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Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients: Research Reveals Big Benefits
The latest research reveals big benefits of yoga for breast cancer patients.

Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients: Research Reveals Big Benefits

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San Antonio, U.S.—Research from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium reveals benefits of yoga for breath cancer patients Weekly yoga practice help breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy by increasing energy levels, reducing nausea, and improving overall wellbeing, according to a recent study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in the cells of the breast. There are different forms of breast cancer, including carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and metastatic breast cancer It is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S.…

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Salma Hayek: Yoga Photo of The Day [Bow Pose]
Salma Hayek perfectly performs Bow Pose, one of the asanas from Hatha Yoga.

Salma Hayek: Yoga Photo of The Day [Bow Pose]

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Today we have Salma Hayek for yoga photo of the day. She recently took to Instagram and uploaded a selfie of herself doing Bow Pose [Dhanurasana], a back-bend asana used in Hatha yoga. Salma Hayek, the Mexican and American film actress and producer who starred in such movies as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, has been spending her self-isolation time doing yoga. Now only is the beautiful Mexican talented in acting, it turns out she’s also pretty good at yoga (and taking interesting yoga photos) as she photographed herself doing bow-pose on top…

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Yoga For Epilepsy: New Research Reveal Benefits

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Breaking research has surfaced that reveals potential benefits of yoga for epilepsy patients. As yoga teachers, it is important to know how yoga can affect or influence people with different health conditions. That’s why I thought I would share this research with you. What The Research Says About Epilepsy And Yoga The research suggests that yoga helps with epilepsy by stabilizing the electroencephalogram (a record of brain activity produced by electroencephalography). The research looked into four main aspects of yoga for people with epilepsy: the benefits, motivation, barriers in the way of practicing yoga, and the whether yoga should be…

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San Antonio “Zen Zoo” Gives Online Yoga Classes With Animals
Quit lion-around and start doing some yoga!

San Antonio “Zen Zoo” Gives Online Yoga Classes With Animals

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San Antonio, U.S—San Antonio zoo offering free live yoga classes with animals and it’s awesome. By now you’ve surely noticed that there are thousands of free online yoga classes taking place around the world (you can take them for free using that link). Those yoga classes involve everything from Vinyassa to dance-yoga.  One thing that was missing from the list, however, was some yoga with animals. Well, thanks to the lovely folk at San Antonio zoo, you can now take free online yoga classes with all the animals they have at the zoo, from the comfort of your own home!…

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Ira Yoga App Review:  Ira Trivedi In The Palm Of Your Hands
Ira Yoga app is the official application of yoga teacher Ira Trivedi

Ira Yoga App Review: Ira Trivedi In The Palm Of Your Hands

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Mumbai, India— Ira Trivedi yoga app provides you with a yoga teach in your phone (or other device). Ira Trivedi, the famous yoga teacher and author of the book What Would You Do To Save The World (Penguin Books) is launching a new yoga app, Ira Yoga, thus making it the one-billionth yoga app ever (give or take). [I wonder whether there are more yoga apps or meditation apps… hmmm…?] Ira Yoga App: Yet Another Yoga Application. Is It Different To The Rest? With the yoga industry today being worth $24 billion a year, we are seeing the release of…

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Yoga International Community Partners Program Poses Big Questions

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HONESDALE, Pa., March 25, 2020  -- Yoga International Community Partner's Program promises to help yoga studios during COVID-19. But should you trust it?  As you will know if you have been following THE DAILY MEDITATION on social media or our newsletter, amidst COVID 19 many yoga studios are moving their classes online. COVID-19 forced yoga studios around the world to close-down, meaning they are no longer able to give their regular lessons. As a direct result, many yoga studios have closed down around the world. And many others have been looking for ways to survive [READ: How Yoga, Meditation Studios…

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How To Choose Insurance For Meditation Teachers & Yoga Studios

