10 Ways To Resist As A Yogi

Apr 21, 2018

5 Ways To Manage Stress

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By Andy Macia

“I will breathe
I will think of solutions
I will not let my worry control me
I will not let my stress level break me
I will simply breathe and it will be okay because I don’t quit”

– Shayne McClendon

Managing stress has been a bit harder for me. I was an alcohol addict for many, many years, so for quite some time, stress meant reaching out for a bottle to drown my sorrows; my addicted self just did not care for absolutely anything else in my life. If I had any other issues, they would be taken care of by the next drink.

And just to be clear, a bottle or a drink is most surely not a healthy stress management tip. And you don’t even need to be a professional to figure it out.

Nevertheless, after… Read More

The Science Behind How Yoga Reduces Stress

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Many people have heard that yoga reduces stress, but there’s real science behind it. Of course, any time you increase the heart rate (like with a few chaturangas), your body releases endorphins, which is the driving force behind that famed “runner’s high and a natural stress reducer. However, yoga taps into stress relief on a […]… Read More

Improve your sports performance! Yoga as a Cross-training Activity

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Have you ever wondered what will improve your sport performance or prevent sport-related injuries? Doing more of our desired activity may seem like the obvious answer. For example, if we want to improve performance in swimming or running, then to do more swimming or running would improve our performance in both respectively. However, while that […]… Read More

Apr 20, 2018

Doggie Not Down With Human Doing Yoga

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Upstaging yoga-practicing humans is doggie de rigueur on the Internets but somehow it just does. not. get. old. Note to self: wipe down yoga mat before and after each use. Also: use a yoga mat. You may also like… What Happens In Dog Yoga Class Pets Interrupting Yoga is Adorable, Hilarious, and So, So True […]… Read More


Awesome Tool The Entrepreneurial Yogi: The Interactive Quiz That Gets You Leads

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Yoga teachers are entrepreneurs. In addition to teaching, we have to do our own marketing, manage our bookkeeping, create our own products, and be our own graphic designers. We’re one-woman (or man) shows. And in my yoga-preneurial life, I sometimes come across new tools that I’ve found that can be useful for our work. Here […]… Read More

Apr 20, 2018

The Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy

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The popularity of yoga has undoubtedly increased throughout western society in recent years. With its various health benefits becoming more widely understood and accepted, there are literally hundreds of well-documented and cited reasons for taking up yoga. However at the core of this attraction is often some form of self-improvement or health benefit. Whether it’s to build strength, improve performance in sport, or to support mental health, there are a variety of motivations why people find the practice of yoga therapeutic.

While all forms of yoga could be considered therapeutic, the term “yoga therapy” has come to the fore in recent years, and as a result there has been a certain amount of confusion between the yoga so many of us see in the gyms and studios around the countr… Read More

Apr 20, 2018

Ardha Kurmasana – Half Tortoise Pose

Ardha Kurmasana – Half Tortoise Pose

Ardha Kurmasana is also known as Half Tortoise Yoga Asana. Due to its resemblance to a tortoise it is known as the tortoise pose. This yoga asana can prove to be very beneficial to your body in every possible way. By performing this asana regularly and properly our bodies can be rejuvenated. The organs get stretched to its maximum with every movement of this asana.

The shoulder movement gets improved and so does the muscles in the corresponding areas. The abdominal muscles gets toned and become more flexible. The asana stretches the lower part of the lungs which is good for your breathing. It also increases the lung capacity which proves to be crucial if you have breathing problems like asthma. The pressure put on your neck and head improves migraine problems. It can be stated as a stress buster due to its stress relieving capacity.

Stomach related problems are solved too. If you suffer from indigestion or constipation this asana helps to improve it greatly. The digestive system is up and running with the help of the asana. Fresh supply of blood is provided to each and every organ for a smooth flowing bodily system. It relaxes the brain by the fresh supply of blood. Many of your sleeping problems are addressed by performing this asana. It is a good cure for insomnia.

Backache problems can termed as a thing of past. Ardha Kurmasana stretches the spine which relieves you from any backache or spine problems. Due to the level of blood circulation, your heart remains fit and fine. The bending and stretching increases the level of flexibility of your arms and hips. Toning gives great shape to your body which keeps you positive and healthy.

The internal organs are massaged very well to bring the extra zest needed for your body. It serves as a great remedy for anemic as well as diabetic patients. The pressure on the thigh and legs makes it strong and sturdy. It also tones the thigh muscles due to the position in which the asana is done. The spine is elongated by the stretch provided during the asana. It is a benefit in disguise, as it cures many ailments.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautions before following any of the asanas from this article and the site. To avoid any problems while doing the asanas, it is advised that you consult a doctor and a yoga instructor. The responsibility lies solely with the reader and not with the site or the writer.