After you use your yoga mat enough, it can start producing some pretty funky smells. You just know that if it's making those kinds of odors, it must be packed with tons of different kinds of bacteria. At the same time, while you may be keen to get it clean, the last thing you want to do is destroy it in the process. While it may take longer for your mat to get smelly if you're doing hatha yoga as…
Yoga and Tai Chi are both practices that had been increasing in popularity among seniors but that are now also taking off explosively within the Millennial generation. That said, while they have a great deal in common, they are far from being the same. How do you know which one is right for you or if you could benefit from doing both? Both yoga and Tai Chi are practices that use coordination of the muscles, skeleton, cardiovascular system and breathing…
It's easy to just want to say "you're wrong" when people tell you that yoga doesn't give your body a great workout. However, that really doesn't share very much information. It certainly isn't enough to inform someone who thinks they're right. Instead of getting your back up when someone tells you your favorite workout isn't a workout at all, consider using one of the following great responses. • Ask if they've ever tried a great session – A half hour…

What Does Daily Yoga Do For You?

Written by : CCF 06 January 2018
If you're wondering whether or not you should start practicing yoga on a regular basis, then knowing exactly what it can do for you might help you to make your decision. Many people enjoy doing yoga every single day for a broad range of different types of benefits to both their mental health and their physical wellness. The following are some fantastic things that yoga can do for you. This can help you to know why it can play such…

Your Own Personal Mexican Villa Fitness Retreat

Written by : CCF 21 October 2017
If you're looking for a way to enjoy the perfect rejuvenating vacation, consider renting your own personal Mexican villa to use as a kind of fitness retreat. Even if you've never done anything like this before, you are certain to be pleasantly surprised with the difference it can make to your relaxation and overall feeling of wellbeing. After all, choosing the right vacation rentals in Mexico and combining that with the peaceful fulfillment of doing yoga by the seaside can…

Want More From Your Yoga? Step Outside!

Written by : CCF 22 September 2017
You’re really into yoga and you know it’s doing great things for you, but is there more to it that you simply haven’t tried yet? Can you get more out of it than you already are? Possibly, if you’ve only ever done yoga indoors. Instead of looking for new tools and equipment, one of the best things you can do to enhance your yoga doesn’t cost anything and doesn’t require any storage. You simply need to step outside and try…

Weighted Yoga Poses Just About Anyone Will Love

Written by : CCF 09 September 2017
When you're looking to give your yoga routine something a little bit different without taking away from the experience, the addition of weights can go a long way. The key is to select the right new poses because the last thing you want to do is dread having to do what would otherwise be a highly enjoyable yoga workout. There are some fantastic weighted yoga poses just waiting for you to discover. They're perfect for moving your entire body and…
If you're already doing yoga, then you know how great it can make you feel. It has an impact on your overall health, balance, flexibility, pain tolerance and many other physical factors. It helps to support your mental and emotional health while staving off stress, anxiety and depression. But new research published in the Frontiers of Immunology journal shows that it affects you right down to your cells and even at a molecular level. This highly measurable impact makes it…
Bloating is a terrible feeling but nearly all of us experience it every now and again. It could be caused by any number of things, including overeating, eating the wrong combination of foods, drinking alcohol, hormones, smoking, certain health conditions or other issues. That said, as uncomfortable as bloating may be, it's nothing that the right yoga moves can't handle. By practicing the right poses as a part of your yoga routine, you may be able to have a considerable…
Do you know if your balance is good or not? It is something the majority of us take for granted. Unless you lose your balance, the majority of us don’t tend to think about it at all. In fact, the only time we consciously think about it is likely when we are watching some sort of death-defying circus stunt. However, maintaining good balance is a more important activity than you might think. This becomes increasingly clear as we age. That…

Use Yoga to Reduce Stress and Discover Your Calm

Written by : CCF 22 September 2016
Yoga to reduce stress has become a very common practice. For those who have yet to try it, it's not uncommon to wonder whether or not it might be right for you. Will it really help you to be fit and healthy? Could it possibly help you to cope with stress? Before you can decide if yoga to reduce stress is right for you, it's a good idea to speak with your doctor. That way, you'll know if you can…

Is Everything You Think About Yoga a Myth?

Written by : CCF 23 October 2015
When it comes to what most people know about yoga, the odds are that there is as much myth as there is truth mixed in with the information. Despite the fact that the practice has become very popular, there are still a surprising number of people who think that it involves tying yourself into pretzel-like knots while standing on your head. It's a good idea to learn the truth of the matter before you get started, or in case a…

How to Use Yoga for Pain Relief

Written by : CCF 25 September 2015
Yoga is great for reducing stress, boosting balance and flexibility and even for weight loss, but what many people don't realize is that it comes with a range of additional potential benefits, as well. For instance, there are certain yoga poses that have been found to be great for helping in pain reduction.  Naturally, all pain can't simply be eliminated through certain movements, but as a part of a healthful diet and proper care of the body, regular use of…

Top Benefits to Regularly Practicing Yoga

Written by : CCF 07 August 2015
Although yoga has been practiced for hundreds of years, it is only over the last few decades that it has started to have any kind of relevance in the Western world. That said, now that it is here, it is truly taking off. The reason is that what was once considered to be a weird behavior of trying to tie yourself into pretzel-like knots has actually shown itself to be a gentle, relaxing practice that eases the body and mind…
Pilates is a wonderful way to tone your body at a level that is available to just about anyone, as it is always possible to make it more or less challenging, depending on your fitness level. Unlike many of the more “traditional” moves, such as squats, which can be too difficult for some people or that can be too hard on the joints of others, Pilates can offer options that will be achievable and that will still bring on some…