***BIG NEWS: Richard Hittleman’s classic TV series “Yoga For Health” Has been released on DVD! Check it out at www.richardhittleman.com ***
Today I reached the halfway point of Richard Hittleman’s Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan. 14 days down, 14 more to go. This book is from the yoga pioneer who brought Hatha Yoga to the masses via TV in the 1960s and 1970s. I’m using the original hardcover version (shown in these pictures), but a newer paperback version is also available. As she mentioned in her review of Richard Hittleman’s Yoga for Health, Hittleman’s televised programs were how my mom, Lee, began to practice yoga in the first place. She’s our resident expert here at HathaYoga.com, and she still refers Continue reading
Although there are many benefits to practicing yoga at a studio, I mostly practice yoga at home. I prefer it to studios or gyms for many reasons: I can practice it on my own my own schedule, I don’t have to worry about getting ready, there is no time spent on transportation to or from, no worry about parking or transportation costs, no membership or drop-in fees, I can control the climate, and I don’t have to worry about germs or other people’s body odor (sorry to be so blunt!). And if those reasons were not enough, I can decide exactly what yoga routine I’d like to do based on my needs at the time.
One yoga hybrid DVD I really like and have been practicing regularly is Yogalosophy with instructor Mandy Ingber.
Inbger is known for her A-list of celebrity clients including Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lawrence, Ricki Lake, and Brooke Shields. I’m not necessarily impressed by celebrities, but since these people have a world of resources to choose from, Continue reading
This is literally my second time ever doing yoga, so I wanted a short workout. I found a 10 minute yoga class on YouTube that featured a “Sun Salutation”. I thought it would be fun to try. It was also my first chance to use my new yoga mat! I love the mat and will review it in a future post.
This video was made by the same studio whose video I watched the first time I did yoga. It’s the same instructor, but with a different model. Like the other video, Continue reading
Sometimes, just getting started is the hurdle. You might have questions such as “How long and how often should I practice yoga?”, and “What do I need to get started?”.
Getting started with yoga
The amount of time to spend practicing yoga depends on what you’d like to achieve. But if you are a beginner, anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour every other day is a good place to start. You’ll get the greatest benefit if you can do some every day. However, if you only have ten minutes a few times a week, Continue reading
A yoga mat is the most essential thing you need to do yoga. It’s also one of those things that you just have to have one of your own (nobody is borrowing my toothbrush!). The things I considered while shopping for my first yoga mat included thickness, length, and of course price. Mat material is also important to me. Stickiness/slipperiness is an important consideration, especially since I tend to sweat.
Since I’m a beginner, I checked out the Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Kit. It seems like a very good deal since it has some extras and the price is very competitive, but unfortunately I Continue reading