Yoga and Spirituality

Have you recently passed a yoga studio and wondered what was going on in there? Do you think the instructor is running a mystical cult? Well if you are afraid of going in, cast away your fears. Yoga is not a religion, nor are the people that practice it members of a cult, although some eastern religions do incorporate yoga into their ceremonies. I can assure you, if you come into my yoga studio, Yoga for The Soul, you will not wind up at the airport wearing an orange robe with a shaved head selling flowers to travelers.

People of many different religions as well a...

Sciatica and Yoga

Sciatica is an extremely painful and debilitating ailment. In a 2005 edition of The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine an article on sciatica stated that 5% of adults in the United States suffer from sciatica. The article further stated that sometime in one's lifetime, they have a 40% chance of suffering sciatica.

If youre wondering what sciatica is and how it affects a person let me break it down for you. Sciatica is tenderness and pain that follows nerve routes of the sciatic nerve. It usually affects one side of the body.

Every person has two sciatic nerves - one on eac...

Yoga For You

Do you wonder what yoga is? Is your body different than the young hard bodies that you see walking out of a yoga studio or gym in your neighborhood? Don't think you'll fit in with the workout crowd? Well, think again.

Yoga can be for everyone. Yoga's purpose is to bring together the mind, body and spirit. There are a number of different ways to do this. Let's first look at meditation. You don't just sit like a lump on a mat. You must prepare for meditation with some stretching and an eventual building up of your strength. This helps center your balance and develop flexibilit...

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga was brought to the publics attention by Bikram Choundray and has been Practiced since the 1970s. There are approximately 330 Bikram studios in the United states. The instructors of Bikram Yoga are trained to have a standardized dialogue with
their students when teaching a class. They are allowed however, to implement some of their philosophy into their class presentations. Beginners' classes are normally scheduled For ninety minutes per class, three times a week. The classes include twenty-six yoga Postures that incorporate breathing treatments. What takes Bikram Yoga t...