Yoga wheels are marketed to offer instant back pain relief, improve posture, bring versatility into your stretch routine and help build core strength. If you’re left wondering how a wobbly plastic circle can be better than long-lasting yoga straps, yoga blocks and relaxing bolsters, you’re in the right place. Here I explore this new yoga trend, what benefits it brings into your yoga practice, whether yoga wheels are safe and what are the best offers on the market at the moment.
It’s 31st of December around midnight, and I’m standing on the tropical island beach in the Gulf of Thailand making a wish for the coming 2019 to be at least as awesome as the passing year. After having stayed in Thailand slightly more than a month, I can’t stop sending thanks to the destiny for being able to experience the island life. But living in a paradise comes at a price. Not a high one, as it turned out.
Yoga and Pilates are incredibly popular and are considered largely similar by the many. Both are advertised to promote better strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. But how come the ancient 5000-years old (or more) practice of yoga and the Pilates method developed by the Westerner Joseph Pilates in the 1920s are still often confused? Here I explore what makes yoga and Pilates so similar and what are the key differences between the two to help you make the informed choice for your new lifestyle change.
Developed and introduced into the yoga practice by B.K.S. Iyengar, bolsters along with other yoga props were used to make yoga accessible to everyone including people with injuries, older practitioners and those with less flexibility. From helping yogis reach the proper posture and form, ease breathing and release tension, a yoga bolster now is a versatile yoga accessory that can be used in a variety of ways. And thanks to diversity in designs, a yoga bolster can even decorate your couch when not used as intended.
According to studies, drinking red wine is good for your health. Moderate consumption of red wine, especially during meals, (one-two glasses a day, not more!) with its high content of antioxidants (polyphenols and melatonin) has beneficial effects on almost the entire human body and reduces the risk of many diseases.
When I think about what a geisha does for a living, what comes to my mind is a Japanese equivalent of an esteemed performer who is talented in multiple arts, is extremely expensive to hire and, occasionally, might have a patron.
Feeling too lazy or tired to get on your yoga mat? We’ve prepared a list of the best Insta-yogis that will give you the boost you need to get up and nail that yoga pose you’ve been working towards for so long.
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As 2018 comes to a close, let’s celebrate another year of reading. Here goes my take on the best non-fiction of 2018.
The number of yoga styles nowadays is mind-boggling and can confuse even experienced yogis, let alone beginners. Here you’ll find the breakdown of the major types of yoga, what to expect when attending the class, what benefits you will gain and video tutorials for each style so that you could practice yoga at home or wherever you go.
Practicing yoga under the guidance of the professional is always the best option. But let’s face it, our hectic daily lives sometimes do not give us a chance to make it to the yoga studio, creating tons of obstacles on our way. We have created a list of the best Youtube channels containing free yoga workouts from certified yoga instructors so that you could get a one-to-one studio experience from the comfort of your home.