The confluence of Western psychology with Eastern mind-body practices such as yoga and meditation creates a ripe environment for working with emotional and psychological issues. As a result, the mental health field has witnessed an upsurge in these mind-body healing modalities to address issues ranging from mood and anxiety disorders to stress relief. What is
Hi loves, there’s no full-length blog post this week as we’re mid-sailing and deciding how to outrun the hurricane that is currently upon us. The heart of today’s yoga practice was sent via email and as always, is woven into the movements that we share together on the mat. Thank you for choosing to be
Erin Rauscher started Yes Power Yoga in a small studio on Fourth Street in 2014. Now, she’s moved into a larger studio across the street above Yard Goat Ales at 417 E. Fourth Street, Huntingburg. Photos by Matthew Crane. The breaths and movements fill the studio in a rhythmic steadiness as Bob Dylan sings “It’s
Yoga is the integration of mindful breathing with movement that cultivates strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and nurtures not only our physical but also psychological well-being. There are many different styles of yoga practiced in the West. One of these styles, “hot yoga”, is strongly influenced by a philosophy that suggests practicing yoga in an artificially
The Incredible Bond Between Power Yoga And Weight Loss There is always a looming question around yoga – does it help you lose weight? Well, yoga definitely helps you tone up and lose the extra fat. But Power Yoga is different. Power Yoga and weight loss have a connection simply because Power Yoga is a
While talking to my 16-year-old nephew yesterday about success, it was reinforced to me what is so obvious about our society’s opinions and beliefs about success. These opinions and beliefs are what our kids and we are seeing and therefore believing. Our topic was, “what is a successful business person?” This young man’s definition was
Why should we know what Hatha Yoga is? Not sure, but maybe because over 30 million Americans and around 60 million worldwide practice yoga (and most of it is Hatha Yoga) and many more interested in trying–maybe even you? I decided to google the term Hatha Yoga to get a Hatha Yoga description. I ended
I’m mindful. Mindful in running down my to-do list, my wish list, my dream list, my ‘it seems impossible’ list. Mindful of the demands of life, work, relationships, communication, travel, meetings, traffic, and a constant conversation of positives and negatives having an NPR style narrative in my head. Sure, I’m mindful. I’m a yoga instructor.
Meditation and Yoga is like Human and Heart. Yoga vs. Meditation is a ridiculous concept, as they are one and the same. They are inseparable and necessary to complete each other. So yes, yoga does include meditation; actually, yoga is meditation with an option to add poses. I’ve heard the question, what poses are yoga meditation poses? Meditation needs to occur
Well I guess I’m the best person to answer this question, considering I grew up from age 15 in Traditional yoga. By Traditional yoga, I mean a vinyasa yoga practice I studied in India called Ashtanga yoga. I am also the person who coined the term “Power Yoga.“ The difference between Yoga and Power Yoga or
To the Western mind, yoga is absurd. Growing up in a Christian society, we are born sinners and we need to repent. We are constantly being told in various ways, we are not good enough. Whether we are having images of “success and beauty” imprinted onto our minds (psychological fact: the more you see something,
How Do We Reap the Best Benefits of Yoga? Throughout my travels and 35+ years in teaching yoga, I am constantly asked the question, “Bryan, how do I get the best benefits from my yoga practice?” The yoga poses and your experiences within the poses will bring your entire body to an alive vibrant state,
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Educators in Central Bucks, Centennial, Bensalem and other Bucks County school districts are increasingly turning to mindfulness practices, including meditation and focusing activities, to help students learn and decrease anxiety and stress. From an area that looks more like a yoga and recreation room than a traditional classroom, a new kind of learning was unfolding
“May be you are searching in the branches, for what appears only in the roots” ~ Rumi The most instinctual of all chakras, the root chakra or Muladhara is your survival center. It is the foundation of our existence, power house, keeper of past memories and the controller of life force. Your fight-or-flight response is
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When you want a feel-good, low-impact workout that also makes you work up a sweat in minimal time, there’s one answer: power yoga. Unlike your traditional calming flow, it’s basically a high-intensity form of yoga that focuses on cardio and strength-building. Hello, full-body burn. Maybe a 45-minute class is fine for a typical class, but
The best cardio workouts to lose weight fast are those that significantly increase your heart rate and blood circulation. In this article we’ve picked the best of the best. Cardio exercises are the basic exercises that we do in our everyday life routines to keep our bodies in shape. They are also performed to avoid
In considering what type of yoga is best for me, we need to consider the types of yoga practice that are directed at creating the highest level of energy, vitality and freedom. The only way to do this is to work with yourself, not against yourself. Whether we are doing a 90-minute class of Power
The new yoga studio is the yoga studio owned by a corporation. Now I get it, even a mom-and-pop yoga studio might be an LLC for tax and or liability purposes, so when I say corporation, I’m talking about a corporate studio or chain of studios whose owner is most likely not running the show,