Yoga on TV

TV helps you master complex yoga postures from the comfort of your living room.

TV helps you master complex yoga postures from the comfort of your living room.

The popularity of yoga has grown by leaps and bounds but not everyone might have the time and resources to go to a yoga studio to practice it. The television comes to their rescue by bringing yoga to their living room. With the video on demand facility, TV assures that yoga resources are available for anyone who owns it. Moreover, most yoga instructors have also released DVDs of their TV programs so that you can view them even after the show is off air.

Power Yoga: Mind and Body

In this show, yoga instructor Adrienne Reed teaches you how to bend like a bow and flex like a fish. Each episode is 30 minutes long and features Reed teaching her yoga students how to do several poses related to a particular theme.

Padma Yoga

This show is hosted by yogic instructor Padma who guides you through the path of yoga and meditation. The episodes are divided into four categories – Living Yoga, Blissful Living, Modern Meditation and Elemental based on their underlying core them.

Yoga TV

Kris McIntyre, the host of Yoga TV, helps you start the day with Ki Yoga. This form of yoga uses dynamic yoga poses to help you infuse maximum energy into your day. In essence, this show is a physical fitness workout routine and mental stress buster all rolled into one.

Yoga and other useful stuff

Tara Stiles’ yoga program gives a new meaning to the word holistic development. In this show, she teaches you how to make your body more flexible and strong through yoga.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the yoga classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect yoga practice for you.

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Yoga for Multi-Season Athletes

Yoga is easy for athletes, but still, plays an inspiring role for them!

Yoga is easy for athletes, but still, plays an inspiring role for them!

Yoga and yogis never say ‘no’ or turn off anyone from practicing yoga. It is such a miraculous exercise that inevitably has to be followed by all people, whatever might be their spheres of lives, to stay healthy at all times. It has the unique capacity of being modified according to one’s needs. In that aspect, let us discuss as how yoga plays a vital role in making the multi-season athletes even better! Some of the best yoga poses that would give more stamina for them and enable them to do their athlete practice more effectively are Warrior Pose, Cobra pose and Tree pose. In warrior pose, more of exercise is given on the thigh muscles and legs that improves stability and gives more of stamina. Cobra pose is very much appropriate for hand muscles and chest as the muscles and nerves of this area are invigorated.

Tree pose is again very much vital for your legs and gives more energy for your waist also. To sum up, the sun salutations would be one yoga pose that brings all these poses in it. Apart from these poses, in the form of exercises, meditation and the breathing exercise are also important to keep the multi-season athletes healthy. Naturally, the change of season would have some adverse effects over the body and it is the duty of the athlete to take care of his body during this crucial period. Yoga is an effective way to stay healthy at all times irrespective of the climatic changes. So, if you are a multi-season athlete, always bear up in mind to follow yoga scrupulously to turn out to be successful in your career!

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the yoga classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect yoga practice for you.

If you’d like to learn a sport or activity other than yoga, we have other sports and activities instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too!

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Keeping Your Yoga Mat Clean

Always go for DIY yoga mat cleaning as it is simple and the best!

Always go for DIY yoga mat cleaning as it is simple and the best!

Yoga ‘mat’ is actually your yoga ‘mate’ and is always with you through the thick and thin of your yoga practice session. And now, as your practice session has become more and more vigorous, it is the right time for you to keep your yoga mat clean. Here are simple tips that would assist you in keeping your yoga mat spick and span. Always use a mild soap or detergent to wash and rinse it out well. Allow it to dry completely at least for one full day, so that you would not get that disgusting smell from your mat the next day while practicing yoga. In case, if you do not have enough time for doing this sorting of cleaning, make your own cleaning solution.

Mix up water and white vinegar or instead of white vinegar, you could also use tea tree oil in equal parts. Pour it in a spray bottle and spray it on your mat. Then wipe it off to clean using a soft cloth. This cleansing solution could be the best way to keep your mat clean because, you could even take a bottle of it with you to your yoga studio. As soon as your sweaty yoga session is over, you could clean up your mat then and there! Sounds too good! Is it not? Apart from these simple ways, you also get a whole range of yoga mat washes in online shops that makes your cleaning all the more easy! To put it in a nutshell, yoga mats ought to be maintained neatly as they serve as your next skin during yoga sessions!

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the yoga classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect yoga practice for you.

If you’d like to learn a sport or activity other than yoga, we have other sports and activities instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too!

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Managing A Yoga Teaching Schedule

Time management is the first point that you have to bear up in mind as a yoga teacher!

Time management is the first point that you have to bear up in mind as a yoga teacher!

Being a yoga student is not that much of difficult except for the point you have to be punctual to your yoga classes. While this time management itself is a big issue for the yoga students, managing as a yoga teacher requires more of skill in time-managing techniques! Initially, as a new yoga teacher, you might not have enough students in your class that might be discouraging for you. Once you manage with that small number, as the strength increases, you would feel that the smaller number was easy to manage! In that case, divide your classes into different timings that would give some rest for you also. Sometimes, being a yoga teacher, you would have to travel many places to impart yoga training. If you feel it to be frustrating, cut short your timings and give some time for you to practice and relax yourself. Have some modes of transport for easy commutation.

Never lose your yoga practice in your teaching! Always give some time for self-practice. If you do not get time, get into practice with your students as it would serve the double purpose of teaching and learning! Being a yoga teacher, be more cautious about getting ill and injuries as this is not just like any other class that could be taught orally. In case, if you are suffering from any illness or injuries accidentally, either reschedule your classes before hand, or get a volunteer, who would act as per your oral instructions. On the whole, managing yoga schedule needs just a bit of patience and practical knowledge about the students you are handling!

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the yoga classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect yoga practice for you.

If you’d like to learn a sport or activity other than yoga, we have other sports and activities instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too!

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Yoga for Wheelchair Users

Doing yoga on a wheelchair relieves both mental and physical stress

Doing yoga on a wheelchair relieves both mental and physical stress

Being in a wheelchair should not deter you from doing yoga. On the contrary, it must encourage you to take up yoga more seriously due to the added benefits you can get from it. Normally, wheelchair users suffer from flexibility and posture issues due to limited mobility. Yoga helps to counteract this and when it is combined with breathing exercises and meditation, it improves your mental strength as well. Several yoga poses can be modified to suit wheelchair users. Here is a few which you can try out in a seated position.

Seated Tadasana:

The mountain pose is one of the simplest poses you can do on a wheelchair. Sit comfortably keeping your back straight and your belly button tucked in. Raise your arms upward as your breathe in and look upwards. Hold your breath in this position for three to five seconds. Gently breathe out and bring your arms down to starting position.

Seated Marjaryasana and Bitilasana variation:

Sit comfortably as you did for the mountain pose with your arms resting on your thighs. Inhale as you bend backward from your hip by gently arching out your spine and look up. This is the modified Cow pose or Bitilasana. Slowly exhale and bend forward by doing the opposite of the above. This is the modified Cat pose or Marjaryasana.

Seated Virabhadrasana:

If you are up for some challenge, go for the Warrior pose. Sit comfortably keeping your shoulders straight, arms to your side and look directly in front of you. Breathe in and lift your arms upward while simultaneously arching your back slightly so that you are looking upward. Join the palms above your head forming a salute. Exhale and bring your arms to your sides again.

If you’re in the New York City area, check out the yoga classes and instructors on HeyKiki and find the perfect yoga practice for you.

If you’d like to learn a sport or activity other than yoga, we have other sports and activities instructors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too.

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