As you think about your New Year’s resolutions this year, one of them is almost sure to be health and fitness
related. If you’re already doing yoga, you can resolve to improve your yoga practice
and work on areas of yoga where you’re weak. If you’re not doing yoga yet, you
can join the millions of Americans who take up yoga every year.
Did you know that 20 million Americans practice yoga? It’s amazing to think about
how quickly yoga has caught on in the past decade. Unlike many other fitness
trends, yoga is here to stay for one good reason—it’s simply the best exercise
out there to accomplish so many goals at once: strength, balance, flexibility,
and coordination. Of course, yoga is also great for reducing stress (and all
the harmful effects of stress) as well as improving concentration and focus.
Next to yoga, Pilates and resistance training are some of the hottest fitness
trends today. Pilates and resistance training workouts are a great companion
to your yoga workouts. They are extremely effective at improving overall muscle
tone and reducing fat, without creating unwanted bulk. Pilates and resistance
training workouts can give you great results in just 15 or 20 minutes a day—without
even having to leave the comfort of your home or office.
Yoga and Pilates Workouts for You to Try
At Wai Lana Yoga, we love sharing the benefits of yoga with people from all walks
of life. So we make it our goal to make it easy for you to take up yoga and stay
If you already practice yoga, you may like to splurge on some new yoga
videos or yoga
accessories to help you progress in your personal yoga fitness. Or, you may
also like to venture into the world of Pilates and resistance
“Thank you so much for your fabulous yoga techniques … my life has changed.
My back pains and my sciatica are gone. I can’t believe it. I hope
you'll be in my living room every morning for a long, long time!”
Alicia, Wai Lana Fanspeak
When you make your New Year’s resolution to increase (or begin!) your yoga practice
this year, it may be helpful to know that at least one study has found that people
who exercise in the morning are 70% more likely to stick with their routine than
those who exercise in the evening. While the evening can be a great time to exercise,
if you can squeeze in your workout in the morning, you’ll feel the benefits all
day long and it may be easier for you to maintain your commitment.
Kids Can Get Fit With Yoga in the New Year Too!
It can be hard to help your kids get into the habit of being healthy and active—especially
in the winter. And even if your kids do sports and lots of healthy activity,
it’s great to reinforce their good habits and bring variety to their fitness
Wai Lana has specifically designed the Little
Yogis line of yoga products to make it fun and enjoyable for children to
reap all the benefits of a healthy yoga lifestyle. Kids love the Little
Yogis DVDs, the Little
Yogis Fun Songs CD, the Little
Yogis coloring books, and other fun stuff, all of which help keep children
happily busy while thinking and learning about yoga and relaxation.
“I purchased the Little Yogis video and introduced it to my 12-month-old daughter.
Today she is 14 months, and she can do the Rocking Beetle and Tree Pose and
knows where her balloon belly is … she watches the video religiously
Abby, Wai Lana Fanspeak
Good Luck with Your New Year’s Resolution
Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be this year, we at Wai Lana Yoga wish
you success and happiness.