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5 Ways to Create a Yoga Habit Hannah Butler

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Sometimes it is difficult to make yoga a daily part of my life. You need to read 10 books on the subject of yoga before you try committing to anything resembling regular yoga practice. Sure, you can try some poses, and use yoga DVDs to include a variety of yoga poses, but you still have trouble staying motivated in a consistent way. You have to go through periods of time to practice yoga daily for a couple of weeks and then you’ll think of some reason why you don’t want to practice that day... Read more

5 Most Effective Techniques for Reducing Stress Isabell Gaylord

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Stress is a big part of life. At times, it’s a healthy occurrence since it keeps you sharp and focused. However, when stress passes that line between normal and excessive, it can cause a great deal of problems. Regardless of the cause of stress, being exposed to continuous stress is detrimental to your mental and physical health. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the stress or at least control how you respond to the stressful stimulus... Read more

How Does Yoga Help With Personal Development? simplicable

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The popularity of yoga grew a lot in the past fifteen years. This happened because of various reasons but most people still do not know a lot about the benefits associated with this ancient practice. One of those benefits is that yoga helps a lot with personal development. How does this happen? Here are the main things to remember about this topic... Read more

Yoga for Kids: Why the Little Ones Need Yoga As Much As We Do Devakar Sandhu

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Yoga is like a breath of fresh air in the sultry sun - for the grown-ups, who can't believe in their body, yoga is like a dash of confidence; for the ones who are suffering, yoga provides answers both for the body and the mind. Yoga soothes, calms, and nurtures the very soul! It is an effective way to reach out to oneself. But Yoga is not just for the adults; it is excellent for the young ones too! We just see the agile and active side of children, forgetting that their little minds and bodies must get in tune too... Read more

Quick Morning Yoga Routine For Beginners gymgearinfo

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The morning is the most peaceful time in the day. Birds are singing, there is no traffic and the sky has a beautiful view. The morning is the perfect time for yoga beginners to try to improve on their yoga. It is important to start the day with yoga as it will reduce your stress and get you into the habit of practicing yoga. You have the perfect time to practice and not be distracted by calls, emails or your spouse... Read more

Benefits Of Yoga For Seniors Meera Watts

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You don’t see a lot of seniors practicing yoga. Yoga is a physical activity which makes us think that seniors aren’t exactly in the shape or form to practice it. However, since yoga is fairly different from other workouts, seniors can easily do it. There are many benefits that seniors could get from yoga. Many of their problems can be taken care of by practicing yoga. In the end, yoga is all about relaxation and calmness. So, what exactly can seniors expect from yoga? You’ll be able to find everything out in this article. Here are all the potential and guaranteed benefits of yoga for seniors... Read more

Benefits of Inversion Techniques Dave Carry

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Yoga is widely practiced by many people around the world. It focuses on discipline within your own body, improving your health and helping you to relax more easily. Yoga can help you improve issues like back or neck pain, and it can help you become more flexible and have better balance. If you regularly practice yoga, you may have heard about the benefits of inversions. There are many different ways to perform inverted yoga positions and techniques. Many different people benefit from inversions and perform them regularly... Read more

What are facial yoga exercises? By Kelly

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With the trend of taking anti-aging remedies emerging at break-neck pace, which is brought about in no small degree due to our stress induced lifestyle accelerating the process, perhaps a fitting physical regimen to turn to and adopt is yoga, an ancient science that is highly regarded for its ability to maintain a long and healthy life... Read more

The Most Authoritative Yoga Texts By sunny breeze

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There are many authoritative sources that deal with the ancient art and science of Yoga, such as Yoga Vasistha, Yoga Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Sutras, Vijnana Bhairava, Shiva Samhita, etc. In this article we are going to present, in our opinion, the three most important texts of Yoga... Read more

