The Chair Pose

The chair pose is popularly termed as utkatasana in Sanskrit. This yogic posture is an excellent one to tone the lower part of your body. It works to strengthen your body muscles, including your arm as well as leg muscles. It strengthens your thighs, ankles, calves as well as your spine to the core. It also helps to stimulate your heart and diaphragm. It might be a little difficult in the beginning to balance your body but with time and practice, you will perfect it.

How to Perform the Pose

Step 1 – Start by standing in tadasana. While gradually inhaling, raise your arms at 90 degrees to the ground. Keep both your arms side by side while facing toward the inside or you might as well keep your palms joined.

Step 2 – While gradually exhaling bend your knees and try to keep your thighs parallel to the ground as much as possible. Your knees would lean outward over your feet and your torso will bend in the front over your upper leg until your torso forms a 90-degree angle with the top of your thigh. Ensure your inner thighs parallel to one another and gradually press the thigh bone downwards towards your heel.

Step 3 – While performing this posture firmly press the shoulder blades firmly against your back. For keeping your lower back straight take the tailbone down toward the ground as well as inward toward the pubis.

Step 4 – Stay in this pose for 30 seconds to around one minute. While coming out of the pose, make your knees straight with inhalation and strongly lift through your arms. Now, while exhaling release the arms to the sides and get back to tadasana. Repeat the steps and practice the pose for a few times. You can also increase the duration of the pose with time.


  • Extremely essential for the lower part of your body as it strengthens the spine, thighs, ankle as well as the calves.
  • It stretches your chest and shoulders.
  • It helps to reduce flat feet.
  • It helps in stimulating the heart, abdominal organs as well as diaphragm.

Mistakes and Contradictions

If you have a low blood pressure problem then avoid practicing the pose. Also, do not practice the pose if you are suffering from insomnia or a headache.

How to Perform the Pose Perfectly

In order to perform it with perfection get through with all the various steps. To help yourself longer in the pose, practice it close to a wall.

  1. Stand close to the wall with your back facing the wall.
  2. Keep your back a slight distance away from the wall.
  3. Adjust your standing position relative to the supporting wall so that when you bend and get into the position, your tailbone slightly touches the wall and gets its support.

Additionally, in order to rectify any of the errors, it is recommended that you practice the pose under the guidance of a professional yogic expert. This will help you master the pose with time.


The Origins of Reiki

I am a firm believer in the power of yoga and what it can do to heal a person inside and out. When I had difficulties with a sore back, it was yoga that eased the pain. When I felt overwhelmed and stressed, it was yoga that pulled me back from the brink. Yoga offers solutions to problems I may not even be aware that I am experiencing.

If you ask a person what yoga is, even the least-experienced person could describe to you a little of what it is. If you ask a person what Reiki is, (pronounced Reichi) you may find that there are a lot, not unlike myself a few years ago, who have not heard of it. Today, it is a therapy that is used to treat physical, emotional and mental diseases.

The Origin of Reiki

This is an alternative medicine that was developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist named Mikao Usui. To many it is simply a form of energy healing. Usui journeyed on a personal pilgrimage because he wanted to discover how Jesus was able to heal with only his hands. He meditated at the top of a mountain for 21 days, and through this mediation, he received the knowledge of the healing art. The universe is an all-encompassing form of energy. If we surrender ourselves to this energy, we can use it to heal parts of ourselves.

Reiki has a direct manipulation on the energy of the universe; we can use this energy to alter the energy of a person, an atmosphere, or even a situation. Consider the practice of acupuncture, which has been used for centuries, as a form of mind-body energy manipulation. When our mind feels better, so too does our body. Reiki works in a similar manner. By positively altering the mind, we can alter the energy of the body and spirit.


Intention is a large part of what Reiki is all about. You must be specific with the intentions that you speak. It is imperative that the person who practices Reiki doesn’t error with a spoken intention, and so the words must be chosen very carefully. We must take into account that while there is positive energy in the universe, there is also negative energy. We must be careful to call upon the positive energy or that which is in our best interest.


It is important that the person receives the energy and accept it. It cannot be forced upon an individual. For a person who is curious about this healing practice, you must have an open mind and be willing to believe in the power of the universe. Acceptance that there is a higher power that guides the flow of Reiki energy is imperative to receive the pure energy that gives the practice its power.

