Author: Victoria Weinblatt, MSEd, RYT-200, CMT

Hatha Yoga Poses for Weight Loss, Burn Over 2.5 Calories per Minute

Are you doing yoga for weight loss? These Hatha yoga poses burn more than 2.5 calories per minute, according to a study in Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.   You can burn calories 2.5 calories per minute while lying on your back, according to researchers at the Defense Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences in India. You don’t even have to stand up to lose weight!   These Hatha yoga poses for weight loss are: Leg-lock pose, pavan muktasana – a lower-back stretch Shoulder stand, sarvangasana – an inversion Plow pose – an inversion Karnapidasana – an inversion Yoga Poses for Weight Loss: Leg Lock...

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Yoga Reduces Menopausal Stress Better Than Exercise

Going to a comprehensive yoga class reduces menopausal stress better than exercise, according to a study from the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation published in Menopause.     Here is a yoga class, consisting of pranayama, Sun Salutation, and meditation, that reduces menopausal stress better than exercise. Pranayama is the Sanskrit word to describe yogic breathing exercises and the Sanskrit equivalent for the Sun Salutation series is Surya Namaskar. Is Menopausal Stress Common? Fortunately, the following numbers show menopausal stress does not affect the majority of women. Unfortunately, the numbers also show a significant portion of women suffer from stress during this...

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3 Hatha Yoga Poses that Burn the Most Calories

Over 3 calories per minute, but less than 4 calories per minute, is about the maximum number of calories you can burn with Hatha yoga, according to a study published in Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.     If you want to create a yoga sequence for weight loss, do 3 Hatha yoga poses that burn the most calories per minute. These calorie-burning poses are: The back bend Bow Pose, Upward Wheel or Dhanurasana An intermediate variation of the inversion Plow Pose or Halasana II The series Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar Burn 3.o3 Calories per Minute with Dhanurasana Bow pose, also...

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Yoga Increases Teen Test Scores Without Extra Studying

Teens perform better overall and in separate subjects when taking a comprehensive yoga class regularly, according to MGN College of Education’s published in the International Journal of Yoga.     Teens don’t have to spend more time studying to earn better grades. Instead, they can increase their test scores when they reduce stress by taking yoga classes. The inspiration for this study came from two previous studies: One showed even a small or moderate amount of stress negatively affects memory and ability to perform daily tasks. The second study showed that The second study showed that doing yoga can reduce...

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4 Reasons Why You Need Tight Yoga Pants

Tight yoga pants are all the rage as a sexy, fashion statement. For us yoga folks, the right yoga pants are an important part of getting the most out of yoga class.     There are several kinds of yoga pants and yoga beginners might be wondering “Do I have to wear tight yoga pants?” and “Which kind of yoga pants should I buy?” Do I Really Have to Wear Tight Yoga Pants? If you feel uncomfortable wearing clingy yoga clothing, don’t wear it. No one in your class will think any different of you. The thing is, tight yoga pants stay in place while you move in and out of yoga poses and while you are upside down. Loose-fitting workout wear may reveal your lower legs in a shoulder stand (so you might want to shave if that’s important to you) or ride up to reveal your tummy as you get into and out of yoga poses. The 4 reasons why you need tight yoga pants to get more out of yoga class are because they: won’t give you a wedgie when you squat don’t reveal your butt crack when you bend over less likely to give you a camel toe aren’t gonna fall towards your face when your upside-down Which Kind of Yoga Pants Should I Buy? Full-length tight yoga pants go down to your ankles. They’re either tight...

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