yoga

While summer’s warm temperatures, sunshine, and lighter schedules should mean prime time for outdoor workouts, these sultry days propel many of us toward the hammock with a glass of lemonade instead of toward the pavement or the gym. Certainly, on these hot days, working up even more of a sweat isn’t an attractive proposition. But […]

I am so excited about the upcoming Yoga Journal Conference that will be taking place in New York City from May 12th – 16th 2011.  Maya Breuer will be a featured instructor at the event. I told Maya that I wanted to introduce and / or remind people of her.  Additionally, I asked Ms. Beuer […]

Recently, I did a book review of Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’ book Super Rich where he explains how Meditation provides him with profound mental moments of stillness as a byproduct of the physical benefits of Yoga.  It has cured him of headaches and has calmed his nerves. Meditation is a mental discipline by which […]

It is wonderful that Yoga is continuing to gain popularity as a resource for healing in the black community, from celebrities to inmates. According to TMZ.com, Hollywood star Wesley Snipes requested yoga mats to teach other inmates the benefits during his time in prison. THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR PRISON / JAIL INMATES I wanted […]

It is wonderful that Yoga is continuing to gain popularity as a resource for healing in the black community, from celebrities to inmates.  According to TMZ.com, Hollywood star Wesley Snipes requested Yoga Mats to teach other inmates the benefits during his time in prison. Here is the picture that TMZ put up, It is obviously […]

If your new years resolution was to have a healthy start, you may want to explore the Indian art of Yoga. These exercises are designed to bring together the mind, body and soul by using body movement and meditation. It is based on the yogic strategy that the mind and body are in fact “One”. […]

“I’ve decided to stick with love; hate’s too heavy a burden to bear” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was reminded of Martin Luther Kings’s spiritual influence by Ghandhi in Elev8’s recent post 4 Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi received the spiritual principles of non-violence from his Indian […]

Join certified Yoga instructor Robin Downes as she takes you on a Sensual Healing Journey with the 2nd installment to the Elev8.com series entitled “Sight & Surrender”. The eyes are the windows to your soul. The eyes provide the sense of sight. The eyes need to be stretched for your sensual healing.

Find out how to correctly perform a hamstring stretch while laying down, and in the process possibly ease your lower back strain and /or pain.

I started my Yoga practice in 1996, at the time it was not as popular as it is now.  Prior to my Yoga certification, I worked for 15 years in the News and Entertainment business.  I got stressed out and discovered Yoga, also discovering Yoga at that time was my long time friend, Russell Simmons.  […]

Even relaxation can bring out the best in you — but make sure you do it properly. The Corpse Pose or Savasana may look like a simple relaxing pose that is done in between or after a Yoga pose (Asana), but this exercise requires a lot of concentration and will develop through continued practice.

Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned, “thinking” mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. There are many different meditation methods.