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In this guide: How to choose insurance for meditation teachers and yoga studios, and why you need it. When you're thinking about becoming a meditation teacher or a yoga teacher, or if you are opening a yoga studio, it is vital that you get the proper insurance that you need before you start teaching students. Insurance is vital for teaching yoga and meditation (although it is more important for yoga teachers than meditation teachers). The role of insurance is essentially to make sure that your business is covered in the event that anything goes wrong. For instance, if one of…

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How To Teach Yoga Online In 2020 [TUTORIAL]

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In this guide I will show you how to teach yoga online using Zoom, Youtube Live, Facebook Live and other platforms. Online yoga classes are currently burgeoning right now because of the virus. Many studios are trying to find ways to continue to make money, and the internet seems to be the way to go. In my guide to becoming a yoga teacher I covered all the essential basics. In this guide I will focus on showing you how to teach yoga online, specifially. How To Teach Yoga Online Today I received an email from a yoga studio aksing me how…

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Savannah Guthrie: Yoga Photo Of The Day (Wheel Pose)

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Today we have Savannah Guthrie for yoga photo of the day. Savannah Guthrie, the Australian-born American broadcast journalist and attorney, and co-anchor of NBC NEWS morning show Today, has just completed a 30-day yoga challenge with her friends, and celebrated by taking a picture of herself in Wheel Pose (Chakrasana). Chakrasana, or “Wheel Pose” is a moderately difficult yoga asana commonly used in vinyasa and other types of yoga. It’s requires strength to support the body, and provided flexibility to the spine (it’s also called Bridge in gymnastics). The benefits of Wheel Pose are that itsStrengthens liver, pancreas and kidneys,…

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 Yoga for Brain Injury Rehab [Benefits, Poses, Research]

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Research has revealed significant benefits of yoga for brain injury sufferers. In this tutorial we will look at how people with brain injury can practice yoga, the benefits, and specific poses (asanas) to try. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is a major cause of death and is one the rise. Approximately 155 people in the U.S die of TBIs every day [1]. Those who survive a TBI are often affected by side effects for the rest of their lives, including impairment of memory, movement, and sight and hearing, and emotional functioning. Yoga is an exercise and healing system dating back thousands…

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Jamie Anderson On Meditation, Yoga For Snowboarders

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Jamie Anderson has been gathering the medals at the Olympics and most recently at the 2020 Aspen X Games. Now, she reflects on her spiritual practices and the benefits of meditation and yoga for snowboarders. The 29-year-old American snowboarder just claimed first place in the 2020 Aspen X games. And, in an interview for Cosmopolitan, she revealed how she incorporated essential oils, meditation and yoga into her snowboarding training. “I wasn’t always into [yoga and meditation],” Anderson told Cosmo. “I was a pretty crazy teenager. [At] 17, I had a bad injury and ruptured my spleen… through that, I got…

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 Huge Benefits of Meditation, Yoga for Baseball Players, Research Suggests

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Over the past few years, sports tech researchers have been investigating the benefits of meditation and yoga for baseball players. Yoga and meditation are taking over the sports world right now. Yesterday, football player Erling Haaland celebrated a goal by meditating, and last year there was the Tom Brady was seen doing yoga on the sideline. Now, it’s the turn of baseball. Baseball players are getting into yoga and meditation to reduce injuries, improve performance, and manage the stress of being a famous baseball player. The latest research shows that there are indeed big benefits of meditation and yoga for…

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Katy Perry: Meditation “Best Way To Deal With Negativity, Confidence”

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According to the singer of “Roar, Katy Perry, meditation is the key to dealing negativity and gaining self confidence. The 35 year old singer has recently been discussing how she uses mindfulness practices to deal with the negativity in her life and to gain self confidence. Speaking at a recent press conference for the show American Idol, Katy Perry said, “I believe in therapy, I believe in meditation, I believe in self-care, I believe in taking stillness of my time… being able to sift [through] what’s real [makes a big difference in your life].” The singer of Con Calma highlights…

