Fate or Free Will?

canstockphoto8817732Do you believe in fate or free will? If we were totally clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient and claircognizant, we would have no option but to live our lives like an automaton, because we would know everything in advance. But because we are not, we have fate and free will co-existing in perfect harmony. Don’t be disturbed when things go wrong, but instead look at this as an opportunity to make some changes in your life.

There are areas where, because of our degree of development, fate will be our teacher, and other areas where, because we have learned certain lessons, and reached a degree of spiritual maturity, we are free to act independently. This does not happen, of course until we have a certain amount of emotional control over all areas of our lives.

This goes hand in hand with that immutable law that states that each cause sets free a corresponding effect. Everyone has the feeling that doing something good will bring about good results and conversely that corruption will breed corruption; or in the words of a proverb: “Whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”

One does not plant poppy seeds and gather roses. Subject to this law of cause and effect is also the law of evolution or development, so we could say that development is an aspect of the Law of Karma.

Once we can accept this principle, life will no longer seem so much of a struggle and we can get on with living full, healthy and happy lives, knowing that there are going to be situations that we will have to accept with good grace until we are able to bring ourselves into line with Divine Law. We all must learn to live in harmony whether under the laws of fate or free will.

 

Evolution and Truth

canstockphoto11655951Do we rely on evolution and truth in the 21st century? To some, it would appear that truth evolves but, actually, truth neither evolves nor is it in a process of becoming. Many philosophers have given their opinion on this problem of truth and it is important to consider what truth actually is. What people gain from truth, and what they may interpret as an evolution of truth, is simply the degree of understanding that they have of it at any point in time in history. It is interesting to note that people learn about truth from others rather than consider what truth actually is.

Everyone has an idea of what truth is as they consider certain ideas applicable to themselves. So they arrive at their own decision as to how much truth these ideas contain. This merely produces an illusion that truth itself is in a constant state or process of becoming. The illusion that truth is changing accounts for the fact that many people accept truth as a relative thing. And this is quite so as truth does depend on the insight of each person who ponders it. Naturally, we all do not have the same insight as we are at different levels of learning and development. In the life of the individual and in the history of the human race truth seemingly has made many changes.

Truth for the modern man is different from what it was for the primitive man. The discoveries of all branches of learning constantly seem to change the truth. However, this is not so if you consider it carefully. Simple ideas held in the mind of primitive man to explain the obvious natural phenomena have been discarded by the discovery of universal laws, which produce a more factual presentation of the phenomena. In ancient times it was believed that the sun moved around the earth, but we now know that this is not the case at all.

That ancient belief was held for longer than the now accepted theory of the earth moving around the sun. Early mankind could only interpret nature’s laws from what he could see. To him, the earth seemed to be a flat plane; the sun seemed to rise up and pass across the sky and then set or disappear beneath the flat earth. This obvious appearance was considered as truth and even though we rejected this conception years ago, we still use the terms rising and setting, in connection with the sun. Just as man’s concept of truth has changed historically, so does it also change in the life of each person.

What is truth for a child is usually not truth for an adult. Many grow up still retaining what they consider to be the truth told to them by their peers, parents, teachers or some religious organization, while other individuals search desperately for the truth of the matter, as they inherently know that what they have been told is not correct. The growth of comprehension, the ability to reason and intuit, regardless of the accumulation of certain factual knowledge, allows a shift in consciousness and subsequently the point of view of the adult. When we look back into our own lives, and we see how our perception has altered, we are tempted to believe that truth itself has altered, but this is not so. Truth does not change; it is our perception of it that changes.

Truth is built on universal law. And universal law is immutable and irrevocable. It is mankind who changes to accommodate it through his own perception of it, and this is where we get the term relative truth., because individuals can only look at this problem of truth from his own point of view. Even if absolute truth were explained to him by a Master, he could do no more than turn it around and evaluate it from his own perspective. Therefore it is really pointless to argue over the problem of truth. What may have looked reasonable before may seem so different from what we accept today that it would appear, on the surface, that we are being concerned with two unrelated things. Actually, the relationship between primitive man and modern man, as between the child and adult, is a clear illustration of the fact that truth itself has not changed, but that only in degrees have we learned something of it.

