No matter how long you’ve been practicing yoga, we all hit points where we need a little extra motivation or a new viewpoint to refresh our practices. We’ve partnered with Brian Leaf, author of The Teacher Appears: 108 Prompts to Power Your Yoga Practice to provide you with five prompts to help give your yoga practice a boost.
The month of February is all about love. Whether it’s love
for someone special, for the people who are always there when you need them, or
even for that streaming site that never lets you down, this month is all about
reflecting on who and what you love—and taking action to share it.
Whether you are a self-confessed all-star yogi master, or perhaps prefer to talk the talk, but don’t always walk the walk, we can all come together in the knowledge that practicing the art of yoga and meditation can do wonders. It elongates and strengthens our bodies, but just as equally revitalizes our minds, leaving us with an emotional and physical clarity too terrific to ignore. Here are five fresh and hip ways to explore yoga’s ever-expanding disciplines.
In this fast-paced, high tech world that we live in, finding a balance of mind and body is a challenge but also a necessity for good health. Yoga is a perfect way to bring these two entities together. Being a forty-nine year old woman, wife, mother and business owner, I have my share of challenges. In addition, I am blind which requires even more determination to find a balance between health and success.
Running is hard on our bodies. The high impact and repetitive nature of running stresses our joints and often leads to complaints of tight muscles and pain. Yoga teaches us to respect our limitations and find balance. When combined, yoga can be the key to a long, successful running career.
Can you believe that summer is already here?! The time that everybody looks forward to for one reason: vacation! Ironically, vacations can end up being more stressful than your daily life. With the distractions of finances, children, traveling, etc, it is hard to remember that you are actually on vacation - that you do not need to stress! A vacation is for you and the others with whom you share it - it should be peaceful and harmonious.
When Lucy Leslie first tried yoga when she was 23, it didn’t “stick.” The second time she tried when she was 30, she left after her back pain she was going for stopped. For Lucy, it took a third time around when she was 34 and pregnant for yoga to finally become a major part of her life.
Kimberly Fowler’s business started with a fall down a mountain and a trip to the hospital. Kimberly fell while climbing Mount Charleston in 2000 when she slipped on a patch of ice and fell thirty feet, breaking her ribs on a stump when she landed. She was able to walk down the mountain to the hospital, but that fall changed everything for her.
Each of the nearly 30,000 members in the MINDBODY community has a unique story about how they were founded. Some like Yoga with Amber in Sterling, Virginia, are poignant and offer inspiration to others. Amber B. Skylar overcame a poor upbringing, homelessness, and tremendous loss to own her own yoga studio.