Yoga Exposed: Are There Really Any Benefits of Yoga?

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

Yoga is big business. VERY big… But there is an inherent problem with this.

See, just like in the personal training field – there are many “certification courses” creating new and inexperienced yoga instructors every single week, all over the world. Now – this isn’t a problem if the instructor is matched up with appropriate student and is skilled in their teachings.

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.

If you are in Jacksonville, Florida and want a great yoga instructor, get in touch with my friend Cari March @ Yoga to Go
If you are in the Orlando, Florida area go meet with Russ and Kim @

I realize you may be thinking…

“What does Joey know about Yoga?”

…and here’s the answer…

If you’ve been using my any of my home and travel fitness dvds – 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 workout methods. But – by no means am I calling myself a yoga instructor.

Having been in this fitness industry for 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 this post…

“Are there really any benefits of yoga?”

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

If you are already into yoga – or are interested learning more about it, then I want to introduce you to Lucas Rockwood<= click here to meet him.

Not only is he the founder of one of the most successful yoga resorts in Thailand called ‘Absolute Sanctuary’ – but he’s also an international 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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14 Comments on “Yoga Exposed: Are There Really Any Benefits of Yoga?”

Laura said,

Lucas also highly recommends Yoga by Sara Avant Stover and so do I as a woman.

Brougham, Ontario, Canada

June 24th, 2010, 7:26 pm  
Mayjo said,

Great article, however, non of the links work!

June 24th, 2010, 9:47 pm  
josna said,

Thanks Joey
The material sent is really a good one and i would start working on it


June 25th, 2010, 4:43 am  
josna said,

Hello Joey
Yoga has always been a benefit in every sphere
Research too has proved the benefits of yoga
As such i am not a practioner
i have to implement it then only i can comment on the impact.


June 25th, 2010, 4:49 am  
Hans said,

You raised my interest for the yoga of Lucas Rockwood, but the links to his webpages give the message 404: Not Found

June 25th, 2010, 10:49 am  
Joey said,

Thanks Hans – All links are ‘fixed’ now…

June 27th, 2010, 1:18 am  
Joey said,

Thanks Mayjo – All links are ‘fixed’ now…

June 27th, 2010, 1:19 am  
mala said,

great article, began yoga . thanks

July 8th, 2010, 3:53 pm  
Polar said,

I can attest to Lucas, his gravity Yoga is a great concept.

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Gemma said,

I can testify that the breathing exercises have really helped me- I am asthmatic. After a few months my running improved tremendously and I was able to complete my first marathon

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