Integrative Weight Loss with Kripalu Yoga

May 2013 by

Despite trying a multitude of diet and exercise programs, folks typically experience only short-term success and often gain back more than they lost. Frequently overlooked as a component of weight loss success is the importance of psychological well-being. Kripalu yoga offers a non-dieting approach.

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Can You Recommend a Good Yoga Mat?

January 2013 by

The best way to get a good quality yoga mat and other accessories is shopping with a well-known brand that specializes in yoga mats, props and other supplies. Because their reputation in the yoga world hinges on every single product they sell…

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Yoga Poses to Improve Adult Asthma

January 2013 by

A recent study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology uncovered some of the many benefits of yoga as a complimentary therapy for asthma sufferers. The asthmatic participants took a yoga class consisting of asanas and breathing exercises.

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Good, Better & Best Fat-Burning Yoga Moves

January 2013 by

In yoga there are good fat-burning moves, better fat-burning moves and the best fat-burning moves. If you’re trying to lose weight with yoga, you’ll want to add some of these poses to your self practice or yoga class. Each category has poses suitable for beginners and experienced yogis.

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Women Who Do Yoga are Healthier

December 2012 by

Women who do yoga are healthier than those who don’t, according to a study from Northcentral University published in a 2011 issue of the International Journal of Yoga.   While the previous statement has been my long-standing personal opinion, a new yoga study found this to be true. In many yoga studies, the prescribed yoga session includes meditation, leaving us to wonder if the benefits of yoga are attributable to the meditation, the yoga asanas, or a combination of the two. In this yoga study, separate meditation sessions were not included in outcomes. The Yoga Study Participants Researchers examined data from 211 female yoga practitioners, let’s call them yoginis, between 45 and 80-years-old. The yoginis completed an online survey to assess the effects of practicing yoga asanas has on body mass index and the amount of...

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Yoga Poses for Balance: Intermediate Yoga Sequence 1

December 2012 by

I love yoga poses for balance and created this intermediate balance sequence for you to use at home or in your classes. In this intermediate yoga sequence, eka pada pranamasana — one-legged prayer pose — is the resting pose. Details for all the poses…

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Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease with Yoga

December 2012 by

You’ll feel great, when you do yoga to lose weight and prevent chronic disease. In fact, the following yoga research study shows people with chronic disease risk factors lost a significant weight when they practiced yoga regularly. If you want to help someone you love…

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Exercises for Ankle – Hatha Yoga

December 2012 by

Exercises for ankle are a typical part of a Hatha yoga class for beginners. These yoga exercises for ankle prepare your feet and toes for movements required in the yoga positions you will do during class. Especially important for yoga beginners…

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Cardiovascular Benefits of Surya Namaskar

December 2012 by

Doing Surya Namaskar increases your heart rate enough to produce significant cardiovascular health benefits. By the time you complete two rounds of Surya Namaskar, you can reach 80% of your age-predicted maximum heart rate.

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Hatha Yoga Standing Poses – Padahastasana

December 2012 by

One of the most basic Hatha yoga standing poses is Padahastasana. What is “adahastasana? It’s a standing forward bend and frequently the first pose of a standing series. Three variations include holding your big toes with the yogi grip, placing your palms underneath …

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Hatha Yoga Series – Steps for Surya Namaskars

December 2012 by

There are many versions of surya namaskar A and B, also known a sun salutation. Surya namaskar is the first part of all Hatha yoga classes. Beginners repeat the series 3 or 4 times. An intermediate class will repeat surya namaskar 5 to 12 times.

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60-Minute Viniyoga Series for Osteoarthritis Insomnia

November 2012 by

Viniyoga for osteoarthritis insomnia helps reduce your number of nights with sleep disturbance caused by osteoarthritis pain. Unfortunately, 50 percent of older adults with osteoarthritis suffer from insomnia and experience restless sleep…

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