You may have been thinking for some time that you would like to start yoga. First of all, the fact that you want to start must be a decision that comes purely from you, regardless of anyone around you. Simply start because you want to and everything else will gradually fall into place. So if you have taken the first steps in your head, that is the beginning of the success of your yoga journey.
All you need for yoga is comfortable clothes and a mat.
In the beginning, it is better to spend some time attending classes under the guidance of an experienced teacher who will advise you on how to practice properly without causing yourself injury. Each person is different and each person will suit a different style and a different teacher. If you don't find a class that is quite your cup of tea at the first time, keep looking and discover what works for you. The range of yoga studios is diverse and so are the classes and yoga styles.
I'm sure you've heard it before. "Oh, yoga is slow and boring"... "you have to be flexible"... "yoga is all about doing difficult poses". Let's bust the most popular myths together.
Yoga is playful, it's fun, it can make you sweat but also calm you down. You're doing something good for your mental and physical health and your body will thank you for your practice. Read on and see that yoga is just great and actually is for you!
Among the yoga styles we can definitely find slow and gentle lessons. But there is also a huge variety of more dynamic and physically demanding styles to choose from, such as Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga and Vinyasa. These types are especially appreciated by those who already have pre-existing physical practices and can be a great compliment. Many active styles are suitable for all levels including beginners as well. Try to find an experienced teacher who can support you with variations and modifications that are right...
This week our friend Jamilah hosted a workshop here at AmaSer to awaken kundalini energy. Coach Mel and Jameelah Nuriddin guided our through "KAP," or Kundalini Awakening Process, along with Yoga Nidra, to both awaken and move root fire energy through the bodies of participants.
KAP, or Kundalini Awakening Process, is a "transmission of life force energy", and a gentle, passive way to awaken this powerful energy which rests at the base of the spine. Though kundalini energy can be awakened through yoga, meditation, breathwork, and movement, KAP practitioners channel this energy, allowing others to receive this help while in a 'yogic sleep' state, or Yoga Nidra.
Energy in nature and in our bodies needs to move. When our energy is in fast motion, we feel "higher vibrations" in our emotions and in our bodies. Think of a waterfall, a rushing river, a thunderstorm, or a ray of light. All are fast-moving, cleansing, healing, and these fast-moving energies elevate our...