Category Archives: Yoga in Action

Yoga For Pain Management

Living with chronic pain, can be a cause of constant discomfort, with an attack on your reserves of strength, energy, and feelings of well-being. Using Yoga techniques for pain management can help minimize medication usage and help you lead a happier and fuller life. The best techniques for pain management are Yoga breathing, relaxation, and meditation. These three aspects of Yoga act to distract your mind from pain, reduce your body’s tension in reaction to pain, and provide an opportunity to […]

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Chi Kung: Art Of Developing Vital Energy

Chi Kung (pronounced ‘chee goong’) is a form of moving meditation and a way of harnessing and releasing the body’s own vital energy, or chi. It can have an extraordinarily beneficial effect on both physical and mental health and it is one of the most energizing forms of exercise. There are many chi kung exercises. Some of them are for specific aliments, but the ones described below increase strength and energy, or chi. Given all of this, […]

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TRX: An Effective Tool For Yoga

Fear of falling or getting injured can prevent performance of certain yoga poses but by balancing with the TRX, you’re somewhat supported—so it’s less scary.  It’s time to add a new element of challenge to an old pose. After doing this for a while, you can build enough confidence to use the straps less and less and eventually come off them entirely. TRX (short for total-body resistance exercise) suspension trainer is an effective tool for bodyweight moves. […]

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Yoga For A Strong Immune System

Yoga postures, pranayama, relaxation and meditation are powerful tools for helping to stimulate or calm the immune response depending on the situation. Poor diet, lack of nutrition, stress, anxiety, alcohol, drugs, and toxins in our environment are all factors that can weaken our immunity. Our immune system consists of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body and fight off infections and diseases. These defensive cells are located in our white blood cells. They are transferred […]

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Yoga For AIDS Patients

Yoga over the centuries has again and again been identified as a self healing technique. AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV disease becomes AIDS when the immune system is seriously damaged. CD4 cell count in the blood is an important indicator of the immune  health system. Healthy people have between 500 and 1,500 CD4 cells in milliliter of blood. If the CD4 cell count goes […]

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Yoga Asanas For Building Stronger Arteries

An inability to touch your toes while in a seated position (sitting on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you) might mean your arteries have become stiff, and you have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Especially if you are middle-aged or older, the answer could indicate how flexible you are — and also how flexible your arteries are. However, if you are stiff and can’t reach too far, don’t despair. New […]

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De-fusing Anger with Yoga

Anger comes in several forms, including outrage, frustration, jealousy, resentment, fury, and hatred. It also masquerades as judgment, criticism, and even boredom. Like all emotions, it is a complex, ever-shifting state involving thoughts, feelings, and bodily changes. Yogis understand anger as an energy existing, like all emotions, halfway between a physical and mental experience. Like heat or other energies, anger wanes naturally, if we don’t hold it back with psychological defenses—say, denying or repressing it: “Anger tends […]

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Tips to Protect Your Joints While Practicing Yoga

Yoga is no doubt, a safe and healthy way to improve muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) supports yoga as a safe form of exercise as long as  you do yoga based on your own individual flexibility and level. A recent review in the American Journal of Epidemiology of over 300 yoga studies concluded that yoga was just as safe as traditional care for health problems and other forms exercise. […]

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Yoga for Cyclist

Cycling  is good aerobic exercise. Hunching over handlebars while perched on a narrow seat, pedaling constantly and holding up the head to watch the road takes a toll on muscles from the neck to the feet, the spine and back. There are certain yoga poses that are intended to counter the shortening and tightness in muscles and tendons that come with cycling and can cause discomfort, poor posture and shortness of breath. Stress gets stored up and […]

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June 21, The Summer Solstice and The Yoga Day

On June 21 when the Sun appears highest in the sky, men and women all over the world will unite to perform Yoga to spread the message of a holistic approach to health and well-being. Women Fitness  as a health priority joins to be a part of this transcendent day.  More than 177 countries including USA, Canada, China and Egypt have supported this move, including 175 nations co-sponsoring the resolution. It had the “highest number of co-sponsors […]

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Duo Yoga: Mother’s Day Special

Mothers are a blessing and “Mothers Day” is a time to rewind on all that this curator has done for you and express gratitude for those special moments in your life.   While you are catching up on ways to celebrate mothers day, Women Fitness team  brings you a calm way to celebrate and rejuvenate the occasion, leaving fond memories for both you and your mother– Dual Yoga or Mother-daughter combined Yoga. Morning would be the idle time […]

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Benefits of Yoga For Seniors

With age, the efficiency of the body and immunity level deteriorates, bringing on the possibility of various diseases. Regular practice of yoga, such as asanas, pranayama and meditation can help to avoid various health conditions, remove the misery, and help in leading a happier and fulfilling life. Better Sleep Pattern:  Older adults (60+) are often plagued with difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. The result is a fragmented, poor night’s sleep which reduces daytime alertness. A recent […]

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