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.
Men no longer view yoga through the prism of stereotypes and are becoming increasingly involved in the practice. And just as yoga is not only for women, so are the yoga pants. Find out why your regular sweatpants are not good enough for yoga and check our list of the best yoga pants and leggings for men.
The number of yoga pants and leggings available online can be mind-boggling. Even if you know all the nuts and bolts of the best fabric composition and useful features, it might be difficult to make the right buying decision. Luckily, we have done the hardest part for you. Based on the hours of research, thousands of reviews, and personal experience of wearing some brands, we have shortlisted the best yoga pants and leggings for women. Check them out and pick your pair!