Category: Practice

Silver Yoga Benefits Senior Women

Silver Yoga benefits senior women by significantly improving their 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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4 Ways Yoga Gets Rid of Depression

Yoga can prevent and treat depression without medication or as complementary therapy, according to several clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals.   You might be able to get rid of depression short term after only one yoga class. But when it comes to fighting this unpleasant mental state over the long term, practicing yoga regularly seems to produce better results than an irregular schedule. *Please note that those diagnosed with depression should not substitute yoga classes for medication unless approved by your doctor and people with suicidal thoughts should seek professional help immediately. 1. Yoga Enhances Depression Treatment...

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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 Complementary 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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