Truth is inherent in ultimate universal reality and at the present time non-understandable to humanity. Man can only aspire to know the truth. He cannot know absolute truth; he can only know truth that is relative to his present state of development, and this he will use as a yardstick until a fuller truth is found. So truth does not evolve it simply is, according to universal lnaw. It is a constant to which man can evolve as he moves through the centuries. The evolution of man as a physical organism is incomplete, we will soon evolve into a different species; still humanoid, but composed of matter in a different configuration and frequency. We can now accept that an ultimate accomplishment or aim for man lies in the future, and that we do rely on evolution and truth to bring clarity into our lives.

 

Control Conceit

canstockphoto10511786How does one control conceit? One good cure for ridding the self of unwanted egotism and conceit is to remember that there is no true thought outside of the Logos, or Cosmic Mind. All pure thinking is gleaned from this great storehouse of the Cosmic Mind through a realm called the World of Ideas.

Everything was complete when the planet first came into being. Nothing was added later. This world was always there just waiting for those who were resonant with its potential to tap into it. So the thoughts that are grasped are then translated by the personality who is resonant with a particular train of thought at the time. That train of thought is then translated by the personality receiving the thought and fashioned into an idea or ideas understood by that individual. If he is a gross and animalistic sort of person, then that one would only be able to tap into the lower stratum of the realm, and the translation would be a negative one, and fashioned by his own brain centres.

As action naturally follows thought, then the action is more often than not a negative one. But those thoughts seeping into the brain centres (mind) of a personality who is consciously striving upwards on the ladder of human evolution, will be translated according to the progress of the personality, and the level of the realm he is able to tap into. The more spiritually mature the individual, the purer becomes the translation.

All the great truths of the ages have been given for the benefit of mankind through personalities whose close attunement with the Cosmic Mind permitted clear translations. It might be pointed out too, that as the personality rids itself of negativity and old beliefs and outworn thought forms, then so too does that one attract to itself, the deeper thoughts of the Cosmic Mind. No new fundamental thoughts are created for the benefit of humankind, since there are no new ones. It depends entirely how the personality is able to purify itself enough to tap into the higher frequencies of the Cosmic Mind in the World of Ideas.

So your task is to translate what you grasp, in as pure a state as is possible for you, into the language with which you are familiar, so that it may be more readily understood not only by yourself, but by those with whom you come in contact. The purer your mind, the purer the thoughts you will attract into your brain centres. It is possible at times to translate without distortion of the truth. We cannot comprehend absolute truth. Truth is relative to each person and their level of development. For example, witness a mother conveying to a small child what is right and what is wrong. In essence, she is translating the rules of society, but in a simple language so that the child understands and acts upon the translation, with the fragment of the one mind now utilized as his own. Can the mother experience conceit or egotism over the preceding translation? Hardly. She has only served in her duty of helping the child learn as painlessly as possible what must be learned for its own happiness and welfare.

So, too, it must be remembered that there is no room for conceit or egotism in a seemingly pure translation of those things of the Cosmic Mind we are privileged to know. There is only a broad impersonality to be strived for, as our ideas had prior existence in a higher realm. We are merely a cooperative instrument, a living tape recorder, possessing awareness, of an aspect of the ideas from the World of ideas until such time as each individual himself becomes aware of the universal truths flowing all about him, and through him as a part of his very being. To feel, or display, conceit because we have served the Divine Mind is to act negatively upon the most positive of powers, that phase of Divine Mind implanted within each of us which ever seeks the Source whence it came.

Just because one tapped into an idea first, doesn’t give him the right to claim ownership of the idea, as has been proven many times before in instances where, for example, a scientist in one country became aware of a seemingly “new idea” at the same time as another in another country tapped into the same frequency and brought that same idea in into conscious awareness. So it is good to control conceit and egotism so humanity can benefit from those who are able to tap into the World of Ideas and bring forth fresh knowledge.

 

The Magic of Fairy Tales

CanstockphotoDo you really understand the magic of Fairy Tales? Let us look a litle more closely at their construct. Once upon a time, there was a young boy called Jack, a child who swapped his only possessions for some magic seeds. He really didn’t know why he did this, but he was subconsciously guided to accept the seeds. In other words, he swapped his normal consciousness for spiritual enlightenment.

