flow yoga

Posted on September 30th, 2009 by admin in yoga pilates | No Comments »

a simple yet challenging yoga flow.
www.LesRomack.com more high quality videos coming soon.
i put this together using some still photos that i have.
we are working on getting some great high quality videos posted really soon…check back soon!
this is a great flow to work the upper body and get a good stretch for the legs and the front of the body.
remember to breath in deeply..all the way into your lungs/lower back and stomach.
don't hold your breath at all..just keep breathing.
keep your shoulders down away from your ears…pull your shoulder blades down toward the middle of your back.
this is pretty challenging..if you have a hard time with it at first just keep trying..you will get stronger!
enjoy!
please note..the video quality is MUCH better if you download and watch on the veoh player..=)

Duration : 1 min 13 sec

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Weight-Training-Program-for-Beginners

Posted on September 30th, 2009 by admin in yoga for beginners | No Comments »

See http://www.weight-lifting.247info.us for the full version of this weight training program for beginners.

This video shows a 10 step weight training program for beginners that is simple and easy to use.

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Duration : 54 sec

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Benefits Resveratrol

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Duration : 1 min 49 sec

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Agustin's Advanced Yoga Poses

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Agustin Aguerreberry has been practicing yoga for over seven years and in this segment demonstrates many advanced poses.

Duration : 1 min 47 sec

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Class 1 – Hips & Hamstrings

Posted on September 30th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | No Comments »

http://yogawithles.com
An all levels vinyasa class focusing on hip openers and hamstrings. 30min.
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Duration : 3 min 29 sec

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Should an Obese Person Become a Yoga Teacher?

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by admin in yoga pilates | No Comments »

There seems to be a stereotypical view of what a Yoga teacher should look like. Worse yet, there seems to be a preconceived notion about what a Yoga teacher should weigh. There are many reasons for this – Athletes, doctors, and exercise instructors are expected to be slim and trim. Hatha Yoga teachers are also expected to be role models of good heath.

This type of thinking will not change, but we can make the public aware that stereotypes are often wrong. Most of the adult population in the West is overweight. Some Yoga teachers also fall into this category.

Many adults can identify with the daily struggle at the plate and on the scales. Does this mean a person should go through a “weigh in,” before deciding to become a Yoga teacher?

Consider this: Any style of Yoga causes lifestyle changes. Yoga students, and Yoga teachers, make gradual changes that result in weight control. These are not the changes of “instant gratification” that we are so familiar with.

We are not talking about, “Losing 30 pounds in 30 days.” The many “Yo-Yo” diets and weight loss pills can make those promises, but at what cost to your overall health? Life endangering weight loss products are a waste of money and an insult to your intelligence.

Then again, teaching most people to drink more water, eat more fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and whole grains is not as easy as showing them the “new ultimate diet pill.” The Yogic diet has been around for thousands of years, so it’s “old news.” Do you remember the saying, “Out with the old, and in with the new?”

People fall for the “new and improved,” more than old and proven methods, until the hard data comes in. This is why people, who said Hatha Yoga was just another fitness fad, were terribly misinformed.

Yoga was around long before the Shaolin temple, and Yoga influenced the health maintenance of the Shaolin priests. Kung Fu was then created within the Shaolin temple, but the relationship to Yoga is still apparent.

The exposure of Yoga to the West is only centuries old, but the Pilates method is one more example of a “Hatha Yoga spin off.” This is not meant with disrespect toward any health maintenance system, but most of them have origins in Yoga.

In the West, Yoga teachers have a responsibility to be role models for physical health. Therefore, if an obese Yoga teacher lost weight at a safe rate, that is a good thing. A Yoga teacher who takes positive action is a good role model; especially, since Yogic dieting methods are sensible, safe, and proven, in comparison to the many fad diets that come and go.

Over the years, I have seen people lose weight from a Yogic lifestyle change, but it is a very gradual process. Lifestyle changes, like Yoga, also result in weight loss that stays off.

Getting back to an obese person becoming a Yoga teacher; does the public feel that he or she should go on a diet first? We are all guilty of classifying and itemizing, until it affects our perception of reality. Tolerance is a daily challenge for all of us.

There are many good Yoga teachers who carry a few extra pounds due to any number of different reasons. The idea that a Yoga teacher should only be a young, thin, very flexible, super model, with a background in gymnastics, is a pure myth.

Copyright 2007 – Paul Jerard / Aura Publications

anonymous
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5 Benefits Of Pilates DVDs

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Over the last five years, Pilates DVDs have become an extremely popular product on web sites like Amazon and Overstock. There are five main reasons why Pilates DVDs have become such hot sellers in brick & mortar and online stores alike.

