Yoga is a practice that encourages mindfulness of both your mental and physical state. Being in tune with the dual sides of the waking body will help you maintain a sense of internal balance. This integration is beneficial beyond exercise, it can be applied to your approach to friends and relationships or at work. Here are a handful of positions you can practice to help with your mindfulness: Mountain Pose - Tadasana The Mountain Pose is one of the simpler poses to do in yoga. Performing this pose helps bring awareness to all parts of the body. To start, stand tall with your arms by your side. Make sure your feet are planted firmly on the ground, bringing awareness to all four corners of the foot. Elongate...
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.” –...