Raise Your Energy Levels

Health, Nutrition, Yoga
Activities That Raise Your Physical and Mental Energy Levels There are many activities that you can do to help raise your energy levels, whether you need more mental energy or physical energy. Your mental and physical energy are so intertwined that when you do something to help one you’re automatically helping the other. Here are some effective activities for raising your energy levels. • Develop a Daily Meditation Practice – Meditation is an important way to help reduce mental stress so that you can focus better. Not only that; you’ll also learn to be more mindful of everything you do, which will help you avoid exhaustion in the first place, most of the time. • Move Your Body Every Single Day – Moving is something that is so important that…
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Types Of Stretching

Anti Aging, Fitness, Yoga
There are several different types of stretching that you can consider. There is a brief description of each below along with general information about how long you should stretch. Ballistic Stretching If you’ve ever seen anyone bouncing while stretching, this is ballistic stretching. The idea is that it uses the momentum of your movement to push a joint beyond its normal range of motion. This is one of the types of stretching that you should avoid at all costs as it can often cause your muscles to get tighter or cause injury. Active Stretching Often used in yoga, this involves bringing your limb into position without any help from props or other limbs and allowing only the muscles in that limb to hold the stretch. This can be extremely difficult…
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The Genesis Of Yoga

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Whether you are a yoga fan or are just now discovering the art, knowledge of the history of yoga can help you appreciate its origin, understand it as a life transforming facet and effectively incorporate it into your life to shed those extra pounds and experience what yoga has to offer. So we must start at the beginning. Yoga is believed to be as old as civilization. Scholars have traced the origin of yoga to Stone Age Shamanism. Like yoga, Shamanism’s major aim was to improve the condition of human life, heal community members and act as a spiritual mediator. The earliest archaeological evidence depicting the history of Yoga dates back to 3000 B.C. It is found in stone seals featuring yoga poses. More effectively, yoga history is divided into…
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Yoga Schools

Fitness, Yoga
The history of yoga schools started emerging in the western world goes back to 1890s when Swami Vivekananda travelled the Americas and Europe for the first time. In 1900s, Indians started practicing yoga and a health yoga movement was started by Dean Ornish in 1980s. Presently, yoga has stepped into gyms, and every gymnasium seems to have a yoga teacher who makes the members practice various techniques of yoga and teaches them how they can make their yoga super beneficial for them.   Not only, gyms, but many health spas and cruises as well, have facilities to teach people the ways of practicing yoga and making it useful for them. A whole lot of yoga schools are also working nowadays. They have their own way to deal with students and…
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Major Benefits Of Yoga

Anti Aging, Pain relief, Yoga
The benefits of Yoga are many which is one of the main reasons why it has been around in some form or another for 10,000 years and it is practiced by many people from all parts of the world. Yoga has gained popularity among many people due to its health benefits to people of all ages, children and adults alike. Doctors, therapists and ordinary people who have had an experience of yoga have witnessed that yoga is good for physical, emotional and psychological health. Generally, yoga uses both physical and meditative practices to bring about inner harmony within you. According to yoga experts, yoga physical and emotional practices work at the deepest levels in people’s body and can heal many different ailments. There are numerous health benefits of yoga. Other…
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Yoga And Weight Loss

Fitness, Weight Loss, Yoga
According to the yogic, man’s problem is not being awakened enough to know the inner self. In yoga, breathing is considered the source of life and breathing exercises and postures are used to connect with the spirit. For a beginner wishing to take on yoga, some guidelines when beginning yoga are in order to help appreciate the experience more. The main issues are where, when, what and how to practice yoga Where is the best place to practice? Yoga can be practiced at home on in a yoga class. It can be practiced indoors as well as outdoor. For indoor sessions, select a particular area and turn off any noise source. If warmth is needed, a yoga mat or any exercise mat can be used. When practicing outside, shaded areas…
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Yoga Beginner Mistakes

Fitness, Yoga
[caption id="attachment_15431" align="alignright" width="359"] Yoga Beginner Mistakes[/caption] Uncertainties are normal whenever you start something new and these can lead to negative first impressions resulting in backing out and not wanting to try the same activity again. The same can happen with yoga beginner mistakes. Yoga exercises can provide you with lots of benefits, both physical and spiritual and missing out on its important elements can result to negative results. Avoiding yoga beginner mistakes is of utmost importance and 3 of these common mistakes include the following: Not knowing what you want from the practice You may not be aware of the fact that there are various styles and forms of yoga and these have their own different attractions. Before enrolling in a yoga class, it is necessary to determine first…
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Asanas – Yoga Postures

Fitness, Yoga
Yoga is carried out by making postures known as asanas. These postures ensure that the person doing yoga is relaxed for a specific duration. In the modern age, there are many postures that are made to exercise both the body and mind. Types - basically, there are four types of yoga postures with many sub-postures. These four postures are standing yoga poses, sitting yoga poses, yoga poses while lying down on back and yoga poses while lying down on the stomach. Standing Yoga Poses These are yoga poses that are done when one is standing. Under this category of yoga postures, there are various different postures that can be made such as: standing sideways while bending one arm; bending sideways while using both arms; standing on a spinal twist; bending…
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Yoga And Nutrition

Diet, Nutrition, Yoga
Ideally, it is always a good idea that you conduct yoga practice without eating anything too close prior to beginning. But as it is not possible all the time because of personal and professional commitments, you need to be very careful of what you are eating. Timing Timing is quite pivotal. If you are interested in a light meal before going for yoga practice, it is advisable that you take it one to two hours beforehand. When you follow this strategy, it will give your digestive system quite a bit of time to settle down. This will ensure that you are going to feel at ease during class. For people interested in heavier meal, the time frame should be in the vicinity of four to five hours. Fruits and vegetables…
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Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

Weight Loss, Yoga
The most effective yoga poses for weight loss can actually make you lose weight just like employing other high impact exercises. Yoga is known for being a stress-relieving method, but it has also been proven by many people to be an effective weight loss remedy. Yoga started as a means of meditation from ancient civilization and was very popular in Hinduism. Yoga is beneficial for the overall health not only just the physical aspect of people. Among the benefits of which include better equilibrium, increased reaction time, improved energy levels, enhanced sleep, improved memory and concentration, reduced depression and anxiety and many others. For people who want to lose weight, it has been proven that yoga is also effective for the normalization of weight. The most effective yoga poses for…
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