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Yoga For Seniors: Poses, Techniques And Benefits

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. Benefits Of Yoga For Seniors This…

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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 Breath Of Fire Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]

Everyone is doing the yoga Breath Of Fire yoga meditation technique (a.k.a Kapalbhati / Skull Luster). It is one of the best meditations used in yoga. At a time when both yoga and meditation are taking the world by storm, this thousands-of-years old meditation technique has suddenly become immensely popular and it is easy to see why. Breath of Fire yoga offer lots of health benefits, and it is relatively easy to do even for newcomers. Try combining this technique with  one of the traditional different kinds of yoga, for a complete mind-body healing session. You will feel absolutely wonderful…

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How To Do Pratyahara Yoga Techniques To Control Your Mind

In this article we will be looking at the very best pratyahara techniques and exercises. 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,…

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10 Best Yoga Meditation Techniques You Need To Experience

Let me tell you something: I love yoga meditation techniques. I mean I’m bound to, right?  Being a yoga practitioner and meditation teacher it’s kinda obvious I’d love all the types of meditation in yoga. Especially given that I wrote basically the net’s best guide to meditation techniques. Thing is: everyone can get something out of these yoga meditation techniques. Especially if you combine them with my list of yoga breathing exercises! There Are So Many Benefits Of Yoga Meditation Techniques Yet So Many People Dont Know About Them! I’ve taught everyone from five-year-old kids to the elderly all the…

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28 Different Types Of Yoga And Their Benefits [LIST]

You wont believe some of these different types of yoga and their benefits.   There are 28 different types of yoga with benefits that range from fitness to relaxation to weight loss to spiritual awakening.  Between all these different yogic forms you might wonder just how you can choose the best one for you.  In this guide I'll show you the very best (and a few hilarious) forms and what they can do for you.   Whether you're beginner just looking to get started, or you're interested in mastering your knowledge and becoming a yoga teacher, you will get a lot out…

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How To Practice Bhakti Yoga Properly In 2019

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In this article I'll be looking at how to practice Bhakti yoga meditation properly, and the benefits you will get out of it. But first: What is Bhakti yoga? Bhakti yoga is an ancient meditation technique that stems from Hinduism and Buddhism. Today it is mostly associated with yoga [READ: Best Yoga Meditation Techniques]. The aim of the practice is to make the mind one with a deity, object or person. For instance, Buddhists would use the technique to become one with Buddha. However, you can also practice by meditating on a relaxing object, such as a crystal. Bhakti is…

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Yoga For Trauma Survivors: How You Can Find Strength In Yoga

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Have you heard about the recent miracle that is yoga for trauma survivors? Trauma survivors are using yoga to regain their strength. And science shows it works. Yoga is giving hope to the 7.8% of people who experience symptoms of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) at some time in their life [1] and for the 70% of people who experience traumatic events at least once in their lifetime. Unlike traditional use of the 13 major forms of yoga, when practicing (or teaching) yoga for trauma, the focus is on developing a nonjudgmental, accepting attitude founded on self compassion. Today I had the pleasure…

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A Buyers Guide To The Best Paddle Boards For Yoga

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If you want to go yoga SUP-ing, you need to buy one of the best paddle boards for yoga. These things rock. A few weeks ago I was stretching my groin in the regular Downward Dog position when it suddenly hit me: it would be far more fun to do paddle board yoga. Paddle board yoga is one of the alternative types of yoga (it’s also the coolest). It  is basically doing yoga while riding a paddle board is probably the most fun way of exercising both body and mind (though these healthy hobbies are great too). I love the…

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How To Practice Dhyana Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]
Did you learn dhyana meditation in yoga? If so, was it taught correctly?

How To Practice Dhyana Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]

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Dhyana yoga (or "dhyana meditation technique) is the 7th limb of yoga. And it's kind of a big deal in Buddhism and Hinduism too, as I'll explain in just a moment. If you're into yoga or Buddhism, you really must learn this technique. You may already have heard of it. What Is Dhyana Yoga Meditation Technique? Dhyana yoga meditation is taught in yoga classes quite commonly. Unfortunately Dhyana is very often taught incorrectly. Many yoga instructors teach you how to practice Dhyana yoga the wrong way. We asked our Facebook fans how their yoga instructor had explained Dhyana. 43 of them…

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Here’s How To Use Meditation And Yoga For Younger Looking Skin And Hair

