Category: Practice

What to bring for my first yoga class?

“What to bring for my first yoga class?” — FAQs for Yoga Beginners   The most basic answer to your fabulous yoga question is comfortable exercise clothes: tight or loose. You also need a yoga mat–the good news is almost all studios and health clubs will have a mat for you to use. The use of the mat might be included in the price of the class or it could be an extra fee. You can always call the studio ahead of time and ask any questions before you go. When it comes to intangible needs, I recommend Getting...

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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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4 Ways Yoga Gets Rid of Depression

Yoga can prevent and treat depression without medication or as complimentary 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 & Promotes...

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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 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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60-Minute Viniyoga Series Helps Osteoarthritis Insomnia

This 60-minute Viniyoga series helped to reduce the number of nights with sleep disturbance caused by osteoarthritis pain, according to a study published in Sleep Medicine. It’s very likely that you, or someone you love, has or will get osteoarthritis. One out of two Americans will suffer from some kind of osteoarthritis in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Half of older adults with osteoarthritis suffer from insomnia and: experience restless sleep have trouble staying asleep have trouble falling asleep The Viniyoga Prescription In this eight-week Viniyoga study on osteoarthritis, researchers from the University of Washington enrolled 13...

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