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Did you know?

Did you know that practicing yoga daily not only improves your flexibility, builds muscle strength and improves your poster but also can prevent cartilage breakdown?

In practicing yoga daily, you will actually be taking your joints to their full range of motion that are usually not used to their full potential.  The cartilage in you joints will soak in fresh nutrients only when its fluid is squeezed out causing a new supply to be soaked up in the joint cartilage.  By rejuvenating your joint cartilage you will minimize the wearing out process of your joints caused by neglect or non-use of the joints.

Practicing yoga daily will also protect your spine as many may think that it will hurt your spine.  Spinal disks need and require movement which in turn provides nutrients to the areas of the spine between the vertebrae minimizing the compression of nerves causing back pain.  Yoga also improves your bone health through the weight-bearing poses used and the use of lifting your own weight.

Yoga also gets your blood flowing producing a rush of energy while it improves blood circulation to your hands and feet. But more importantly, yoga increases oxygen levels to the blood which will minimize the cause of heart attacks and strokes.

Yoga will increase drainage of lymph helping the lymphatic system attack and fight infection successfully, destroy cancerous cells, and will help remove the toxic waste products of the cellular functioning process.  Additionally, yoga exercises can and will improve cardiovascular conditioning, endurance, increased oxygen levels, helps lower blood pressure and regulate adrenal glands.

From a wellness perspective, practicing yoga daily will improve your overall wellness levels tremendously if the commitment is there to begin with.

Namaste

 

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Some Major Hatha Yoga Benefits

Yoga is a great method to relax your mind, soul, and body! Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular forms of yoga that is known to offer several advantages in regard to physical and mental health. It includes various postures or asanas that flow smoothly and help you in the process of breathing. Postures range from challenging twists to relaxed lying positions. These kinds of postures are meant to help you increase your body strength in quick time. Hatha yoga is ideal for the beginners who are in search of some relaxation. If you want to know more about some major hatha yoga benefits then you can go through the below-mentioned article carefully.

Relaxation and Stress Relief
Hatha Yoga is a great practice that helps you to relax your muscles through a controlled amount of breathing and concentration. The various yoga postures included here can help you focus on your breathing in a better way. Deep breathing calms your mind and offers plenty of anti-stress benefits. So, if you want to increase the level of oxytocin in your body then you definitely need to go for hatha yoga.
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Tips for Consistency in Your Yoga Practice

 

 

I wanted to share some tips to help you with  establishing a strong foundation for your daily yoga practice.  I follow these daily and once you become more and more consistent your body will simply crave the practice for you so it will become a daily routine all on its own!!!

 

 

  1. Set a good time that works for you and your schedule. (I always practice early morning with an empty stomach because I have experienced  optimum results. You can begin with 15-20 minutes daily and work up to 30-45 minutes or more.)
  2. Begin each practice with setting an intention. (This helps me in focusing on my intention while performing my practice daily.)
  3. Focus on your breathing throughout the practice. (The breathing is truly KEY in strengthening and engaging your poses. But more importantly your breathing will help you to stay centered and at peace with yourself.)
  4. Accept yourself…just the way you are! (As you make your practice consistent you will begin to feel, experience and visually see the difference in your body which will help you embrace the power that your practice provides on a daily basis.)
  5. Always end your practice with Gratitude!  (Be grateful for making time for your practice……Be grateful for the time you’ve spent focusing on yourself…..Be grateful for your health and how invigorating you feel after your practice….. Be grateful for the inner peace that your practice has given you!!!)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Namaste!

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5 Basic Yoga Poses For Beginners

Yoga has been with us for thousands of years, and how it can still be seen as a trend until now is indeed remarkable! As it has been practiced for such a long period of time, it managed to keep on evolving in such a constant pace. For that fact, the commonly used forms of Yoga these days which commonly involves comfortable cushy mats, stretch pants and plenty of movements – are practically new.

These developments do not tend to vitiate the traditional physical focuses (asanas) of Yoga. Indeed, physical yoga will, for the very least develop strong, flexible bodies, best outcomes still results from a yoga practice that is more than physical. Yoga practices should involve a calm, open mind and spiritual enlightenment at some point. However, whichever reason one may put up in starting a yoga practice is reasonable. And like any other things, this practice should also start with the basic. And so, yoga poses for beginners should start with these 5 basic poses.

Wide Leg Forward Fold or Prasarita Padottanasana

To beginners who have tight hamstrings, this form may give a little frustration at first. This pose can be done in different versions, but do not assume that this should involve hands or head-on-the-floor forms right away. Experiencing the apparent happenings to your body, as the practice goes on, is more important than getting to a particular place or form at fast instances.
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Why Yoga is good for you…..

