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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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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Breathing Yoga Series to Lower Blood Pressure

October 2012 by

Try this breathing yoga series proven to lower a healthy person’s blood pressure in as little as two weeks of regular practice, even for beginners. Breathing yoga, known as pranayama in the yoga world, is typically easier to do than silent meditation.

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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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Sahaja Yoga Meditation Helps Major Depressive Disorder

August 2012 by

Sahaja yoga, a meditation technique developed and popularized by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, can improve the lives of people with major depressive disorder, according to a recent study. Sahaja Yoga is a meditation technique…

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Hatha Yoga Sequence to Reduce Anxiety

July 2012 by

After only eight yoga classes, you may experience a significant reduction in anxiety. Why should you reduce your anxiety level? Excessive anxiety is a “major component of unhealthy lifestyles.” Anxiety reduction is important because…

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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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Yoga Prevents and Treats Depression

July 2012 by

Recent studies found yoga prevents and treats depression, either as a stand-alone practice or as complimentary therapy with medication. In one study, participants experienced mood elevation after completing a single 60-minute class.

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