Breath is a central aspect of every waking moment for yogis. Through conscious breathing, I have found inner peace and connectedness with the fact that life is happening right now. The entire mission of Black Swan Yoga is to bring conscious breathing to as many humans as possible, because that will make the world a better place.
Podcasts are a great alternative to listening to the radio during long commutes, or while you’re cleaning your house, cooking, or even during exercise! They can be very informative, so you can keep your body busy while maintaining an engaged mind. You can improve your mind while you’re improving your body. There are many topics in the iTunes podcast library, and you are sure to find one that will change your life. Here are my favorite 5 podcasts to listen to.
Yoga is a social scene. No matter how “inward” you go, the experience is heightened by the other inwardly-seeking people all around you. Things are better when you share them with others, and yoga is no exception.
Today, these go getters expect a gold star sticker on their report card for staying up late and doing something they feel is more productive than sleep. Unfortunately, they are committing one of the most counter productive crimes to their health, punishable to the fullest extent.
This ruminating jam sesh will keep you on an even keel with a bit of spice when you need it. LCD Soundsystem mashed with Beck, Ryan Adams and more create a glorious cacophony of rad tunes. Melted Corners will take you to the intersection of happiness and relaxation. So sit back and be prepared to be transported.
Meditation can improve your physical and mental health. Researchers have shown that meditation can relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and lift your mood.
Oohhhh yoga! How is it that this practice can be so full of amazing benefits?
Yoga teachers will often tell you that whatever you learn on your mat can be taken off the mat, but it can also be taken to the bedroom.
This eclectic mix will have you tapping your toes and pumping your fists. It starts right in with energy and power. The flow of this jam session will wash you right into auditory heaven. Just as the adrenaline is maxed out and the energy levels start to wane, Electric Flow gently lowers you into a peaceful serenity.
These are my favorite stretches for my low back. They all are very gentle, relaxing and they are poses you can do anytime – Whether they work best for you to do before bed or right when you step out of your bed before you get your day started. I would even encourage you to do them during your lunch break.
Unconventional Training and yoga promote longevity as a key component to the practice. Both use the body’s natural design as the foundation for movement cues. The symbiotic benefit from the practice of both has been noticeable during my adaptation of Unconventional Training techniques. I have more strength in my yoga practice and more flexibility in my strength and conditioning training.