Healing Energy

Reiki is used to provide a healing energy to an individual and to help clear a variety of physical and mental issues. It requires the practitioner to direct energy into the individual who needs some healing energy within. Essentially, the practitioner will place his or her hands on the area that needs treatment. He or she will then call upon the energy, in some cases, use a symbol to call upon the Reiki masters and allow the energy to flow throughout the chakras in the body.

If you already believe in the power of yoga and what it can do for you, then maybe you would like to give Reiki a try. There is no denying that the universe is vast and mysterious and has an abundant form of energy. As we live within it, even one small part of it, we too contain energy within us and all around us. Being able to harness it just means allowing ourselves to be open and receive its energy. Open yourself up to a new experience and see what it can do for you.


How to Fly a Pigeon

Flying pigeon, also known as Eka Pada Galvasana, is an advanced Yoga pose and one of the most visually elegant and mindfully courageous postures in the practice. It requires fully open hips, core and arm strength, balance and a great amount of willpower.

The practice of Yoga allows one to overcome the limitations that they have unconsciously set inside their minds. Seeing a Flying Pigeon Pose from an experienced Yoga teacher may seem easy, but this pose is a combination of awareness, both of the body and mind, and patience.

Be Free! Fly High!

Eka Padda Galvasana strengthens the arms, wrists, and shoulders. It also tones abdominal muscles and improves core strength. Flying Pigeon Pose also increases hip’s range of motion, improves balance and kick metabolism up.

Flying Pigeon may seem intimidating, and if practiced without proper approach, frustration will surely slow your progress. Remember that all the barriers that could stop your growth solely exist inside your head. Set your intention with a good heart and an open mind, surely anything will be reachable. Here are some Yoga poses that will effectively help familiarize your body with the technique while strengthening the muscles that will be directly activated during the pose. Also make sure to wear comfortable leggings while doing this pose.

Reclining Thread-the-Needle/ Supta Kapotasana. Flying Pigeon requires deep hip opening and this pose is the best way to warm up the hips before the full posture.


  1. Start by lying on your back, then extend both legs up.
  2. Flex your feet to protect your knees from any injury.
  3. Bend your right knee and place your right ankle on your left knee, externally rotating your hip.
  4. Then draw your left knee closer to your chest by bending it and interlacing your fingers behind your left thigh.
  5. Place a yoga strap behind your left thigh if your left knee can’t bend deeper.
  6. Make sure that your shoulders are not caving in.
  7. Hold this pose for 3-5 breaths and do the same technique on the other leg.

Crow Pose/ Bakasana. This arm balance is the basic foundation of all other arm balances. Mastering this basic asana will open the door to more advanced postures. This strengthens the arms, wrists, shoulders, and core. It also helps muscle memory remember your balance point.


  1. Start in seated squat position with your hands in prayer.
  2. Place them on the ground, round your back and take a deep breath in.
  3. Exhale as you slide your hands closer to your torso and lift your hips up.
  4. Take one foot off the floor, then the other.
  5. Push away from the ground to activate shoulders and your core.
  6. Hold this arm balance for 3-5 deep breaths and slowly bring your feet back to the ground to release.

Full Posture: Flying Pigeon/ Eka Pada Galvasana. The full posture is basically a combination of the first two preparatory poses. It strengthens the arms, wrists, shoulders, and core. This pose also increases hip mobility and balance.


  1. Begin by standing in Tadasana or Mountain Pose.
  2. Then place your left ankle above your right knee while keeping your hands in prayer.
  3. Breathe in and then exhale while you send your hips back to a One-Legged Chair Pose.
  4. You could also sit all the way down and rest on your right foot.
  5. Plant your hands on the ground and hook your left ankle to your right triceps while your right knee rests on your right elbow.
  6. Slowly shift your weight forward and lift your right foot off the ground.
  7. Extend your right leg up and behind while you balance with awareness.
  8. Hold this posture for 3-5 breaths and do the same technique on the other leg.

To avoid hurting yourself, do not rush into full posture. Always listen to your body and do not force any movement. Avoid doing arm balances if you are suffering from any wrist or shoulder injury. Be patient with yourself and always approach challenging paths with faith and composure. And most importantly, have fun!


Types of Yoga: Ashtanga, Mantra, Bikram, and More

There are many types of yoga and it can be confusing to figure out which version you should follow. Well, having a brief but concise background knowledge about the famous types of yoga can be beneficial for you to come up with the best and most suitable version or “school” of yoga for you.

