Yoga Planners and Calendars 2017

Calendars, Planners, Date Books and Engagement Organisers

Yoga has become popular as a way of exercising the body in the West. In the process it has lost most of its spiritual characteristics. The only spiritual aspect left is, I think, the ascetic tendency of it’s practice. Can I really bend that far? Make sure you don’t force yourself – these postures really make it easy to go too far. This is true of any physical exercise, so I’m not saying that you should stop doing yoga. Just make sure you figure out YOUR boundaries and try and find a teacher that takes things slow. It’s about finding balance after all. Just trying will get you into better shape, there’s no need to rush things.

What we call yoga is really (usually) a variation of Hatha yoga: a physical practice. Some yoga teachers call it, with a bit of a sneer, yoga exercise. That is: as opposed to yoga as a spiritual practice that can help you reach enlightenment (Moksha, Nirvana, Kaivalya).

Yoga is a popular way to stay fit for women: it helps build strength, balance and flexibility, yet you won’t look like a body builder. Yoga wall calendars inspire by giving us something to strive for. And well, those puppies are just cute, aren’t they?

I have found mostly wall calendars for you, but there are a few funny yoga engagement planners available as well:

Yoga Journal Magazine Wall Calendar

Yoga Journal Wall Calendar

 

Yoga is often defined as union, as in the union of breath, body, mind, and spirit, or union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness. The word “yoga” refers both to that state of union and to the practices that can lead to it. Although yoga is far more than a physical practice, the forms of the asanas (the physical yoga poses) embody the grace and intelligence of the entire yoga system.

To inspire your practice, this calendar contains twelve beautiful color photographs of yoga practitioners demonstrating advanced asanas, along with quotations from master yoga teachers– all courtesy of Yoga Journal magazine.

Yoga in Hawai Wall Calendar
Yoga in Hawai Wall Calendar

Using head, heart, mind, and body, Yoga, photographed in Hawaii and California by Blaine Michioka, demonstrates how a fusion of our physical and spiritual worlds can create flexibility, strength, confidence, and well-being.

Each of the asanas pictured will inspire practitioners to transcend limitations and achieve a new sense of personal balance in the “serene extreme.”
This lovely 12 month calendar just screams, well maybe whispers would be better, serenity. Practitioners of Yoga show their physical strength and flexibility while they practice their skills in beautiful settings in Hawaii, a serene place in its own right.

In Stillness All Conflict Must End
Philip Urso

Yoga Pets: Cats and Dogs

Laughing and enjoying life is important and sometimes the practice of Yoga teaches us that alleviating stress in our lives allows us to enjoy it more. Pets can be huge stress relievers to us humans as they share our lives. Combing the two in a calendar, well that is sort of the best of both worlds, now isn’t it? Funny digitally enhanced photos of animals in Yoga poses is sure to make you laugh and relax a little.

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From the mind that brought you the bestselling Yoga Puppies calendar, comes this Yoga Kittens calendar. Yoga Kittens is an amusing take on the power of yoga to bend and delight, even the most finicky of felines. The Yoga Kittens calendar hosts a year full of images showing kittens positioned in classic yoga postures with the help of digital technology.

Yoga Puppies Wall Calendar
This wall calendar gives new meaning to “Downward Facing Dog”. The Yoga Puppies calendar hosts a year full of images showing popular dog breeds positioned in classic yoga postures with the help of digital technology. These reworked puppy portraits will inspire your own practice.

Yoga Wall Calendar
Using head, heart, mind, and body, Yoga, photographed in Hawaii and California by Blaine Michioka, demonstrates how a fusion of our physical and spiritual worlds can create flexibility, strength, confidence, and well-being.

Yoga Journal Wall Calendar
Yoga is defined as the union of breath, body, mind, and spirit or the union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness. Although far more than a physical practice, the forms of the asanas embody the grace and intelligence of the entire yoga system.

yoga babiesYoga Babies Calendar: Limber Babies

There is a calendar that shows adorable babies in Yoga poses. It might put you to shame if you think that these little tykes can push their bodies to do poses that you can not even begin to attempt. The children in the photos have been enhanced with technology or a bit of tricks in the photographs only make it appear that these babies are as flexible as they are. They are really a fun way to keep track of your time in calendar form while enjoying the images of the innocence of children.

Creating A Balance Of Schedule And Fitness

Having a yoga calendar can help you in the exercise of creating a balance in your life. The practice of Yoga is about exercising physically but also mentally to become a more balanced human being. Stretching your body and holding poses makes the body stronger and healthier while meditation exercises the mind. Using a calendar that has a Yoga theme can be part of the exercise of managing your time in a better way that lessens the stress of our daily lives. Any calendar can work but if you are serious about the practice of Yoga having one with that theme might inspire you to work on the physical, mental and spiritual goals that you are wanting to attain for yourself.

You might find that some of the calendars have poses that you can work on while others may give you ideas on things to meditate about. Still others are humorous and can lighten your spirit allowing you to have less stress in your day. Keeping your daily activities recorded and not missing an important meeting, birthday or event leads to a less stressful life and you might even begin to see that you are just too busy and should cut some of those unnecessary activities out of your life.

You will probably find that yoga calendars make a great gift for yogis.

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