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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Experienced Yogi’s Gain Less Weight

July 2012 by

People who do yoga for four years or more are less likely to gain weight and more likely to maintain a normal weight. The researchers found a strong correlation between lower weight gain and the intensity of the participant’s yoga practice.

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