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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...


Release The Power Of Your Heart (Chakra): 7 Heart Opening Poses [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...


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...


Yoga for Better Sex: Asanas and Practices

You may have heard that people who do yoga are the best in sex. And this is true! Thanks to their amazing flexibility, conscious approach, lower levels of stress, controlled breathing, and eye contact flirting, these people are able to surprise their partners again and again. If you want to learn the art of sex from the enlightened and passionate yoga people, we offer you to learn 8 asanas that will help you later move your skills to bed. These simple asanas will give you flexibility and help pay particular attention to your back and hips – the main areas that most often lead to discomfort during sex. Yoga is the key that can open the cherished door. This is an opportunity to find peace of...


How to Detox and Destress with Yoga

The people that are trying to change their life and lifestyle need to come up with some ways to get their life pointing in a new direction.  There are some people who will find that they could use some tips to detox and distress with yoga, and you could use all these tips to get better.  You might change the way that you feel because you need to lose weight, or you could just get rid of stress because you are so tense all the time. Start Slow You can use healthy living tips from a concerned comic that will help you start in yoga.  Try yoga without taking it too seriously.  Remember, you're not going to be perfect in your first yoga class, and you...


Five Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga if You Aren’t Already

Those who already practice yoga already know the benefits of the exercises. But what about the people who do not? What about the people who are on the fence about it; the ones who have seen others exercising in passing? These are the people who are curious about yoga but unsure how to start, or if it is even worth starting. These are the ones who need to understand how yoga can benefit them, then they might just dive on in. Yoga is beneficial to not only the body but also the mind. It is not only a means of achieving physical fitness, but it can also grant you a whole new perspective on life. If taken to heart, this ancient philosophy can turn you into...


5 Yoga Asanas To Reduce Stubborn Belly Fat Fast

Some yoga poses to burn belly fat are: Cobra pose - strengthens abdominal muscles, Bow Pose - activates the digestive system, Boat pose - fights fat around the waist, strengthening back and leg muscles, Plank - tones arms, shoulders, back, thighs and eliminated belly fat, Wind-relieving pose - improve metabolism, tones the muscles of the abdomen and hips. Yoga to Reduce Belly Fat, Stomach fat can be one of the most difficult and stubborn areas of your body to burn off. Most of the times big fat tummy is the first thing people notice when they observe you. Therefore having belly fat can make you very self-conscious and it will affect your quality of life. The abdominal fat, in fact, is closely linked to heart diseases,...

Surya Yoga for Addiction

Surya Yoga for Addiction

We get addicted to anything. One of the major problems which affect today’s youth is an addiction. There are biological, genetic and environmental consequences of developing an addiction. More importantly, there is also an emotional consequence, of developing an addiction. Surya Yoga in its foundation is only detachment. As its foundation, is based on “Citta Vritti Nirodha” which means annihilation of the tendencies of mind, it remains as a perfect tool for de-addiction or in the more generalized term – detachment. Eliminating the social risk of Addiction by Surya Yoga Therapy The central foundation of addiction, are the changes, which happens when the brain interacts with the environment. This interaction makes the basis of how we make choices and decisions in our life. If we make some choices towards...


15-Minutes of Gentle Yoga That Fights Pain

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 the 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...