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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.

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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Yoga For Jaw Pain & TMJ Relief

More people are turning to yoga for jaw pain relief and TMJ. 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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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. Yoga is a mind-body therapy that can help alleviate spinal discomfort and associated stress. 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…

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Health Astrology: Yoga Poses For Different Zodiac Signs

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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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Marianne Williamson Meditation Enlightening The Whitehouse

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Spiritual author Marianne Williamson's meditation and spiritual practices are enlightening the whitehouse. i . Williamson says the whole world is spiritual and politics should reflect the spiritual community. While Williamson's meditation sessions are bringing yoga and mindfulness to schools.     Bestselling spiritual author Marianne Williamson is not your typical American politician. She is a lifelong meditation practitioner and advocate for all things spiritual. Yet she is currently a Democratic White House contender [1]. Marianne Williamson's meditation lessons were shown on Fox during campaign swing in New Hampshire. [2].   Williamson says that it should not be a shock for a…

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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]

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Research shows profoundly positive effect of yoga for heart health and especially for recovering from heart attacks. Combining asanas 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 risk…

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

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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 her favorite…

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

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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]

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One of the best things you can do for your yoga practice is to create a yoga room at home. One room of your entirely dedicated to your practice. Imagine it: Your own at-home yoga space. A divine abode where you can enjoy your workouts with no distractions. Somewhere where you won't 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 and meditation. It gives me a way…

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

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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 the practice 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…

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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 [GUEST POST]

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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3 Dental Benefits From Yoga You Need To Know [Guest Post]

[Dental Health Guest Post] There is no doubt that practicing yoga delivers numerous health benefits to its practitioners. Some of those benefits are obvious; yoga helps to tone and shape our muscles and improve our posture. Yoga has been used for centuries and people today are becoming more aware of all the benefits that yoga provides. There are many varieties of yoga. However, all practices of yoga do have something in common. The practice of yoga focuses on using correct posture and breathing techniques. These aspects encourage practitioners to be mindful of their bodies, their breath and their stress levels.…

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Yoga For Seniors: Poses, Techniques And Benefits

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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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These Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation Will Inspire You Today [GUEST POST]

[Yoga Guest Post] 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…

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How To Do Breath Of Fire Yoga Properly [TUTORIAL]

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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 kinds of yoga for a complete mind-body healing session. You will feel fantastic afterwards. Let's look…

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How To Do Pratyahara Yoga Techniques To Control Your Mind

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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 influences in your life. Imagine if you could access a state of mind where you are not distracted,…

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