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Yoga:The Ultimate Remedy

Are your muscles stiff and sore from hours in front of your computer? Is your mind often scattered and frantic? If so, let Yoga come to the rescue. I’ve put together a quick online guide about yoga, it’s benefits, and a few online resources that are free. There’s so much that could be said about Yoga, but I’ve kept this post short intentionally. The focus is on inspiring you to use it today!

What is Yoga?

Quoting from Yoga Journal’s FAQ on Yoga:

“The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. …The eight limbs of yoga: the yamas (restraints), niyamas (observances), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), dharana (concentration), dhyani (meditation), and samadhi (absorption). As we explore these eight limbs, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach samadhi (liberation, enlightenment).

Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.”

Benefits of Yoga
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There are so many benefits:

  • Improved: Flexibility, Strength, Balance.
  • Relieves stiff muscles and joints.
  • Increased breathing capability.
  • Increased sense of calm and well-being. Reduction of anxiety.
  • Keeps your body young.

All I know is that when I do (asana) Yoga, I feel great. I highly recommend Yoga to everyone. If you’re beginning and hesitant, just take it slow . And if you’ve been away from it, come on back to it! Take it slow.

Free Online Yoga Resources

1) From Hatha Yoga Lesson: Check out the cool mini animated meditation and yoga poses and descriptions.


2) Ladies Home Journal’s “Yoga at Your Desk” 11 easy poses to get out the kinks.

3) Yoga at Your Desk from MSN and WebMD different routines depending on how much privacy you have. Easy to follow. Animated demonstrations

4) Expert Village Office Yoga – mini videos include pilates too.

5) Yoga Break at Your Desk – 7 minute video. I rate this one highly for something to do on a quick break at work!!

6) Yoga Journal’s Online Pose Finder – extensive library with pictures, and detailed drill-down descriptions. You can search by pose type, body focus, ailment focus, or contraindications.


Additional Resource

Visit this Yoga Journal FAQ for more information on questions such as:

  • How many times per week should I practice?
  • How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness?
  • Is yoga a religion?
  • I’m not flexible–can I do yoga?
  • What do I need to begin?

Please Share!

What do you love about Yoga? Do you know of any other free online Yoga resources? Please share!

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18 Responses to Free Online Yoga

  1. Dani June 9, 2007 at 7:34 am #

    You can get free full-length yoga videos via RSS feed daily at Yoga Today. I’m not much into yoga – I prefer pilates – but I’ve used a few of their videos and enjoyed them.

  2. Ed Kohler June 9, 2007 at 6:10 pm #

    great tips. Creating a more ergonomic workplace helps too. For example, hunching over a laptop is certainly not an ideal way to spend the day.

  3. Andrew Flusche June 9, 2007 at 10:30 pm #

    This is a great list! I’ve been thinking about dabbling in some yoga, and now I definitely feel inspired. 🙂

  4. agentsully June 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Glad you liked it Andrew. Nice to see you here again! A class is the best, but if you are short on time then get a few yoga videos.

  5. Angie July 29, 2007 at 10:42 pm #

    Here are some great free audio yoga classes that you can subscribe to. They come with pose guides too!

    http://www.yogadownload.com/podcast.asp

  6. Absorption Rate October 10, 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    Cool post on Online Yoga!

  7. agentsully October 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm #

    Angie and Absorption – thanks!

  8. Tempurpedic Mattresses March 17, 2008 at 8:47 am #

    I’m only just getting into yoga and have gone to a few classes with a friend. It’s more enjoyable than I thought it would be and very calming.

  9. sunnyray meditations April 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    Yoga is indeed great for physical relaxation, and this is the type called hatha yoga, one of many kinds of yogas. In addition to this I find also very useful some forms of breathing exercises, concentration exercises and visualization. Anyhow, thanks for the tips, and this is a great post.

  10. agentsully April 25, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    @sunnyray -thank you for sharing!

  11. Reiki May 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    I just started getting into yoga and realized that a bunch of blogs are probably just as effective as a good source of info as expensive books or DVDs. Good list of links. Thanks.

  12. Reiki symbols September 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm #

    Hello and thanks for all the wonderful tips! I have always thought about starting with yoga and I’ll think that this blog will give me a push in the right direction =) /Elsa

  13. Dejan December 28, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    Nice Article about Yoga.

    Thank you.

  14. Matt April 26, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    Excellent post. Some simplified yoga definition versions that I’ve come across in life:

    1) Yoga is the study of being happy
    2) Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind (Patanjali’s second sutra)
    3) Yoga is the philosophy of life and existence.

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