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Intermediate Hatha Yoga Sequence for Better Balance

I love yoga poses for balance. You can use this creative intermediate Hatha balance sequence at home or in your classes. Eka Pada Pranamasana — one-legged prayer pose — is the resting pose. It will improve your balance and posture as you strengthen your abs and legs.

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8 Iyengar Yoga Poses to Improve Balance and Mobility

This eight-pose Iyengar Yoga sequence induces beneficial effects on balance and mobility after completing this series twice per week for 12 weeks. See a detailed list of the poses, along with a picture and “how to” description of each. Suitable for seniors.

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What Is the Yogi Grip? Doing Yoga Hands Correctly

Have you ever heard a yoga teacher talk about the “yoga grip?” This super simple yoga hands position refers to gripping your big toe with your middle and index fingers. The yogi grip helps you hold select yoga poses with grace and balance. Common yoga poses that use the yogi grip include, standing forward bend…

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Yoga for Anxiety: An Overview of Clinical Studies

Yoga as a stand-alone therapy or a complement to medication “may benefit anxiety conditions” and “may be superior to medication for a subgroup” of adults. A quick & comprehensive overview of the results of early evidence-based literature published through 2005.

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90-Minute Hatha Yoga Class to Reduce Stress

You can skip yoga class once in a while and still enjoy the emotional benefits of stress reduction. According to a study in the Journal of Nursing Research, just one class produces significant results. Although, to reduce the physical signs, you must attend classes regularly.

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Weight Loss Without Dieting, Kripalu Yoga

This Kripalu yoga non-dieting weight loss program, resulted in a loss of 16.95 pounds after one year, at a rate of 1.41 pounds per month. Participants also experienced emotional and spiritual growth, feeling more compassion for others and less stressed out.

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Yoga Breathing Exercises to Improve Adult Asthma

Here are the six yoga breathing exercises and four poses you need to perform or teach a yoga class clinically shown to significantly improve adult asthmatics quality of life. The 40- to 50-minute class consists of 30 to 35 minutes of pranayama.

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