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Yoga is for Men, Too: Guys Discover How Yoga Can Kick-start a Healthy Lifestyle in 2012
Holistic Health Practitioner and Yoga Teacher, Juneous A. Pettijohn, Challenges Men to Try Yoga to Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle in 2012
Washington, DC January 17, 2012– January is traditionally a time when we attempt to change our lives for the better, but male Yoga teacher in Washington, D.C., Juneous Pettijohn, is challenging men to commit to trying Yoga to improve their overall health.
“I was immediately hooked on Yoga after noticing the physical changes to my body, and how the benefits also extended to all of the other areas of my life.” Pettijohn explained. “Now it is my personal mission to serve as your guide on your wellness journey by helping you to become dedicated to achieving excellent health and wellness.”
Juneous A. Pettijohn is an African American male, and a Registered Yoga Teacher in the holistic health field, and he wants to encourage men to take more responsibility for their health in 2012. Despite the fact that Yoga was traditionally practiced only by males in ancient times, a 2005 Yoga Journal market study revealed that only 33 percent of Yoga practitioners in the U.S. are male. Yoga has many far-reaching health benefits for the body, mind and spirit, which, unfortunately, many men miss out on because they haven’t yet given Yoga a chance.
The turn of the New Year is an excellent time to take up Yoga as a compliment to your current physical activities such as basketball, weight training, and running. Having a regular yoga practice can even help men to improve their performance in these sports by improving flexibility, core strength, increasing focus and calming the mind.
Yoga classes such as YogaAbs and PowerFlow, and Restorative Yoga are just two examples of the different kinds of workouts you can get. With YogaAbs and PowerFlow you will do poses that strengthen your core, which supports your whole body while also helping to increase balance and concentration. In a Restorative Yoga class, the flow is at a slower pace, the body is supported by pillows and blankets and poses are held for longer periods of time.
Here are some tips for guys who are ready to give Yoga a try:
- Choose a style of Yoga that works for you.
- Wear Yoga gear that fits comfortably—not too loose or too binding.
- Bring your own Yoga mat.
- Always practice Yoga on an empty stomach.
- Go easy at first. Yoga is not a competitive sport.
Find tips, inspirational quotes and healthy recipes on the Transforming U Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/transformingullc
Pettijohn would like to challenge those men who want to improve their health, get in shape and manage stress to take a Yoga class and experience the results for themselves.
About Transforming U, LLC (http://www.myyogalifecoach.com)
Led by Juneous A. Pettijohn, Transforming U, LLC is committed to facilitating lasting lifestyle change by helping people to reconnect with themselves, helping them to create a life that works for them, and encouraging them to find the answers from within. This is achieved through yoga instruction, life coaching, and bodywork (Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki). Juneous is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) through Yoga Alliance. In addition to yoga, Juneous is also a certified Life Coach from Genesis International Consulting Firm. He is currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to become a certified Health Coach. He applies the quote “Great things in life are achieved with passion” and is using his passion for yoga to help others discover their true passions.
|Contact: Juneous Pettijohn||Transforming U, LLC|
|202-494-0048||Transformingullc [AT] gmail.com|
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Relationships 101: Dating Marriage and Beyond with Relationship Expert Angela Gower-Johnson
AccessUniverse.net’s Tele-series of Calls to Consciousness shares the tools and skills to shift your energy and change your life now.
Isle of Wight,UK January 19, 2012–AccessUniverse.net is holding its next free tele-class on Thursday, January 19th at 7pm EST. Host Jessi Jordan will interview Infinite Possibilities Expert, and facilitator of the Ultimate Dream Project, Angela Gower-Johnson on the topic of relationships.
Angela has prepared a complete, step-by-step relationship package just for this tele-class that will support listeners in creating the relationships of their dreams with ease.
What if you could have more ease in all your relationships? What if you could have more joy and excitement in dating? What if you could rekindle the spark and magic in your marriage and keep it burning every day of your life? Gower-Johnson will answer these and many other questions about how listeners can create their ideal relationships from an energetic point of view.
“Angela’s guidance and wisdom has helped me so many times, from relationship problems to professional advice, her intuition is outstanding. I’m lucky to have found such a person and feel assured that she is there to help me at my next hurdle in life, her guidance simply makes things clearer and more joyous.”–Steph Crosby, ECO SPA Manager
About Angela Gower-Johnson: Angela Gower-Johnson was born with awareness and diversity. This pushed her into studying religion, spirituality and personal development from an early age. Angela has spent over 23 years studying, training and implementing tools to generate change and bring results. She now works with people in business to support them with expanding their awareness, finances and happiness.
