Wondering what prenatal or antenatal yoga is? Is a ‘regular’ yoga class good enough choice? What are the benefits of prenatal yoga and what can you expect during the class? The articles below will hopefully help to answer these questions and more. (more…)
Here are a few inspirational films to get started with to deepen your knowledge of yoga and expand your horizons. All these films offer a different perspective on yoga that reflect its intricate nature to broaden the mind.
A few days ago, India Today shared this video on their Twitter feed:
— India Today (@IndiaToday) June 8, 2016
This excerpt is from a speech he gave the US cabinet that resulted in a stading ovation for the Indian Prime Minister. The trip is “both a love fest and a sales pitch,” Michael Kugelman, a senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center quoted to CNN in this article. The clip above is his light-hearted attempt to address the fact that although yoga has over 30 million practitioners in the US, the practice comes from Indian cultural heritage. (more…)
Yoga is a powerful natural healer and has long been known to be particularly beneficial for easing the often debilitating symptoms of anxiety and depression. After all, its very essence is ‘chitti vritti nirodhah’ – to calm the fluctuations of the mind stuff.
A new study brought to light by the New York Times has provided evidence that yoga has compounded benefits for people suffering with memory loss leading to Alzheimer’s by measuring brain function and memory. The study, partly funded by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, split 29 middle-aged and over adults into two groups (more…)