Sunday, 25 September 2011

Camel Pose

This pose stretches the front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins. This pose can also help with strengthening the back and improving posture. 

Monday, 22 August 2011

Mega Yoga Flash Mob Planned

Wed August 24 between 6 and 7 Storm Yoga is hosting a massive yoga flash mob at NYC Grand Central Station.

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Yoga Flash Mob NYC

Friday, 19 August 2011

10 Tips To Yoga Success At Home

1) The best time to do yoga is in the morning before breakfast, when your stomach is empty.

2) Empty your bowls before you start.

3) Have a space that is cleared of all furniture that could cause injury. A pace that is clean, clear of clutter and well ventilated is best.

4) Wear comfortable cloths.

5) Get the gear. Sticky yoga mats can be found in any style for any budget. Yoga belts and blocks to assist in poses are also extremely useful.

6) Always warm up, start with a variety of beginner poses to wake up the muscles and get the blood flowing.

7) Remember to breath deep and always through the nose.

8) Take relaxation breaks. This will allow you to practice longer and give you more strength for your poses

9) Don't push hard. Forcing a pose or stretching to far can lead to injury. The key to success in all posses is to be relaxed, but still engaged.

10) Avoid overeating before practice and drink lots of water. Yoga is also greatly enhanced by a healthy and  balanced diet.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose/Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana

The pose stretches the spine, shoulders, glutes, and hamstrings, as well as openning the back and hips. It can help with high blood pressure, mild backache, anxiety, fatigue, headache, stress and insomnia.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Incredible yoga girl

This is a video of an extremely talented young girl doing yoga. It is 10 min long but you only have to watch a little bit to be amazed.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Extended Triangle Pose/Utthita Trikonasana

Extended triangle pose stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles as well as the hips groins, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, chest and spine. It also improves digestion and relieves back pain, neck pain and stress. This pose also helps manage the effects of osteoporosis, flat foot, menopause and pregnancy.   

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Paddle Board Yoga

I know some of you might think that this is a completely crazy idea, but paddle board yoga is a rising trend among coastal resorts. It literary consist of what the name says, doing yoga on a paddle board. The lack of stability of doing yoga on a paddle board gives you a core workout comparable to what you would get at the gym. It turns out that paddle boards function very well as non slip yoga mats and the extra strength that is needed to keep balance will improve your yoga routine faster then the traditional way. This is something anyone can try, the trick is finding the sweet spot on the board. Start on trying simple things, even just standing comfortably, then try shifting your weight around and progress from there. Anyone who has tried skateboarding/snowboarding or windsurfing/surfing before, this could come naturally to you. So if any of you are up at the cottage this summer and have an old paddle board kicking around, give it a try!