About JessiJordan: Jessi Jordan is a CEO and an Entrepreneur, a Singer, a Songwriter, a Billboard Credited Music Producer, an Actress, a Web Designer, a Gourmet Foodie, a Columbia University Alumna, a music producer who has produced records for Beyonce, Pink, 3LW, Amerie and Lil Flip. She was recently featured in The New York Times, on ABC TV and in the current issue of Cooking with Paula Deen for creating The Coffee Toffee Company.
This tele-class is free and open to the public, and includes additional downloadable gifts for attendees. RSVP online now at http://www.accessuniverse.net/index.html
Yoga: You Can Practice at Home
Yoga is a great form of exercise that can help you to feel relaxed, and centered while also toning and strengthening your body. Most people think that you can only do yoga in a yoga studio or a gym, but you can definitely do yoga at home. It’s a good idea to take a few introductory classes so that you can become familiar with the poses, or work with a personal yoga instructor so that you can feel confident that you can perform the asanas (poses) safely.
First you’ll want to set up your home yoga studio. Whether you will be simply moving your coffee table to the side to give you enough space to practice, or doing something as elaborate as devoting a special room in your home to your yoga practice. You could work with an interior designer to choose a soothing color scheme, natural bamboo or wood flooring, adequate ventilation and appropriate sound and lighting.
But a formal studio is not necessary to have a rewarding yoga practice at home. As long as you have enough space to lay out your yoga mat and move around while performing the various postures you will be fine. A TV and a video player is a great addition to your yoga space, so that you can follow along with your favorite Yoga DVDs or listen to soothing background music as you perform your own routines. Your personal comfort is the most important part of your home yoga space.
As you expand your home practice, you might try searching for yoga postures online, printing them out and then posting them on the wall in your practice space so that you can see them as you work through each asana.
Yoga is both an internal practice of relaxation fostering a sense of oneness and peace, and the external practice of working with the body and the breath. Meditation serves to bring these elements together, so including a meditation sequence either guided or silent is the perfect way to end your home yoga routine. After awhile you will really begin to notice a difference in your level of calmness, increased energy and alertness after the meditation.
Practicing yoga at home can be not only rewarding, but it’s also a convenient and a great way to save money on class fees and gym memberships. If you should begin to get bored working out alone all of the time, invite a friend or two over to practice with you, or take your mat and your music player to the park for a completely different change in scenery. Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise that helps to keep you both healthy and happy. Definitely try this at home.
Online Learning: The World of Education at Your Fingertips
Online Learning takes advantage of the power of the Internet to bring a vast amount of learning resources from around the globe directly into the learner’s home. There are many advantages to learning online, and we will explore these in this article.
Convenience is one of the most important benefits of online learning. Rather than needing to get dressed and leave the house to travel to a university, students simply log on to the web site of the educational program that they are participating in. Some online classes are held live and in real time, while others are pre-packaged and can be consumed at the student’s convenience and in any location where the student has access to a computer and the Internet. For some lecture classes, all a student needs is a portable media player, PDA or smart mobile phone that will allow them to listen to their lectures on the go at any time of the day or night.
Online learning provides a learner-centered educational experience. With course content available in text, audio or video students are free to engage with the content in the way that fits their individual learning style be it visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic.
The ability to freely interact with what they are studying makes online learning a more dynamic experience than simply sitting in a crowded classroom passively absorbing a lecture. Online learning causes the student to be more self-directed. They must take the initiative to engage with their fellow classmates and instructors to participate in the learning process in a cooperative way.
Student participation in an online educational environment can help to reinforce the skills needed to engage fully in the use of technology that will be a benefit to them in the future. Online learning can also foster collaborative team work within small groups—an important job skill.
Online learning also gives students access to educational programs and resources that may not be available in their geographic location. A student who is pursuing a highly specialized course of study might want to take a class from a professor who is a subject matter expert in that particular field. Online education makes this possible even if the student and teacher find themselves on different continents.
If you are considering continuing your education or if you are just starting out, online education is worth pursuing because it allows you the student to pursue a high quality educational experience in an exciting, convenient way.