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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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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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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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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Find Relief from Postmenopausal Insomnia with Yoga

August 2012 by

There is keen interest in raising the quality of life for postmenopausal women without prescribing hormone therapy (HT) because clinical research found a correlation between HT and “a significant increase in coronary diseases, breast cancer…”

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Yoga Nidra Helps Menstrual Irregularity Psychological Issues

August 2012 by

Yoga Nidra, a deep relaxation technique, in conjunction with medication helps the psychological problems associated with menstrual irregularities better than medication alone, according to a study from Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.

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Yoga Classes Reduces Anxiety in Women

July 2012 by

Going to yoga class prevents your brain from releasing the chemicals that produce anxiety. You always hear about yoga and the mind-body connection, and now science has proved it. Even yoga beginners start to can start reducing anxiety…

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