His mother, symbolizing the feminine principle, or the tester of the emotional body, threw them outside where they immediately commenced to grow. The child was upset, but the next morning was amazed to see that the beans had grown into a huge beanstalk. Whenever our emotions are tested, and we accept the problem without anger, wonders start to happen. With the curiosity that only a child can have, he proceeded to climb the beanstalk. (Does this part remind you of the adage: “Unless you become like little children, you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.”) He found himself in a strange land, and, seeing a castle in the distance, he set off towards it.

The castle belonged to a giant, and was filled with all sorts of the most wonderful treasures that he had ever seen. On his first visit, after looking around in amazement, Jack decided to take a hen that laid golden eggs. He knew that he and his mother would never be poor again and they lived for a time enjoying the luxuries provided by this unexpected gift. Here we have an explanation of an innocent mind being able to access the treasures of the Higher Self. The guardian symbolized by the giant, is still asleep at this stage.

But after a while, as most people do, Jack grew bored and restless and climbed the beanstalk again, and once more set off towards the castle. This time, heart in mouth, he took a bag of gold; the next time he took emeralds and pearls and the last time he took the giant’s harp. But the harp was a magic harp, it was a portal for a spiritual being, and it cried out to its master. The giant awoke and chased Jack nearly all the way down the beanstalk. But Jack chopped the beanstalk down and killed the giant.

This story is allegorical. It signifies the awakening of the channel between the incarnate personality and the Higher Self. And yes, when the channel reaches into the higher realms, one does perceive the treasures that are hidden there. But the giant, symbolizing the Dweller on the Threshold,* guards the entrance to the treasure house of truth—those great jewels of power, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, beauty, perfection and light that can be brought down into physical consciousness. The very heaven within starting to outmanifest, which, when found, will fulfill all things, enabling transformation to take place.

This door to the treasure house of truth, this kingdom of heaven within, has to be thoroughly guarded, because none could be entrusted with the ineffable power it contains without first learning the perfect control of their own thoughts and emotions, without giving up those things that are no longer necessary, unless you wish to do damage to yourself.

The great vibrating love that you begin to feel physically in your body as you travel a spiritual path is the gate that is straight and is there for your own protection. The Light symbolizing spiritual consciousness is the path so few have found.

Whenever a discordant or angry thought rears its ugly head, it is an opportunity for you to exert your power and transform it with infinite love. Love quells the vibrations of wrath instantly but only if you are constantly guarding your thought processes and not letting them run away with you.

This does not mean to say you push the emotions down and bury them; you do not. If you can nip the negative emotion and thought in the bud, you will be on the road to transformation. Now, love alone can slay the giant, as we said previously, commonly called the Dweller on the Threshold, that lies within each one of you, guarding the entrance to that storehouse of treasure that exists in the most subtle part of your being.

You would all be aware that there are two aspects to human nature. One part, which desires to cling to the things of the earth, and the other part which is not interested in earthly things at all, but hankers after those things we call spiritual. When you begin your spiritual journey, it will sometimes feel like you are the battleground as these two forces fight for dominance. There is a good analogy of this very battle portrayed between Krishna and Arjuna in the Battle of Kurukshetra.

Most fairy tales concern themselves with these two parts of mankind’s nature, the material and the spiritual, and usually there is depicted the fight between the good and the so-called evil. All these tales are allegorical and are a way of showing the general public the spiritual truths in story form.

Usually these tales begin . . . “Once upon a time there lived a king who had a beautiful daughter . . .” Various princes or other men of high standing would journey through thick and thin to try to win the hand of the beautiful princess. The princess is usually given in marriage to the one who could bring some coveted prize, which always seemed to be hidden at the end of some quest, which took them through dark forests, over high mountains and across turbulent rivers. Each one of the tests that the princes were required to undergo denotes an initiation and great courage was required of them to keep their eyes on the end goal as many temptations were there to ensnare them and to keep them from achieving their quest.

Sometimes the prince is required to face some fiery dragon. This is the dragon of the self, the lower nature or the creative fire in man that must be controlled and transmuted. It is usually symbolized by the slaying of the dragon.

The prince might have to pit his wits against some quarry on a high mountain, using every ounce of his intelligence to win. Next, he might have to cross a turbulent river or meet a storm at sea. And here we see the prince triumphing over his unruly emotional nature. These tests symbolize the initiations of the four elements, fire, air, water and earth, earth being the last as it symbolizes complete triumph over the earthly nature, and the birthing of the Christ Consciousness in man.

