What is yoga? The actual definition of yoga is to become one or to yolk. Pantanjali’s first Sutra, “Now the exposition of Yoga is being made, translates more simply as “Yoga is now.” For the most part, many think of yoga as asana, pranayama, and meditation. These are all aspects of yoga, however, anything that one experiences in the present moment, the “now,” qualifies as yoga too. Continue reading
Introduce a friend or family who has never done yoga to the practice. The more the merrier. There are so many health benefits of yoga that you can share to help enhance the lives of your loved ones. Continue reading
Let your hard day’s work fall to the wayside with this 20-minute evening yoga sequence. Energizing PM yoga will pick you up so that you can have fun whatever you need to do: go out for dinner with friends; spend the evening with your kids; attend a corporate event; or be an awesome partner (and if you don’t have a significant other put the energy into yourself).
Energizing evening yoga is a fabulous way to relieve stress from the office, the feeling of being totally drained, and will bring you to a place of vitality and calm. Continue reading
Yoga and the gunas. What are the gunas?
Yoga philosophy often refers to the Gunas, which are three aspects of prana, our life force. The gunas are sattva, rajas, and tamas. In The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines sattva, rajas, and tamas as “tranquility, activity, and inertia.” In life, we tend towards being too rajasic or tamasic; thus, through thoughtful and disciplined practice on and off the mat, yogis aspire to bring rajas and tamas into balance to achieve sattva, a pure state of serenity and lucidity (samadhi). Try to understand which of your gunas dominates your personality and life and then work with yourself and a teacher to bring them all into homeostasis. Continue reading
Yoga Challenge | Yoga Video For Beginner To Advanced Students | Connect Your Movement With Your BreathThis entry was posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Learn to sync your movement with your breath. Whether you are new to yoga or are well along your way in your practice, it is always helpful to come back and simply connect your movement with your breath. Continue reading
Today The Julie Wilcox Method brings you a third morning yoga video for your library. This yoga video is targeted to intermediate and strong intermediate yoga students. It is 35-minutes long. For any intermediate or advanced yoga practice, you must make sure to properly warm up your body, which is very difficult to do in less than 35-minutes. If all you can do is a super quick morning yoga practice, please stay safe and simple and do Morning Yoga Practice Video 1 or Morning Yoga Practice Video 2, which are not as demanding as is this yoga video and are for all levels. Have a safe and enjoyable practice! Below are some photos from the video. Continue reading
This is the second video of a morning yoga series I am offering you this week. The idea is that you will build a small video library of morning yoga sequences from which you can choose each day. I hope you enjoy the videos and that they help to facilitate your daily practice (sadhana)! Having a consistent daily practice is critical to your well-being. The videos are designed for all levels from the beginner yogi to the advanced yoga when you just need to squeeze that short less than 15-minutes of yoga into your schedule.Get rid of your excuses and get your yoga on! Continue reading
This is one morning yoga practice included in my series of less than 15 -minute morning yoga videos to be released this week. Wake up and start your day with these simple yoga sequences designed to heat your body, bring energy to your being, tone your muscles, increase your flexibility, and bring mobility into your joints. These morning yoga videos are for all levels: beginner yogis and advanced yogis can all enjoy the morning practices. Get your day going with vitality and peace of mind! Watch the morning yoga video below. Check in tomorrow for the next morning yoga video. Continue reading
In this video, Julie Wilcox, founder of The Julie Wilcox Method, and The ISHTA Yoga Studios in New York City, guides you through how to assume the bridge and full wheel yoga poses safely and comfortably.