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The Five Traditional Branches of Yoga [Infographic]

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. ~ Jason Crandell Since ancient times, yoga has been compared to a tree with different branches. These branches epitomize a unique aspect of life. However, these branches go beyond the physical practice of yoga postures and breathing techniques. Most people are acquainted with asanas and pranayamas and assume it is all about that. But within the realm of these branches, yoga extends beyond the obvious. Five Traditional Branches of Yoga Hatha, which is the branch that deals with postures and breath control, is just one of the five branches. Yoga, as a whole, goes beyond the physical practice and encompasses the spiritual growth of an individual. It helps us harmonize ourselves with universal consciousness. As we expand...

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How Couples Yoga Can Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Relationship?

Statistics show that the more time you spend with your partner, the happier you will be. What better way to spend quality time with your spouse than by doing something that is going to strengthen your relationship and boost your health? Yoga isn't just for hippies and yogis. It's for everyone! Yoga is a great way to improve your health while getting sexy with your partner. Yes, there are great reasons - naughty and otherwise, why yoga will boost your happiness. Not only does it improve strength and tone your body, but it also de-stresses you, boosts your sex life, and reduces anxiety. By following our relationship advice and making yoga a regular part of your week, you can strengthen your relationship as well as your mind and...

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4 Mental Health Benefits of Doing Yoga

Do you like to take care of your body? How often do you work out or practice yoga? Ever noticed how relaxed you feel when you work out? This because exercise provides relief from stress and improves the mood. Yoga has been around for thousands of years and is practiced widely across Asia. Yoga is acknowledged as psychology by many and peace of mind by others. Yoga is a combination of aerobics and stretching, both of which aggregate to improve a person’s mental health and physical strength. In this article, I will guide you through 4 incredible mental health benefits of yoga. Mental health is a widely stigmatized issue in the world, and many choose to now talk about it. You will be surprised to...

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Can Yoga Help You Lose Weight?

"Most individuals need to change both their energy intake and energy expenditure to lose weight. Many yoga practices burn fewer calories than traditional exercise (e.g., cardio based exercises, Zumba dance routines, jogging, brisk walking); however, yoga can increase one's mindfulness and the way one relates to their body.  So, individuals will become more aware of what they are eating and make better food choices.  Many individuals have experienced healthy weight loss when they began to incorporate yoga into their daily routine. Why Crash Dieting Is Bad For You Crash diets involve drastic changes in the diet that can only be followed for a short period of time. “In other words, these changes are unsustainable,” Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, Corporate Dietitian, Medifast, says. All nutrients are essential to life. Each one has a specific...

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7 Heart Opening Yoga Poses to Activate the Heart Chakra [Infographic]

Believe it or not, our chest muscles and thoracic region needs to be regularly stretched to open up and release tension and stress in the body. By hunching over computers and laptops all day, we tend to build tension and stiffness in the front of the body. Here, yoga can come to the rescue. Yoga postures can be a potential tool; the perfect go-to moves after a long day at the office. Long working hours, sitting at a desk with a rounded back and lack of activity can cause pain in the cervical and lumbar region. When one has a rounded back or poor posture along with a collapsed chest, it also signifies submissiveness, defeatedness, a loss of energy or a certain lack of excitement and engagement with life. This needs...

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10 Yoga Stances that Promote Mental and Physical Well-Being

Thanks to the rigorous routine of our 9 to 5 desk job, today most of us are victims of physical and mental health issues. Sitting at the desk, staring at the laptop screen for hours and barely getting any movement – that is how most of us spend the majority of our time. That is also the reason why most of the working crowd is either physically unfit or mentally stressed. What you need to understand is that the human body is a machine and if it stops functioning properly, it will lose its efficiency. Hence, it becomes imperative that you take care of your body. Considering the lack of time to be our biggest problem, how can we focus on our health? A significant chunk of...