Monday, September 17, 2012

Pace of Yoga

A lot of folks complain about the slow pace of Yoga, Tai-Chi and other traditional forms of exercise. They feel that it does not give them the workout they need to burn all the excess calories.

Yoga and Tai-Chi teaches one to slow down from the frenetic pace that we live in. It calms the mind and the body and aligns us to the pace of nature. It is only at this pace that complete relaxation and exercise is possible. The firm, controlled movements of yoga like the taut branches of a tree,  the flowing movements of Tai-Chi like the wind blowing and water flowing in the streams. They all have their source in nature.

If all one wants is to burn calories quickly, it is best to jump on to the treadmill. High speed yoga is not Yoga.

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