Welcome! Forte Yoga is a robust and eye-opening yoga resource for beginners and experts alike. Detailed yoga poses, current news, tips and tricks and a blossoming community are here to inspire and motivate you. Start with our Beginner’s Guide to Yoga, refine your practice with our Yoga Poses and stay connected with our Yoga Forum.
We’re all aware of the conventional things that super “successful” people do, right? They’re early-risers, schedule-followers, list-makers and perpetual networkers. While these are all great habits to form, what else can help to set you apart from the ordinary? Tossing the idea of luck out the window, it all comes down to a way of thinking and doing things that create a culture of positivity and growth.
Featured Yoga Pose
Low Lunge Yoga Pose is a standing pose that targets the hamstrings and quads and is ideal for yogis and yoginis at all levels.
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Yoga is an incredibly powerful creative expression, so it only seemed fitting to unite it with another creative expression, art. We hope that you find our collection of beautifully hand-drawn yoga poses inspiring and informative along your journey.
Yoga is much more than an exercise routine; yoga is a traditional practice that has existed for over 5000 years with deep spiritual roots. We love learning about the history of this ancient art and are eager to share it with you. Find some tidbits below and much more around the site.
trust, placing, planting; a ritual in Hinduism, the practice of touching various body parts or thinking of specific body parts as you recite specific sections of a mantra. These parts are infused with life force by invoking the presence of the deity specific to the mantra within the body. Each mantra is associate with a specific nyasa.
There are five main tenets to Sivananda yoga: Asanas (proper exercise), Pranayama (proper breathing), Savasana (proper relaxation), proper diet (vegetarian), and Vedanta (positive thinking) and Dhyana (meditation). Sivananda classes take their time and tend to start with sun salutations before they move on to twelve basic poses: headstand, shoulder stand, plow, fish, seated forward bend, cobra, locust, bow, seated spinal twist, crow, standing forward bend, and triangle.
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
You have to do it by yourself. You can not do it alone.
Thich Nhat Han
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.
Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory.
Sri Pattabhi Jois
About Forte Yoga
At the core, the word forte means “one’s strong point.” We believe yoga is everyone’s “strong point” — in many cases, simply locked away deep inside, until someone or something is inspirational enough to uncover it. Our saying is For The Expressions; not only is yoga expressive in terms of exercise, but it’s also an artistic expression for many.
Yoga is all about passion. For many, it is a gateway drug into the many other life-improving practices such as meditation and healthy eating. Forte Yoga loves this drug and wants to share it with you.
With all of its deep history and recent adaptations, it is incredibly hard to find comprehensive information about everything yoga. Forte’s goal is to compile, enhance and present all of the yoga information out there in an accessible, honest and current way.
Our saying at Forte Yoga is For The Expressions. Not only is yoga expressive in terms of exercise, but it’s also an artistic expression for many. It is calming, focusing, challenging and fun, all at once.