The fairy tales that run in this vein usually recount the story of the evolution and development of the soul and at the end of each one comes the marriage of the prince and the princess, the mystical marriage where the two are able to join as one; the male and female parts joining to become an asexual being before merging with the soul. Truly, this is the magic of Fairy Tales.

* The Dweller on the Threshold constitutes all the low thought forms such as fear, ambition, love of power or any unscrupulousness for selfish ends that prevents one from living in a state of truth and spiritual righteousness.

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Are We Immortal?

iStock_000003190754XSmall - Version 2“Are we immortal?” This question has been asked since time began, and although there exists some type of answer for every question ever asked, for this particular question, there does not seem to be a definitive answer that is suitable for everyone.

Do you want to know what happens after death? Most people do; but the question and its possible answers continue to challenge most people’s thoughts, and bring the reality of a limited earthplane existence into sharp reality.

Inherently we all know that there is something that exists beyond the concept physical life, and such questions as “Where did I come from? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do while I am here? and Where am I going when I finish my earthly existence?” are questions that a lot of people will not consider. They are too busy trying to “live life.”

But others ponder these questions deeply and perhaps have come to the conclusion that matter, including the physical body, is energy in its densest form. Science has told us that energy cannot be destroyed, and the law of the conservation of matter and energy has long been an accepted premise. Energy may, of course, change its form and function, but it is not consumed. Matter, regardless of how it may be changed through modification of pressure, fire or some other force, still exists in a gaseous state or some other form.

If we take the maxim of Hermes Trismegistus, “As above, so below,” we would have to assume that this permanency that is an attribute of matter and energy, must exist also in a non-physical world. Which automatically leads to the question, are we immortal?

Immortality then, is the concept of the continuance of the manifestation of a force, of which we, as humans, are consciously aware. This force pulsates through us giving us life in a physical existence. We also know that we are a projection of this life energy, that gradually steps itself down through the principle of sub-harmonics and enters a foetus in the mother’s womb. We call this life energy soul. It puts a drop of itself into the tiny baby, but remains in its own realm directing us subconsciously.

Whether we are in the body or out of one in between lives on the earth plane matters little, because we are not the body; we are not the emotional body, we are not the mental body—we use these bodies to give ourselves expression as a physical being whilst on the earth plane.

Immortality is not something ahead—it is now. We are eternal beings composed of life energy. However, if you wish to be reborn into a higher frequency body, you must first learn to die. Die to the personality traits that bind you to the earth plane, die to your anger and frustration. Transmute your negativity into the opposite pole. A high frequency soul cannot enter a low frequency body. The more perfect you make your physical vessel, the greater the power the spirit and soul can exercise through it. This is the only way to experience metamorphosis. So that when you pass through the portal of death, you will do so consciously realizing that you have just taken off your earthly clothes, to reveal your beautiful immortal self. So need you even ask, are we immortal?

 

Yoga Apparel—Why Wear Special Clothes for Yoga

canstockphoto9749666Society today is full of mass commercialization. Advertisers will do everything they can to get consumers to buy something. It can be very difficult to determine what is actually worth paying for, and what is just a gimmick. One example is special workout clothes. Are they really worth it, or would shorts and a tee work just as well? For some workouts it really might not matter, but for yoga this is not the case. Investing in yoga apparel to wear when practicing yoga can be well worth the money. Yoga has some very specific characteristics that make clothing created specifically to be worn when practicing it very much needed.
The practice of yoga involves controlled movements like stretching and reaching. While stretching, focus and meditation are encouraged. It is important to remain calm and peaceful in order have the best yoga experience possible.

Why Yoga Apparel Is Not Just For Yoga

Yoga apparel is created for the purpose of being comfortable and staying put while practicing yoga. Generally this is accomplished by creating garments that are smooth, light, and loose with just a touch of cling.

Practicing yoga can be very relaxing, and for some even life changing. However, the wrong clothes can completely ruin the experience. Yoga takes extreme concentration and focus, and involves very controlled movements as well as balance.

These days more and more people who practice yoga do not leave it behind when they leave the mat. Many are choosing to lead what has been dubbed a “yoga lifestyle.” They have a goal of living life with the same serenity, peace, and focus that can be achieved while doing yoga.

