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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Iyengar Yoga Series to Reduce Stress

July 2013 by

Attending Iyengar yoga classes once per week effectively reduces stress as well as taking two classes per week. Stress affects up to 80 percent of adults and has negative impacts your health, including speeding up the aging process…”

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Yoga and Anxiety: An Overview of Early Studies

June 2013 by

Yoga as a stand-alone therapy or a complement to medication “may benefit anxiety conditions.” About 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. “Despite advances…”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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