Yoga Practice

Breaking the cycle of time: AHCC yoga program helps inmates build skills, find relief

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – Alvaro Meza took his first yoga class in spring 2017. The 32 year old’s reasons for trying the ancient physical and mental exercise fall in line with  “It’s just a great stress reliever,” he said.  The positions he practices- and struggles with- are the same ones in any standard yoga session.  “God, [the hardest is] probably one of the Warriors, Warrior [...]

Chair yoga class delivers calming workout | News

GLASGOW – With the help of a seasoned guide, several women slipped into a state of zen. With the lights turned out in a room at the Mary Weldon Wood Memorial Library, and Indian new age music issuing forth from a small speaker behind her, Beshka Moore, a Glasgow-based Yoga instructor, led a class through a range of stretches they could do while seated on chairs spread throughout the room. “Yoga’s more about sort of achieving a state of mind [...]

Free Spirit Yoga adds new classes | News

CLINTON — Free Spirit Yoga is continuing its efforts at specializing in fusing yoga with innovative fitness practices.  Owner Kelli Jahn has been teaching yoga for five years, with her yoga establishment celebrating three years at its current facility at 127 Sixth Ave. South. In the past year, though, the business has undergone some changes, with the addition of a CrossFit gym in January and a fuel bar cafe in May.  The cafe offers a smoothie bar, organic salads and [...]

Yoga Instructors Learn Techniques To Empower Survivors Of Trauma

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a group of yoga instructors gathered at BYS Yoga’s third-floor studio, with big windows overlooking Carson Street. These yogis were the students, and they were there to learn a non-coercive instruction style, called trauma-informed yoga.   Many people turn to yoga to improve their mind-body connection; research shows the practice can also reduce depression, anxiety and help people recover from eating disorders. But for survivors of physical trauma, typical yoga studio practices might be [...]

BigFoot Yoga aims to help frequent flyers stay grounded

While most yogis try to avoid words like “right”, “wrong”, “should”, and “shouldn’t”, Justin Heyman, the founder of Manhattan-based BigFoot Yoga says there is definitely a better way to stay centered and grounded when traveling for business. Three of the eight disciplines, or limbs, of yoga philosophy tend to dominate most on-the-mat yoga practice – the third limb, Asana (posture), the fourth limb, Pranayama (breath control) and the seventh limb, Dhyana (meditation). But when it comes to frequent flyer [...]

Yoga programme for medicos launched

The Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, deemed to be university, launched a yoga practice schedule for undergraduate students of medicine on Thursday. The programme was themed ‘Yogabhyasa — a step towards salutogenesis’. Subhash Chandra Parija, Vice-Chancellor of SBV, while inaugurating the unique endeavour emphasised the need for the holistic well being of students in general. He laid stress on the theme salutogenesis, originally coined by the Austrian sociologist Aaron [...]

Consumer Watch: Yoga and meditation for stress relief

Yoga and meditation are a major stress reliever for many people, even when you think you might not make enough money to take some classes. (file) OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —  Friday is International Day of Peace, a United Nations worldwide holiday. The closest set of events celebrating peace happening are in Dallas, but meditation is considered a way to celebrate the pursuit of peace from your own home. Aspects of yoga and meditation may look simple, but actually making it [...]