1) Pilates itself has become more popular

Although Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates during the 1920s, it was not until the late 1990s that it become a popular mainstream method of exercise. Before the late 1990s, Pilates was generally overshadowed by Yoga. However, people gradually began to understand the enormous physical benefits that Pilates provides, and started to embrace the method accordingly.

2) Pilates DVDs offer privacy

For many people, the social aspect that a Pilates studio offers is part of the reason why they enjoy performing a Pilates routine. For others, the idea of being surrounded by twenty other people during a Pilates workout is horrifying. Thankfully, Pilates DVDs offer the best of both worlds. You can still gain all the benefits of a Pilates workout, but you can do so in the comfort of your own living room or garage. If it wasn’t for Pilates DVDs, there are many people who would not practice Pilates at all.

3) DVDs can be focused on a specific niche

Because they are available to such a wide market, Pilates DVDs can be tailored to very specific niches. Whether it is a specific type of Pilates or a niche such as Pilates during pregnancy, chances are that there is a DVD which fits the niche you are interested in.

4) Cost efficiency

Normally costing less than twenty dollars, Pilates DVDs are an extremely cost efficient way to get a great workout. While Pilates studios charge on a monthly or yearly basis, a Pilates DVD is a one-time investment. Once you have purchased it, it is yours to keep for as long as you want. You can even make some money off of your investment by reselling the DVD on a web site like eBay once you are finished using it.

5) Pilates is an effective way to improve your overall health

Even though the first four reasons are all valid and have played an important role in the rising popularity of Pilates DVDs, the biggest reason for this increase in interest is the proven fact that Pilates is a great way to improve your health. Unlike many other exercise programs, Pilates provides a workout for your entire body. In addition to improving your physical health, Pilates will also improve your mental well-being through intense focus and concentration.

If you have been putting off purchasing a Pilates DVD, I hope this article provided you with the five convincing reasons you needed to get on the path to better mental and physical health today!

Megan Bates
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Yoga Secrets To Improving The Mind And Body

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | No Comments »

Before you begin to learn yoga you must first decide what you are hoping to learn from yoga. The simple fact is yoga can provide many benefits on the body and mind.

If fitness is the sole aim of why you wish to practice yoga then you will leave your mind closed of to the benefits that it can have on you mentally. If you decide to perform yoga for the sole reason of gaining spiritual enlightenment and the positive effects it can have on you mentally then the fitness aspect may not be exploited to its full potential.

What I would recommend and believe everyone who is interested in taking up this practice is to enter it with an open mind. Learn the basics to yoga first and then as you become more adapt to the postures, poses and mental side that it teaches then and only then will you begin to expand and reap the full benefits of yoga.

Many practitioners of yoga often talk about it uniting the mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga exercises. I am not saying this is a false statement as I do belive that it can reap those benefits, but many people who enter into yoga for the first time have a perception that they will gain this enlightenment and benefits instantly.

Where as the truth is that it takes many years of practice and dedication to reach these levels. When you start performing yoga for the first time you will begin to notice a difference, but it is essential that you take it a small step at a time. There is a reason that yoga is the oldest existing (what I like to call) mind and body system around, this is due to the fact that it helps to aid in providing a great level fitness, has known health benefits and can help in improving a persons mental state.

One of the main reasons why yoga has such a huge benefit on the body is because it stretches the muscles therefore when you perform a yoga workout it would have a similar effect of a massage which will ensure that the ideal blood supply can be reached by every organ.

The beauty of yoga is that there are many different forms which gives everyone the chance to find what one suits them best. Don’t just set your mind on one type of yoga, try out a few different routines, see which one suits you best.

Different forms of yoga can effect different people in many different ways. So make sure to find out which type will provide the maximum benefit on your mind and body. Yoga can be a very strenuous exercise so make sure that you do not push yourself to much when you start of. This can result in an injury. So take your time to build yourself up and when you feel extremely comfortable then begin to push yourself more.

Below are a list of the most common yoga practices

Ashtanga (Also known as power yoga) – Perfect for the person who wants a very hard workout session. It concentrate less on meditation and more on tough physical exercise.

Iyengar – This is a classical form of yoga and is seen as the best starting block for beginners. Many props are used in this yoga style.

Bikram – Must be carried out in a room that is over 38C or higher. There are 26 postures that are carried out in a specific order.

Hatha – Very chilled out form of yoga which focuses on poses that flow from to another at a very easy pace.

Kundlini – Includes mantras, visualizations, guided relaxation and meditations.

Kripalu – A flowing and meditation orientated. There are 3 stages and the person will perform from stage one to stage three.