Yoga produces a sense of peace and well-being that cannot be found in any other form of exercise.  If practiced daily it has the ability to transform our internal view of how we approach and respond to life on a daily basis.

If you are open to the experience and the improvement it will bring to your body think about the benefits it will shower you with after one Yoga Class.

Benefits:  Increase in flexibility, Reduces stress levels, Improves brain function and Alter gene    expression

After a few months, if practiced daily for 30-45 minutes Monday-Friday,  the benefits are expanded to unlimited potential and you begin to feel like a different person.   I know this personally and encourage all of my readers to take the step with one class.    If you decide to continue after a few months you will understand the depth of how much difference it will make to yourself physically and your outlook on life itself.

Benefits:  Improved sense of balance, Improved lung capacity, Anxiety relief, Relief from chronic back pain, Reduced chronic neck pain, Lower blood pressure, Improved sexual function and Lower blood sugar levels.

I encourage you to take the first step of changing your life!!

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Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a highly popular type of exercise consisting of holding certain postures and breathing in specific patterns. It is commonly practiced all over the world in a range of cultures and the benefits which it offers are numerous.

A study conducted in Norway recently demonstrated that frequent practicing of yoga can positively alter gene expression leading to an increase in cellular immunity. The movements associated with yoga enhance blood circulation and in turn enable higher optimal function of all organs in the body.

Harvard University researchers have earn-marked yoga as an effective combatant against sleep problems. They found that test subjects who took part in yoga for eight weeks had a significant reduction of insomnia issues. Their explanation for this was that yoga allows for the mind to slow down and in turn help the body relax and hence make it easier to fall asleep. Moreover, the mind-slowing effect of yoga also makes it a good way for people to reduce stress levels.
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Yoga Benefits

It has been seen that most of the people opt for yoga as they get the right benefits out of it. There are many good benefits of yoga that helps in keeping yourself very healthy and fit at the same time. There are different poses of yoga and you need to get the right direction how to use it to get the best benefits. When you go back to the History of Yoga, you would find that the people used to stay very healthy and also got rid of certain diseases. It helps in the union of the body and the soul.

Enjoy lots of benefits

If you look at the benefits of yoga, it would be a never ending one for you. This is because a person who performs yoga helps is staying fit and fine and also helps to have a greater sense of balancing in life. It is important to research and then get the best knowledge by looking at the History of Yoga. There are different poses of Yoga for Men that helps a lot to improve their flexibility and also helps in reducing the risks of injuries. You would be able to move very fast and that too easily by remaining yourself very fit. It also goes a long way in reducing the muscles pain to your body when you perform Yoga for Men.
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History Of Yoga

Yoga exercise began in India 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. The word yoga exercise comes from the Sanskrit language and means, to join or integrate, or merely union. Yoga started, as far as we know, as portion of India’s philosophical system, but not everybody practiced yoga exercise, and it has never been a religion.

About 5 million folks in the United States do some yoga. Dance and stretching exercise classes generally have components and pieces that come directly from yoga. If you ever go to a physical therapist, he or she might give you therapeutic workout routines that are yoga postures.

Yoga began in India 3,000 to 4,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit language and means, to join or integrate, or merely union. Yoga started, as far as we know, as portion of India’s philosophical system, but not everyone practiced yoga exercise, and it has never been a religion.
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Top 5 Yoga Poses

It has been noticed that most people like Yoga poses. The following are details of each pose and how to practice it correctly and safely. Also given are the benefits that each of these poses bestows.

 

5 Best Yoga Poses:

Yoga Exercise #1: Yoga Stomach Grind:

The first exercise is called Kundalini Yoga Stomach Grind and it is a great way to work on your elimination system, digestive system and get the lower back ready for some serious yoga. It is a perfect way to start any yoga set.

 

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What Are Some Beginner Yoga Tips?

I signed up to take a yoga class at a yoga studio down the street from my house with the goal of losing weight and improving my overall fitness level. It had been a few years since I had been physically active, but I researched some yoga information online and decided that yoga was the perfect option for me. It was a low-impact activity that would help me to lose a few pounds, decrease cellulite, tone my muscles and just help me look and feel fitter. While I was excited to start taking this class, I wanted to know more about what to expect with my first class.

Like me, are you interested in learning a few beginner yoga tips? It can certainly be intimidating to walk into a room with a bunch of strangers and do an activity that you have never done before. Here are some yoga tips that will help you enjoy your first class:

 

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