Simple Diet to Lose Belly Fat

December 2013 by

The Lose Belly Fat Diet is the easiest way to burn up to 4 pounds of abdominal fat and increase lean muscle. The simple secret isn’t exercise or calorie counting, it’s safflower oil, according to a study from the Ohio State University. Safflower oil is inexpensive and…

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Weight Loss Plateau Help

December 2013 by

YAY!!! You hit a weight loss plateau! Hitting a weight loss plateau typically signals you’re following a successful weight loss plan, so give your self a big hug and don’t get discouraged. This frustrating pause in your weight loss journey is common.

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3-Minute Guided Meditation Script

December 2013 by

Let this 3-minute guided meditation script help your students, friends, audience or clients relax the body, quiet the mind and appreciate the moment. These words are a wonderful gift. Simply speak slowly and pause for 2 to 3 seconds between sentences.

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Hatha Yoga Poses Sequence – Beginner Class 1-Hour

December 2013 by

Here are all the Hatha yoga poses you need to teach a 60-minute beginner hatha Yoga class. This sequence is suitable for students at a community center, rather than a health club, where students have a wide range of ability. The goal is to relax and gently stretch…

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Mission Statement

November 2013 by

Welcome to The Genius of Yoga!   The Genius of Yoga focuses on bringing you the latest information on the physical and emotional health benefits of yoga from clinical studies published in medical journals from all over the world. We hope these findings help to inspire and motivate you and your loved ones to start or continue practicing yoga. When available, and sometimes exclusively available on The Genius of Yoga, our articles include the sequence of the yoga class in the particular study. This way you can perform or teach the class to try and replicate the same positive results for yourself or your students. At the bottom of each article is mini-forum where you can ask our experts questions and chat with other yogis and yoginis. Please visit often, Victoria Weinblatt, M.S.Ed., RYT-200, CMT...

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Sprouted Hummus Tips

November 2013 by

These sprouted hummus tips help you easily turn any hummus recipe into a raw foods delight by adding sprouted chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), instead of canned. This well-known, all natural high-protein dip is the most popular refrigerated flavored spread in the U.S.

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Iyengar Yoga Series Improves Balance

October 2013 by

Here is a set of eight, simple Iyengar yoga poses clinically proven to improve your balance, which can reduce your risk of falling. One in three people age 65 and older will fall this year and up to 30 percent of those people will incur moderate to severe injuries.

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Iyengar Yoga Series to Reduce Stress

July 2013 by

Attending Iyengar yoga classes once per week effectively reduces stress as well as taking two classes per week. Stress affects up to 80 percent of adults and has negative impacts your health, including speeding up the aging process…”

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Yoga and Anxiety: An Overview of Early Studies

June 2013 by

Yoga as a stand-alone therapy or a complement to medication “may benefit anxiety conditions.” About 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. “Despite advances…”

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Hatha Yoga Sequence to Reduce Stress

June 2013 by

Completing just one 90-minute Hatha Yoga class significantly reduces perceived stress, which is a known trigger for physical illness, mental disturbance and produces visible signs of aging. Long-term stress, known as chronic stress, reduces your…

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What is the Best Time to Do Yoga?

June 2013 by

The best time to practice yoga depends on your schedule. While you might have the luxury of practicing yoga any time you want, most people have obligations, such as work and children, that dictate what time of day they can practice.

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Gentle Hatha Yoga Alleviates Depression and Ruminations

May 2013 by

Gentle Hatha Yoga alleviates depression and ruminations in women with major depressive disorder. Depression is one of the most common health conditions in the U.S. and around the world. Sufferers are twice as likely to be female and…

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