How Yoga Can Help You to be Fit and Healthy

yogaIf you have read some of the other posts on this blog, you may have discovered that I do calisthenics and boxing workouts, but I like to try other training as well.

Recently, I become interested in yoga. To tell the truth, I used to be among those people who think yoga is for women and meditation.

Some months ago I bumped into a yoga video labeled as “the ultimate fat burning solution”. I thought I gave it a try to see how it works. I was surprised at the end how efficient it was. I was sweating, and some of the moves were really hard, although I’m used to tough workouts.

That was a proof for me that yoga is more than just tricky moves and meditation.

Since then I have dug myself deeper into the yoga topic. I have found tons of information about how beneficial regular yoga practice is. It can be used as a natural remedy for several physical and mental diseases, helps to lose weight, strengthen muscles and there are so many other benefits.

If you are skeptic about yoga, just check the list of sources I have collected below. You will understand why yoga is for everyone.

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38 Health Benefits of Yoga | Yoga Benefits

If you're a passionate yoga practitioner, you've probably noticed some yoga benefits-maybe you're sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you've ever tried telling a newbie about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like "It increases the flow of prana" or "It brings energy up your spine" fall on deaf or skeptical ears.

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The Benefits of Yoga for Kids

Image Source/ Veer Yoga (meaning union or yoke) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature -- body, mind, and spirit -- in the pursuit of inner harmony, says Alexandra De Collibus, a yoga teacher and founder of Sweet Pea Yoga, a yoga studio for infants, toddler, and kids located throughout Massachusetts.

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8 Convincing Yoga Benefits for Men

Do you consider downward dogs a little too ladylike? Well fellas, while yoga promises some pretty obvious benefits for both sexes-like improving flexibility and core strength-a regular yoga practice also offers apparent advantages, specifically for guys. Here are eight convincing reasons to have a bromance with your yoga mat...

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Ladies: Learn to Love Your Yoga

A yoga practice can provide women with both obvious and unexpected benefits for the body, mind and spirit.

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Yoga for Fat Loss - Best Workouts Exercises You Need to Try

For most of us burning calories means long lasting and tiring cardio workouts, but did you know that yoga for fat loss can be efficient as well? There are several yoga exercises that not only help to relax, strengthen and tone your muscles but also support losing weight.

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The Yoga Bible

Featuring over 150 yogic postures from the main schools of yoga, including Iyengar and Astanga Vinyasa, this guide provides a comprehensive illustrated step-by-step book to achieving the postures and advice on altering them where necessary with easier postures highlighted for beginners. The book also includes more advanced positions for experienced yogists, which will inspired them in developing their practice.

In addition to postures, the book includes notes on various types of yoga practices as well as a summary of well-known traditional schools of yoga and how they vary. Also inside is advice from the author on breathing techniques and the benefits of yoga in healing, pregnancy, de-stressing and meditation.

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How Yoga Can Help Your Running

Sure, you're time-crunched and, okay, maybe a little intimidated about being the only person who can't touch his toes in a room full of Gumbys. But winter is the perfect opportunity to put excuses aside, when your mileage is likely to take a dip, making it easier to carve out cross-training time.

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8 Ways Yoga Can Promote Weight Loss

Yoga as an ancient science has always been about the benefit that it brings to the practitioner. It would only be a dogmatic position that states it is only for spiritual elevation and nothing more. Yoga is a tool that helps the body, mind and spirit.

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6 Effective Yoga Exercises To Gain Weight

Yoga has become synonymous with losing weight. But, here is something surprising. Yoga can actually aid you in weight gain! Through regular and dedicated practice of yoga, along with a nutritious diet, you can now transform yourself from being underweight to be the proud owner of a fuller figure.

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How Does Yoga Relieve Back Pain?

If you suffer from back pain, you know it can make you miserable. You can try ice packs and massages to relieve the pain, but, before you shell out the dough for a day at the spa, you may want to try yoga first.

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Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades. One national survey estimated, for example, that about 7.5% of U.S.

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Yoga for Seniors - Gentle Exercises

Dinesh Kashikar, Art Of Living Yoga teacher, shares tips on how yoga can help seniors age with grace. We are as young as we feel! Yoga asanas tone up the body, keep our internal organs and the hormonal system in balance, and refreshes the mind and spirit.

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Yoga for Great Abs

Check out these 8 yoga exercises to tighten your torso, burn fat and create eye-popping six pack abs

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Online Yoga Classes for All Shapes Sizes and Fitness Levels

A virtual online yoga studio and community that specializes in welcoming students of all shapes, sizes, and abilities.

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8-Minute Workout: Yoga for Better Sleep

Forget counting sheep. Ease your way into dreamland with this five-move yoga routine from Edward Vilga. The moves will relax your body and mind, but the best part is that you can do them all in bed!

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8 yoga moves to boost your energy

Our tailored yoga workout is an amazing way to gain strength and look toned. The bonus? This eight-move routine will boost your energy

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12 Yoga Poses For People Who Aren't Flexible

Credit: Getty Images by Rebecca Toback So, you say you're not flexible? Join the club. Many factors can contribute to a less-than-bendy body, from genetics to the weather outside. Age and gender also play a role, as men and older people tend to be less flexible than the young and females.

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10 Yoga Poses To Heal Migraines

One of my one on one students was taking mersyndol everyday for migraines. After one week of yoga with me he stopped taking them completely. He looks and feels 1000% better. His flexibility has increased dramatically! His migraines are gone. What did I teach him? What yoga postures cure migraines?

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16 Poses to Boost Your Immune System

Power up your immune system and beat cold-and-flu season with purifying twists and balancing standing poses.

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Strengthen Your Kidneys with Yoga

Kidneys form an extremely important function of purifying the blood by filtering waste from it. They also help in functioning of the urinary system, secretion of hormones and maintenance of blood pressure level in the body. Kidneys also have the additional function of maintaining the level of acid and bases, i.e.

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9 Yoga Poses for Long, Lean Legs

Warmer weather is officially here, and soon enough, shorts season will be too. Time to get those limbs toned and taut! Here are a few yoga moves that will lengthen and strengthen your legs and have you feeling great about putting them on display.

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10 Yoga Poses To Relieve Menopause Symptoms

Fight over-40 weight gain, mood swings, and sleep struggles with this slimming yoga routine

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Yoga Poses to prevent Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

This series of yoga poses is intended to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteopenia. If you already have either condition, these poses may well reduce your abnormality. If you wish to avoid them, these poses will help.

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10 Minute Yoga For Posture Routine

This is a strengthening corrective yoga for posture sequence designed specifically to strengthen your back muscles, pull your shoulders back, and teach body awareness of grounding, good posture and an aligned spine.

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VIDEO: 10 Prenatal Yoga Poses to Try Now

These 10 yoga poses are safe for every trimester and will strengthen, center and calm your body and mind.


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