CORE: Learn variations of the DISH Daniel Stringer teaches fundamental core techniques building up to variations of the dish. Follow the full video to get it right without straining your lower back or neck.
Are you ready for the next challenge? Work your core with these consecutive, timed core exercises with Paul. Give it a try and share with us. Good Luck! #YOGICORECHALLENGE
Within this recent historical time period the physical body moving approach of Surya Namaskar was developed. A key manuscript describing it by the Maharaja of Aundh is only about 120 years old. The “Namaskar” system that became more popular from the 1920s on collided with calisthenic practices and other physical forms of workout. Indian gymnasiums were a mixture of Indian martial arts, flowing sun salutations, calisthenics with the practice of āsana done after the heavy physical work was done. A giant in this field and the first to research yoga and its effects in scientific experimentation, Swami Kuvalyananda, was asked by the Bombay government of the day (1932) to produce a pamphlet detailing āsana practice and routines for one, the physical development, and two, for one who is looking more at a spiritual approach. Here was presented the “jumping”, burpee-style movement between postures. This was a system that Krishnamcharya fully adopted at the behest of the Maharaja of Mysore as they were planning to open the school there. He refined it in the Surya Namaskar noting specific sequenced steps as “vinyasas” coordinated to a particular movement of breath.
Sometimes we have only a few minutes to get into and use the body, where we can get out for a run, walk, hike, cycle. We may feel as though we are too busy, or focused on a task, but those few minutes can help brain functioning in the long run. New research shows that regular exercise improves cognitive function. Another recent study shows that how intensely we dive into that activity actually effects different parts of our brain. If you are going to run, do you pace yourself consistently? Or work rest in between bursts of sprints? Curious? Read more….
What does it take to motivate and inspire ourselves to exercise regularly? The desire to be fit and strong, to lose weight, to be fitter and healthier? Is it the buzz of a long intense workout or simply to have a happier and fulfilling life?
Our signature program YogaCoreCycle combines all practices available at Samahita but is it fun? Paul mentions how there needs to be a sense of lightness and fun to what we do especially if we are to keep it up for years to come.
Are you getting the most from your workout sessions? Follow these three tips to reap the benefits of even the most simple workout and find out how avoiding premature death, according to these studies, could be as simple as moving and sweating more often.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Is a method of training in intensive short bursts to improve cardiac output and muscular power. The exercises are repeated continuously for 30 seconds followed by 15 seconds rest. It is a great way to improve your physical fitness within a shorter time span. We've put together this workout video on our beach to get you started.
YogaCoreCycle offers a complete holistic approach for your mind and body. Your health, fitness, and overall wellbeing are supported through a broad spectrum of physical activity, breathwork and mindful meditation practices in a dedicated and natural environment with life-giving delicious food.
Samahita Guest Jason talks about what he discovered at Samahita and why he'll keep coming back!
5 exercises to strengthen your glutes with Alexandra, our health coach & personal trainer here at Samahita. Strengthening your glutes is vital, as the muscles work along with your core in almost any exercise that involves the extension of the hip. Strong glutes can also help prevent knee and lower back pain.
Time to hit the Samahita beach and work your upper body and core. So Diawpradit demonstrates his short but challenging routine. No equipment required, just bring some determination.
Introducing the Samahita teaching team. So Diawpradit was born and raised in Koh Phanghan, Thailand. He has been at Samahita since 2009 and enjoys helping others reach their fitness goals. His vast experience in fitness and free-weight training, body weight resistance training, TRX, kettlebells, and passion for sports, such as Muay Thai, Football and running, will help you have a enjoyable and challenging session. See Video
Improve Core Stability and Hip Mobility with this Flow Sequence with Ara Hwang
Whether opening up the cycle room in the quiet light of the early morning sunrise, teaching breath and movement in our open-air beach shala, with the sound of the waves in the background, or taking a moment in between teaching a core or cycle class to watch large, jungle green leaves move around in a cool breeze, the same two words surface - nature and space.
Got a Fitball but don't know what to do with it? Samahita fitness instructor Kuhn So demonstrates a Core focused Fitball routine including safe crunches, leg lifts and pikes (half handstand)
Feeling stuck and robotic in your Sun Salutations? Watch this video with our Yoga Teacher Ara Hwang to improve your mobility and try some new moves to help with difficult transitions such as chaturanga to upward dog and jumping back / forwards.
Start standing behind the Bosu placing the feet parallel about shoulder width apart then inhale squat down and exhale jump onto the Bosu landing softly in a squat with an inhale...
If you have ever asked why do yoga and fitness? Isn’t my yoga my fitness anyway? What kind of workout goes well with yoga? How to do yoga to fit a workout? Or still don’t know why a longterm yoga practitioner would also embrace other workouts, then please read all, or part, of the following to get an understanding as to the genesis of YogaCoreCycle and how the bigger picture of yoga requires such activity, within moderation.
Yoga, though also physically challenging at times, has a focus to balance nervous activity, teach integrity of posture, to encourage this through stamina development and holding of positions. Some positions are just too complex for the average person or too intricate to be added to a fitness routine, which current yoga approaches try to do.