Category Archives: Yoga

Chanting mantras: The Yoga of Sound

Chanting mantras: The Yoga of Sound

Chanting mantras is the yoga of sound. Chanting has been used for centuries as an aid to humans who seek to communicate with the divine spirit within themselves and the universe. Chanting has the effect of raising the level of vibration of the individual practicing the chant, and it can help the practitioner to be filled with peace, and feel calm and centered.

Yoga exercises to loosen tight, sore muscles

Yoga exercises to loosen tight, sore muscles

The only kinky thing we’ve got going is our muscles. Those tension knots you feel begin when calcium and other minerals collect in your muscles and radiate pain. You can release the snarl by putting pressure on its trigger point, says Amber Davies, coauthor of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief. Try these maneuvers that take a new angle at an old knot.

Happy feet, happy whole body

Happy feet, happy whole body

Some yoga teachers call the feet the “roots” of the body. Yet for all that our feet do for us, we don’t do much for them in return. We cram them into tight shoes, pound along on them all day, and generally ignore them unless they’re giving us serious trouble. The result is that at some point in their lives 7 of 10 people will suffer from foot problems, many of which are entirely preventable.