Yoga is a useful and highly beneficial practice that can be employed in every part of our lives. Different poses promote various moods and are applicable to a different part of your day. Whether you’re working out, cooling down, or trying to unplug before bed, we’ve compiled a list of helpful and enjoyable yoga poses.
Yoga Exercises - Poses for Toning and Yoga for Weight Loss
It can be difficult to find time to hit the gym during the regular hustle and bustle of life. If you’ve been staying late at work and feeling exhausted, you might not be feeling as motivated to take your morning run. Yoga is an alternative and an attractive one because it can be done right in the comfort of your living room.
by Good News Network
Fifteen years ago, I was not acting my age. Since I would recoil from any form of exercise, as well as any green foods, I was overweight, inflexible … and debilitated by back pain. The 40 extra pounds on my frame — plus tight, shortened back muscles and weak abs — left me moving like an 80-year-old version of myself.
I started reading up and realized a shocking number of people who suffer from back pain, partly from hours of sitting in a way that flattens the low back curve. (BTW, a Balance Ball Chair System, the very one I’m sitting on as I write this, is a great tool to help build core strength and re-align your spine.)
Then, I found yoga. Over time,...
By MARISSA CONRAD
Don't think yoga is for you? If you're feeling stiff or achy, it may be the best medicine—no headstands required.
Research shows that doing a gentle yoga workout most days of the week can relieve back and arthritis pain, ramp up energy, and even temper hot flashes. And the benefits are long lasting—people reported 70% less lower-back pain three months after a study in which they attended a weekly yoga class and practiced at home, say researchers at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Bonus: It may also make you happier, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. After 60 minutes of yoga, volunteers' levels of the feel-good brain chemical GABA increased by 27%.
This short, beginner-friendly plan was developed by Susan Winter Ward, who...