day. Breathing and Mantra The powerful effects of the Kundalini exercises are attained by combining movement, breath and mantra. The use of a mantra, chanted internally helps to focus the mind and clean the subconscious mind. (see also Fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga - on this site) Your Own Pace Begin and continue your practice at your own pace. Between Exercises Take 30 seconds or more to relax between exercises and be with the energy as you experience it in your body.
Mental Yoga/Occult Exercises Mental Yoga/Occult Exercises by James Clair Lewis copyright 2004 These exercises should be used in combination with my set of Lucid Dreaming Exercises. After a few months of this practice, care must be taken NOT to become angry at anybody, (even if they are deserving). The Sweep For all of these exercises you will lie down on your back on a mat, your bed, or fine Oriental rug. Visualize a sphere of clear light in your head. The Jewel in the Lotus These exercises employ internal Mantra, that is, the Mantra will be sounded in your Mind in the specified Occult center, rather than audibly, as Mantra generally are used. Use the mantra, Aum Mane Padme Hum as you inhale, and its second part, Om Tat Sat Aum, as you exhale. For the first week of the third month, you will use this exercise. Back in '73 I did this exercise while hooked up to an EEG at the Univ. of Mass. at Columbia Point. Meditation 101 Volumes have been written on the benefits of meditation. Tao It's not easy at first. The Word
Yoga_Ashtanga Vinyasa full series library_Surya DIY Friendship Bracelet For several months now, we’ve been receiving emails requesting a friendship bracelet DIY. Well, friends, ask and you shall receive! Today, we’ll give you a step by step tutorial on the classic chevron pattern. If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. You’ll need:embroidery threada safety pin or tapea pair of scissors Start by cutting several strands of embroidery thread at about 24 inches each. Start on the left side with the outermost color (shown here in red) and make a forward knot by creating a 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Pull up and to the right to tighten. Now pick up the outermost color on the right side (show here in red) and make a backward knot, creating a reverse 4-shape over the 2nd color, loop it under and back through the opening. Continue knotting towards the left until the outermost strand reaches the middle.
A Preliminary Exercise Program Before proceeding with breathing techniques, I thought it would be better to introduce a group of exercises that Da Shi Yin Zhao recommends for men who have allowed their groin muscles to weaken. Master Yin Zhao gives these techniques as part of an advanced meditation regimen; but since they're also applicable to martial arts' training programs, I'm including them now. Master Yin Zhao may repeat them later. (Ming Zhen adds that many of these exercises are similar to Kegel exercises and are also excellent for women.) Just as any person can benefit from proper martial arts' training, any person can be harmed from improper training. Usually the cause of injury is the student's desire to quicken his progress. We also need to proceed patiently. And, needless to say, before beginning any exercise program, the student should consult a physician. In the martial arts as well as in many advanced forms of meditation, it's necessary to develop abdominal, pubococcygeal, and other groin muscles. 2.
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How to Become a Yoga Instructor If you are enthusiastic about yoga and have seen its transformative effect in your own life, it’s natural to want to share that with others. And if you are comfortable in front of a group but also know how to connect one-on-one, teaching yoga may be a perfect fit. A yoga instructor is expected to lead a positive group experience (like a group fitness instructor), while providing ongoing personalized feedback (like a personal trainer). If you have the creativity and business sense to market yourself well, even better. Yoga teachers quickly find that they are responsible for building the size of their classes and must take networking and marketing seriously if they want to develop a client base for private sessions. But even more than classroom charisma or marketing skills, what a yoga instructor needs is a dedicated personal yoga practice. What Certification or Training Do I Need? Basic Training. More Advanced Training. How Do I Find a Job as an Instructor? How Can I Expand My Career?
Androgynish What's Cooking?: Getting to the CORE of ABsolutely fABulous ABS! I don't know about you, but I tend to be turned off by marketing slogans in the fitness and nutrition industry that tout a "secret" to shaping a body part or quickly shedding weight. Nutritional and exercise sciences are not mysticism or guesswork- just ask anyone who has spent extensive time and money getting an education in these areas or spent countless hours training and eating right to achieve a desired look. There are literally countless studies on anatomy, exercise physiology, and food science. It really is very simple- eat right and exercise regularly. I believe, as a wellness professional, that the most powerful tool someone can have about their exercise plan is knowledge of WHY and HOW to do something. First, before we even talk about the 4 muscle groups, let's talk about things that may impact the way your abs look naturally. OK- now the muscles. The internal and external obliques are found on the sides of the core area and have numerous functions.
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