Dear Yogis, we are going to collate the most important news on Yoga every day and present it to you for easy reading. Here’s everything that we find newsworthy in yoga today; and also a little bit of inspirational content with an occasional Wacky story thrown in for good measure (there’s plenty of those in the modern yoga world!!)
Much speculation has been made about her battle with weight issues over the years, but celebrity chef Nigella Lawson has now admitted that it was ultimately the gentle approach of Iyengar yoga that helped her trim down the waistline and is the secret to her fitness and mental well-being.
“No one should be put on this earth to go on a diet! ….As you get on in life, you value feeling well as opposed to looking well. Yoga certainly makes you feel great.” Says Nigella, in her recent interview. Read more here>>
With episodes such as “Stella the Sea Insect,” “Alan the Camel” and “Nelson the Pigeon”, Cosmic kids Yoga offers a very unique and interesting blend of storytelling with yoga through their guided video classes articulated with fantastical stories and illustrated backdrops.
The UK based company, through its You-tube channel, offers brightly illustrated, simple instructional videos for kids aged five and above, and is a recommended favorite among parents and schools worldwide. The team soon aims to follow up their online success with a multi-book publishing deal, covering issues like healthy eating, bullying as well as featuring relation and affirmations alongside yoga instructions. Read more here>>
Quirking up the hot yoga space further is the latest trend in hot yoga – the infra-red yoga. Currenty being offered in a few yoga studios across New York, this form of yoga is practiced in a room with an infra-red system that dry heats the air molecules in the room, thus making the experience much more pleasant than traditional hot and humid, balmy hot yoga sessions.
US based yoga instructor Sarah Larson explains that the infrared rays are harmless to the body and can pass through any dense material. The infrared heat is able to reach deeper layers of the muscle and tissue that hot air cannot, and heats up the body from inside. Thus,“….it increases the detoxifying process, is great for your skin and pores, and increases blood flow.” Read more here>>
We have more news tomorrow! 🙂
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