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Yoga Health Benefits for Women

Every time I walk to any yoga class I am always wondering why so many women practice Yoga positions more than men. Maybe it is just my observation but I am thinking it could be because women are more knowledgeable about the health benefits Yoga can offer to them.

In the morning I was browsing the internet and found a great article at the mdgazette.com talking about health benefits of Yoga for women and there were couple great things I did not know before. Anyway, I hope that you will like this information.

So What Are the Benefits of Yoga That Women Love?

Yoga enthusiasts claim that this ancient form of exercise is the key to helping women relax, restore and renew. Yoga involves performing specific poses, called asanas, in combination with meditation and breathing exercises. But yoga is much more than a “new age craze.”

If you haven’t tried this practice, there are some benefits you’re missing. Studies show that yoga can increase flexibility, improve balance and boost muscle strength. It also can teach women to reduce stress and anxiety and may even help relieve some symptoms associated with heart disease and cancer.Benefits of Yoga That Women Love

Yoga also is an effective complementary therapy for the following medical conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Experts say women can reap the health benefits of yoga by practicing just ten minutes each day.

You see, in just 10 minutes you can completely change your day. The best routine for this I always suggest the Sun salutation, because it is very simple, yet very effective. This Yoga set of positions will stretch and strengthen the muscles you use the most and give you great cardio workout as well. When you finish, do not forget to do closing meditation for couple minutes. You will feel the energy!

Another simple exercise any women can do to relax is as the above-mentioned article author Mike Wozniak suggests:

Breathing from your diaphragm can give you a sense of yoga’s relaxing powers. Here’s a simple exercise for you to try:

1. Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor.

2. Close your eyes and inhale deeply through your nose. Feel your diaphragm move down toward your stomach.

3. Exhale out through your mouth, contracting your abdominal muscles.

4. Repeat this pattern several times.

5. Stay focused on your breathing.

As you can see, Yoga can have a lot of positive effects on your health. Even though this post is all about Yoga health benefits for women, I believe that even men should try practicing Yoga and they will soon see how their health and wellness improved. What I like about Yoga is that you can learn it even at your own home if you do not have the time to go to your local Yoga studio or simply can not afford it. My favorite program is the 30 minute a day Yoga fitness system. See how many people have a great feedback about it.…

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Relieve Stress With Yoga Breathing Techniques

How Can You Relieve Stress With Yoga Breathing Techniques in Five Minutes?

Today I have read a very interesting article about some scientific studies about how you can relieve stress with Yoga breathing techniques. I thought that it would be even interesting to my readers of this blog because in today’s way of living there are more people stressed out about the job, bills, education, economy etc… But if you practice Yoga, you will have a huge advantage in terms of beating the stress with as little as 5 minutes of Yoga! Let’s see what the researchers of Boston University in the US have to say about this:

“[Yoga] is resetting everything that keeps you happy and healthy. It’s calming…”

This was said after 6 week Yoga studies done by the above mentioned University in Australia. But there was much more great information about this, so here are couple other things the article published in MensFitness.com talks about:

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Relieve Stress In Five Minutes With Yoga

“I get a lot of people who come in with doctor’s notes for anxiety because they don’t want to go on mood-enhancing drugs,” says Stiles. “It isn’t mysterious anymore—it will help your body.”


Stiles theorizes, “Yoga makes more room in your body and mind. You don’t get wrapped up in the roller coaster of thought patterns or stuff that is disruptive to yourself.”

It is amazing that something as old as Yoga can help relieve stress faster than any modern drugs many doctors are so fast to prescribe to you… All I have to say is, save your money, practice Yoga breathing techniques (air is free…) and get much better results. I hope many people start taking the Yoga breathing techniques more seriously because it can change lives to so many people on this planet.  Please do not forget to recommend this article to all people you know that are stressed out and do not know how to relax and feel better. Just use the Tweet or Facebook button below.…

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What Are The Top Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga?

Many of you have this idea that yoga is only good for stretching or meditation, but actually, there is Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga much more benefits by practicing yoga asanas then just the two mentioned. Not only you will be able to relax your mind and body, but you will be able to take your health and lifestyle to a much deeper level. And I mean it in a good way.

And here I give you some best parts of the article, which you can read on their website.

So What Are the Best Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga?

Yoga Help to Fight Stress– The reason yoga is so helpful for handling stress is that it provides the space and opportunity for people to become more connected to their bodies.

“Stress can often occur when people get too caught up in their minds and lose the ability to connect with themselves, others and the worlds. In yoga, we try to drop all that stuff at the doorway and begin to connect with all of our resources–the body, the breath, the spirit, and the knowledge that the zillion things [we think about] can keep for 55 minutes,” Johnston said.

Yoga Practice for Weight Management– Yoga can also help with weight management, whether that involves helping someone cope with an eating disorder, or helping someone lose weight. Johnston explains that issues with weight often result from people wrestling with their bodies and a perception that the body is separate from the self. “The same integration of the body, mind and spirit that can result in stress reduction is also the key for weight management,” Johnston said. Similarly, she explained that yoga has been used successfully in environments that treat eating disorders because the patients begin to “connect with their bodies and food is no longer a weapon but part of the body.” Click here to visit the original source of this post

Because the versatility of yoga styles, each person will be able to pick the Yoga that is the best for them. As each style will have many others health benefits, but when you will be able to become a stress-free person with a fit body, you will feel much more about yourself and become more aware of the power that lies within you. And I believe that yoga can help you to realize that inner strength.

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Here is another great health benefit of Yoga from the UCLA that was talked about at the Atlantic Wire in the article called “Psychics Aren’t Real, Designer Electrons”:

Another point for yoga. The other day, the research found that yoga had real health benefits, beyond just all that peace of mind stuff. Now, science has confirmed the spiritual b.s. also does good things to our bodies, finding the meditation — a big part of the yoga experience, unless you go to one of those corporate Yoga Inc. type places – has physiological benefits.

“Meditators are known to be masters in introspection and awareness as well as emotional control and self-regulation, so the findings make sense that the longer someone has meditated, the higher the degree of folding in the insula [a part of the brain],” explains Eileen Luders. And, that is good because: ”The insula has been suggested to function as a hub for autonomic, affective and cognitive integration,” she continues. So, for the millionth time, boo-yah, haters. [UCLA]

Read the full story: Psychics Aren’t Real, Designer Electrons

That is some crazy scientific evidence about the benefits of Yoga on our psychical, physical and spiritual development. I guess that the old yogis were super smart in order to give us some exercise routines that have very powerful health benefits to human development in the whole. Go, Yoga, Go!…