Yoga Exercise

Yoga Wear Section


Welcome to Yoga Exercise

Yoga Wear Article

Confessions of a Yoga Teacher
Paul M. Jerard Jr.

The following are questions that Yoga teachers still need to answer, despite overwhelming evidence that Yoga is "the mother of all health maintenance systems." Mainstream thought is finally catching up, with the progress Yoga is making, but it has taken 5,000 years for us to get this far.

Seriously, How Can Yoga Make You Lose Weight?

Finally, some of the "Yoga and Weight Loss" studies have come in, and even, a little bit of Yoga is much better, than none, for weight control, but there are a number of reasons why. Yoga is a lifestyle change that includes a safe diet; exercise, adjusting posture, breathing, and a whole lot more. Most of the Yoga practitioners, I know, consume more water, eat more moderately, and take more care of their bodies, in comparison to the many who don't want to leave the couch.

Aren't you supposed to jump up and down for at least a half-hour per day to exercise enough to lose weight?

Maybe the masses have been "brain washed" into thinking that you have to feel the pain, suffer, starve, and have a near death experience, to lose weight. Depending upon your size, the average person, in a moderate Hatha yoga class, is burning in the neighborhood of 200 calories per hour. There are Vinyasa Yoga classes, that will burn more calories, with much more flowing and active movement. Just remember, that your safety is top priority, and you will be fine.

There are also Yoga classes where you can feel the pain, heat, and suffer. This is great for those who feel the need to "pay for their sins." Maybe this is considered "penance," for years of consuming excessive pizza, burgers, and buffets. If you feel you must suffer, you may even find a Yoga teacher who missed his or her calling as an interrogator.

If you search hard enough, you will find a Yoga class for every niche. More moderate Yoga classes look easy on the outside of the class, but I have seen many people find them to be a challenge, on the inside of the class. The real benefit of steady Yoga practice is training for longevity. Long-term practice will yield optimum health benefits in mind, body, and spirit.

Couldn't you just invent a Yoga pill?

This has been the ultimate dream of "couch potatoes," but every time a weight loss pill comes out, there is a down side. Just look at the health problems that resulted from fen phen and ephedra. This should wake people up, but someone will always put their life at risk, no matter how many warning labels are printed.

In summary, the benefits of Yoga practice have always existed, through steady and safe practice. Seek out a safe teacher and go from there. Never push yourself to the point of strain. Moderation is key, so it is wise to avoid extremes.
About the Author

Paul Jerard, is a co-owner/director of Yoga teacher training at Aura Wellness Center. He has been a certified Master Yoga teacher since 1995. He is a master instructor of martial arts. He teaches Yoga, martial arts, and fitness to children, adults, and seniors. Recently he wrote: Is Running a Yoga Business Right for You? For Yoga students, who may be considering a new career as a Yoga teacher. http://www.yoga-teacher-training.org



Yoga Wear News

yoga wear

Here, we've gathered the yoga outfits celebrities wear to class and beyond. So the next time you're unsure what to wear to yoga, scroll through this gallery of It girl–approved yoga ensembles. We have a feeling it'll help. Click in to see the yoga ...

Read more


15 Yoga Outfits You'll Never Want to Take Off

The 'Global and Chinese Yoga Clothes Industry, 2012-2022 Market Research Report' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Yoga Clothes industry with a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides key statistics on the ...

Read more


Yoga clothes market on top manufacturers trend analysis and growing demand scrutinized in new research

The lifestyle clothing and athletic gear brand that was founded in Vancouver in 1998 is inspired by yoga, and that remains the foundation of the company that had more than 400 stores around the world by the start of 2017. Fargo resident Sierra Schaefer ...

Read more


Lululemon comes to Fargo: Clothing brand opens its first ND store in West Acres

SOHO, NY — A yoga apparel brand just signed a lease on a massive new Soho storefront, The Real Deal reports. Alo Yoga, the yoga clothing line popular with celebrities including Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift, is taking over a whopping 14,000 square foot ...

Read more


New Yoga Clothing Store Signs Lease In Soho: Report

Partner yoga, acro-yoga, arm balances, and yoga stretches that can be done during conferences or work meetings in normal street clothes round out the AYP DAY program, which will feature both afternoon and evening performances of the Talent Show ...

Read more


Africa Yoga Project Celebrates 10 Years With Open Invitation

Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2017 -- QYResearchReports.com has added a new research report to its repertoire on the burgeoning retail industry, focusing on yoga services and products specifically. The latest report in this category to be added to the ...

Read more


Global Yoga Clothing Market Expected to Grow Stronger from High Urban Consumer Demand

Athleisure shop Alo Yoga – whose leggings are popular with celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift – is moving into more than 14,000 square feet on one of Soho’s busy corners as it expands its Manhattan footprint. The Los Angeles-based ...

Read more


Yoga apparel brand inks big deal in Soho

Kundalini yoga challenges your body to rise above the self-imposed limits of the mind. Kundalini yoga teachers typically wear white clothing made of cotton or other natural fibers because this strengthens the aura. Your aura is the electromagnetic field ...

Read more


Here's What I Wish I'd Known Before My First Kundalini Yoga Class

Additional onsite options include sustainable clothing and yoga wear, massage, tonics, and elixirs and other health-driven inputs to support you being your best.

Read more


YOGA + DJ Saturday Morning Refresh

Read more