Find the The Best Yoga Mat

Find the Best Yoga Mat

Traditionally yoga was once practised by only a few, in ancient India as a sacred ritual. Now, it has gained much attention in the Western world for its renowned health benefits. With known support for flexibility, strengthening muscle tone and mental health, the benefits can be profound. A unique quality of yoga is its ability to be personalized for each individual’s practice — everyone can take it at their own pace. With that comes preferences to style and equipment.

The question isn’t necessarily what makes a good yoga mat, but what qualities in a yoga mat make you feel good in a practice designed to make you feel good. A good yoga mat is relative to the individual.

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Zen Tips for Your Garden

Zen Tips – Creating a Heaven in Your Garden

There are people who don’t like spending too much time on their garden: throw a few plants here and there, maybe some low-maintenance bushes and we’re done. However, if you want to make sure your garden looks the part, you can choose from a variety of designs, from contemporary and modern to stone and Zen gardens. Creating and maintaining a Zen garden can be difficult – but we’re here to help you do that and create a perfect little haven in which you can relax your mind and spirit.

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Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar by Jaime Amor – Book Review

Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar

Hardcover by Watkins

Recently, I have received a copy of a wonderful book (love you, Mumsnet!) and now I would like to share the pleasure with you. A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure: Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar by Jaime Amor is a beautiful gem I am so happy to have for both my son and myself. Parents and Yoga lovers, I am sure you will appreciate it. Because this book is a brilliant way to introduce Yoga to your kids and have some fun together.

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Summertime, Yoga Time + Favourite Asanas (Part 1)

Summer… It’s hot. It’s freaky, devilishly hot! It’s so hot and sunny that you almost see flames wrapping you up and a devil mocking at you and your sweaty sufferings. The only thing your half-boiled brain could think about is how lovely it must be at Santa’s snowy village right now. No, I am not somewhere in Northern Africa, I am back in my native Bulgaria for a couple of months.

If you have visited the southern parts of my country you understand the desert heat I am talking about. It’s as hot as hell, day and night (I guess, I would have enjoyed cooler nighttime in Sahara), I am sweltering…

Summertime, Yoga Time

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And I still have to work out a little bit, don’t I? My exhausted body, however, refuses to obey. It is begging me for a long long rest in bed (or maybe an ice bath) as if saying, “How am I supposed to make a move under such merciless conditions?!”

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Great Yoga Teachers

Since my first Yoga practice, I have tried a great number of videos by different instructors. I have experimented with styles – Hatha, a combination of styles, Vinyasa, and even Ashtanga. Nowadays, I prefer to practise on my own, but until recently I usually did it following a video. These lovely Yoga teachers have given me the basic knowledge of Yoga and more or less have influenced my Yoga experience. I will list them in a chronological order just the way they have appeared throughout my Yoga journey:

  1. Alan Finger and “Yoga Zone”.

It might sound funny, but this is exactly how my home practices began. Yes, that TV show from the early 90’s. It was on TV every afternoon, right after my son had fallen asleep. Lisa Bennett Matkin was my favourite, so amiable and charismatic. Most of the videos are quite easy, so I wouldn’t use them now. But they are perfect for beginners and I really enjoyed them at that time. What is more, they can help you learn some fundamental things about Yoga.

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