How Does Yoga Apparel Differ From Other Types of Exercise Clothing? Yoga involves slow, steady movements that require concentration and focus. Just as yoga is much different from other fitness routines, the clothes worn while doing it also should be different. Yoga apparel is meant to not draw your focus away from the task at hand. The wrong clothing can blow this, and make the whole endeavor completely pointless. Clothing that is restrictive, or rides or bunches with the movements can ruin concentration as well as the feeling of calm needed to practice yoga correctly. Yoga apparel is created to eliminate these worries by staying put. This ensures that concentration and focus stay intact, and that nothing is revealed that should not be.

Yoga apparel is typically made from natural fibers. The most popular is cotton, but there are blends of hemp and bamboo available as well. These fibers lend themselves to a very smooth, comfortable fabric. There is just enough cling to allow the clothes to move with the body during the controlled movements that are characteristic of yoga. This creates clothing that is extremely comfortable, and many people actually wear it at times other than when doing yoga for this very reason. Yoga clothing makes great sleep and leisure wear. The cling also ensures that concentration is not broken, and therefore the yoga session can be completed successfully.

While many products advertised today are simply a means of getting consumers to spend more money, yoga apparel does not fall into this category. With its smooth comfortable fabric that moves with the body, it offers the ability to practice yoga without worry about clothing. The fact that it can double as sleep and leisure wear easily only sweetens the deal, and the many styles available makes yoga clothing a wise investment for most anyone. Even those who do not practice yoga can benefit from this type of clothing.

Yoga Positions, Yoga Classes, Yoga Beginner

canstockphoto11054579Questions Beginners Often Ask Before They Learn Yoga relating to Yoga Positions, Yoga Classes, Yoga Beginner.

What benefits can I get from doing yoga? Yoga offers you rejuvenation and improved health, more ene rgy and joy in life. Greater flexibility, sound sleep, improved digestion, peace of mind, clearer concentration, better balance and more smiles.

These are just a few of the gifts that await you. A regular practice of Yoga will influence all aspects of your being; it is far more than physical fitness. It is a profoundly integrated experience of health and renewal. Feel your body heat up; feel the muscles starting to release their grip on your bones. Shoulders and neck begin to relax, you become one with the rhythm of your breath and the day melts away.

Can I do Yoga if I am not flexible? Yoga is not intended to be a practice to get you ready for a Cirque Du Soleil try-out.  Yoga is about accepting your limits and respecting the boundaries of your own body  Since we all have different body types and some people have been doing yoga for decades it can take a long time to do the full- expression of the pose.  Yoga is ultimately about awareness of our selves and restraint.  We can honor the limits of our bodies when we do not push ourselves past our edge.  When we reach our physical or mental limit, can can simply be aware of that.  Yoga is about open-ness and feeling connected on a deeper level to our own bodies, whether that is touching our toes or never touching our toes.

Ultimately, Yoga is about acceptance and detachment to results.  The poses will not be accessible to all body types due to fitness level, bone structure, past injuries, height, age and weight.  Being aware and present in our bodies is the ultimate gift we can give our bodies.

Is Yoga just an exercise practice?  Yoga is a set of mental and physical practices that lead to self-realization.  In the West, Yoga has been associated mostly with physical postures that can lead to a more supple and toned body as well as stretches that are relaxing.  Yoga includes and follows many mental and physical restraints such as non-greed, non-stealing, and detachment to material possessions, status and results.

It does require a high level of discipline, commitment, awareness and self-restraint in order to be in compliance with the many limbs of Yogic Philosophy.  Meditation was one of the the original practices that helped to cleanse the mind of ego-based wants in order to gain self-mastery and awareness.  Poses were later added in order to help with the breath work so that one could sit more comfortably for a long time in the meditative poses.  Yoga encourages leading a clean lifestyle with an emphasis on eating foods that are clean, nourishing, and leave us feeling full of vitality.  Evolution and enlightenment is a possible result of a life of contemplation, compassion, awareness and purity. Yoga is not a form of religion.