Ashtang Yoga

Also known as “astanga”, Ashtang Yoga was established by Sri K. Patabhi Jois. In an overall sense, Ashtang method includes tough physical demand as it requires progressive, synchronized breathing with frequent yet systematic changes in postures and positions. The result? A very powerful heat combined with sweat that is believed to be toxins that come from muscle and internal organ detoxification. During and after this method, users report that they have more stamina, a stronger body and a better blood circulation. But, hold your horses. If you are a beginner in yoga, it may not be suitable for you since it is described by many as an “athletic” type.

Mantra Yoga

Mantra is defined as a word that is sacred and is believed to uplift the physical, mental, and spiritual levels of a person. In mantra yoga, mantras are chanted in the belief that doing so causes the formation of positive vibrations, which then bring the person closer to the power of divinity inside of him. It aims to unite the body, mind, and the spirit through repeating mantras throughout the exercise program. This type, therefore, mainly utilizes meditation through chanting of mantras.

Bikram Yoga

From the improvement of muscular strength to a significant weight loss, Bikram yoga is a comprehensive fitness workout that aims to enhance the muscular system as well as the cardiovascular system. Founded by Bikram Choudhury, this system makes use of the 95-104-degree temperature, an intense heated environment for a faster and more efficient way of body detoxification.

Hatha Yoga

One of the most basic forms of yoga, Hatha yoga includes performing foundational yoga poses and styles. Regulated breathing or “pranayama” is accompanied by postures or “asanas,” as well as meditation or “Dharana & Dhyana,” It is a basic but complete system that delivers the user to the brink of self-actualization.

Iyengar Yoga

About 60 years ago, B.K.S. Iyengar, a well-acclaimed yoga master created the Iyengar yoga. This type improves the flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance of the person by way of yoga poses and synchronized breathing patterns. It is also known as a slow-paced version which is suitable for elderly, disabled and/or sick people.

Kundalini Yoga

One of the traditional types, Kundalini, makes use of a combination of chanting, synchronized breathing, and meditation to awaken the energy that is believed to come from the base of the spine. The aim of this method is to draw the energy towards the upper part of the body.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga includes the synchronization of breathing and movement in a fast-paced manner of execution. Unlike other types of yoga, breathing is more emphasized in Vinyasa yoga. Another notable feature of this type of yoga is the achievement of a balanced movement through a counter pose.


Introducing Social Media to Your Yoga Practice—Pros and Cons

The world around us is constantly growing and living in an ever-changing environment requires adaptability. Embracing change and letting go of stubborn routines is essential to yoga philosophy, and it is beneficial to your mind, body, and spirit.

One of the most pervasive forces affecting our lives, is the eruption of technological advancement. Technology can provide wonderful benefits and joys to our lives, but it can also disrupt certain harmonies. Social media, for example, can provide a plethora of benefits if used correctly. However, it can also provide potential harms to your yoga practice. Read on to discover how Instagram, Facebook, and meditation apps can harbor both pros and cons when integrated into your yoga practice.

Following Yoga Aficionados on YouTube and Instagram

Pro: Can provide visual instruction of how to properly execute poses as well as provide inspiration to set goals.

Con: Can stimulate self-doubt and envy.

Are you following people who provide inspiration to your practice? Or is this fostering self-doubt and loathing? Watching talented individuals execute advanced flow sequences and hold poses for impressive bouts of time can be entertaining to watch and informational. If your reaction to seeing these videos is genuine awe, then social media can be a convenient channel to better understand, study, and interact with the depth of yoga. However, if you begin to compare yourself with those you follow online, watching yoga videos can quickly become a feeling of envy for another person’s abilities, or self-loathing concerning your own limitations. This is, of course, unhealthy and can undermine the true nature of yogic philosophy.

Discovering New Yoga Products Online

Pro: Convenient way to find apparel and/or props that can better assist you in your practice.

Con: Can fall subject to marketing that influences you to be a compulsive consumer.

Finding out about the latest yoga apparel online can be of interest to individuals who may not otherwise seek out a product they need. Also, it can often lead you to coupons and discounts for particular products that are not available at retail stores. However, it is important to ask yourself how social media is influencing your consumer decisions. If you feel irrationally pressured to buy a particular product or if you develop an obsessive need for a product rather than a desire, then it might be time to stop scrolling and focus back on the goals of your practice.

