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Yoga For Exercise – How It Will Make You Fitter

  Yoga is a meditation exercise that has been around for centuries. It has evolved from the traditions of Buddha and Hindu. Although it is based in religion, there are many people who have let go of this religious aspect yoga. Today, the focus is on the many benefits yoga techniques can bring to health and well being. Yoga includes many stretches and strength building exercises that will improve self image. Apart from that, it can help to burn fat, increase flexibility, and build muscles. Based on this, it is definitely ‘exercise’ that will make you fitter. But the...

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How To Use Yoga To Improve Flexiblity

  When you first start getting into yoga, there is usually an underlying motivation. It could be to lose weight, reduce stress or to improve your strength. These are all great reasons to do yoga, and another is using yoga to improve flexibility. If this is your goal, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to get you started. Increase Bends and Arches One of the easiest ways to improve your flexibility through yoga is to increase the poses that use bends and arches. For example, downward facing dog is a great pose...

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How To Use Yoga To Stop Bad Habits

  Overcoming bad habits that are self destructive can be a complex issue. Without a change in behavior and lifestyle, the habits will often return. Sometimes worse than before. Practicing yoga is one way to bring about that change in lifestyle and behavior. It also has the added benefit of improving your health and fitness. There are many root causes for bad habits and many are linked to poor emotional well being. Yoga can help with this too. It can bring about increased self-awareness and a will to improve mind, body, and spirit. The principles of yoga also encourage...

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The Benefits of Yoga for Spine Health

  The spine is a critical part of the human body and handles many important functions. However, it is also delicate and easy to damage, sometimes quite seriously, damaged. Estimates suggest around 90% of the population will experience spinal problems at some stage. So, it is important to take good care of your spine, and yoga is one of the many ways to do it. But, there are a number of specific health conditions that yoga should be avoided with. If you are unsure, you must speak to a health professional. Further, some of the poses in yoga may...

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4 Mental Benefits Of Yoga For A Better Mind

There are many physical benefits yoga of practicing yoga on a regular basis. These include improved flexibility, better core strength and increased strength. But, there are plenty of ‘nonphysical’ advantages as well. These are less well documented, but still a big reason why so many enjoy practicing yoga. The mental benefits of yoga can for some people outweigh the physical ones. Below is a list of the non-physical benefits you can expect once you begin a regular yoga routine. 1. Elevates mood and increases contentment When practicing yoga you are encouraged to regulate your breathing. This is done using...

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