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A Complete Guide to get Started • Yoga Basics

2019/12/23  

Welcome Beginners!When you’re brand new to yoga, it can feel intimidating and be difficult to know exactly where and how to get started. Our Yoga for Beginners guide was created specifically for you—to give you all the tips, guidelines, and recommendations you will need to start a successful yoga practice. To ensure your success, we highly recommend you read this entire page before attempting any yoga. What Is Yoga?Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body, and spirit to achieve a state of enlightenment or oneness with the universe. What is normally thought ...

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Facial Yoga? Yes, These 7 Ridiculously Simple Exercises Will Slim Your Face and Wipe Out Wrinkles

2019/12/23  

Yoga, the age old discipline has been the buzzword for a healthier lifestyle for quite some time now. But do you know what else has been spreading through the digital world like a cute cat video? Facial Yoga.Ms. Seema Sondhi, Founder of The Yoga Studio, says, “There are approximately 52 muscles in your face, and exercising them helps release facial tension, neck and eye strain”.“The muscles of the face are no different from the muscles of the rest of the body. If you don’t exercise the muscles below the neck, they become weak and flabby, and the same thing will ...

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7 Yoga Poses to Soothe Lower Back Pain

2019/12/23  

Whether you're living with chronic pain or just want to stretch and strengthen your back, here are seven beginner yoga poses to try.Last Updated: October 17, 2017These Poses Could Make You Put Down the Pain RelieversJose Luis Pelaez/Getty ImagesAchy back? Give yoga a go. Numerous studies have shown the power of the ancient practice, which emphasizes stretching, strength, and flexibility, to relieve back soreness and improve function.According to research published in July 2017 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, yoga may even help reduce the need for pain medication. At the start of the three-month study, in which one group was ...

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12 Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

2019/12/23  

During the first probably four or five yoga classes I ever took, I spent the majority of the time frantically looking around at everyone else. I wasn't trying to compare myself to them—I was just trying to understand what the heck was going on. I wasn't familiar with either the English or Sanskrit names for the poses, and to be quite honest, even when I did know what I was supposed to do, I couldn't tell if I was doing it right.Taking some cues from the more advanced yogis around me helped, but I do wish that I had familiarized ...

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Advanced Yoga Poses to Revamp Your Vinyasa Routine

2019/12/22  

Once you start on a beginner yoga routine, it doesn't take long to get familiar with the basic poses. What was once intimidating is soon fun, and not only can you down dog with the best of them but you can even say "happy baby pose" without giggling. Eventually, you start to want more of a challenge with more advanced yoga poses. Don't get us wrong, you can always work on making your basic poses stronger, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to push yourself a little bit beyond simple and try some advanced yoga poses. (Related: Take Our 30-Day Yoga ...

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15 Hip-Opening Yoga Poses - Best Stretches for Tight Hips

2019/12/22  

JupiterimagesGetty Images If you’re lucky, you won’t notice your hips are tight until you’re trying to do the Half Pigeon pose in your yoga class. But if you’re not so fortunate, your tight hips are making themselves known every time you so much as walk to the bathroom or sit on the couch—expressing themselves in the form of lower back pain and muscle stiffness. Tight hips can even shorten your stride, slowing your 5K goal time!Wondering if you have tight hips? Here's a simple test: Stand and look down at your feet. If your toes point outward rather than straight ...

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15 Best Yoga Poses For Kids

2019/12/21  

What is yoga?Benefits of yoga for kids15 yoga poses for kidsA child doesn’t require yoga skills to start off. They just have to start and yoga will become a way of their life. It keeps them active, balances their body, mind and soul, and helps them focus on their life.Momjunction helps you introduce yoga to your children, as we tell you about the practice, and share instructions for some simple yogasanas (yoga poses) to begin with. What Is Yoga?The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj”, which means ‘to union’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to add’. Yoga aims to unite ...

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Your Guide to 9 Most Popular Types of Yoga

2019/12/21  

You’ve decided to finally start doing yoga — but after Googling classes in your area, your head is spinning. Should you try Ashtanga or Iyengar? And what’s the difference between hot yoga and Vinyasa? The array of options can be enough to scare newbies off the mat for good. But here’s why you shouldn’t be scared: Like cross training, incorporating a variety of types of yoga into your regular practice can help keep you balanced, says Nikki Vilella, senior teacher at Kula Yoga Project and co-owner of Kula Williamsburg. “Try a few different studios, teachers and styles. Then, stick with the one ...

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5 Beginner Yoga Poses for Seniors

2019/12/20  

If you’ve reached senior status and you’re not already practicing basic yoga, now’s a good time to begin. Here are five easy yoga poses that can help improve balance, relieve joint pain, and restore strength and flexibility as you age.If you’ve reached senior status and you’re not already practicing yoga, now’s a good time to begin.Yoga is a great form of exercise for seniors. There are many yoga postures that can increase flexibility, mobility, strength, and balance through low-impact movement. Psychologically, it can help keep your mind sharp and increase positive emotions, mindfulness, and awareness of Self. But the practice ...

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Yoga Poses for Non-Flexible People

2019/12/20  

Gentle poses and helpful modifications that are perfect for beginners and those who lack flexibility. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission. Flexibility 101 So, you say you're not flexible? Join the club. Many factors can contribute to a less-than-bendy body, from genetics to the weather outside. Age and gender also play a role, as men and older people tend to be less flexible than the young and females. But that doesn't mean you should rule out yoga, says Chrissy ...

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