4 Ways to Deepen Your Concentration and Improve Your Focus

Original Article By yogajournal.com

Wrangle your attention span and increase productivity with these tips for improved concentration

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How Trauma Affects The Body And Brain (and how yoga may help with healing).

Original Article By Living-Yoga.org

Trauma leaves enduring marks on the brain and the body.  All traumatic experiences recruit the stress response, which involves

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Yoga: Benefits, Intensity Level, and More

Original Article By WebMD

How It Works

Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise program is as enduring as yoga. It’s been around for more than 5,000 years.

Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s

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Yoga for anxiety: Even 10 minutes of daily practice can help transform your life

Original Article By Amy Wright Glenn

Earlier this year, Harvard Medical School published an updated reflection on Yoga for Anxiety and Depression. It was noted that nearly 8 percent of American adults had “tried yoga at least once” and around 4 percent had practiced yoga in the last year. Most importantly however, the report summarized studies that focus on how yoga modulates our pain/stress response systems. This is a good thing. Because “the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent.”

In conversations with individuals who struggle […]

Practice Mindfulness In Yoga Poses

For a sense of ease that can permeate your whole life, try practicing mindfulness meditation techniques on the mat.

By: NORA ISAACS Original Article

You’re standing in Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I). You actively reach through your back foot and allow your tailbone to descend away from your lower back as your arms reach up toward the ceiling. As you hold the pose you start to notice your front thigh burning, your shoulders holding tension, and your breath becoming labored. Still holding. Soon you get agitated and start to anticipate the joy you’ll feel when the pose is over. […]

Looking To Boost Brain Power? Try This 10-Minute Trick

By Darcy McDonough

Original Article

You probably already know about the myriad health benefits associated with a daily mindfulness practice. Meditation has been credited with everything from stress relief to weight loss and even increasing longevity. But finding the time and patience to actually implement a regular meditation practice can be intimidating. Who has 10—or even five—extra minutes in their busy schedule to just sit down and be? And when you actually do try it out, you might feel like you aren’t getting anything out of it.

Not to worry, though: Turns out, you can reap the brain-boosting benefits […]

18 Amazing Benefits of Yoga, According to Science

Article by Jen Miller | Featured on Jen Reviews

Yoga is becoming more mainstream in western cultures as those who practice it realize the numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with the ancient art. Science has proven that yoga can have a transformative effect on the body, resulting in everything from lowered blood pressure to disease prevention.

Here are some of the many health benefits of yoga, according to science.

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The Best Post-Yoga Recovery Tips For Both Your Mind & Body

Article Written by Danielle Cuccio | Found on MindBodyGreen

As a private yoga instructor dedicated to furthering my knowledge and teachings of the practice several times a week, it’s important to take the right steps for self-care and recovery to prevent injuries. Oftentimes, the constant moving and stretching with yoga takes a toll on my physical and mental limitations and can leave me feeling incredibly spent and exhausted. I need to be able to feel good and energized.

Here are a few techniques that have assisted my practice and helps the “yoga high” last well after savasana.

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The Surprising Way Yoga Affects Breast Cancer Patients

Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

For many cancer patients, sleep is hard to come by. According to the National Cancer Institute, up to half of people have a hard time sleeping during or after cancer treatment. But a new study out of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center found that for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, practicing yoga just twice a week is linked to better sleep quality and better sleep efficiency over time.

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3 Myths Everyone Gets Wrong About Yoga

Article by Melissa Eckman | Found on MindBodyGreen

As an avid yoga lover and teacher, I get really bummed out when people say they don’t like yoga or that they don’t want to try it. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but usually they feel this way because of what they’ve heard or because they had a bad experience.

Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways, and before I started practicing I also was so intimidated when it came to trying out a class. I didn’t think yoga was for me. Now that I […]