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Here are the top ten articles for the Yoga Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Why Practice Sun Salutations
We do Sun Salutations for many reasons such as our physical health. The poses involved are excellent for the whole body. Sun Salutations can also have a resounding affect on you mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Here are some thoughts for the physical and mental sides of the practice.
2. Thirty Day Sun Salutation Challenge
Welcome to a "Thirty Day Sun Salutation Challenge" I invite everyone to join me in this challenge. All it takes is one Sun Salutation a day. This is such a great way to practice yoga regularly, learn new Sun Salutations, and have fun encouraging each other.
3. Sun Salutation B for Yoga Challenge
Sun Salutation B, Surya Namaskara B. is a vinyasa, flowing movement of connected poses, however there are additional poses that make it a little more challenging. These poses work almost every muscle in your body and are very strengthening as well as providing an optimum stretch.
4. The Basics of Kriya Yoga
The basics of Kriya Yoga are represented as reaching back to the beginning of yogic life itself. The basic practice of Kriya Yoga is a union between pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Many different pranayama techniques are included in the practices which seek to hasten spiritual growth.
5. Inhale and Exhale During Yoga
Your breath is in tandem with the yoga postures that you practice. Each pose has the same distinct pattern and once you have practiced yoga for awhile you will feel the pattern emerge. Here are several examples to practice your breathing with the pose.
6. Most Popular Styles of Yoga
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. The most important thing is to pick a style that suits you, physically and mentally. Here are some of the most popular styles of yoga to try out.
7. Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga for Relaxation
This type of yoga is called Kum Nye (Koom Nyay. Kum Nye brings many wonderful benefits such as rest from mental and emotional stress; counteraction of stiffness and rigidity while providing muscle tone; increased circulation of the blood; and the ultimate benefit of total relaxation.
8. Yoga Practice can be more than Poses
Many things can be considered as yoga practice. One of the goals of practicing yoga is to find a place of peace within you. It can be anything that allows your mind to relax and stay in a state of calmness. When your mind is in this state it is open to the divine within you.
9. Yoga for Healthy Knees
The knee is considered to be the largest and most complicated hinge joint in the human body. Practicing standing poses in yoga can help you have healthy strong knees. Fifteen minutes a day of standing yoga postures is enough to strengthen the muscles that insert and surround the knee.
10. Yoga's Fire Series for Abs
The Fire Series is group of abdominal poses. In yoga fire is part of the concept of “Agni” which literally means “transforming force”. This transforming force includes the fire of our body, mind and practice.
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