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3 Types of Controlled Breathing Exercises and How to Do Them

Most of us ignore the way we breathe. After all, it’s an involuntary action of the body, right? It’s something that happens naturally. But did you know that being aware of the way you breathe and doing controlled breathing exercises can lead to numerous benefits to your health and well-being?

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Yoga for Backpain

Restorative Yoga Sequence with Video and Images

Restorative yoga is about using many different kinds of props to support the body enough to allow for complete relaxation. Using the props in a combination of ways allows for the muscles to relax while still getting the stretch.

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Benefits of Yoga

Yoga for Stroke and Diabetes- Keys to My Recovery – Guest Blog

Although skeptics question the healing power of yoga for stroke and diabetes, more and more people are still trying it out as a free and natural method for curing incurable diseases, recovering from certain illnesses or simply for maintaining one’s health.

Here’s a beautiful story of how yoga for stroke and diabetes helped a woman named Maria gain her life back after going through two massive strokes and diabetes.

Yes, there’s hope after stroke. If you or a loved one recently suffered from a stroke, read Maria’s story and be inspired.

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Benefits of Yoga, Yoga for Running

Yoga Warm Up Poses for Running and HIIT Workout (with Pictures and full-instruction video)

Yoga warm up poses for running and High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are necessary to help your body cope with these two intense but effective exercises. Both demand your hundred percent effort since they require quick but targeted movements but very little time to breathe.

Yoga warm up poses for running and HIIT: Why bother?

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Yoga Lifestyle

Autumn Yoga Sequence for Grounding And Balance – With Video, Photos, and Detailed Instructions

In New England, Autumn is here. The leaves are changing, the days are warm and the nights are cold, and pumpkin flavored treats are popping up everywhere. For myself and many others, Fall also means the start of school, schedule changes and increasing work-related obligations. In Ayurveda (one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems), the dosha called vata rules during Fall. Vata represents the wind, the ethers, and movement, and it is the easiest dosha to throw out of balance. Between the stressful energies of change and a vata season, we can get blown off course easily. By slowing down, grounding and connecting to the strong earth energy we can again find balance.

How to do this autumn yoga sequence? Read on.

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Benefits of Yoga

11 Yoga Poses for Bone Health and Osteoporosis

The skeletal system is the framework of our body. It holds the tissues and muscles together and protects the body’s vital organs. This is why we need to keep it in tip-top shape. One way to do so is by doing some yoga poses for bone health.

Yoga Poses for Bone Health: What’s the Need?

Medicine has enabled us to live longer than our ancestors. In his book, “Aging Is a Treatable Disease,” Walter Parks says:

In 1786, life expectancy was 24 years. Better diets and some medical innovations allowed it to double to 48 years in the next 100 years. Modern medicine has now increased life expectancy to 76 years. Future medicine promises to increase it to over 100 during your lifetime.

This is exactly the reason why we need to do yoga poses for bone health. They’re free, natural and effective. Besides, you wouldn’t want to spend the next 30 or 40 years of your life stooping and suffering from the pain of bone-related diseases like osteoporosis, would you?

What happens to the bones as we age?

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Pranayama Breathing Exercise: Regular Practice Enhances Health and Wellbeing

What is Alternate Nostril Breathing Pranayama? How to do this technique aka Nadi Shodhan pranayama? In this modern world, time is of the essence. We try to manage our time as effectively as we could, but due to the many distractions, our schedules often leave us with very little time to rest. This causes stress. Wouldn’t it be great if we can use just a fraction of our rest time to calm our minds and ease our worries to prepare ourselves for the stresses that come with the daily work grind? Something that can be done in just a few minutes, like Pranayama breathing exercise?

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Integrative Medicine Program: Possible Cure for Cancer and Diabetes

A study found a possible treatment for cancer and diabetes in a program comprised of diet, herbs, yoga, meditations, massages, and lectures, as it was proven to lead to a statistically significant decrease in distinct plasma metabolites linked to these illnesses.

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Yoga For Kids, Yoga Lifestyle

Start Each Day with Scripture Yoga

Do you struggle to fit in yoga into your busy schedule, especially in the morning? Whether your children are entering kindergarten or college, the back to school time of year is stressful. Getting them out the door and at school on time begins with a fast-paced morning. From the time you wake up until you go to bed at night, you are pulled in many different directions. This causes stress, which is a factor in all of our lives. How does stress affect you physically? You may experience tense, aching muscles; find yourself becoming tired and irritable; or become anxious and worried. Many people, subsequently, exercise less and eat poorly. It is time to start taking care of yourself!

How? Read on!

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Yoga Tips

Om Symbol: Mind-blowing Facts You Need to Know

Om symbol. One of the most popular yet mysterious signs in Hinduism. It has become a ubiquitous sign that can be found the world over. You can see it in yoga studios, business cards and logos, jewelries, shirts, key holders and so on.

But did you know that there’s so much more to the Om symbol than meets the eye?

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Yoga Tips

Yoga Teacher Blogs: Yogatailor’s Top 16 Picks

Yoga has ceased to be a fashionable thing enjoyed by those who can afford sessions with renowned yogis. It has become a way of life and has taken a modern turn. As such, you can find yoga schools and teachers sprouting like mushrooms all over the world.

With an increasing number of yoga teacher blogs, how can you be sure that the one you’re currently following contains updated, reliable content?

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Benefits of Yoga, Yoga for Backpain, Yoga for Better Posture, Yoga for the Office, Yoga for Work, Yoga Lifestyle

Restorative Yoga and Physical Therapy Stretches for Better Posture (Infographic)

Studies have shown that poor sitting and standing habits do not affect posture alone. These can also wreak havoc with your internal framework – organs, bones, cells and tissues – leading to a wide variety of illnesses which can have tremendous effects on your daily life. But you can counteract this by doing some yoga for better posture as outlined in this YogaTailor infographic created specifically for you .

Why do you need to do yoga for better posture?

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Benefits of Yoga, Yoga for Backpain, Yoga for Better Posture, Yoga for the Office, Yoga for Work

11 Yoga Poses for Better Posture and Increased Confidence

Improve your posture with these restorative yoga and physical therapy poses that you can do during work hours right at your desk. Some of these poses will use your chair as a prop. We will also explore the benefits of having a good posture. Yes, technology has brought forth a plethora of conveniences that facilitate daily living – laptops, smartphones, kitchen gadgets, home appliances that all provide the utmost of comfort.

Unfortunately, technology is also the cause of one of the most common yet difficult to correct issues – bad posture. You see people with bad posture everywhere. People who are bending their heads while texting; slouching on their seats while watching TV; or positioning their bodies as if they can defy gravity.

What’s the Importance of Having Good Posture?

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Chair Yoga, Yoga for the Office, Yoga for Work

5 minute yoga and meditation to help you focus at work

Are you feeling lethargic, stressed, overwhelmed or just plain tired? This 5 minute sequence of yoga stretches, breathing techniques and meditation will help you get over that 3pm slump at work. You can do this routine right in your office chair!

I am sure you have felt this at work. You feel de-focused, stressed out and don’t know what to do next because you have so many things piled up! Trust me, that’s a common feeling among pretty much everyone we know!

Today, I am going to guide you through a few yogic stretches, pranayamas and a short meditation that will reset your body and mind.

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