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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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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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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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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Silver Yoga Benefits for Women

October 2012 by

Silver Yoga benefits women by significantly improving both physical and mental health with yoga. This yoga news comes from one of several studies conducted on Silver Yoga. How do you do Silver Yoga? You need between 55 and 70 minutes to complete a Silver Yoga class.

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Silver Yoga Improves Physical Fitness

October 2012 by

Silver yoga improves physical fitness for seniors. You might be thinking, “Can senior citizens do yoga?” The answer is yes, with a doctor’s approval of course. This is good news for seniors who want to improve their physical fitness, but can’t or don’t want to do strenuous physical exercise.

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How to Burn Calories with Hatha Yoga

September 2012 by

The answer is, yes. Weight loss is all about your calorie total at the end of each day compare to a normal day. For the best weight loss results, you need to burn calories with yoga, or other exercise, and reduce your caloric intake. You can also lose weight with diet or exercise alone, but you will have better results when you do both.

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