Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice developed by Vedic priests in northern India to develop breath, strength and flexibility. Technically a school of Hinduism and a major facet of Buddhism within its meditation practices, yoga has been refined and adapted across cultures to become the globally well-known discipline of today. It arrived in the West in the late 1890s. Often credited to Swami Vivekananda, he came to the U.S. in 1993 and organized a conference on the “science of the mind.” Vivekananda also put on a yoga demonstration at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Yoga could be found everywhere in the county by the 70s. “Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.” –...
Foam rollers are a necessity. While they are an incredibly useful tool to cool down with, they can also be used for a pre-workout stretch. For those of you who have never had the opportunity to use this useful piece of equipment, this article will walk through how it can be utilized. Foam rollers are a perfect tool for muscle pain and soreness. They can relieve back pain, tightness around the legs, shoulder issues, and much more. Along with some physical therapy properties, foam rollers can be used during your yoga routine for extra help stretching out your muscles. Here are specific areas the foam roller can help: Find somewhere to sit and place the foam roller in front of...