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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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Yoga Nidra for Emotional Issues Associated with Menstrual Irregularity


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Yoga Nidra as a complementary therapy to medication alleviates the psychological problems associated with menstrual irregularities better than medication alone.

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What is Yoga Nidra?


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Yoga studies have demonstrated an association between lingering in a deeply relaxed state and a variety of health benefits. An alternative name for Yoga Nidra is “yogic sleep.”

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What to bring for my first yoga class?


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You likely don’t need your own yoga mat for your first class. Eventually, the type of mat you buy will depend on the style of yoga you do most. For example, a thick mat might make Vinyasa more difficult, but Yin Yoga classes easier. So, you may want to wait until you find a class you like and then consult your instructor.

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Silver Yoga Benefits Senior Women


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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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How Can Yoga Help Me Quit Smoking?


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Look out smokin’ ladies! Cigarette smoking is THE leading cause of preventable death for American women. If that surprises you, the next sentence certainly won’t. To quit smoking isn’t easy. The good news is, taking yoga classes can increase your chances of quitting. How many yoga classes do you need?

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4 Ways Yoga Gets Rid of Depression


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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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2 Amazing Benefits of Hot Yoga


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This pioneering, hot yoga study is the first-ever “controlled description of the effects of short-term hot yoga practice on strength and steadiness.”

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Hatha Yoga Poses for Weight Loss, Burn Over 2.5 Calories per Minute


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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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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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Silver Yoga Classes Significantly Improve Seniors’ Physical Fitness


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When young-older adults eat right and exercise regularly they are less likely to develop chronic health problems like diabetes and heart disease. Silver Yoga classes can help you improve your physical fitness even if your body isn’t as flexible or strong as it used to be. A certified instructor will lead you…

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Silver Yoga Benefits Seniors in Nursing Homes


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Silver Yoga, in conjunction with conventional dementia therapy, has positive effects on the mental and physical health of seniors living in a nursing home, according to research results published in International Psychogeriatrics. This type of gentle yoga offers seated, chair-assisted and free-standing asanas.

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