This week on “Off the Mat” we answer a question from a friend about what kind of yoga is good from someone suffering from PTSD. The answer is a little different than you might think because this person is wheelchair-bound. New episodes air each Monday at 10am on Facebook.com/YogaforMen and Youtube.com/YogaforMen. #YogaforMen
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Imagine this: you are looking deep into the eyes of someone you love. You are so connected to her that you are breathing in sync. You clasp her hands, lean in slowly as she leans back and away from you, pulling you forward, releasing your hamstrings and adductor muscles.
If that wasn’t where you expected the story to go, you... Read More
If you’re a beginner in yoga, you may have heard that breath is foundational to your practice. Maybe you’ve already put together that yogis call breathing exercises pranayamas. Pranayamas are used to settle the mind, relieve stress, and improve mental clarity — they have also been shown to have a positive impact on overall health.Following is an ... Read More
Join Rudy Mettia in his Bulgarian Ashram on a sweet vinyasa yoga flow that will stretch and strengthen your entire body. This is a great class for beginners or if you are coming back to your yoga practice after a long hiatus. Check in at Udaya.com for more great yoga classes.
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Dan Harris explains the neuroscience behind meditation, but reminds us that the ancient practice isn’t magic and likely won’t send one floating into the cosmic ooze. He predicts that the exercise will soon become regularly scheduled maintenance, as commonplace as brushing your teeth or eating your veggies.
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By my own admission, I’m certainly not the most amazing yogi in the world, and my better days of physicality are most likely behind me in a lot of ways, but I think that it’s important in times of moderate self-doubt to take pause and ask myself why do I do this. Why do I practice yoga? If I’m not... Read More
Answer: It’s an inside job.
Question: What is Sex?
If I read one more article that dumbs down the benefits of a yoga practice for guys to meeting someone to date or hook up with, I’m going to puke. Peep this…a yoga practice cleans out the clutter in your life—physical, emotional and mental. The benefits to your sex life are... Read More
I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard the expression “Control your breath, control your life” or some variation of that. I can’t count that any more than I can count the number of times I’ve overheard a teacher reminding students to breathe during a Yoga practice – I’m guilty of that as well.
Teacher Training provided a basic... Read More