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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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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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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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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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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Hatha Yoga Poses for Beginners: Corpse Pose and Padahastasa

November 2012 by

If you’re a yoga beginner, learn corpse pose and how to do a forward bend without getting dizzy before your first class. Although these poses are simple, you must master them to receive maximum benefits.

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Surya Namaskar Steps: Type A, Version 1

November 2012 by

Here are the Surya Namaskar steps for Type A, Version 1. This version, inspired by Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, is ideal for beginners or those looking to relax instead of workout. There are 12 Surya Namaskar steps.

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How to Do Surya Namaskar to Lose Weight

November 2012 by

Here is the step-by-step program to do Surya Namaskar to lose weight without changing your diet. In fact, people lost weight by simply completing 12 rounds of Surya Namaskar per day, six days per week. Contraindications for Surya Namaskar include…

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Yoga to Burn Calories: Surya Namaskar

November 2012 by

Doing Surya Namaskar is one of the best ways to burn calories with Hatha yoga. What is Surya Namaskar? Also known as sun salutation, this series of yoga poses burns a considerable amount of calories because it’s a cardiovascular exercise.

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