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Understanding the Different Types of Yoga

Yoga has become an increasingly popular way for people to build strength, flexibility and confidence. What started as meditative positions practiced by religious Buddhists and Hindus more than 5000 years ago has evolved into a physical and mental discipline practiced in gyms, yoga studios and living...
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Yoga Poses: Downward Dog

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is often one of the first yoga positions that beginners learn. This pose helps to lengthen the muscles in your hamstrings, calves and the Achilles tendon. Downward Facing Dog is also good for strengthening your hands and wrists, decreasing back pain and elongating...
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Can Yoga Ball Exercise Round Out Your Fitness Routine

It’s a bit of a strange combination actually, yoga and exercise ball, since the advent of these large and virtually indestructible rubber balls is a fairly recent development while yoga is centuries old. I guess what we’re trying to say is that there really is no such thing as a yoga ball....
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Yoga for Men: Building Muscle, Strength, Endurance

For most guys, and this probably means you, the only time that yoga ever crosses your mind is when you walk past the studio in your gym where all of the thin, attractive women are twisting themselves into lithe positions. You may have gone one step further and consider joining the class just for the...
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The Secret About Buying Cheap Yoga Mats

People that practice yoga eventually choose to get their own yoga mat for many reasons: you might want a unique mat that shows off your personality, or perhaps you need a mat with better support so you’ve custom ordered one that has the right firmness, thickness, and dimensions for your height. When...
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Yoga and Tai Chi as Pathways to Better Health

For an investment of 20 minutes each morning, the payback is reduced stress, a sense of calm and peace, improved strength, limberness, better immune function and lower blood pressure. It’s not too good to be true. The investment is practicing yoga or tai chi, which were developed and revised over...
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5 Easy Yoga Positions for Beginners

According to WebMD, close to 11 million Americans practice yoga. The health benefits of yoga are hard to ignore: increased flexibility, strength and balance; relaxation and stress relief; positive changes in mood and better focus. For beginners, choosing a type a yoga, is as individual as the reason...
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Yoga Poses: Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a resting pose that stretches the hips, thighs, ankles and back. It’s a good pose for relaxation and can be used if you’re tired and need a break, or between poses. Like, Downward Facing Dog, Child’s Pose is another good yoga pose for getting blood to the brain. It...
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