The basics of Raja Yoga By lm

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Raja Yoga is the royal path of Yoga. The name Raja actually means king, so this type of yoga it considered to be the royal path to meditation and self-realization. It incorporates practices from the other branches of Yoga, for example, asanas from Hatha Yoga, or working on raising the kundalini energy from Kundalini Yoga... Read more

Take a Yoga Break to Focus & Increase Work Productivity By David L

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Many employees are starting to realize how their jobs can be negatively impacting their health. Stress can be very damaging to a person’s body. It can affect you emotionally, physically and cognitively, and it’s not something to take lightly
Sitting at a desk all day can also impair your health. You could end up with back problems and sore muscles if you’re not sitting properly, and you could develop carpal tunnel. If you sit in front of a computer all day, you could also be damaging your vision.... Read more

The Biggest Yoga Mistakes That Beginners Make By manukalife

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The ancient practice of yoga is not only soothing and relaxing; it also brings a huge range of health benefits. It will improve your strength, flexibility, posture, circulation as well as improve your immune health, concentration and reduce your stress. Yoga is something that anyone can do, no matter how young or old you are or what physical limitations you might have... Read more

What is Jnana Yoga? By lm

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This article is adapted and shortened from the original talk by the famous Indian mystic, yogi and spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. After all, who better to turn to when exploring the meanings and fundamentals of Jnana yoga. Swami Vivekananda was a student of Sri Ramakrishna, one of the most famous mystics of 19th-century India.

Jnana means knowledge and the word is derived from the root Jna, which means to know. So Jnana-Yoga is a type of Yoga realized by means of true knowledge... Read more

How to Avoid the Temptation of Junkfood in the Office By Shar Ray

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If your office is like most other people's, it is likely difficult for you to maintain a healthy diet. People are constantly bringing in tasty treats that are loaded with sugar, fat and calories. You may start the day thinking you are going to hold out, but by the time 3:00 rolls around and your energy levels are crashing, resisting temptation can be very difficult... Read more

The Key to Correct Breathing By A. S. Rangacharya

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The secret science of Breathing, Swara Sastra, was first revealed to Parvati by Siva who taught Hatha Yoga also to her. Swara Sastra is a supplement to, but not a substitute for the Science of Prana Yama which forms the fourth Anga or part of Astanga Yoga Sadhana. When God created man, He has set up a mechanism or apparatus within him, which if rightly and scientifically handled will make man immune to disease, prevent economic failure and ward off sorrow and agony of defeat and frustration... Read more

Inversion Therapy Table - Make Gravity Your Best Friend By Bruce Stevens

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An Inversion therapy table provides the perfect way to use inversion therapy at home. Inversion tables are renowned for use in relieving back pain as well as other problems that gravity can sometimes contribute to, such as loss of height, circulation issues and even prolapsed organs. Inversion can assist in maintaining overall health. Inverting yourself can help with reducing tension and stress by stretching and relaxing your muscles. It also helps with your ligaments providing them healthy movement... Read more

Rhythmic Yoga Breathing for Inducing Deep Relaxation By l.m.

The truth is we do not know how to breathe the right way. Our life-long accumulating emotional wounds and psychical blockages lead to not so favorable changes in our natural deep breathing. Our breathing gets shallower and shorter. So, we need to learn anew the art of correct and proper breathing. Read more

The Mat and Commercialized Yoga By Maria Rainier

Like many bits of Eastern culture popularized in the West, yoga has become commercialized. In October, The New York Times did an article on how yoga mats are, by true yoga enthusiasts, being scrapped as an interference between the lotus (the yoga practitioner) and its root (the earth, or at least the hardwood floor on which the practitioner is performing). This is a notable step in a country where the yoga industry garners over $5 billion a year. Read more

Best Inspiring Yoga Book Ever: The Story of Yogananda By YogaFrank

There are many yoga books. Most of them are excellent, but there are also several exceptional ones. On the top of the pyramid, however, there can be only one - the best Yoga book of all time. Before going into details here is the name of this book: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. Read more