Why Yoga Is a Powerful Tool for Weight Loss

If you’re looking for the maximum calorie burn, high-intensity aerobics is the go-to fitness activity. A vigorous one-hour swim will burn around 700 calories for the average 160-pound person. And going on an hour-long fast-paced run can burn a whopping 850 calories or more. Compare that with a typical Hatha yoga class and you will likely burn around 180 calories. Even a fast-moving, heated power yoga class will burn just under 300 calories for that Read More

How to Avoid Those Embarrassing Moments on Your Yoga Mat

I barely survived my last yoga class. The burly guy right behind me tumbled out of handstand and narrowly missed landing on me, his flailing feet grazing the back of my head. Thankfully, neither of us were seriously injured, and the guy left with nothing more than a bruised ego. Don’t overestimate your abilities. The combination of crowded classes and overconfident students can make inversions a risky proposition. A single out-of-control student can cause a domino Read More

Why Yin Yoga Is a Must for Type A Yogis

People are naturally drawn toward what they like and enjoy, so it’s no surprise that high-energy, hard-driving yogis tend to do strenuous, faster-paced Ashtanga-style yoga classes – often in a heated room, so they can warm up quicker, sweat more and get their heart pumping faster. By applying the ancient Chinese principle of yin and yang to your practice, you can find more balance and harmony on and off your mat. If you’re used to Read More

Why We Keep Failing at New Year’s Resolutions

  Very few people take New Year’s resolutions seriously. According to a recent study, only 8 to 12% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them, and less than half of us bother to make them at all. The beginning of a new year is the ideal time to make changes in our lives because we naturally pause, look back at the past year and take in a big-picture view of where we Read More