Category: Yoga Practice

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 Importance of Maintaining Your Yoga Practice During the Holidays

November 13, 2019

The holidays are just around the corner, and you are finally getting the chance to get together with family and friends to celebrate. Unfortunately, the holiday spirit and celebrations may put your yoga practice at the bottom of your priorities list. The holiday rush can, in fact, be an excellent time to practice yoga. Practicing...

Getting Closer to the 5 Elements of Yoga

November 6, 2019

Based on the teachings of Ayurveda, the universe is made up of five great elements: air, water, fire, earth, and space. These elements offer their own qualities to our living experience and are the basis for our connection to the things around us. These five components are part of our daily lives and are poured...

Benefits Of Using Yoga Props In Class

October 10, 2019

Many times in class we will hear our teachers say, “Grab a block if you can’t touch the floor and grab a strap if you can’t touch your toes.” To my type- A personality this was not seen as an offering of support, but rather, a challenge. I thought grabbing a strap was defeat a...

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...

Benefits of Sound Bath & Gong Meditation

August 12, 2019

Gong meditation is a unique sound practice involving vibrations and therapeutic gong sounds for healing. The practice consists of “gong baths” as participants meditate. There are therapeutic benefits of this practice that include awareness and appreciation of the present time. It is based on a belief that vibrations can change consciousness, as the healing waves...