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Für Sie (For you in German) is a bi-weekly German publication aimed at all things for women (für frauen). It is the third German publication that has picked up the Mobile Yoga Workout since it was officially launched in April. Although I won’t be moving to Germany until December, it still amazes me that the one country on the planet, other than the US, that has shown the most interest in the workout is a country that I will be moving to. As mentioned in an earlier post, I am a firm believer in the power of thought, word, and deed when it comes to moving cosmic energy in one’s favor, and I guess that this is more evidence of that power.
Cosmic energy aside for a moment, The Mobile Yoga Workout can truly be für sie (for you) as it is one workout that can improve all four aspects of physical fitness (Kovar, Combs, Cambell, Napper-Owen ,Worrell, 2008):
- Cardiovascular Respiratory Function
- Body Composition
- Muscle Strength & Endurance
Improving these four aspects of physical fitness can lead to numerous physiological benefits as well as an overall better body image and higher self-esteem.
Everyday we are faced with countless choices that work for us and against us. So why not choose something für sie today that will help move the cosmic energy in your favor to a happy, healthier, and more prosperous tomorrow!
While I am an advocate for the merits of a daily yoga practice, I would be lying if I said that my own practice was all that consistent. Depending on a variety of factors, my own practice varies from about 10 minutes to 1 hour on any given day. That being said, there is one thing that I manage to do everyday and that is a few rounds of Surya Namaskara-Sun Salutation. When time is a factor Surya Namaskara is one way to get a quick yoga fix and the benefits of this full body practice are enumerable. Here is a video of the modified version of the practice: Surya Namaksara Modified Version.
Through the years, friends and acquaintances have often told me how much would like to practice yoga more often but they had difficulty making time for a class with their already overbooked schedules. Knowing time management is often a factor when choosing a workout or any kind of extra-curricular physical activity, this gave me an idea for a topic for my graduate thesis which I completed a few year ago. The results showed that for beginner yoga practitioners applying a 10 minute, twice-a-day yoga practice four (4) times per week for six (6) weeks actually significantly improved their upper body strength and hamstring flexibility. A pretty good “bang for your buck” as one of my professors would say! if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Surya Namaskara I suggest “Surya Namaskara: A Technique of Solar Vitalization” by Paramahamsa Satyananda Saraswati.