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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sejal Shah

Yoga and Anxiety, Part 2

This article continues from last week’s Yoga and Anxiety, Part 1.  Regular yoga practice can help you stay calm and relaxed in daily life. Yoga also gives you the the strength to face events as they come, without losing your center. Yoga practice ideally includes the complete package of: Asanas (body postures) Pranayamas (breathing techniques) Meditation …

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Yoga and Anxiety, Part 1

40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that’s around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. This number is gradually increasing; even those who have not been diagnosed are prone to experience stress, tension and anxiety in their day-to-day life. Today, many are anxious …

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3 Fall Yoga Poses

Fall is the season of transformation. We can see this all around us in nature: the leaves fall, the air becomes crisp and a harvest arrives of fresh fruits and vegetables. Ironically, it is only through change that we can stay grounded during this season of shifts. It is important that we change with the …

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Yoga’s Mindful Approach to Weight Management

In today’s culture of stresses and excesses, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can be a daunting task. It requires a variety of deliberate life adjustments, and experimentally combining separate-but-intertwining skill sets in five key areas: lifestyle, nutrition, fitness, psychology and spirituality. Lasting Change Instant fixes and miracle cures will not create lasting and healthy …

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12 Tips to Improve Your Yoga Practice

Yoga practice is a continual evolution. While it takes just a few classes to learn some asanas, or postures, over years you can gradually improve your yoga practice. Here are some tips to help improve your evolving practice.   1. Start with gentle warm ups. Once your body is sufficiently warmed up, start with asanas. Move slowly, with …

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5 Common Mistakes When Beginning Yoga

There is no doubt that practicing yoga is a great idea—not only for your physical body but also for your mental health and overall vitality. However, as beginners to this ancient yet currently trendy practice, one tends to make some major mistakes. The key to achieving flexibility, strength, and eventually coming into the “state of …

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