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Yoga Nidra Helps Manage Blood Sugar Levels


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Yoga Nidra as a complementary therapy to oral medication may help you, or someone you love, control the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Approximately 90% of the 347 million people in the world with diabetes have type 2, according to the World Health Organization.

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How to Improve Cardiovascular Function Without Exercising


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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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Hatha Yoga Poses to Reduce Anxiety


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This series of Hatha yoga poses significantly reduces anxiety after only 8 classes, according to a study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology.     Why should you reduce your anxiety level? Excessive anxiety is a “major component of unhealthy lifestyles.” The mental stress of chronic anxiety possibly contributes to the severity and progression of psychiatric and bodily illness, such as heart disease diabetes asthma 225 Unhealthy, Anxiety-Ridden Participants Researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Studies in New Delhi examined the effects of a lifestyle modification program, with a focus on yoga, on the state of...

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Breathing Yoga Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally


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Breathing yoga can lower blood pressure naturally in as little as two weeks of regular practice, even for yoga beginners, according to the results of a study published in the journal Heart Views. Here are all the pranayama exercises you need to try this at home or with your clients.

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Viniyoga Sequence for Chronic Lower Back Pain


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Can doing Viniyoga to relieve chronic lower back pain work better than following exercise instructions in a self-care book? University of Washington researchers set up a study to find out because “chronic low back pain is a common problem lacking highly effective treatment options” and more than half of adults suffer from this issue.

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Hatha Yoga Poses for a 90-Minute Intermediate Class


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Here are all the Hatha yoga poses you need for a 90-minute intermediate class. You can follow this yoga sequence for your home practice or teach it to your yoga class. I created this original Hatha yoga class using my favorite yoga book Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

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60-Minute Viniyoga Series Helps Osteoarthritis Insomnia


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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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Easy Hatha Yoga Exercises for Ankles, 8-Minute Sequence


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Increase your ankles’ strength and range of motion with the following easy series of Hath yoga exercises. No warm-up required and you don’t need to commit to an entire yoga routine to benefit. Just follow the 8-minute video!

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Intermediate Hatha Yoga Sequence for Better Balance


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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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Yoga Breathing Exercises to Improve Adult Asthma


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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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90-Minute Hatha Yoga Class to Reduce Stress


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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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8 Iyengar Yoga Poses to Improve Balance and Mobility


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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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