The Importance of Breath in Yoga

The Importance of Breath in Yoga

Awareness of breath in yoga and synchronizing breathing and movement is what makes yoga, yoga; and not gymnastics or any other physical practice. In this article from Ekhart Yoga, Esther Ekhart explains the different ways the breath influences our yoga practice; how...
What is Lu Jong?

What is Lu Jong?

What is Lu Jong? Lu Jong is a practice of Tibetan Buddhism involving a simple series of body movements done in conjunction with rhythmic breathing, which is thought to have profound effects on the health of the body, mind and spirit. Many people are not aware that...
What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

What is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi?

Tony Austin facilitates Tai Chi workshops at Embody and we asked him for a bit of insight into what Tai Chi Qigong is all about. For thousands of years the principle of Qi has been part of the discourse in Chinese Medicine and culture. In Traditional Chinese Medicine...
Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Many teachers are now combining Yoga and Qigong in their classes and workshops, with Qigong often being called the Chinese yoga … but what have these two energy arts got in common? The answer lays deep in history and buried under layers upon layers of modern...
Is Pilates Good For Back Pain?

Is Pilates Good For Back Pain?

Is Pilates Good for Back Pain? We found a very informative article on this question, first published in the magazine Live Strong. Pilates can increase strength, flexibility and balance in your body Therapeutic exercise like pilates is often more effective for back...