Category: Yoga

Deciding on Yoga Teacher Training? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

January 22, 2020

There’s a saying that’s often inaccurately attributed to the Buddha, likely because of the wisdom it imparts:  “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”  The origin of these words is unclear, but the message is relevant to those who are considering if now is the time to begin a yoga teacher training journey....

Top Yoga Poses for Hip Pain Relief

December 25, 2019

Hip pain is found in people of all ages, ranging from light muscular discomfort to something more serious like arthritis. If you are currently experiencing severe hip pain, it’s best to get proper medical advice from an experienced doctor before trying any of the poses below. For most, The common cause of hip pain is...

Best Yoga Postures for Balancing Your Hormones Naturally

December 18, 2019

Restoring the balance of your natural hormones can maintain the quality of your physical and mental health. One of the ways to balance these hormones is through yoga practice. The endocrine system is made up of a collection of glands that produce hormones and is essential to every function in the body. These functions include...

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...

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...

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...

Yoga Benefits for Stress Management

September 6, 2019

Yoga can be considered as one of the oldest practices for self-development as it dates back over 5000 years! The classical method includes ethical disciplines, physical postures, maintain breathing control and meditation. As initially from the East, yoga is becoming more and more popular in the West. Studies found that practicing yoga in the morning,...

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...