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Yoga is Healthy For a Heart Disease Sufferer

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A study states that doing yoga every 8 weeks is proven to give benefit for a heart disease sufferer. It is known that more than 5 millions of Americans get heart disease, so in the long term, the heart cannot pump the blood into the other parts of the body efficiently.You may experience the serious health problem and you have consumed the effective medicine that is completed with therapy to cope with it. However, you do not feel better yet.A study that is done by Emory University in Atlanta shows that yoga can reduce the signs of inflammation that are related to heart failure. Besides, this exercise can also increase the quality of life. Indeed, many people are convinced about the fact that yoga is useful to recover the unhealthy heart.Related to heart disease, the research also shows the ...

Yoga – A Preparation For Meditation

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Meditation is not something we can do, it just happens like falling asleep. We can prepare for it. For example, we brush our teeth, change into comfortable clothes, lie in bed and wait for sleep to come. Similarly the entire 8 fold path of yoga is a preparation for reaching self realisation, meditation being a very important aid in achieving this goal. Shri Yogendraji, the founder of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz has given us many insights in his little book - Guide to Yoga Meditation. Yamas and Niyamas help to create a pure and steady mind.Asanas allow the body to be healthy and flexible so we can hold a posture in relaxation, leaving the mind undisturbed by the dualities of life - Night and day, pleasure and pain, heat and cold, etc.During the 10 day Vippasana Courses, there are 1 hour s...

Yoga For the Reduction of Inflammation

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Yoga has been renowned for decades in the Western world for its variety of beneficial properties, ranging from increased flexibility, joint strength, muscle strength, enhanced breathing and corresponding cardiovascular side effects, and a general sense of well being as a result of the peaceful nature of the workouts. And even if the spiritual side of yoga is somewhat watered down in Western cultures there is no doubt that yoga has a variety of properties that, medically understood or not, give a hundred reasons why it should be practiced and virtually none why it should not.While most individuals practicing yoga do so in order to benefit from the breathing techniques and the flexibility combined with the relaxation of the exercises, the low-impact nature of the practice allows an individua...

Follow the Steps in Yoga

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A lot of problems with the development of yoga occur because we tend to jump from one phase to another. However, yoga says, 'No. If you want to get the maximum benefit from yoga, then you have to follow the steps as they are defined. "Yogis who developed this way were not fools. They were great thinkers, psychologists and psychiatrists. They understood perfectly the nature of the human mind and the difficulties that each person goes through his life. To avoid these problems they created a system where we have to improve the first step, then the second, then the third and so on.From the moment we begin to follow a sequence in yoga and integrate this sequence in our life, we begin a beautiful experience. As Paramahamsaji says with his words, 'Life is a mystery to flourish and each awakening ...

Karma Yoga – Action, Expectation and Perfection

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This is a problem with which I have come across many times in my relationships with others. Normally we impose our ideas and aspirations in the practice of yoga we ran. If you heard someone say that karma yoga is the yoga of action, without any expectations, trying to execute each action with all perfection, then immediately the 'I' of our personality, identity, begins by reviewing what was said. We started exploring how the identity 'I' can understand the approach of implementing an action without expectation, with perfection.Then I begin to think in three ways. The first aspect is the action. I develop my own concept of action. If I am an extrovert person, I consider my activities as field work, kitchen work, work in the office. If I am an introvert person, I will consider that my action...

The Benefits of Yoga in Stress Relief

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Stress relief yoga is a helpful way to free you from the pressures of everyday living. It will help you to ease your mind and start feeling normal again. There are people who believe that yoga is a very complex type of exercise and past time since the poses and stretches looks very tough.Once you engage yourself in stress relief yoga, it does not necessarily mean that you have to do it in routine. If you are not able to do it in a full routine because of limited time, you can try some parts of yoga to rejuvenate, relax and calm you.A simple type of breathing, poses and meditation are already enough to alleviate your stress. These simple techniques in yoga only take about a few minutes to perform and you can even include them in your regular exercise. You can also perform them every time th...

Mastering the Craft of Teaching Yoga

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Did you ever question your devotion to teaching Yoga? Have you ever internally questioned the devotion of another Yoga teacher? It is only human to question and make comparisons. Making comparisons, and judging, has kept you alive up to this point. Every step in life requires you to make some form of judgment or a decision.You can freely decide to become a Yoga teacher. You decide whether to get out of bed, or not, each day. You choose to eat breakfast, take a shower, meditate, watch television, or anything else, after you wake up. To choose, or decide, is a form of judgment. So, how did we get the idea that judgment should be restrained?Our judgments, and pre-conceived notions, concerning ourselves and others, can be self-destructive. Prejudice and intolerance have led humankind toward th...