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19 Standing Poses in Yoga

In yoga, the standing poses are the foundation of many postures. They work to deliver a lot of health benefits including the increase of body strength and flexibility. They help to give you more energy, and they make you aware of your posture. Here are the standing poses in yoga that you need to know: [...]

Yoga Eye Exercises

Your eye muscles are just like the other muscles of your body. They also need exercise. But we often neglect this because we do not know that this is necessary. We only move our eye muscles when we shift our gaze from one direction to another. Eye exercises help to strengthen eye muscles, prevent eyestrain [...]

Warm up Exercises You Should Do Before Each Yoga Session

Doing warm up exercises is an important routine before you begin a yoga session. It makes you physically ready to perform the poses that are necessary in this discipline. It also makes your muscles attuned to the more difficult postures that you will be doing as you progress with the practice. Here are some of [...]

The General Principles of Yoga Breathing

One of the most important and beneficial aspects of practicing yoga is its breathing exercises or pranayama. But even if it is beneficial to your mind and body, you still need to seek professional advice before engaging in it especially if you have breathing problems such as asthma or shortness of breath. Pranayama is not [...]

The Four Stages of Breathing in Yoga

In yoga and in everyday life, breathing is life. It is one of the most important functions of the body and we can’t live without it. It is also one of the five major principles of yoga. This principle, called pranayama or breathing exercise, helps to deliver oxygenated blood to your brain and the other [...]

Traditional Yoga Breathing Techniques

Yoga is an exercise that requires proper breathing to make you get the best of what it can offer. For some yoga experts, learning to perform the traditional breathing techniques of yoga is one of the most important factors that can lead to successful meditation or relaxation of the mind and body. When you learn [...]

5 Easy Yoga Poses that Relieve Stress

Yoga is an exercise that is intended to relax the body and mind. It involves meditation and the assumption of yoga postures to help the body develop strength and for the mind to cultivate calmness and peace. Yoga meditation and asanas or postures are intended to increase energy flow through the meridians of the body. [...]

The Health Benefits of Pranayama

In yoga practice, pranayama is a breath control technique which helps to regulate energy flow and maintain energy balance in the body. It comes from two Sanskrit words prana which means life energy and ayama which means to restrain or to suspend. Yoga practitioners use the technique of taking healthy deep breaths to open up [...]

6 Benefits of Practicing Yoga Regularly

Yoga is a centuries old practice that has influenced the lives of millions of people not only in India where it originally started, but also in other counties around the world including the United States of America. It is an exercise that involves meditation and it actually works to provide physical and mental well-being. There [...]

6 Important Tips for Yoga Beginners

Yoga is a very useful exercise that promises flexibility, strength, good health and peace of mind.  But engaging in yoga practice requires a serious consideration of many factors because you need to do it in a safe and proper way to reap and enjoy its benefits. This article intends to give some important tips for [...]