Hatha Yoga

Adobe Spark – Mobile Applications

For this class, one of our projects was taking information based on our blogs and transforming it into mobile posts. For this assignment, I used Adobe Mobile Applications: Adobe Spark Video, Adobe Spark Page, and Adobe Spark Post. For part 1-Adobe Spark Video-I created a short 10 page/plate video on the benefits of yoga. I used music for the background and included a voiceover for most of the pages. For the second part-Adobe Spark Page-I created a 5 rolling page project on yoga. I inserted free pictures and used their themes. For the third part-Adobe Spark Post-I created a single picture social media graphic for “Say Yes to Yoga.” I used their free pictures a various themes. Below are these three assignments.  Continue reading “Adobe Spark – Mobile Applications”

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Lifestyle

Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated

Working out can sometimes be hard to start. On cold winter days filled with school, work, and exhaustion, it may seem like the least bit important to go to the gym. Everyone sometimes feels not as motivated at some points-which is completely normal! But the importance is to not let the constant laziness turn into a habit, and let that habit turn into a lifestyle. So, I have gathered together different methods that are realistic and sustainable to keep yourself motivated to workout. Continue reading “Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated”

Hatha Yoga

Partner Yoga

Yoga can sometimes seem intimidating to start on your own. But, if you feel this way, you do not have to be alone! In fact, there are many yoga poses that need two people. So, grab your friend, and try some yoga poses together! An interesting fact is that yoga actually translates to “union” in Sanskrit. Yoga definitely helps to unite two people and two souls together. It is also a great way to develop a stronger and more intimate relationship, whether it be your partner, friend, or family member. Yoga together takes trust, concentration, and teamwork. It also is very fun and often leads to laughing! Here are a few poses to try together! Continue reading “Partner Yoga”

Meditation

Healing Breath – Pranayama

Breath is vital to human life. But, the way we breath and the quality of that breath is necessary for an extraordinary life. People often do not give notice to their breathing unless told to. In yoga, breathing is very concentrated on. Good breathing is what contributes to better and deeper stretches. Effective breathing also better relaxes the mind, and allows the body to relieve tension and stress. Continue reading “Healing Breath – Pranayama”

Seasonal Yoga

Top Christmas Gifts for Yogis

As the Holidays are soon approaching, it can seem overwhelming to find the perfect gifts for all the loved ones in your life. There are an endless amount of videos and lists of gift ideas for family and friends, but rarely one for the yoga fanatics in your life. So, if you have a friend that loves yoga (or maybe you!), here are some great gifts to give. Continue reading “Top Christmas Gifts for Yogis”

Lifestyle

Yoga for Pregnant Women

During pregnancy, it is so important and beneficial for the new mother to stay active and healthy. Practicing yoga is also great preparation for a healthy delivery and recovery. One important benefit of yoga for pregnant women is focussing on the breath. Breathing is something we naturally do, but rarely think about. But in yoga, practicing deep and full breathing is so effective. Breathing relaxes the body and can help the mind stay peaceful during pain and tension in the body. Yogic breathing is deep breathing that is centered from the diaphragm, which brings more oxygen into the body. Continue reading “Yoga for Pregnant Women”

Lifestyle

Dare to Detox

In the winter months, you may begin to feel dull, drained, and negatively impacted by the cold, dark weather. However, there are certain foods and yoga exercises that detox your body. A “detox” is “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.” (dictionary.com) Detoxing is a way to revitalize your body from the inside-out. Detoxing is a great way to cleanse from unhealthy diet habits. It also is a great way to kick off your healthy yogi journey. Here are a few foods and yoga practices that are great detoxes! According to doctoroz.com, these are the important parts of your body that are main centers that should remain cleaned out. And, here are the foods that pair well with these body parts. Continue reading “Dare to Detox”