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.
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.”
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:
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.
So you’re going to your first yoga class. You’re probably looking forward to stretching all sorts of muscles you didn’t even know you had, and maybe you’re even hoping to impress your family by returning home as a newly enlightened, imperturbable “Zen master.” But suddenly it hits you: “What do people wear to these things?!”