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Yoga For Creativity – Poses And Benefits For Your Inner Artist

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There are many benefits of yoga for creativity. Yoga poses can help you unleash your inner artist and boost your creative thinking brain. It has been scientifically proven that certain yoga poses (asanas) can increase your creative mindset and help you to think in new, innovative and original ways. For the best benefit, I recommend combining the poses below with some meditative exercises for creative thinking.  Best Yoga Poses For Creativity If you want to use yoga for creativity, poses and meditations can help equally. Try the asanas below, and for best results combine them with some of the yoga…

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How To Use Yoga For Panic Attack Relief [TUTORIAL]
woman practicing yoga at home to relieve panic attacks

How To Use Yoga For Panic Attack Relief [TUTORIAL]

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I used to suffer from panic attacks. Yoga poses were one of the main things that led me to recovery. In this guide I will show you how. I would be going about my day to day life. Everything would be fine. Then out of nowhere a terrible thought would enter my mind. I would think something horrible, usually related to me health. If I felt a bump it was cancer. If I felt a slight headache it was a psychological disorder. Everything was awful. But of course it was only in my mind. It was only because of negative…

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How To Practice Aparigraha For A Yoga Minimalist Lifestyle [GUEST POST]

[Yoga Guest Post] Today we are going to be discussing how to live the yoga – minimalist lifestyle by learning how to practice Aparigraha. If you're reading this and you are sitting at home, I want you to play along with me. So take a moment to go into your closet and pick out three clothing items that you have a surplus of and get rid of them. Part of the yoga-minimalist lifestyle means getting rid of things you don’t need, things that are no longer serving you. Put your items in a bag and donate them to a thrift…

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Why yoga postures are the easiest solution to align your spine [GUEST POST]

[Health Guest Post] If you are reading this article while sitting in a chair or resting on your bed or sofa painlessly, it’s because your spine is letting you. It is one of the most important parts of the body for movement. Without tis proper functioning, you can’t stand or sit in an upright position, bend for daily tasks and look around you without moving the whole body. It also shields the spinal cord which contains nerves that connect the brain with the rest of the body, without which you can’t mobilize any part of the body. That’s why it’s…

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How Nearly Dying Taught Me So Many Yoga Life Lessons

I woke up on the ground with my skin pressed up tightly against the steaming Arizona sand. The sun beating down upon my cracked head with all eyes on me, waiting for any movement from my body. There I was, smashed into the grand canyon floor by a falling rock. I had been working in the Grand Canyon on a volunteer trail crew for the summer of 2017, trying to find my life's path and purpose in the great outdoors. I spent nine days at a time being fully immersed in nature and the next five days off in Flagstaff,…

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How Yoga / Stretching Can Relieve Jaw Tension and Provide TMD Pain Relief [GUEST POST]

[Dental Guest Post] More people are turning to yoga for pain relief. This includes pain in the back, shoulders, backs, hips, and yes even the jaw. There are several yoga practices that you can use to relieve tension in the jaw, thus providing lasting pain relief. Further, jaw pain may be spreading through your neck, muscles, and even down to your lower back. Jaw pain is often the result of a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) [1]. This serious condition affects millions of Americans each year and can be difficult to treat. Often, simple over-the-counter pain medications fail to provide adequate…

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How Yoga Relieves Stress Naturally [GUEST POST]

[Stress Guest Post] Life can be stressful for people of any age. The daily life can be very hectic, with schoolwork, exams, work, social life, and other important things. A lot of factors need to be balanced and it can be difficult, even for adults. Stress is a natural defense installed in our bodies to escape predators and other dangers. During a “fight or flight” moment [1], the body releases hormones that prepare the body to escape or confront the challenge being faced. These chemical compounds released in the body include adrenaline, non-adrenaline, and cortisol or the “stress hormone” [2].…

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