• Yoga Observation Class Body Breathing
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    The Rhythm of Your Breath. The Atlanta Yoga is a studio that is housed in a loft located in Midtown West. Atlanta Yoga has been opened for about six years and it offers many levels of yoga classes for the public. According to Ms. Adele Gale, the owner and director, Atlanta Yoga does not have a formal mission but is there to spread the form of yoga known as Ashtanga, which in Sanskrit means the eighth limb. This form of yoga works with synchronization of deep rhythmic breathing and movements. By...
  • Texts The Sat Cakra Cakras Yoga Tradition
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    Now that the cakras have become New Age parlance, there are many interpretations of their meaning and function being bandied about. While this popularity is making the cakras a household word, it is also spreading a lot of confusing, conflicting, and often erroneous information. It is important to realize the cakras come from an ancient tradition, which many New Age teachers have barely explored. Here is a brief summary of the development of the cakras historically. The Vedas, which are the old...
  • Bhagavad Gita Soul Life One
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    Non-existence can be considered a state of not being. In this sense, the faithful followers of the Bhagavad Gita find ways to reach this state within its chapters. Through advice of the 'lord' Krishna, followers use yoga and meditation to obtain a pure karma and self-realization for a better life after reincarnation. Yoga is used to better ones senses for the purpose of purification. Reaching a state of total soul purification is the main goal of the followers of the Bhagavad Gita. In these peop...
  • Various Religions Prayer And Or Meditation
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    Throughout the Hindu and Christian religion various rituals are performed by followers. These rituals allow the followers to celebrate in their beliefs. The most popular practice performed in almost every religion is prayer and or meditation. Prayer and meditation allow followers to come together and praise a God or gods. Hinduism has commonly been viewed as a polytheistic religion, one that worships multiple deities: gods and goddesses, while Christianity is a Monotheistic tradition. Hindus bel...
  • The Hare Krishna Movement
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    The Hare Krishna movement can be described by using Nini an Smart's six dimensions of religion. This is a series of six different dimensions that are present in any religion. They are doctrinal, ethical, mythical, experiential, ritual, and social. Each dimension is different, but is a necessary part of religion. In this report I will discuss how the Hare Krishna movement falls into these categories, but first allow me to provide some background information. Hare Krishna is a relatively new "eas...
  • The Paths Of Yoga
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    Yoga comes from the Sanskrit verb yui, which means to yoke or unite. It is a union of the individual consciousness with the Infinite consciousness (Fisher, 89). The goal is to unite oneself with God and the practice of yoga is one of the paths that are taken to accomplish that goal. There are four main paths of yoga: Raja is the path of physical and mental control. Karma is the path of action. Bhakti is the path of devotion, and Jnana is the path of knowledge or wisdom (Roberts). Raja yoga is o...
  • Yoga Basics Spiritual Quest
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    KATE HOOVER YOGA A teeny intro When I was in sixth grade, my friend and I found a book about yoga. We sorted through pictures of women in leotards doing poses that I found exhausting to look at. I never thought that I would fall in love with this thing called yoga. The reason I am in love with yoga is because it's a complete way of life. To me, yoga is a philosophy, lifestyle, exercise, etc. It's more complete and humbling than most religions, and yet most people seem to think it's a trend. Thi...
  • Hinduism Temple Worship
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    A Religion of Tolerance Hinduism is unique in many ways. One of the most endearing aspects of Hinduism is it's religious tolerance. One devotee may worship Vishnu, another may worship Shiva, and yet another Krishna, while honoring the other's choice and feeling no sense of conflict. Hinduism is a religion of tolerance that allows for different types of worship, and personal expressions of devotion. This extends beyond the religion itself to include other cultures. A Hindu is content to allow a C...
  • Yoga And Emotions Love World Spiritual
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    Yoga and Emotions Hinduism believes that yoga has many different paths to enlightenment. Jnanic, Bhakti, Karma, and Raja yoga's are the different paths. They are different paths, but the Hindus believes that they all lead to the same destination, which is spiritual freedom. Yoga not only unites our body with our mind but with our true self or spirit. Yoga's goal is to extinguish the fire of emotions within us. I believe that just by being human, we are enslaved by our emotions, which in turn ch...
  • Yoga Practices It Seemed Like As Soon As I Started
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    Yoga Ben Kenner Page 2 Until last year the only sport I was involved with was Powerlifting. This is a sport relatively unknown by most, but is actually very popular. In Powerlifting you train in three specific lifts: The Squat, The Bench Press, and the Deadlift. After many years of training for a 600 lb. Squat, a 500 lb. Bench, and a 650 lb. Deadlift, I found myself plagued with many injures including torn ligaments, a torn pectoral muscle and chronic back and joint pain. After numerous visits ...
  • Critical Essay On Exercise And Stress
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    Stress is a factor in everyday life. It affects everyone at some point, usually more than once, in his or her life. However some people react well to stress, others handle it decently, and then there are some that just can't handle stress at all. My topic of discussion in particular is coping with stress as an athlete, how sports can cause a lot of stress, and how non-athletes use exercise to relive stress. Sports can cause stress from the youngest athlete, an eleven year old who is just try...
  • Tae Bo And Prenatal Yoga
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    I have tried and reviewed two workout videos. I tried tae-bo advanced for six months and prenatal yoga for pregnant woman for 3 months. There is definitely a big difference in the two videos which will be explained further. 1) Tae-bo advanced- This workout is an hour long advanced kickboxing workout. This work out is good for individuals who are tired of the basic workout or for people who really want to make advancements in their exercise routine. This video consists of a five to ten minute wa...
  • Yoga Sutras One Practice Meditation
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    Over recent years, Yoga has become more and more popular in Western society. I first learned about Yoga while I was in high school. One of my best friends, Ashley, began suffering from anxiety. She had a tough time coping with her panic attacks so her doctor suggested that she in role in yoga classes for relaxation purposes. She took classes once a week in addition to medication and counseling. She really enjoyed her classes and in joking around she would show me the stretches she had learned i...