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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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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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 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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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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Hatha Yoga Poses Sequence – Intermediate Class 1.5 Hours

November 2012 by

Here is a complete Hatha yoga pose sequence for an intermediate class with a duration of 1.5 hours. You can follow this yoga sequence for your home practice or teach it to your yoga class. Just click on the yoga pose for a detailed explanation.

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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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Hatha Yoga Poses that Burn Over 3 Calories per Minute

September 2012 by

Add Hatha yoga poses that burn over three calories per minute to your class or home practice routine if you want to do yoga to burn calories. These poses are the back bend known as bow pose, an intermediate variation of the plow pose and the series sun salutation.

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A Yoga Class to Relieve Menopausal Stress

September 2012 by

Here is a yoga class, consisting of pranayama, Sun Salutation and meditation, you can use to relieve menopausal stress. How prevalent is stress for menopausal women? In a multi-ethnic study examining data from 16,065 women…

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Surya Namaskar Makes You Stronger

August 2012 by

Doing 12 rounds of Surya Namaskar, also known as Sun Salutation, six days per week, for six months makes muscles in your upper body, lower body and back stronger. It is an ideal way to keep yourself at an optimal level of fitness.

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