New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years and currently 15 million Americans (source: YIAS 3/15/2012) enjoy its health benefits. Traditionally known for maintaining body strength, flexibility and balance as well as providing stress-relief, yoga has numerous additional benefits that may be lesser known.
Joschi Schwarz, owner of Le Male Yoga in New York City, is in an excellent position to compile a list of benefits that don’t necessarily come to mind as one thinks about what yoga can do for you. He is a uniquely modern yogi who likes to think outside the box and has helped his students from all around the globe to find holistic solutions to their problems.
Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall Pose) - known to be the perfect posture for people who spend long hours on their feet to improve circulation, relief back pain and sore feet, has been found to help stop hair loss.
Stimulation of the vagus nerve through the activation of Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock) may stop hiccups. With every exhale, the chin gently drops towards the chest to engage Jalandhara Bandha and a few breaths later, the hiccups are gone.
Simhasana (Lion’s Pose) is the perfect cure for sad mood. This pose will lighten emotional charge and the facial expressions involved are guaranteed to boost the mood. Students may feel silly, but it is worth a try just for fun.
Stress causes an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system which in return can cause acne. Any calming posture that encourages a response to rest and relax can be helpful in improving skin complexion. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold) has a calming effect and helps alleviate this imbalance. Over a period of time stress levels will lower and the acne will disappear.
Vrksasana (Tree Pose) and Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I Pose) are helpful in gaining self-confidence. Standing tall and feeling the leg muscles engaged will help feel assured in the physical self and allows to banish negative thoughts to experience clarity of attention.
One of the most powerful heart openers in yoga is Ustrasana (Camel Pose). After a heartbreak it may be the last thing on a student's mind to open the heart, but it should be a top priority to release negative emotions and experience an emotional release.
Kegel exercises and Yoga can effectively increase sexual energy naturally without the use of Viagra. Kegel exercises engage Mula Bandha (Root Lock), located in the area between the anus and the genitals. Contracting and releasing Mula Bandha rhythmically in connection with the breath will lead to have more sexual control.
Joschi Schwarz truly enjoys finding help for his students and will continue to do so with his newest venture Le Male Yoga. Even though 15 million Americans practice yoga, the percentage of male practitioners is only at 27.8%. Joschi is on a mission to bring the health benefits of yoga to men.
About Joschi Le Male Yoga:
NYC's Premier Yoga Studio for Men - a modern, boutique-style space to hang out, be yourself and feel good. We started with this idea to develop innovative yoga workouts and mix it with a welcoming, socially active atmosphere to bring the best to everyone we touch.
At Joschi [yo-shee] Le Male everything we do we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by bringing together a vibrant mix of men from all flows of life, with different kinds of goals, who hail from all over the world and are in good physical condition and are interested to initiate a lifestyle that liberates, expands and energizes.
Our mission is to create an open, inclusive environment for gay, bi, and straight men and their families. Some of our classes are co-ed, so you can share your experience with your best friend, your sister, your confidant...