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Yoga and Pain Relief
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Consider some key tools used in yoga to address physical pain: attention to breath and sensation, release of chronic muscle contractions, and healthier movement patterns. Practice asanas for each of these pain reduction techniques - including a chest opener, yoga pushup, plank, and staff pose.
Western Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Explore the roots of hatha yoga, the form of yoga widely practiced in the West. Focus on the three principles of hatha yoga - breath exercises, physical postures (called asanas), and meditation - which promote a healthy mind and body. Get started with some simple yoga exercises.
Yoga Begins with the Breath
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
The tension we accumulate every day tightens the muscles in the upper body, making it hard to breathe. Practice a mini yoga class that highlights mindful breathing to relieve this stress. Then add three new asanas to your yoga routine: warrior 2, bound angle, and downward facing dog.
It’s Not Just Physical—Mindful Fitness
Mindful fitness is an important part of aging healthfully and involves exercises that cultivate unity between your mind and your body. Among the many exercises you learn about here are basic yoga, tai chi, martial arts, and meditation--all of which combine physical exercise with deliberate breathing and mental training.
Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Today, millions of people practice yoga, from young to old, from the hyper-athletic to those dealing with chronic diseases. The 12 half-hour lectures of Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, taught by acclaimed yoga teacher Dr. Heidi Sormaz, are the ideal first step for a newcomer and a fascinating…
Yoga for Obesity
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga gently tones and shapes the body, improves posture and flexibility, and contributes to a feeling of well being. When practiced as part of a daily yoga routine of breathing exercises, meditation and poses, these asanas bring about a feeling of calm and address the basic problem associated with Obesity.
Yoga for Children
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Children are very flexible and take to yoga with ease. Starting the practice of yoga at a very young age will help the child grow up healthy in body and mind. The yoga asanas recommended for children are comprehensive and aimed at maintaining good health.
Power Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Transition to a more aerobic form of yoga - power vinyasa - in which a sequence of poses is strung together at an energetic pace. This is the form of yoga taught in many health clubs and gyms. Try a challenging flow, modifying the poses where appropriate for your level…
Mind Body Connection
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga asanas when sequenced by an expert yoga master will work the body to achieve specific benefits and address specific ailments. Yoga, when done with the application of the mind, blending with breathing, is the most powerful approach to improving the quality of our health and life.
Iyengar Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
In the first of five lectures on different styles of yoga, experience a beginner sequence of Iyengar yoga. Named for pioneer yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, this practice makes extensive use of props. Practice nine essential asanas, with optional props such as a wall, chair, strap, and blocks.
Yoga for Hypertension
Part of the Series: Yoga For Health
Yoga addresses the whole person, considering not only their physical needs, but emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual needs as well. Through gentle movements, relaxation, breathing, lifestyle attitudes and meditation, Yoga asanas can help with the control of Hypertension. Yoga helps keep the blood vessels elastic and combined with relaxation training…
Anusara Yoga
Part of the Series: Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body
Explore the spiritual dimension of yoga through an Anusara practice, which combines the Iyengar system of alignment with elements of Hindu spirituality. After a Sanskrit invocation, follow a sequence of asanas that emphasizes awareness of energy flow and muscle action in your body.