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Did you know you can use meditation and yoga for younger looking skin and hair? As a meditation teacher my clients often tell me that they feel and look younger. And no surprise, because youthfulness is just one of the 100 benefits of meditation.  Yes, if you want to look beautiful and young always; if you want beautiful skin that glows, smooth hair, nice nails, and a healthy physique with no (or at least less) wrinkles; then do yoga and meditation.  Why?   Scientific research proves that meditation makes you look younger in the face, skin, hair, and other areas.  And scientific…

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How To Start Doing Yoga At Home For Beginners [TUTORIAL]

In this guide we'll be looking at how to start doing yoga at home for beginners.. When you make the decision to start doing yoga at home you should feel proud, optimistic, and excited to get started. You are going to get so much out of practicing. To start, take a look at my article on the 28 styles and their benefits. If you are a complete beginner you can learn safely and privately at home, which can be a more comfortable way to start. And if you do already go to a studio, you can complement your practice with some…

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How You Can Use Yoga For Positive Thoughts And Positive Energy In Your Body

In this tutorial I'll show you how to use yoga for positive thoughts. Plus, how to use yoga for positive energy in your body. There's nothing quite like using yoga for positive energy and happiness. When you have positive energy you feel motivated, you live in the moment, and you enjoy an active life. There are lots of different ways you can start to generate this energy, and in my experience one of the best ways is with yoga. All the 27 types of yoga can help you to be positive and energised.  And that's just as well, because if we're…

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Yoga For Writers: How Famous Authors Improve Their Writing With Asanas

There are so many benefits of yoga for writers. Did you know that yoga can inspire you, train your creative mind, make you more productive, boost your writing abilities, and stop writer's block? It is in the news today that famous authors are using yoga as a way to improve their writing (see below). And science proves that it works. This flies against convention. Convention tries to tell us that only talented people are creative. Rubbish. Creativity is a state of mind that we can train and develop, just like all other states of mind. With the right exercises, we…

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Pro Gamers Yoga And Meditation Training Secrets Revealed

Professional gamers are using meditation and yoga to prepare their minds for competition. Meditation and yoga increase awareness and concentration, helping you in the most intense gaming moments. In this guide I'll show you everything you need to know to use meditation and yoga for pro gaming. It is scientifically proven that there are over 100 benefits of meditation. And only are there lots of great meditation games, but guess what? Meditation makes you better at video games. As a gamer myself I've seen how meditation helps me to compete better in games. Here's what you need to know about…

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Bikram Yoga Risks Are Actually “Extremely Disturbing”, Says Science
A woman doing Bikram yoga. Bikram Yoga, or Hot Yoga, is a popular yoga technique. But hot yoga is potentially fatal.

Bikram Yoga Risks Are Actually “Extremely Disturbing”, Says Science

A new study by the American Council on Exercise has found that Bikram yoga's risks are actually very bad. Yes, there are real dangers of hot yoga. And now we're not so sure if Bikram yoga is good or bad. Thankfully there are some tips you can use to make it healthier. If I told you that there are real dangers of Hot Yoga (Bikram Yoga), how would you feel? Well, sorry, but: A new study by the American Council on Exercise has made us question if Bikram Yoga is good or bad. Bikram Yoga (hot yoga) is one of…

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Tibetan Dream Yoga Meditation For Lucid Dreams [TUTORIAL]

Did you know: There is a specific Tibetan Dream Yoga meditation for lucid dreams.  It is one of the rarer yogic meditation techniques. But you might like to try it tonight.  Many people who meditate have lucid dreams. This is because meditation makes you more conscious, and that consciousness continues when you sleep.   Lucid dreaming is basically the ability to be aware that you are sleeping, and to then control your dreams.  Some people are born with the ability to lucid dream. Meditation, however, can make you lucid dream even if you were not born with this skill.  So, how…

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10 Best Relaxation Meditation Techniques To Soothe You

As a meditaiton teacher, one of my most common requests is for some simple relaxation meditation techniques. Most people come to meditation for relaxation. Sure, you know you can get a lot of health benefits from meditating, and that it can help with problems like stress. But deep down, I think the number one reason why people meditate is for relaxation. So let me share with you my favorite relaxing meditation techniques. These are absolutely perfect if you are just getting into meditation [READ: How To Meditate Properly For Beginners]. Top 10 Relaxation Meditation Techniques Take a look at my…

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