Maternity Yoga

You may have never thought of the possibility of maternity yoga so let me tell you a little about it. Many people mistakenly believe that pregnant women shouldn’t do any form of exercise. Yoga for couples is a fun adventure into intimacy, play and relaxation. The poses are simply a doorway for you both to step deeper into your connection. Yoga is a great tool for both exercise and relaxation. Both meditation and yoga have been shown to provide improvements for those that are in need of stress relief. And, when you learn how to do them effectively, it takes minutes a day to wash away your stresses. So, how does this fit into your lifestyle fitness plan? It’s simple. You need to spend ten minutes each day, usually before breakfast, quietly meditating or doing yoga.

Yoga For Pregnant Women

Yoga is a more internal path and it is not necessary to do certain lifestyle practices in a group or even at certain times of year in a ritualized fashion. One is frequently encouraged to question and to do a deep process of self-inquiry.  Yoga also holds that our consciousness is closely related to our subconscious in such a way that by exerting superior control on the conscious states, we can control our subconscious one in which are contained deeply ingrained values, beliefs and behaviors that may not be healthy or positive or beneficial for humanity.  Since we often think and act in ways that we know are not positive or healthy, we often feel powerless to change.  Various yogic practices help to gain the necessary awareness that gives us access to our subconscious.

Is yoga just a set of poses and stretches? Yoga is not just a set of physical poses.  Yoga does not refer just to the poses as is commonly thought in the West.  Yoga is a series of lifestyle practices that include diet, hygiene, yoga philosophy, breath-control techniques, meditation techniques relaxation techniques, awareness techniques, self-mastery techniques and physical poses that lead to self-realization, compassion and evolution.  Yoga philosophy emphasizes non-judgement, acceptance and compassion at its core.

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Throughout her 15 year yoga practice and teachings, Jasmine Kaloudis has experienced how yoga is a tool which allows us to experience our selves more fully and more richly.

Should You Wear Yoga Shoes?

canstockphoto19070564Yoga shoes look exactly like the trainers or sneakers that you use for jogging or walking but they differ in the types of soles that they have. The soles of yoga shoes are much thinner which is meant to allow maximum flexibility. The shoes are also lighter to enable air circulation. These are very popular in the market today with the major sportswear houses making them, namely Puma, Adidas and Reebok. These names stock yoga shoes for women, as well as for men although the range is wider for the ladies. But do you actually need to buy and wear these yoga shoes? You most probably have seen people doing yoga barefoot all the time. Yoga shoes are actually optional but they do you good. For instance, you might be used to having shoes on for your physical activities. There are some who might feel just bare without socks and shoes on, so wearing yoga shoes will definitely put you at ease as you do your stances and poses.

The Shoes You Wear

The Shoes you wear always show your identity as well as your personality. Shoes proclaim the main choice and preference which they demand and desire. It is interesting to note the footwear many people use.

A Factor of Hygiene

You might want to wear shoes if you rent or share a yoga mat. You wouldn’t want germs and bacteria that came from other people’s bodies. If you practice yoga outdoors, surely it is advisable to wear shoes and lastly, if you find yourself slipping pretty often, then you’d better get yourself a pair to prevent yourself from slipping and tumbling over. Traction is great especially for yoga shoes, so be assured that you will get your grip if you have a pair on.

Now that you know the reasons why you should wear yoga shoes, you need to know how to choose a good pair. A good pair of yoga shoes will allow air circulation. Make sure that your pair has this before deciding to buy them. They should also feel light and not hamper your movements. Just like when buying any other pair of shoes, try them on and do a pose if possible. If it is comfortable and allows you to move in an agile manner, then it is for you. Make sure it isn’t too tight; your feet need to have an allowance to move about in your shoes but of course, they mustn’t be too loose either as you will risk getting blisters and corns.Shopping for yoga shoes is easy as many sports stores carry them nowadays. Shopping online is also possible although not recommended, for it is best to try on the shoes and see how you feel in them.

Attending a Yoga Class

canstockphoto2468747Most people attending a yoga class will need a mat and a bag. Most of the yoga bags are wide enough to carry easily the mat and other accessories. Where ever you want to go you can go easily, some bags have pockets where you can put keys, cell phone and other things that you carry daily. These bags are quite large enough that you will put all your yoga items in them, but choose one that is best for you; this will totally depend upon your requirements and needs. Now we will discuss some of the bags which will be helpful for you to choose according to features and qualities.

