Category: Yoga Practice

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...

Top 5 Tips for Yoga Class

July 25, 2019

Top 5 Tips for Yoga Class – Yoga classes require the complete engagement of the mind, heart, and body. It consists of high concentration, breathing, bending and twisting. It’s no wonder that mistakes happen while performing these moves even for experienced yogis alike. Some of these mistakes might make you feel uncomfortable and can actually...

Importance of Yoga in Pregnancy

July 10, 2019

Lots of changes occur in the body once women go through pregnancy, which may create stress both physically and mentally for the soon mother to be’s. Yoga in pregnancy is a good idea to maintain a healthy mind and body. Prenatal Yoga may help a pregnant woman develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for more...

How Can Yoga Help Performance? – Uptown Yoga

November 27, 2018

Hopefully, we’ve all heard in class that yoga is not about the result, it’s about the journey. No posture is really ever finished. We can progress in our poses, but each pose can and should be forever worked upon, as the mind and spirit, which is where the true work lies, continually align. Despite all...

Daily Practice as a Form of Self Care

November 22, 2018

Have you ever considered the true value of a daily practice? As we all know, yoga does more than just building a stronger, more flexible body. It transforms the mind and helps align the spirit as well. However, there are attributes of yoga that go beyond that as well. When we practice daily, the mind,...