Practicing yoga offers both physical and mental health benefits to people of all ages. The practice of yoga was relatively unknown to the western world until the late 1890s. Yoga developed in parallel with the Hindu religion, but it is a philosophy rather than a religion.
Some people think that yoga is all about physical poses, but it includes contemplative practices like meditation as well. Modern yoga practices are somewhat different from traditional yoga. Scientists studying the practice of yoga have discovered plenty of evidence to support its health benefits. Here are few proven benefits of developing a yoga practice. Continue reading Scientific Facts About the Benefits of Yoga on the Body→
Fitness Pioneer and Nutrition Guru, Jack LaLanne, passed away on Sunday at the age of 96. What a good, long life he lived! LaLanne was an inspiration to millions of people as a man who not only preached and taught personal fitness through common sense diet and exercise but also completely lived the lifestyle that he espoused. I can recall watching Jack’s exercise programs (on a black and white TV!) when I was in grade school and his name was literally synonymous with the practice of staying fit. He was a motivational speaker before they even existed and wasahead of his tiemin so manyways. Jack LaLanne is currently shaking his head and tsk-tsking at all the love handles in heaven. Those seraphim are in for a real ass-kicking.
At about 1:00 PM this afternoon I spotted Veteran Fitness Guru Jack La Lanne (age 93) standing in the street at the corner of Wall and William Streets. La Lanne was doing that “Muscle Man” pose on top of a raised platformfor photographers while gripping a copy of his latest book, the title of which I did not stop long enough to read. It was pretty hilarious to see all of these stiff Wall Street types jockeying for position among the Asians tourists and fans for a chance to snap cellphone pictures of Jack, who looked like he was having a blast.