Topic: yoga instructors
A while back I wrote a Blisstree post called 5 soothing voices that can make you comatose (in a good way), and it seems like a lot of you completely got what I was talking about — even though I kind of sound like a weirdo who likes to lie around and listen to audio recordings of people’s voices. Which I guess is what I am. So, today, I present to you the long-awaited part two. Here are five more folks (some Hollywood celebs, some not) with super-soothing voices that will hopefully help you relax and generally improve your harried mental state as much as they do for me and my colleagues I polled. Did we miss your favorite voiceover artist/amateur mental health expert? Tell us about them in our comments section. More
During a devout stint of yoga practice, I usually (privately) entertain the dream of becoming a yoga teacher. Any rational person would point to my inability to hold tree pose as a major drawback to this plan, but in my mind, it’s not inflexibility or lack of strength that make my dreams come crashing down; instead, chanting om and speaking Sanskrit are where my confidence falters. According to a recent Newsweek article, my overblown sense of ability may just make me the perfect instructor candidate: They say that these days, teaching yoga is for narcissists. While the leader of the pack is supposed to be a humble and spiritually enlightened guru, they point out that often, they’re more like performers who’ve finally found their captive audience. Instead of tuning into Dharma, instructors are indulging their egos, thanks to their devoted, high-paying students. More
Myth #1: Yoga is a religion.
Fact: Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is an ancient science that originated in India, dating back thousands of years. The word yoga means â€śunionâ€ť or â€śto bring together.â€ť This system of breathing techniques and poses connect mind, body, and spirit, often leaving one feeling inner-balance, harmony, and peace.
Myth #2: Yoga is too easy (or too difficult).
Fact: The practice of yoga can be as physically challenging or as restorative as anyone wants. It depends on the practitioner knowing what he/she wants, and then finding the style of yoga and teacher that best suits his/her needs. Regardless of the style, yoga postures help the practitioner gain flexibility, strength, and balance. Some classes leave you sweaty and in serious need of a shower, while others leave you feeling relaxed and renewed.
Myth #3: Yoga is only for the fit and flexible. More
We’re usually game for spending a few extra dollars on a yoga class here and there, or splurging on a great gym membership if it means we’ll reap some health benefits. But if someone wants to give it to us for free? Great. If someone wants to give us an entire year of free yoga? Even better.
Alex Auder, Blisstree’s resident yogi, demonstrates a damn-near perfect downward dog.
Last week, Alex Auder, Blisstree’s resident yogi, demonstrated a beautiful arm-balancing pose â€“ dwi pada viparita dandasana. Today she returns with another super-cool Iyengar asana that will make you want to return to your practice as soon as possible. Watch … More
Last week, Alex Auder, Blisstree’s resident yogi, showed us a soreness-inspiring arm-balancing series featuring ekapadagalavasana (flying crow). Today she returns with another jaw-dropping Iyengar asana that will make you want to hit the mat as soon as possible. Watch Alex … More
When we last saw Alex Auder, Blisstree’s resident yogi, she balanced herself on the yoga mat into the mind-boggling arm-balancing series featuring dwipadasirsasana and tittibhasana (firefly pose). Today sheâ€™s back with another jaw-dropping Iyengar asana that will make you want … More
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Have you done your sun salutations in preparation for today’s insane yoga pose from Alex Auder? Last time, she balanced herself into bhairavasana, chakorasana, and koundinyasana, and today sheâ€™s back with another jaw-dropping Iyengar asana that will make you want … More
Last Thursday, the fourth season of NBC’s 30 Rock came to an end with three weddings. One of those unions was that of Liz Lemonâ€™s ex, Floyd (Jason Sudeikis of SNL), to a perfect-bodied blonde yoga instructor named Kaitlin. Turns … More
Alex Auder, Blisstreeâ€™s kick-ass resident yogi is back! Remember last week, when she got herself into twisting lotus crow? Well, sheâ€™s returned with another jaw-dropping Iyengar asana that will make you want to honor the hell out of your practice. … More