Newly introduced in the market is the bag named as “The Yoga warehouse cotton mat bag”, it has many qualities like being inexpensive, quite simple and wide enough and available in five colors like dark blue, green, purple, burgundy and natural. It’s also available in nylon versions.

Reading The Right Types of Yoga Articles

Those who like to collect informaion and knowledge relating to Yoga, should chose the right types of articles for their reading and reference. As a result, from these Yoga articles, readers can find a lot of helpful items that are not only clear and comprehensive ideas of the different postures and exercises, but also many benefits and advantages thanks to practicing Yoga.

Yoga can be scary if it is new to you and you never attended class previously. Remember, it is not about comparing yourself with others, but about your own growth.

The need to stay fit and healthy has been inculcated into the minds of people all over the world today. Yoga has been deemed as one of the most efficient as well as effective techniques that will help in ensuring good health and well-being for people everywhere. A lot of experts in the field of Yoga have started yoga classes for people where the different yoga postures and exercises will be demonstrated clearly in front of all. A Yoga Mat is therefore very important.

Yoga mats basically depend on your priorities and what kind of exercise you are going to do because there are different kinds of exercise in the yoga practice, and according to the exercise, the mat and yoga mat bag will vary. Yoga bag designer Oona Sera introduced a bag, which is available in three sizes, Compact, XL and original; compact and original are simple sizes, while XL is suitable for those who do lots of poses in yoga and need a wide space. If you want to attend your yoga class directly from your official work than you need a long size bag in which your kit and mat adjust easily, Yogoco’s range of bags will be suitable for you if you are in this situation.  If you want some stylish and different type of bag, then try Agoy`s Dispatch bag. They provide a classical, unique, pretty look, and also have retractable straps so is easy to carry.

Yoga mats basically depend on your priorities; what kind of exercise you are going to do, what colour you want and the zine needed.  Most of the yoga bags are wide enough to carry easily the mat and other accessories.

Understand The Different Yoga Exercises

canstockphoto2815911This article will help you understand the different yoga exercises so you can choose which variety is right for you.

Hatha Yoga exercises—in Sanskrit (an historical language of established India) “Ha” indicates “sun” and “tha” indicates “moon.” This kind of Yoga exercise is a relatively slow, soothing kind of yoga, and is a great if you are new to yoga, and do not know any of the asanas (form). Like all forms of yoga, Hatha Yoga exercises aspire to merge mind, shape and heart.

Ashtanga Yoga exercises—is the kind of yoga I process regularly and indicates “eight” in Sanskrit. This is a quick, powerful style of yoga process and is according to a modern set collection of asanas, synchronized with inhaling and exhaling. Ashtanga Yoga exercises can be very physical in form, and challenging as they move frequently from one asana in the collection to another, so that it will improve your energy and your mobility.

Power Yoga exercises—this is an American form of yoga, and is similar to Ashtanga yoga. Energy yoga training cannot give comprehension to the exact order of causes, like Ashtanga Yoga exercise does.

Yoga exercises are a well-known activity in the civilized world today. The number of places  teaching yoga is increasing, and there are a lot of different types being taught. With a choice of Hatha Yoga exercises, Ashtanga Yoga exercises, Energy Yoga exercises, Iyengar Yoga exercises, Bikram Yoga exercises, Vinyasa Yoga exercises and many others, people can be easily confused

Iyengar Yoga exercises—this kind of yoga is using the lessons of BKS Igengar and specializes in proper placement and position. As opposed to Ashtanga Yoga exercises, the stress of this type is on keeping each position for time rather than going frequently from one position to another. Iyengar Yoga exercises use props such as hinders and connectors to help position your shape.

Vinyasa Yoga exercises—Vinyasa indicates breath synchronized activity, and is another quick kind of yoga, with special attention to inhaling and exhaling. The whole process gives each position is balanced result.

Bikram Yoga exercises—otherwise known as “Hot Yoga”, is carried out in rooms warmed to 105 c, with moisture around 40%. In general, a line in 26 different areas are carried out in the Yoga exercise training, and the hot heat range helps to ease muscles. Because of the warmth, most people sweat a lot during the training, and this helps to cleanse your body of waste.

If you’re just starting out or have never done any Yoga exercises before, I recommend you try different yoga types to find out what you like best.

Remember, there is no procedure that you must take a specific kind of yoga. Find one you like, but perhaps try a few different ones as well.