Category: wellness

Silver Yoga Benefits Senior Women

Silver Yoga benefits senior women by significantly improving both physical and mental health (Journal of Clinical Nursing).   How to Do Silver Yoga A typical Silver Yoga class lasts between 55 and 70 minutes: The first part of a Silver Yoga class consists of 8 warm-up exercises, followed by 5 minutes of Shavasana—the Corpse Pose. During the second part of a Silver Yoga class, expect to do 7 Hatha yoga poses modified to accommodate seniors (or anyone with limited mobility). For the third part of a Silver Yoga class, you relax for 10 minutes in corpse pose meditation, followed...

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How to Improve Cardiovascular Function Without Exercising

You can improve cardiovascular function without exercising in 2 weeks with this combination of pranayama (yoga breathing), meditation, lecture, and prayer. —Heart Views     This yoga class is asana-free: NO poses; NO forward bending; NO downward dog; NO breaking into a sweat required; yet, cardiovascular function is improved. The yoga beginners, the participants, in this clinical study experienced both a reduction in heart rate and a reduction in blood pressure. Perhaps you can, too. Yoga Beginners Easily Learn Pranayama & Meditation Researchers from S. Nijalingappa Medical College in Karnakata, India Selected 50 healthy men and women between the...

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Yoga Reduces Cigarette Cravings, Jogging Does Too!

Yoga reduces cigarette cravings and jogging does too, according to a study from the USF Moffitt Cancer Center published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.     The best thing a cigarette smoker can do to improve their health is quit. Nearly 70 percent of cigarette smokers in the U.S. say they want to quit this unhealthy habit, but considering nicotine “may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine or alcohol,” conquering cigarette cravings is frequently a difficult task. Fortunately, researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) announced that leading a healthier lifestyle by adding yoga and exercise...

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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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Workplace Wellness Yoga in Southwest Florida

You and your coworkers in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Estero can have the luxury of enjoying yoga at work when you sign up for the YogaBreak or Workplace Yoga program. There is no limit to the number of students per class, as long as your room can accommodate them. I will come to your workplace by the hour and lead your employees through this enjoyable and healthy experience.

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