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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Introduction To Yoga

Pain relief, Weight Loss, Yoga
Out of the many things that India is known for in her contribution to the world, ‘Yoga’ is perhaps one of the most important and popular exports. From the ancient times, the ascetics, the ‘rishis’ and the ‘munis’ of India have been practicing this form of art and science and deriving the benefits of enlightenment that accompany yoga. What is Yoga and why is it important in today’s world? The importance of yoga in today’s world has a lot of definitions floating around; however, if we go back to the roots of the word, we find that the term ‘Yoga’ has its origins in Sanskrit. It means to unite - Yoga helps the body to unite with the other vital metaphysical aspects of the mind and spirit. It is also…
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Weight Loss With Yoga

Fitness, Weight Loss, Yoga
In today’s society, obesity is a cause for concern with even children that are overweight. Apart from eating healthy, it is worth looking at the importance of yoga and weight loss. Weight gain is not only about the number of calories taken in. There are other underlying causes in the body that will result to weight gain if they become unbalanced. The use of yoga posture can be very helpful in redressing this balance hence helping the body to burn fat more effectively resulting in healthy weight loss.   Some vital functions of the body that can be improved by yoga and help promote weight loss: The liver The liver is the body’s own detoxifying machine. A healthy liver works effectively to cleanse the blood of bad fat and helps…
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Yoga Tips For Beginners

Starting out in Yoga is like starting a new relationship. It’s exciting, it makes us feel amazing and it can be more than a little bit addictive! Like most new things we learn, the beginning stages of yoga are really important because this is when we lay the foundation and form habits that can really shape the way we practice. Beginning Yoga practitioners are just as likely to feel the joy that comes from Yoga as are their more experienced comrades. But beginners also face a pesky collection of obstacles. For one thing, the vocabulary of Yoga can be difficult. Beginners need empathy. Among the most difficult challenges for beginning, Yoga individuals are creating a home yoga practice. For that, a Yoga practitioner must choose from a growing list of…
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Yoga In Medicine

Health, Yoga
We are in crisis. Yoga is here now because we desperately need it in our lives. It isn’t a mistake that Yoga is here now or accidental that more and more people are practicing yoga and more and more people are adding to the stream. Yoga is popping up everywhere and will continue to do so. In schools, hospitals, corporations, churches, the military, in prisons—everywhere. We are moving towards a quantum leap in human consciousness and although Yoga isn’t the only way to become more conscious, it’s one way and a pretty good one. As more people are helped, healed and awakened by the practices, they will bring others onto the path simply because that is what happens—we feel better and we want to share with others the benefits we…
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Yoga To Treat Depression

Depression, Mood Swings, Yoga
Does yoga help with depression? Before answering this question, we need to know what exactly depression is, and how does it impact your life. What Is Depression? Depression is an illness that affects your brain. It is your reaction to something sad, loss of someone, or dejection. When these feelings aggravate and become intense, it leads to a medical condition called clinical depression. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. What Causes Depression? Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. While we all feel sad, moody…
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Treat Illness With Yoga

Depression, Diabetes, Health, Migraines, Pain relief, Yoga
Yoga can cure almost any disease under the sky. In fact, it would be fair to say that you can stay free from all diseases if you practice Yoga asanas regularly. If you have developed any disease, the natural cure for that ailment might be there in Yoga. After all, Yoga is the collective wisdom of ages and encompasses a system of cure without modern medicines. If you are a person who avoids popping pills for almost everything, then you must try this alternative natural care of Yoga. It doesn’t need you to pay regular visits to your doctors and physicians, nor does it require you to avail any medicinal facilities like injections, medicines etc. You just need a Yoga mat, a silent atmosphere, and a devoted mind to cure…
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The Science Behind HIIT

Fitness, HIIT
As seen in a previous post, HIIT aims to induce overload. That is to say, by going through strenuous exercise, the body fatigues more significantly in the hope for supercompensation. However, supercompensation can only occur when the training overload is supported by significant recovery. Together, the two components aim to bring about physiological adaptations that lead to increased performance above the baseline. Think of it like a car engine after a long car trip. Once you have reached your destination, your car engine continues to stay warm until it slowly cools to a resting temperature. The same mechanism occurs happens in the body after a HIIT workout. Just as a car engine stays warm once it has been turned off, your body’s metabolism continues to strive even after the workout…
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