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How Yoga Relieves Stress Naturally

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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]. While stress can…

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Ultimate Guide To Yoga For Back Pain Relief

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One of the most common reasons people get into yoga is for back pain relief. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 80% of people will experience back pain problems at some point in their life [1] There are so many reasons why people experience back pain. They range from sitting for too long, to having bad posture, to being stressed (which causes us to place tension on the body, including in the spine).   Back pain is associated with numerous health conditions such as arthritis and ruptured discs. And anyone who has experience prolonged back…

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Health Astrology: Yoga Poses For Different Zodiac Signs

In this guest post we look at the relationship between types of yoga and star-signs to reveal the best type of yoga based on your star-sign.  Most people may wonder what Yoga and Astrology have in common. But according to Yoga astrology, each sign of the Zodiac is associated with a part of the body that requires attention. For example, for Cancer people, it’s the heart and for Capricorns, it’s the knee. So focusing on these areas will do them good, especially where their health is concerned. Now let’s see what the stars say about which yoga poses suit your…

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Netflix Show ‘Bikram’ Fighting To Get Yoga Rapist Jailed

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  New Netflix yoga show Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator brings to light the shocking reality of predators in yoga. The show, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will air on Netflix in Autumn, begs us to ask why yoga predator Bikram Choundhury has not been dealt what many consider rightful punishment. Bikram Choudhury, the creator of Bikram yoga, has been accused many times of sexual harassment, racism and homophobia. Allegations placed against Choudhury include two lawsuits for rape, and allegations of sexual battery, false imprisonment and harassment. Victims state that Choudhury created an inner circle of people…

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Internet Explodes Over Victoria Beckham’s Yoga Pose For Some Unknown Reason

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The internet has exploded over Victoria Beckham’s yoga pose, which she posts on her Insta this morning. In the yoga pose, Victoria Beckham is basically just bending her leg slightly forwards as she does some yoga at home. It’s a ridiculously easy yoga pose to actually bother posting on Insta. And yet for some reason her 24 million followers, and the media at large, has basically exploded over it. Here’s what some of the press had to say: Daily Mail: “Victoria Beckham shows off her flexibility by striking a VERY bendy yoga pose in new snap...“ "Just looking at this…

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How To Use Yoga For Heart Health [TUTORIAL]

Research shows profoundly positive effect of yoga for heart health and especially for recovering from heart attacks. Combining yoga with breathing exercises shows huge boost in circulation and strengthening of heart. This was proven in a study that looked at over 2500 people recovering from heart attack.   If you're looking to improve heart health, yoga should be your go-to exercise, according to breakthrough scientific research. A team from India presented a scientific study at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Paris. The team showed that three months of practicing yoga at home and breathing exercises greatly reduces the…

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She’s Fighting Sexism To Make Nude Yoga Classes A Thing For Women

Jennifer Frizzley is fighting to make it okay for women to do nude yoga classes and, in particular, make it acceptable for women to do hot yoga topless. Jennifer Frizzley is the latest of many women to be body shamed during a yoga class. And this simply because she decided to take her top off during hot yoga class.   Now, she is fighting to create a nude yoga group for women and to create equality in the yoga studio.   Frizzley was body shamed by her studio for doing hot yoga topless Jennifer Frizzley was happily practicing yoga at…

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Tom Brady Doing Yoga On Sideline Proves Yoga For Men Is Huge

In case you’ve been wondering how real the whole “men doing yoga” thing is, New England Patriots player Tom Brady was just filmed on the sidelines doing yoga Thursday night. The American Football player is hugely into yoga and has often touted the importance of flexibility in his workout, especially on his site TB12 Sports. Brady is also married to model Gisele Bundchen, who has often spoken to the media about the importance of meditation for health.   Here’s the video of Tom Brady doing yoga How to Share With Just Friends How to share with just friends. Posted by…

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Alex Terrazas’ Extreme Yoga Nightmare A Horrific Wake-Up Call

Mexican Alex Terrazas was rushed to hospital when she fell 80 feet off her balcony in Mexico. 23 year-old yogi Alex Terrazas was trying an “Extreme Yoga Pose” in which she rested her entire bodyweight on the edge of her balcony when she lost control of the asana and fell 80 feet. A health and nutrition student, Terrazas was focused on helping other people live healthy lives, but following her yoga accident she has been left in near-fatal condition. Paramedics from the Red Cross and Nuevo Leon Civil Protection took Terrazas to hospital, where she underwent an eleven-hour surgery. Doctors…

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How To Create A Yoga Room At Home [TUTORIAL]

One of the best things you can do for your yoga practice is to design a yoga room. One room of your entirely dedicate to that thing called yoga that we all know and love. Imagine it: Your own at-home yoga space. A divine abode where you can enjoy your yoga workouts with no distractions. Somewhere where you wont be reminded of those day to day things you have to do, where you’re not tripping up over the kid’s toys, somewhere just for you and yoga. Personally I need a space at home where I can do nothing but yoga…

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Actually, THIS Is How To Become A Yoga Teacher In 2019

