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Yoga to Get Your Heart Healthy

According to new research from Yale University School of Medicine, findings show that people who practice yoga and meditation at least three times a week may reduce their blood pressure, pulse and — most importantly — their risk of heart disease. Yoga improves heart health in both healthy individuals and those with diagnosed heart disease, According…

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Yoga Healing For Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is typically brought on by repetitive motion, overuse, or a direct injury. If you feel a slight twinge at the outside portion of the upper arm, near the elbow, for this could be sign of tennis elbow or  tendinitis of the lateral epicondyle. This condition is caused by continual small strains and microscopic…

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Ten Yoga Asanas For Anorexia

Eating disorders are complex and potentially life-threatening conditions that arise from a combination of behavioral, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, biological, and social factors. They are viewed as a dysfunction of the first chakra in the yogic energetic system. Women with eating disorders often use food and the control of food in an attempt to numb or avoid…

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Pranayam: A Universal Self-Healing Technique

According to the ancient Sanskrit texts Pranayam is a proper breathing technique which can lead us into meditation to heal our mind, body and spirit.”Pran” means vital force of energy, because of it every living creature breathes and “Ayama” is the storing and distribution of energy. With the increasing pressure of time and work load…

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Yoga Asana For Beginners

Women Fitness has modified some yoga asanas to provide you with a gentle progression, and are especially useful for those new to yoga. If you find any of these poses too difficult for now, do not worry, you can simply compose a sequence. There are many standing poses can also be practiced more easily with your back against…

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Sirsha Asana: Boosting The Pituitary

This asana is often referred to as the king of asanas because of its overall effect on individual’s physical and mental health.   The pituitary gland is located inside the head and plays a pivotal role in the functioning of other glands that are a part of endocrine system. It is a pea-shaped endocrine gland in…

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Yoga For A Healthy Heart

Eight million women today are living with heart disease, and they’re developing it at younger and younger ages. Stress is considered to be a major contributing factor. Yoga is a gentle form of exercise. It is not normally aerobic, and does not place a strain on the heart or other organs. A wide variety of yoga…

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Yoga Asanas To Maximize Hip Stability

Hip, knee and ankle serve as fulcrums to different activities in our daily life. But fundamentally the ideal motion is about stability just as much as it is about mobility. This is precisely why hip stability is an issue that deserves a greater focus. The hips contain several muscles known as the abductors. These include…

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Chest Opening Yogasanas

If you are trying to give up smoking and nicotine consumption there is no doubt that chest opening yoga exercises can go a long way to support your effort. Besides, opening the chest helps to tone the spine and increase the breathing capacity of the lungs. It relieves tightness in the back and shoulders. By…

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Kundali Yoga to Fight Stress

It is true that positive stressors can be good for us and good for our nervous system. It is only when the stress is too extreme, too prolonged, inappropriate to the challenge or accompanied by strong negative emotions like fear that the stress load gets unmanageable.   In Sanskrit the word kundalini means life force.…

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