an ancient practice helps create a sense of union in body,
mind, and spirit. And improves respiration, energy, and
vitality. Also helps in maintaining a balanced metabolism,
relaxation and is a stress reliever. Yoga is for all,
there is no age constrain..Here are some links on Yoga
in the US.
word â€œyogaâ€ is derived from the Sanskrit root â€œyujâ€
meaning to unite, join, harness, contact or connect.
It is the union between the individual self and universal
self. Yoga means union, joining, harnessing, contract
or connection. It is the fusion of a healthy body with
a disciplined mind for the purpose of spiritual development.
IT is the harnessing of oneâ€™s owns inherent inner power
as well as the wider natural forces from which one has
emerged. Yoga is also blissful contact with the supreme
element. It is establishing ecstatic oneness between
the inner being and the Supreme Being.
Articles on Yoga
Interesting Articles on Yoga in America
Trip to America: Yoga Journal looks back in gratitude
to America's yoga pioneers.
America is the place, the people, the opportunity for
everything new," wrote Swami Vivekananda before
he left India in 1893. Vivekananda had learned from
his guru, Sri Ramakrishna, that the world's religions
"are but various phases of one eternal religion"
and that spiritual essence could be transmitted from
one person to another. He set about to bring that transmission
to our shores. His first speech was at the World Parliament
of Religions in Chicago. "Sisters and brothers
of America," he began, and the audience was on
its feet, giving him a standing ovation. Our love affair
with the East was born, and so began a steady stream
of Eastern ideas flowing west. In 1920 Paramahansa Yogananda
came to address a conference of religious liberals in
Boston. He had been sent by his guru, the ageless Babaji,
to "spread the message of kriya yoga to the West."
Although his early works had unpromising titles like
Recharging Your Business Battery out of the Cosmos,
his 1946 Autobiography of a Yogi (Self-Realization Fellowship)
remains a spiritual classic." - Yoga
Iyengar Yoga - A Beginners Guide: Are you interested in giving yoga a try but afraid of
not being able to do the poses correctly? Do you want to quiet your mind? Perhaps you are
trying to build strength after an injury. Have no fear, Iyengar yoga is here.
This cautious, gentle form of yoga can help you get started down a lifelong path of yoga
study. If you are an advanced yogi, Iyengar can help you refine your practice. The intense
focus on good alignment and the use of props will make your yoga accessible no matter what
your level of practice.
is magical, dynamic, and even sexy. As nature moves
out of the cold, wet, dark winter toward spring, the
pulse of life quickens, the earth warms, and blossoms
unfurl, reaching for the sun. Nature makes it look smooth,
but for us humans it's not as easy to transition gracefully
from one season to the next”especially from winter to
spring. More often we find ourselves feeling heavy and
sluggish, like a cranky bear reluctantly coming out
of hibernation". Yoga
growing US popularity attracts cash : "Americans
spend some $2.95 billion a year on yoga classes, equipment,
clothing, vacations, videos and more, according to a
study commissioned by the magazine, fueled in part by
aging baby boomers seeking less aggressive ways to stay
in hot room harmful:
day, in New York and Paris , Tokyo and Houston , students
grab towels, bottled water and rubber mats and enter
a very hot room. As the teacher calls out instructions,
they sweat profusely, performing a sequence of 26 postures,
repeated in every 90-minute class. ... Bikram or "hot"
yoga took root three decades ago. The Bikram Yoga College
of India in Los Angeles , named for its founder, Bikram
Choudhury, has 314 certified schools worldwide. More
and more people are taking up Bikram to lose weight."
Times of India
- Classical Yoga Hindu Academy ; Yoga
is Hinduism (Dharma Yoga Ashram). 82 Memorial Drive, Barnegat, NJ 08005, Phone: 609-607-0846
- Dharma Yoga Ashram - 82 Memorial Dr. Barnegat,
NJ 08005. Phone: 609-607-0846
- Iyengar Yoga: The BKS Iyengar
Yoga National Association of the United
Yoga in North America
- Sivananda Yoga - Locations In
- The Authenitic
Yoga School Telephone 703 7257243. Neel Kulkarni
is a grand parenting level Yoga Teacher from India
with over 30 years of experience. His original style
Authentic Yoga provides classical yoga instruction
customized to 21st Century students. It provides teacher
training, beginner and advanced level yoga classes
in Hatha, Raja, Chanting, Sanskrit, Philosophy, etc.
International- 630 Main St Ste 300, Honesdale,
International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy
of the USA - 952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431- 9706 Phone: 570-253-5551, 800-822-
Ashtanga Yoga sessions for Beginners are now conducted by me in Alpharetta,
Georgia. To maintain the quality and the teachings
of Traditional Ashtanga Yoga, the sizes of group are
kept small. This will also help the participants to
experience and understand it well. Sunita Joshi, a
trained instructor from The Yoga Institute, Bombay,
has been practising and sharing the teachings of Dr.
Jaydeva and Smt. Hansaji for past many years. For
upcoming sessions, contact: Sunita Joshi at Phone#
678 523 9376 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Yoga Resources
Spirit - An international learning hub and
resource for Yoga teachers and students. Sharing,
connecting, inspiring and educating. Tele-Classes
are one hour, live, interactive telephone conference
calls with Yoga experts including a question and answer
period. As an added feature you receive a Podcast
of the class. Participate from anywhere in the world.
Continuing Education Credits are provided and tracked
Yoga in America: Forecast for 2004
- Yoga Accessories
TheYogaWarehouse.com carries a wide selection of high quality yoga accessories with
the guaranteed lowest prices.
YOGA Magazine - 122 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 205c,
Venice, CA 90291 Phone: 310-601-7914
Alliance - 7801 Old Branch Ave., Ste. 400,
PO Box 369, Clinton, MD 20735 Phone: 301-868-4700 or
877-964-2255 (toll free)
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