BambooMoves Yoga is a welcoming community for people of all backgrounds to train their body, mind, and spirit in a nurturing yet challenging practice. Located in Forest Hills NY, Englewood NJ, Palisades Park NJ, and Baltimore MD.
How can Yoga Help you Discover your True Self?
Our lives have been fast-paced and hectic through the years. Stress is building up in most of us. We're overwhelmed with work, getting on a schedule, maintaining relationships, and so much more. To put an end to this and live a happier and more peaceful life, it's important to take something that will allow us to settle down. Yoga is the perfect way to do so. Yoga may be for newcomers as well as seasoned ones.
yoga now. yoga later.
Without stating the obvious, 2020 has been quite the year. So much loss and heartbreak. So much uncertainty and the stress of the unknown. What does one turn to in times like these? Who does one become?
The Biggest Health Benefits of Yoga
Do you love yoga? Are you interested in trying it for the first time? Regardless of where you are on this spectrum, you have likely heard of the potential health benefits that practicing yoga offers. However, if you want more information about what this activity can do for your body, keep reading.
Yoga Creates A Balance Between The Body, Mind And Soul.
Yoga is an ancient science that aims to create a balance between the body, mind and soul, thereby curing physical mental and spiritual disorders that are caused by this imbalance. In common language, yoga means union; its a union of the individual consciousness with the super-consciousness. To be exact, yoga aims at reminding the individual of this union that already exists and has merely been forgotten. To put it simply, yoga is experiencing and knowing what already exists, not inventing anything new.
My yoga journey.. so far.
My first encounter with yoga happened almost fifteen years ago. I was a freshman in high school and went up to my room, turned on the tv, and stumbled upon the fitness network. A show had just started and it began with these women doing poses with this strange dark watery scenery and these very mystical sounds in the background. I had no idea what I was watching. But I kept watching and felt almost hypnotized by their movement. I started watching this show daily for the remainder of my high school years and kept a very quiet personal practice. I was an odd duck in high school, I was what some people would refer to as an “emo” kid, and practicing yoga alone in my room helped me feel connected to something more powerful. I began to dig deeper into the philosophy side of things and tried my best to embody my practice mentally and physically. As a teenager, this was very difficult but I always tried my best.
The New Era of Yoga Retreats All Over the World
Yoga retreats are becoming quite popular these days, as they provide amazing benefits and experience to the people who go there. It is not only about bettering your physical health, but yoga retreats can also help you better your mental health, relax, and calm your inner demons. With deep relaxation, you enter the world again with better enthusiasm and gist for life.
“Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.” John Muir Every night we charge our cell phones, but how do we recharge the mind? The secret is our breath. “Prana” refers to the universal life force and “ayama” means to regulate, stretch, extend, or lengthen. So pranayama is the extension and expansion of all our vital energy. Pranayamas are yogic breathing exercises that have the ability to improve our health, and increase mental clarity and energy.
“At its heart, hatha yoga is more than just flexibility or strength in postures; it is the management of prana, the vital life force that animates all levels of being. Prana enables the body to move and the mind to think. It is the intelligence that coordinates our senses, and the perceptible manifestation of our higher selves. By becoming more attentive to prana—and enhancing and directing its flow through the practices of hatha yoga—we can invigorate the body and mind, develop an expanded inner awareness, and open the door to higher states of consciousness.” (Sandra Anderson)
Om Namah Shivaya gurave nada-bindu-kalatmane niranjana-padam yati nityam yatra parayanah“Salutations to the nadam, which is the inner guide and the inner life, the dispenser of happiness to all. It is the inner guru appearing as nada, bindu and kala. One who is devoted to the inner guru, the nada, the inner music, obtains the highest bliss.”
Yogic Diet: Eat Healthy to Live Healthy
I know it’s tough… It sure is! With good effort comes good things, I guess that’s a small price you have to pay for anything good!
7 Reasons You Should Do Yoga
Today I am launching my online seven day yoga program plus three class pack, BLISS, for digital download, so I decided to write a short article on six reasons you should do yoga! As a busy model I found the only exercise I could do while traveling and stay consistent was Yoga. Before that I struggled to stay in the shape I needed to be in for my career. But after I found this amazing Yoga lifestyle, I could keep the shape I wanted, and enjoy life at the same time. There are a lot of random claims about yoga circulating on the internet so I gathered some scientific facts from peer reviewed scientific journals and meta-analysis studies:
The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. Originally from India, it is a total mind-body workout. Yoga combines strength and stretching poses, with deep breathing, and Meditation for a healthy mind and body.