Learn to Love Yoga: One Posture at a Time

"In Yoga, when you inhale, you are receiving strength from God.  When you exhale, you are presenting the service you are giving to the world."  ~B.K.S. Iyengar

If you've read my post on "The Serenity Prayer," you'd know by now that yoga has been a part of my life since the 1980s. I started practicing it in college as a way to handle both the stress of living in New York City and  the demands of a challenging academic program. It has been a blessing because the exercises or postures/poses/asanas, as they are called, can be learned by people of all ages.  

There are many Yoga traditions, from the classic B.K.S. Iyengar style to the more modern Yoga styles you can find in any major city worldwide. Yoga instructors typically go through rigorous training and licensing and most incorporate good nutritional tips and meditation to help body and mind. Despite the information shared incorrectly in some circles, it is not a religion but a form of exercise that enhances our body, mind and spirit.

September is National Yoga Awareness Month and the Yoga Health Foundation is offering a week of free classes for new students. You get to choose a studio in your area. They are also celebrating the release of TITANS OF YOGA movie world premiere.  **I have added more information from them below to help you read up and request your free pass. Take advantage of this offer and you'll surprise yourself with how rejuvenated you'll feel afterward. As always, I encourage people to take a gentle stretch, beginners level class and work your way up.... Let me know what you learn. Do you have a yoga practice? Have you tried a yoga class before? Do Share.

TITANS OF YOGA movie world premiere and ONE WEEK FREE YOGA during National Yoga Month September
This September, people from across the country can get ONE WEEK FREE YOGA at participating yoga studios and join over 1,000 National Yoga Month events in communities nationwide. Whether you’re trying it for the first time or are an experienced yogi looking to deepen your practice, there’s never been a more opportune time to practice yoga. 

Yoga is one of the oldest known sciences in the world and is widely acknowledged as a highly effective complementary alternative medicine. So, as we all explore ways to take better care of ourselves and even reduce health care costs, it gives us a proven way to do so.

For the first time ever, TITANS OF YOGA - an empowering and inspirational movie and the Official National Yoga Month movie - brings together twenty-five of the most prominent figures in the worlds of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, from Dr. Dean Ornish, a physician consultant to President Clinton, to Lilias Folan, the “First Lady of Yoga.” As they share their own life experiences from the tragic to the ecstatic, the Titans embark on a journey of self-discovery that touches and inspires. 

Their tales of addiction and heartache, depression, an HIV positive diagnosis and a penchant for sex, drugs and rock-and-roll will move you as they share how they overcame these challenges and transformed them into their greatest life victories. Proceeds benefit Yoga-Recess in School to bring yoga-based health education into classrooms. To watch the trailer www.yogamonth.org.

National Yoga Month is a grassroots campaign administered by the Yoga Health Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All funds benefit the national awareness campaign and Yoga-Recess in School to bring yoga-based health and fitness education into classrooms.

Yoga Pose for Health via OnlineHealthTips.net
Search for Photos ~ courtesy of Google Images

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank


  1. I love Yoga! I haven't been able to practice on a regular basis since my 4 year old was born but I can tell you that I did the prenatal yoga DVD every day during the pregnancy. Was wonderful!

    Thanks for finding my blog today, I'm following you back :)

  2. Thank you for visiting. I would love to be featured! I was unable to find an email address for you. Mine is Avintageaffaire@gmail.com.
    Have a Wonderful Day!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I'm following back from Monday blog hopping. :)

  4. Thanks for following me!
    I'm following you back.

  5. I am a new follower from the Tuesday Blog Hop. Please follow me back at www.bargainmom.net

  6. I'm a new follower from Tag Along Tuesday. I love meditation, yoga, Pilates, long walks, and anything that can help bring peace and love into my family's life. So far, I love reading your posts--they're incredibly uplifting. I can't wait to read and learn more!

  7. I'm a new follower and have a blog of my own if you are interested (book, running, life...and I'm also a yoga nut)!

    I can't wait for yoga month.

    Have a great week, Mari

  8. That's an insightful quote, "In Yoga, when you inhale, you are receiving strength from God. When you exhale, you are presenting the service you are giving to the world." ~B.K.S. Iyengar

    I've not tried yoga before but I really like this perspective you shared. Thanks for your comment on my site! Have a great day! ~Jinnia

  9. What a great blog! I would love to start doing yoga! You have a new follower! Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

  10. My hubs is a big yoga man. He's so good and meditates too. I'm trying...

    I'm following you back, hope you come back soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  11. Hi - following from welcome, hope you do he same. Maybe I can learn to relax from your blogs
    Mr Monkey

  12. I love Pilates and am just now getting into yoga. So relaxing! I'm following from MomsReview4You Blog hop! Hope you have a chance to stop by my blog and follow back!


  13. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  14. hello!
    I used to do Pilates, and now I do bellydance...I love to try out yoga.
    I realise that depending on how your mind is, you could make your like easy or hard. Yoga will help to free yourself from stress!
    I'm also into Moroccan design and have a blog and shop for Moroccan interior and wear.
    Would love you to visit my blog:

    Best wishes,

  15. Im your newest follower from Friday Blog Hop. Have a great weekend.


  16. I am now one of you followers for Wednesday Blog hop hosted by Moms review 4 you. You have a great blog, I look forward to reading more of your posts. Please stop by and check out my page & my Yoga of the Day posts.

  17. great quote you have here
    i'll visit the yoga site later, thanks

  18. Yoga is something I've always wanted to try. I hope I can soon.

  19. I'm trying to lose weight and be healthier. I can't do running. But I hope one day I can Yoga. Just need to find a quiet spot in our house away from my toddler.

  20. I like to learn yoga too. I want to experience self-meditation.

  21. Yoga is more than popular. I can't believe there is a yoga movie!! I'd rather be doing yoga than watching it.


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