Category: Uptown Yoga

What is the Definition of Namaste In Yoga?

December 11, 2019

Namaste literally translates to “I bow to you”.  Broken down, Name means “bow”, Te means “to you” while the S connects both words. The word is used as a formal greeting and can also be used to express gratitude. In yoga terms, the word is used at the end of a yoga class as a...

Amazing Benefits of Yoga Practices for Your Daily Life

December 4, 2019

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji” which means union or yoke. Yoga has been practiced for centuries and can bring the mind and body together. The practice consists of breathing exercises along with meditations and holding certain poses that may help in relaxation as well as reducing stress. Yoga practices are known to...

Steps and Benefits of the Navasana Yoga Pose

November 27, 2019

Our daily lives revolve around a tight balancing act of life and work but we sometimes take for granted our own health and well-being. As a result, we end up getting stressed, burned out and depressed as all the negativity pile up on us. With that in mind, we think about ways to de-stress and...

Four-Step Guide for Yoga to Transition into Fall Season

November 20, 2019

The Vata season is now officially upon us. It is the time of the year when we see dramatic changes in our body as it tries to adjust to the shifting environmental conditions. Preparing a more balanced ‘yoga into fall season’ practice is essential than ever before as we try to harmonize our body with...

The Experience of Traveling to Bali with Uptown Yoga

October 24, 2019

Uptown Yoga Bali Retreats make traveling to Bali easy. We have spent years traveling around the island, checking out the most beautiful places to visit, best places to stay and eat and connecting with true, authentic cultural experiences to share so that you don’t have to waste one moment of your vacation trying to figure...

What to Pack for a Bali Yoga Retreat

October 24, 2019

Bali is a very kind and welcoming island. They have been living side by side with tourists for many decades and are very accommodating when tending to our Western needs. To be respectful of their culture and home, see below for what to bring (and what not to) when joining one of our Bali Yoga...

Health Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

September 25, 2019

In this busy and hectic world, organizing your day to day agenda, whilst also on the computer, and simultaneously planning your weekend activities can make feel life a bit overwhelming. It’s easy to lose sight of being in the present and disconnect from what you’re currently feeling in the moment. Luckily, there is an easy...

Yoga Nidra with Uptown Yoga

September 17, 2019

Yoga nidra, more commonly known as yogic sleep, is one of the easiest, yet powerful, yoga techniques. It is practiced in order to rest comfortably in the savasana pose, also known as the corpse pose, to obtain a sense of wholeness through the meditation of five layers of self (pancha maya kosha). Yoga Nidra offers...

What Are the Different Styles of Yoga?

August 30, 2019

It’s a flexible practice for both old and new yogis. From the start, yoga has grown like a tree with many branches and as a result, yoga has evolved into many types that can be tried all around the world. Some may challenge you physically, while some types don’t even rely on physical movement. Get...

5 Reasons Why You Should Go on A Yoga Retreat

August 23, 2019

Imagine yourself taking the opportunity to dive into a fully immersed yoga experience, feeling a sense of peace and connection when you step onto your yoga mat. A yoga retreat lets you take your practice into everyday life and off the mat if you’re planning to engage in yoga on your short break or weekends....