Tag: Relaxation

Mala Beads, Yoga, and Meditation

Mala beads are a mysterious part of yoga culture. They were first created in India over 3,000 years ago and have roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and yoga. Available in a wide range of colors and materials, they are worn to help the user keep count during mantra meditations and prayer, as well as for beauty. If you’ve considered mala beads... Read More

Yogathon Charitable Event, November 8, 2014

We often get a lot of interesting emails here at Yoga for Men, but this is one we thought we’d like to share with you…Chris Eder is a great friend of Yoga for Men and he runs (and makes them as well) the website Mala for Vets. Chris recently gave a talk on Yoga and PTSD and the video... Read More

Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain’s Default Mode with Meditation

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. Harris, an ABC News correspondent, was turned on to mediation after a live,... Read More

TOUCH…and Healing on Many Levels (let’s get personal, real and deep)

Yoga practice of asanas, cuddling, affection, physical attention, sensuality, sexuality and emotionality – mentality – spirituality are all tied in to touch on many levels. It always surprises me and never surprises me when, as a massage therapist and with over 20 years of experience, I learn of people not ever having had a session or even liking to be... Read More

Yoga: It’s an Inside Job

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

Like a Baby…Proper Breathing in Yoga

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

Simple Restorative Yoga Wall/Floor Series

Restorative Yoga is something that I’ve become a huge fan of over the last year. I find that it’s a terrific complement to the more powerful vinyasa practices that I do. Often in fact, I take breaks from doing any vinyasa flows and just stick with Restorative for a week or two depending on how I’m feeling and what else... Read More

5 Ways to Engage More Fully With Happiness

Happiness is not some “magical” place at which we arrive, and lasting Happiness can be difficult to obtain…without hard work that is. That’s not what you wanted to hear is it? The truth is, happiness is a discipline, a practice and a persistence in challenging yourself and your belief systems. Happiness depends upon remaining open to different viewpoints and taking... Read More

Simple Meditation for Balancing the Chakras

Meditation is one of the best things we can do for our body, mind, and spirit. Especially when it comes to achieving balance in one or all of the chakra centers, the art of meditating and visualizing is our greatest ally and tool. There are many methods for balancing and opening the energy centers. This meditation is aimed at moving... Read More