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…
When you are trying your best to get to your yoga classes and to hang in there throughout each of the various poses, it can really feel as though your confidence is taking a hit when your instructor decides to correct your form or alignment. The thing is, yoga isn’t something that is easy to do and most people don’t just pop their bodies into the right positions without the right guidance and practice. There is no reason to be…

Yoga Equipment for Beginners

Written by : CCF 12 May 2014
Yoga is a type of exercise that concentrates on aligning the body and the mind while it brings them together. While it is possible to practice yoga without using any type of equipment, there are a number of different objects and items that can help to make the practice easier, to make sure that you’re doing it properly, and to help to provide you with greater challenges as you improve your skills. There are many different forms of yoga. Practicing…