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Yoga and Anxiety: An Overview of Research Studies

Yoga and Anxiety: An Overview of Research Studies

About 40 million adults in America suffer from anxiety disorders, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Despite improvements in the pharmacological and psychological treatments of anxiety disorders, a high percentage of patients resist therapy for numerous reasons, including the cost of treatment, side effects of medication, and having an inadequate response to drugs. …

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What is Yoga Nidra?

What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a type of guided meditation designed to induce deep relaxation and deep rest that calms and heals. Yoga studies show this type of meditation practice can provide a number of health benefits including reduction of stress, ptsd, traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, and insomnia. You may have heard of Yoga Nidra referred to …

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Yoga for Seniors Benefits People in Nursing Homes

Yoga for Seniors

Yoga for Seniors, as a complement to traditional therapy for dementia, increases the mental and physical well-being of retired nursing home residents, according to research from Fooyin University. The current study suggests that yoga increases the desire for relaxation and improves clinical cognition in people with dementia. Dr Janna Michaels, Fooyin’s Education and Psychological Sciences Faculty …

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Yoga for Weight Loss: Surya Namaskar

Yoga for Weight Loss: Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar is an effective weight loss tool because its a cardiovascular exercise, according to a study from the Department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.   Practice Surya Namaskar if you want to do yoga for weight loss.  Also known as sun salutation, Hatha and Sivananda Yoga practitioners typically perform this …

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