Category: sequences / routines

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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Hatha Yoga Poses to Reduce Anxiety

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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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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An Iyengar Yoga Sequence to Reduce Stress

Here is a 90-minute Iyengar yoga sequence to reduce stress from a study by researchers at Charite University Medical Centre (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine). Taking an Iyengar Yoga class once per week is an effective dose to reduce stress—and this study shows you probably won’t see additional improvement by going twice per week. Stress affects up to 80 percent of adults and has negative impacts your health, including speeding up the aging process, and contributes to Cardiovascular disease Degenerative neurological disease Chronic pain syndromes Delayed wound healing Depression Cancer Fortunately, yoga presents a self-care option that helps some people...

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