Yoga is big business. VERY big – huge actually. In addition to the practice itself there are clothing lines, franchises, nutritional supplements, resorts – and more – all built on the foundation of ‘yoga’…

But there is an inherent problem that comes with this phenomenon

Just like in the fitness instructor/personal training field – there are dozens of “certification courses” creating new and inexperienced yoga instructors every single month, all around the world. Now – this isn’t a problem if the instructor is well-matched with appropriate students and is skilled in their method of teaching.

But – quite often that is not the case. Don’t get me wrong though – as there are many top-notch yoga instructors in literally every city and town around the globe. The challenge is finding the right “match” – just like when seeking out a personal trainer of fitness coach.

If you are in Jacksonville, Florida and want a fantastic yoga instructor, contact my friend Cari March @ Yoga to Go
If you are in the Orlando, Florida area go see Russ and Kim @ http://www.studionewellness.com

At this point I realize you may be thinking:

“What does Joey know about Yoga?”

…and here’s your answer:

If you’ve been using my any of my home, office and travel fitness programs – you may have noticed some exercises or stretches resemble a yoga pose, move or position… And this would be correct as most of my programs are a ‘fusion’ of exercises and a blend of workout methods…

But – by no means am I calling myself a yoga instructor. Not in the slightest…

Having been in the fitness industry for well over 22 years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some of the best people in various areas of fitness – two of them are listed above. I have another longtime yoga friend who is on more of a global stage though…

More on him later as I want to answer the original question of today’s post…

“Are there really any benefits of yoga?”

The answer is “Absolutely.” (stress reduction, toning, flexibility, health enhancement, sexual performance improvement, etc…) …BUT – since there are so many forms of yoga – and so many instructors out there – It’s up to you to define your personal needs and then seek out the proper style/instructor which best matches your current abilities and specific goals.

If you are already into yoga – or are interested in getting a good start, then I want to introduce you to Lucas Rockwood<= click here to meet him.

Not only is he the co-founder of one of the most successful yoga/health resorts in Thailand called ‘Absolute Sanctuary’ – but he’s also an international yoga course developer and instructor.

He’s put together a neat little site for anyone interested in yoga. I’m not sure how much longer the freebies will be there so go pay him a visit and let him know ‘Joey sent you’…

As you dig into his articles and videos @ Yoga Body Natural – you’ll see why he’s considered an innovator in his field.

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