Day 27 #livingasONE


Slow Steps to Build the Core

Nice tutorial.. looking for this for a long time now…




There are so many wonderful and different ways to build the core. You’ll see a huge variety of sequence in modern yoga classes, from pranayama, static poses, traditional movements, and fusion core integration.  Personally I prefer a more classical route with slow movements and pranayama to strengthen the core, but what I advocate most of all is for people to try different things and find out what works best for them. There are certain popular sequences that I avoid teaching due to my personal preferences, but that is not to say these fusion movements aren’t effective or that I have anything against those who practice and/or teach them. I will point out however that one can achieve great inner strength with simple and traditional practices, and I stick to these for the most part in my teaching and personal practice.

Here is an example of core strength developed without…

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A List of What I Did Not Do Today

Nice post… really like the idea

Transplanted and Still Blooming

I did not do my taxes.

I did not finish my school work (taking a class from Cornell, sounds so smart, doesn’t it?).

I did not go outside to enjoy the spring air, and prune the cherry trees.

I did not fix myself a very healthy lunch, and eat it. I drank lattes.

I did not update my budget by putting my expenses into their categories.

I did not vacuum up the dog hair that is all over my house.

I did not work out.

I did not do my morning devotions, morning yoga, call the pharmacist, the college or the doctor.

I didn’t even go shopping for the microwave splatter-cover thing. (How does one lose one of those?)

I did wake up and bury my head in my pillow, while crying, “I don’t want to get up. I don’t like it out there. Let me stay here.” I have no…

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The Benefits of Power Yoga

Yoga can provide you with a lasting transformation as well as instant gratification. Both of these results are considered extremely important when it comes to fitness. Monotonous physical exercises can often discourage people from maintaining fitness and can cause stagnation as well. But, yoga can help you improve both your physical as well as your mental capacity at a much faster rate & can even help you to keep your body & mind healthy in the long run. The best part about Yoga bound classes in California is that they can be attended by any and everyone. Yoga helps you improve your fitness and overall health and will also help you relieve stress. It also helps increase your focus by removing all the clutter from your mind.

There are many different styles of yoga which can be practiced including prenatal yoga, power yoga, hot yoga, relaxation yoga, etc.

You can choose a yoga style which suits you the best and from which you can benefit the most. Yoga basically focuses on your flexibility & strength and this is going to help strengthen your body right from the inside. There are many yoga postures which will help you strengthen your core and your spine as well. This means that any problems you might be facing with your spine, back, etc. can easily be rectified through yoga. It can also help you improve your posture and can prevent any medical problems from ever occurring as far as your back, neck and shoulders are concerned.

One very popular form of yoga is known as power yoga. This style has originated from Hatha yoga & is a style which originated in the United States itself. It became very popular in the 1990’s in the United States and was created with the specific purpose of making Astanga yoga easier to practice in Western countries. With this form of yoga, the emphasis lies on flexibility & strength and it is practiced differently from one teacher to another. Power yoga was the main reason why yoga entered gyms in the United States and nowadays, it is considered as a highly effective workout routine.

praydawLastly, let me tell you about some of the benefits of power yoga:

1. It helps increase a person’s endurance, strength and flexibility.

2. Holding postures help improve physical stamina & mental ability as well since it forces your body to hold the same postures for longer periods.

3. It will increase shoulder and arm strength as well.

4. It will help strengthen your glutes, calves, hamstrings & quads.