Meditation Apps

Pro: Can provide a daily source for meditation.

Con: Can become a chore itself and distract from meditation.

Daily meditation apps can be a fantastic go-to source for focusing mediation. The danger appears when the app begins to feel like another chore you need to squeeze into your day, rather than a positive suggestion for meditation. If the app feels like a chore, it has the possibility of creating a negative association with meditation itself, which can hinder your personal yoga development.

When approached with mindfulness, social media can be a beneficial tool to assist in the growth of your yoga journey.


Finding The Right Yoga Studio

Getting the Best Yoga Studio

The most important thing when joining yoga classes is your comfort. The connection that you get from your environment is an important factor if yoga is to be of benefit to you. There are many yoga studios that you can choose from but what are the main factors that you should consider for your own benefit? Ensure that you consider the most important features.

Visit the Yoga Studio Personally

People are different and what someone may have liked about a certain studio may not be appealing to you. You may realize that a studio is better than what you thought, the teachers are more dedicated than the reviews indicated and the studio is strategically located. When you are there personally, you will be able to make a more informed decision. You should not visit only one studio. It is advisable you visit a few of them for more options.

Get Referrals and Research Online

Referrals are a great source of information. You probably know someone who practices or has practiced yoga before. It could be your workmates, a friend or a relative. Ask them if they can refer you to a good studio. Another way you can find a good studio is through the Internet. If you would like to learn more about yoga studios or any information about yoga, the internet is a great source for all your needs.

Why do You Want to Practice Yoga?

Why do you want to practice yoga? Ask yourself this question. There are many reasons people practice yoga. Some take pre-natal yoga while others engage in therapeutic yoga. When you are aware of your goals and what keeps you motivated, you will find the most appropriate yoga studio. One of the things that you should know is that you need to join the most appropriate yoga classes and for the right reasons. If you have no idea what your goals are or what motivates you, consult an expert or join classes for beginners. 

Make a List of the Studios and Shortlist Them

If there are some specific features that you need in a yoga studio and you happen to find some with them, make a list of these studios. If you are confused about which one to pick, you should consider all the other features that make each standout. Check the availability, the prices, the type of classes they offer, how accessible they are and their record. You will narrow down on the most suitable.

You can find the yoga studio that you most desire when you carry out thorough research. Checking out the classes offered, how affordable the rates are, the location and asking the right people can assist you with this. Visiting the studio personally and doing a proper background check will help you settle for the most appropriate. You should not settle for less as your comfort matters most.


Stay In Shape And Flaunt It!

For the both mind and body, yoga is done by men and women. Now-a-days, lots of celebrities can be found who has been practicing yoga for years. Through practice, they have managed to stand on their hands or perform human pretzel. However, more forms and postures can be found in yoga than mere splitting of legs. Techniques are important to avoid the chances of injuries in due course. Flexibility is certainly required to perform these yoga postures within a studio. Therefore, it is always better to use yoga capris for better functionality and movement within limited amount of space. Due to ill fitted clothing, lots of problem can be noticed during exercise. Therefore, unsuitable clothes must not be worn ever.
Have you tried to expand your limbs while wearing skinny jeans? It is a fact that you cannot stretch yourself ever in these jeans. Therefore, capris for women must be chosen during yoga. Based on the body shapes, styles of yoga pants and capris can be selected. Goals of yoga can be fulfilled in the process.
Best Yoga Capris

90 degree by Relex yoga pants with a hidden pocket is one of the trendy options for the workout sessions. Due to design of these gym capris, you may able to find a hidden pocket inside the trouser. Distinct style of these capris has made the difference from other forms of attire available in the market. Some amount of money can be retained within the pocket to have a cup of coffee after a session of tiring yoga. Requirement to carry a big bag may not be felt at the time at all. More than 25 colors are offered with these gym capri pants for women. Length of the pant revolves between ¾ pants and full length trousers. Both the ladies with short and long legs can wear them with ease.
90 degree by Reflex yoga capris printed performance active wear
One of the sporty choices of capris is delivered by the brand. The length of Capri is pretty tight. Lots of vibrant hues can be found on the occasion. Due to loud patterns of your full length Capri leggings, you may able to attract to attention within the yoga studio naturally. Superior quality of fabric is generally utilized on the occasion. Inseam comes with 22 inches. Therefore, you may feel comfort while wearing this outfit outside. Tear or rip with the fabric may not be noticed at all. Due to this reason, embarrassing moment cannot be encountered ever in life. In the gym class, you may able to stay safe and sound.
Breathable nature of the fabric enables you feel free. In these black yoga capris, you may able to run at the same time. Hidden pocket around the waist area can be found. Little things can be retained on the location for safety.
So, what do you think? If you want to buy this yoga capri then you can look in to Amazon.


