AYAMA™ RESOURCES & ARTICLES BY AARON

How Much Stretching Is Too Much? The Surprising truth You Need To Know.

Whether you’re an everyday athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or simply someone who wants to feel good in their body, at some point, you might have wondered, How much stretching is too much?  Are my tight hamstrings that big of a deal? Is it really necessary to stretch after every workout? And what about flexibility — can you stretch too much? First, if you’ve ever asked questions like these, I...

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How Stretching Is Hurting Us

How Stretching Is Hurting Us

How many times have you thought to yourself, “Wow I should really stretch”. Whether it’s before your workout, or after a run, we have become accustomed to this way of thinking. Did you ever stop and ask why you’re stretching and how it’s benefiting you and your body?  Stretching is actually a form of lengthening the muscle past it’s natural formation. “Unloading” is how we really should...

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How to Quiet the Mind: Accessing Peace From Within

How to Quiet the Mind: Accessing Peace From Within

Peace is a state of mind that many of us are constantly searching for. Quieting the mind is something we aim to grasp throughout our day, week or year. And sometimes, it can even be a lifetime pursuit. But the truth is, peace is right at our doorstep. We have always had access to quieting our minds but just don't know how to bring this practice forward to our conscious. It's accessible,...

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How to Stop Being A Judgemental Asshole + find peace within

How to Stop Being A Judgemental Asshole + find peace within

I have found one way to cultivate more acceptance of myself and others: to accept that I am a judgmental asshole. Yes, that is right. I am a judgmental asshole. I have so many perceptions and opinions about how the world should be and how others should act. Whenever a new student shows up to class, my mind is so quick to cast its impression on this new student. My mind is always ready to jump to...

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Does Being Flexible Make You a ‘Good Yogi’ ?

Does Being Flexible Make You a ‘Good Yogi’ ?

When many people think of yoga, there is an association with very bendy, thin women in spandex clothing. There also might be an association with gym culture and phrases such as “Push through the pain!”, “No pain, no gain”, or “Pain is a state of mind”. Whether you are a seasoned yogi, gym goer, or newbie to the yoga world, there are many reasons people are drawn to yoga. The most common Google...

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How to Heal From Within Through Fasting

How to Heal From Within Through Fasting

For hundreds of years, fasting has been a practice used amongst many cultures to heal the body and nourish the soul. In simple terms, fasting is the refrainment from eating (and sometimes drinking) for extended periods of time. The reason behind fasting is often for the purpose of achieving a certain level of spiritual strength and resisting temptation - among other things. There are many...

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STOP Stretching To Live A Pain-Free Life

STOP Stretching To Live A Pain-Free Life

When it comes to yoga, the very first excuse people come up with is: “Oh, I have to be flexible to do that!” Or even worse: “Oh, I can’t do yoga, I can’t even touch my toes!” According to research, in the United States, more than 60% of folks start yoga to get more flexible. But where is this coming from? Why do we all believe that stretching equals yoga and that flexibility is the key to...

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Why Stretching May Not Be As Great As You Think

Why Stretching May Not Be As Great As You Think

Over the last few years, the debate to stretch or not to stretch has been a heavy topic of discussion. Many of us have grown up with the belief that stretching before and after a workout is a great way to prepare the body to move and then recover after we sweat. However, what if I were to tell you that stretching may not be as great as you think.  Think about it. When you stretch a muscle,...

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Yoga Postures to Reset the Pelvic Floor For Better Alignment

Yoga Postures to Reset the Pelvic Floor For Better Alignment

Do you suffer from lower back pain? What about neck pain or even jaw pain? If so, chances are you may have a tilted pelvis! Pain within and around the pelvis is a common issue that many people around the world suffer from. As a foundational bone of the body, the pelvis is an essential component of our structure that helps with many basic movements. Our pelvis dictates how our muscles and bodies...

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We Need More Radical Diversity In the Yoga Community

We Need More Radical Diversity In the Yoga Community

It's challenging to have a conversation around the lack of diversity in the yoga community. Yoga can be a powerful tool on your journey to empowerment, healing, and awareness. But for a practice that has unity and oneness at its core, the walls of accessibility remain to be as complicated as ever. It's uncomfortable, because a practice like yoga that promotes health, wellness, and spirituality,...

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