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Learn about the latest developments in yoga, improve your techniques, and connect with the yoga lifestyle in this section of THE DAILY MEDITATION.

She’s Teaching Sign Language Meditation & Yoga For The Deaf

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In an effort to make yoga more all-inclusive, yoga instructor and qualified British Sign Language (BSL) Bethaney Mouzer has started teaching sign-language yoga for the deaf. Trying to learn yoga when deaf is obviously a challenge. If you learn via a Youtube channel, you’re constantly turning your head to look at the video because you can’t hear what the instructor is saying. If you’re learning at a studio it’s even harder because your view of the teacher is often obstructed by other yogis. And learning via a book is always challenging because turning pages during Downward Dog is just awkward.…

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Yoga For Migraine Relief: Research Reveals Big Benefits

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Minneapolis, MN, June 9 2020—New research by the American Academy of Neurology reveals significant benefits of yoga for migraine relief. As someone who personally suffers from migraines, I know how devastating they can be. They make it completely impossible to get on with the day. The painful symptoms of the condition include sensitivity to light, noise and odours, upset stomach, feeling hot or cold, turning pallor, feeling exhausted, blurred vision, and headaches, according to the Cleveland Clinic. Worse, migraines can sometimes last for several days. Unfortunately, migraines are very common, affecting more than a billion people worldwide, according to the…

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Yoga Poses & Breathing For Panic Attacks

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Let me tell you about when I started using yoga poses and yoga breathing for panic attacks. I used to suffer from panic attacks. 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 my 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 thoughts. Negative thoughts like…

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What to Expect During Your First Yoga Class
Attending your first yoga class is a truly exciting moment.

What to Expect During Your First Yoga Class

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New to yoga?  Walk into your first class well-prepared by reading this post on what to expect during your first yoga class.  Yoga is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health through strengthening your body and centering your mind. Don’t feel intimidated by fancy terminology, all of the props, and challenging poses.  Yoga can be a good fit for everyone!  And there is generally at least one style of yoga that people enjoy. Whether you’re in the best shape of your life or just beginning on your fitness journey, yoga can work for you. There are…

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Best Yoga Streaming Apps & Platforms 2020
When it comes to streaming yoga classes, both Yoga Download and Yoga Collective are great options.

Best Yoga Streaming Apps & Platforms 2020

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When you're looking for the best yoga streaming platforms and apps in 2020, you're spoiled for choice. Apps like Yoga Download and Yoga Collective offer plenty of high-quality content. And there's the likes of new app Hello Yoga and Peloton. Which one should you use? Choosing the best yoga streaming apps and platforms is a matter of personal preference. There are various apps designed with different yogis in mind. Let's take a look at the best yoga streaming apps of 2020. Best Yoga Streaming Apps & Platforms 2020 Yoga Download  YogaDownload.com 6 Month premier Package - Only $45 Total Yoga…

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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 studio asking me how to…

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How To Choose Insurance For Yoga Studios & Meditation Teachers

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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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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 breast cancer patients Weekly yoga practice helps 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. An article on VeryWellMind, medically reviewed by Yamini Ranchod, PhD, MS, explains that, “Typically, the cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk, and ducts…

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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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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 Recovery [Benefits, Poses, Research]

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Research has revealed significant benefits of yoga for brain injury recovery. In this tutorial we will look at how people with brain injury can practice yoga, the benefits, and specific poses (asanas) to try. I have personally suffered a brain injury a couple of years ago when I passed out and smashed my head on a TV and then on the floor. I fell unconscious and started shaking uncontrollably. I was unconscious for several minutes before the ambulance arrived and whisked me away to hospital for a fMRI scan on my brain. I endured headaches, dizziness, and various mental challenges.…

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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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How He Used Yoga For Grief Relief After Daughters Death

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It is never easy overcoming the death of a loved one. But one thing that can help is using yoga for grief-relief. This is a lessons that father Jason Greene, author of the book Once More We Saw Stars, learned painfully after his two-year-old daughter Greeta Greene was struck on the head by a piece of falling masonry, and killed. Not sure how he could move on after such personal devastation,  Jayson Greene turned to  yoga for grief relief. Now, he is sharing his journey of recovery in his new book Once More We Saw Stars, a book written in…

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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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