Yoga Pants Tie Dye

New Ideas Into Yoga Pants Tie Dye Never Before Revealed

Using Yoga Pants Tie Dye

When you search for the best type of yoga pants for yourself, it’s critical to determine what length you enjoy the very best. There’s a number of yoga pants to pick from in the market now, with yoga becoming a preferred type of exercising. They also come in a variety of colors and designs. In conclusion, foldover yoga pants provide versatility, comfort and fashion.

In the event the clothes aren’t comfortable there isn’t any manner that someone will delight in these hot yoga sessions. The correct yoga clothes will produce the yoga sessions many more enjoyable. The correct yoga clothes will make your exercises many more enjoyable.

Fifth, you need to make certain that your pants are produced with a material which will not itch you. So bear that in mind while you are considering yoga pants. Yoga pants are unquestionably the best alternative for women who want to appear slimmer. On the opposite hand, it’s also essential that the Yoga pants are not that loose. There are many yoga pants to pick from, but ensure that they’re comfortable.

So far as your pants go, you must be certain that they aren’t too long. When you find those ideal pants, don’t neglect to take great care of those! While buying your very first yoga pants, it can be ideal that you pick the greatest cheap yoga pants out there.

If you select pants, be certain that they’re not too long as this can result in you tripping. These pants are offered in different sizes for women of diverse ages with diverse shapes. It is possible to wear these yoga pants whenever you are working out. These yoga pants are offered in different styles and colors which enable you to wear something various from the last moment. The ideal yoga pants are the ones which provide both style and comfort.

You may not believe yoga pants would be of such great significance, but I’m here in order to tell you they are. Yoga pants are rather popular. They offer an excellent variety of styles to fit your needs and the amount of leg you wish to cover. For the custom of yoga, it’s recommended to wear stretchable yoga pants for ladies.

The Hidden Gem of Yoga Pants Tie Dye

There are various different kinds of yoga. It has become one of the most mainstream methods for celebrities and real-life people alike to improve physically and mentally. It is currently one of the most popular ways to lose weight. When it is stretchable it is going to be less difficult to practice the different poses that are needed for yoga. With many individuals wanting to live a much healthier lifestyle yoga has begun to become a significant part their everyday pursuits.

In the majority of styles of yoga you’re going to be moving in many ways. Yoga is a significant exercise that was made to allow people live healthful lifestyles by keeping fit. You aren’t going to be doing yoga if you’re not respecting these rules.

Individuals always dress for what they’re doing and yoga is just the same. Whatever you believe in, it’s still possible to practice yoga. Yoga is not only a concrete practice. It is basically a combination of differ light exercises that do not require any hard work. It is a form of exercise that is practiced all over the world. It has been a very popular method of relaxation practiced by many individuals all over the world. Yes, naked yoga is precisely what it sounds like, and it’s gaining popularity around the world.

The Truth About Yoga Pants Tie Dye

It’s also wise to be sure that your yoga apparel is made of comfortable materials like cotton that will absorb sweat and additionally not cause itching. This clothing is readily available for women and men in distinct sizes including plus size yoga pants. There are quite a few yoga clothing for women readily available, but I discovered the very best spot to seek out my own style was supposed to try on various brands. Whatever you pick, be sure that you purchase well-designed yoga clothing for ladies. Yoga clothing has gotten just that far more versatile. When you search for yoga clothing for ladies, make certain to choose clothing you’re feeling comfortable in.

So How About Yoga Pants Tie Dye?

You’ll want to purchase yoga tops that are made from cotton or Lycra. Cropped bra style tops offer freedom along with having the ability to keep the body cool when carrying out yoga exercises. Most men and women prefer the capri bottoms or the Bermuda shorts because they’re ready to wear them with the year around in addition to wearing them for different activities besides exercise.