As one of the oldest languages in the world, Sanskrit can sound confusing to Western ears. It is a ceremonial language that is not commonly spoken, but found in ancient texts. Considered as a sacred language to those of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain faiths, many ancient religious and poetic texts demonstrate this language’s unique beauty. Yoga teachers learn and often teach students postures using the traditional Sanskrit names. Let’s demystify yoga and look at 10 Sanskrit words you’ll likely hear in class.
Ever experienced a feeling of mild to moderate euphoria after completing a yoga class? That isn’t just a sense of accomplishment for making it through: that feeling is your body’s physiological response to your yoga practice.
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” -Rumi Discovering the right yoga class can be a frustrating experience for many students, whether they’re new to yoga, new to an...
“It’s best to have your tools with you. If you don’t, you’re apt to find something you didn’t expect and get discouraged.” ~Stephen King
Resolutions aren’t just for New Years—they can be useful all year round! Whether you’re just beginning your yoga practice or celebrating its 10th year, periodically reviewing your goals or milestones and setting new ones exists as a beneficial approach to your yoga practice. Taking the time to evaluate your current level and consider how to improve will never be a waste of time. Remember: the best investments are those that you make in yourself. Not sure where to start? No problem! Here are 10 great yoga resolutions for every student:
No doubt exists that yoga can benefit individuals living with mild to moderate anxiety. While a home practice can help, practicing with an experienced, certified instructor ensures that a student learns to master the correct alignment and breathing techniques for each posture.
A diverse array of professional athletes hail yoga’s ability to increase their overall performance while reducing their risk of sports related injuries. And while exercise fads come and go, yoga’s centuries old exercises have earned it a seat at the table.
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