Sivananda – This type of yoga consists of a series of 12 poses

Viniyoga – This form helps to develop strength balance and healing. This is probably the most ideal form of yoga for elders, beginners and people with muscle injuries

Raja-yoga – This is aimed at people who are capable of intense concentration

Bhakti-yoga – Helps a person to gain focus on self surrender when in the face of the divine

Mantra-yoga – This is a meditation like yoga which focuses on the verbal repetition or can be mental to empowering sounds such as (om and ram)

The top five are the most commons forms of yoga. Remember if you do decide to try yoga out, take your time, do not push yourself to hard at first, enter into it with an open mind and find out what type of yoga suits you best.

Holly Stevens
http://www.articlesbase.com/non-fiction-articles/yoga-secrets-to-improving-the-mind-and-body-60051.html

Yoga Secrets To Improving The Mind And Body

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | No Comments »

Before you begin to learn yoga you must first decide what you are hoping to learn from yoga. The simple fact is yoga can provide many benefits on the body and mind.

If fitness is the sole aim of why you wish to practice yoga then you will leave your mind closed of to the benefits that it can have on you mentally. If you decide to perform yoga for the sole reason of gaining spiritual enlightenment and the positive effects it can have on you mentally then the fitness aspect may not be exploited to its full potential.

What I would recommend and believe everyone who is interested in taking up this practice is to enter it with an open mind. Learn the basics to yoga first and then as you become more adapt to the postures, poses and mental side that it teaches then and only then will you begin to expand and reap the full benefits of yoga.

Many practitioners of yoga often talk about it uniting the mind, body and spirit through the practice of yoga exercises. I am not saying this is a false statement as I do belive that it can reap those benefits, but many people who enter into yoga for the first time have a perception that they will gain this enlightenment and benefits instantly.

Where as the truth is that it takes many years of practice and dedication to reach these levels. When you start performing yoga for the first time you will begin to notice a difference, but it is essential that you take it a small step at a time. There is a reason that yoga is the oldest existing (what I like to call) mind and body system around, this is due to the fact that it helps to aid in providing a great level fitness, has known health benefits and can help in improving a persons mental state.

One of the main reasons why yoga has such a huge benefit on the body is because it stretches the muscles therefore when you perform a yoga workout it would have a similar effect of a massage which will ensure that the ideal blood supply can be reached by every organ.

The beauty of yoga is that there are many different forms which gives everyone the chance to find what one suits them best. Don’t just set your mind on one type of yoga, try out a few different routines, see which one suits you best.

Different forms of yoga can effect different people in many different ways. So make sure to find out which type will provide the maximum benefit on your mind and body. Yoga can be a very strenuous exercise so make sure that you do not push yourself to much when you start of. This can result in an injury. So take your time to build yourself up and when you feel extremely comfortable then begin to push yourself more.

Below are a list of the most common yoga practices

Ashtanga (Also known as power yoga) – Perfect for the person who wants a very hard workout session. It concentrate less on meditation and more on tough physical exercise.

Iyengar – This is a classical form of yoga and is seen as the best starting block for beginners. Many props are used in this yoga style.

Bikram – Must be carried out in a room that is over 38C or higher. There are 26 postures that are carried out in a specific order.

Hatha – Very chilled out form of yoga which focuses on poses that flow from to another at a very easy pace.

Kundlini – Includes mantras, visualizations, guided relaxation and meditations.

Kripalu – A flowing and meditation orientated. There are 3 stages and the person will perform from stage one to stage three.

Sivananda – This type of yoga consists of a series of 12 poses

Viniyoga – This form helps to develop strength balance and healing. This is probably the most ideal form of yoga for elders, beginners and people with muscle injuries

Raja-yoga – This is aimed at people who are capable of intense concentration

Bhakti-yoga – Helps a person to gain focus on self surrender when in the face of the divine

Mantra-yoga – This is a meditation like yoga which focuses on the verbal repetition or can be mental to empowering sounds such as (om and ram)

The top five are the most commons forms of yoga. Remember if you do decide to try yoga out, take your time, do not push yourself to hard at first, enter into it with an open mind and find out what type of yoga suits you best.

Holly Stevens
http://www.articlesbase.com/non-fiction-articles/yoga-secrets-to-improving-the-mind-and-body-60051.html

Is pilates and yoga good for young ballet dancers who want to grow taller AND have scoliosis?

Posted on September 29th, 2009 by admin in yoga pilates | 2 Comments »

ive heard its really good for:

Ballet dancers (pilates was made for them)

scoliosis (yoga helps with scoliosis?)?

being taller (i heard yoga and pilates helps with increasing height if you do it young)

is this all true? it seems too good to be true?!

I don’t know about scoliosis or becoming taller, but yoga and especially pilates are great for ballet. Many studios and top companies have pilates classes (and I believe ABT and SFB both have pilates workout dvds available). It is a great way to strengthen your core. I would also look in to "floor barre" workouts, basically traditional ballet barre exercises reformatted for the floor (and they become even harder if you can believe that!) Hope this helped.

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