Want to get more out of your workouts? Your menstrual cycle may hold the key. Hormone expert Alissa Vitti shares how cycle syncing exercise can benefit you. The idea behind cycle syncing is by “syncing” certain activities, nutrition, supplements, or workouts to align with the phases of your cycle, you can optimize your hormones and feel better throughout the month. See Cycle Syncing your Workouts.
The practice of purity means that we look closely at all our actions. It is our responsibility to sharpen our mind, body and soul, which are the only instruments that we use for our actions. Find out the attributes of a pure person according to Gandhi. See Karma Yoga – Practice of Purity.
Ever notice how some people can do a yoga pose that just seems impossible to you? Is it their experience or could be that they have different bone structure, such as longer torsos which indicate a longer spine. See Yoga Alignment.
Props can help yoga students with certain challenges to move further into a posture, but traditional yoga didn't require using any. To some, they are just considered the commercialization of yoga. See To Yoga Prop or Not.
Santosha or contentment is the second Niyama of the ethical code of yoga. It is the ability to be grateful and satisfied with what you have in the present moment. Moving from negative to positive thoughts in challenging times. See Contentment and Yoga.
Purity is the first Niyama of the ethical code of yoga. It means Saucha, which is physical cleanliness. It also focuses on positive thoughts, complimenting people and reducing impure thinking. See Purity and Yoga.
Non hoarding is the fifth yama of the ethical code of yoga. It means not wanting, non-attachment or greed-lessness. We always seem to want what we don’t have. This causes endless desires that we don't really need to acquire happiness. See Yoga and Non Hoarding.
Brahmacharya is the fourth yama of the ethical code of yoga. It means control over the senses, specifically it means chastity. By turning away from distractions of our senses, we can learn to control our mind. See Chastity - Brahmacharya.
Asteya is the third yama of the ethical code of yoga. It literally means non-stealing or generosity. It all begins with your mind, as feeling fearful or anxious can lead to unhealthy behaviors like stealing or hoarding. See Yoga and Generosity.
Truthfulness, Satya is the second yama which requires knowing what is true, and knowing ourselves. it is more than just lying. Meditation is a way to further our practice of Satya. See Truthfulness.
Ahimsa is summarized as 'do no harm' and is the first of the yamas. Once ahimsa becomes more natural in your daily life, you'll begin to behave with compassion towards those who you like, and those you dislike. See Ahimsa (Do no harm).