In this guide I’m going to show you how to become a yoga teacher and how to actually make money from it. There is a lot of potential in being a yoga teacher. If you love yoga you will get so much out of it, and you will have a blast doing it. But becoming a yoga teacher who actually makes money from it is the hard bit.  Newsflash: There are lots of yoga teachers, but the majority do not make a lot of money out of it, and most of them require second jobs to get by. I want…

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How To Use Yoga For Back Pain Relief [TUTORIAL]

Many people are successfully using yoga for back pain relief.  Yoga offers many benefits to the body in a variety of ways. A few minutes of practising can make you aware of tension and imbalance in your body. You will begin to align your body and bring back balance. Just as there are specific ways to use meditation for back pain, there are specific ways to use yoga for back pain relief too.  There are poses that you can learn over time that will help to alleviate back pain. Science shows that there are lots of reasons to use yoga…

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Pre-Yoga Habits: How to Get the Most from Your Sessions

Yoga, a fantastic workout for the mind, and the body is rooted in Eastern cultures from long ago. As Western culture adopts the practice, more and more, we want to know how to get the most out of our yoga sessions.  Research Yoga Instructors Not all yoga instructors and studios are the same. Different people match different personalities. Some studios pride themselves on hot yoga, others have prenatal, and some can be more hardcore than what you are looking for. It’s great to try different places out, especially when you are new to yoga, to get a feel of the…

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Ultimate Guide To Yoga For Seniors [TUTORIAL]

Today at THE DAILY MEDITATION office I received news of amazing new research into the benefits of yoga for seniors.  There are so many reasons for seniors to do yoga. And I very firmly believe that we should be giving classes of yoga at nursing homes.  In this guide I will show you how to do yoga for seniors safely, the benefits of yoga for seniors and some friendly tips on how to practice yoga nursing homes or, indeed at your own home.   You will definitely want to read my guide to anti-aging meditation too.  Research Proves There Are Big Benefits…

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She Used Yoga For Intuition To Literally Escape A Jungle. Here’s How

Have you ever tried using yoga for intuition?  Have you ever wanted to tap into your own intuition? In this guide I am going to show you how to do it. And in case you need a little inspiration, let me share with you the story of one yoga teacher who used yoga to gain the inner wisdom necessary to literally escape a Hawaian jungle.    This is the true news story I woke up to this morning. And it is basically insane. Read the story below, then scroll down and I will teach you how to use yoga for…

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5 Reasons Yoga Isn’t Working And How To Get More Out Of Yoga Today

Yoga is the buzzword these days. And yet ask around and plenty of people will tell you yoga isn't working for them.  If that's you, you might have wondered how to get more out of yoga.  Everybody considers yoga as a panacea or a magic pill that you can take and voila, overnight, you have got it all - the perfect work-life balance, stress-free days, no sleepless nights, wrinkle-free skin and the josh. [And indeed, according to Harvard yoga does massively improve your wellbeing].  Yes, there definitely are lots of health benefits of yoga.  Yoga could be a cure-all to…

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These Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation Will Inspire You Today

There are so many benefits of yoga and meditation, especially when they are done together.  Yoga and meditation are important for maintaining the general wellness of your body. It also helps to stimulate body and mind relaxation. Yoga and meditation practices have been there for quite a while with one of the earliest instances of yoga being Hatha yoga which was practiced in the Middle East in the 11th century. The benefits of yoga and meditation such as medical, meditative and spiritual benefits have been cited in numerous studies. Meditation refers to the art of focusing one’s mind. There are…

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How To Do Pratyahara Yoga Techniques To Control Your Mind

Pratyahara yoga is the fifth limb of yoga. It's a powerful way to master your mind, cultivate inner peace, and boost your focus and concentration. While you may have tried some of the many yoga meditation styles, and you may have tried all of the 28 forms of yoga, Pratyahara yoga is different. Pratyahara techniques are all about sense withdrawal. They are about reducing the effects of negative influence in your life. Imagine if you could access a state of mind where you are not distracted, where you are not affected by other people, where noisy environments do not bother you?…

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Mudras List — Every Mudra Explained In This Tutorial

Did you know that for thousands of years people have used hand-gestures known as hand-mudras (hastas)? There are more than 50 yoga mudras and many more mudras used in Buddhism, Hinduism and other spiritualities. I've created a complete mudras list below with pictures to help you to get started. But first you will probably want to know about the power of these hastas / hand mudras.  Hand mudras / hastas are very powerful.  Yoga mudras offer natural ways in which you can heal your body and mind. And you can combine them with powerful mantras [list]. In this guide to…

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8 Best Gifts For Yoga Lovers In 2019 Picked By Our Expert

You want to get the perfect gifts for yoga lovers. You know some of the options are obvious, like yoga pants and a class at your local yoga store, but you want something better than that. You want to get the absolute best gift for yoga lovers. Something thoughtful. Something meaningful. Something they will cherish. What do you get? There are a lot of options. I previously shared my very favorite gifts for meditation lovers (lots of great gift ideas for yogis in there, too!) Today let’s take a look at your best choices for a gift for people who…

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