Trying Yoga for Back Pain? Then pick the RIGHT poses (Part 1)

Studies have shown that Yoga may be one of the most effective exercises for back pain relief. In fact Health-First reporter Leslie LoBue says twisting your body into those sometimes awkward positions may actually be just the thing for lower back pain. However, as effective as Yoga may be to reduce the pain of back problems, knowing exactly what poses to use, for how long, what to offset the poses with and in what sequence to execute them, are other factors that should be taken into consideration before using it as a therapeutic relief from back pain. I can see a reader go “Wait a minute…if I have to go through all that, then maybe I should just take some …

The Top 5 Yoga Positions

Often times the right information can change a person’s life. This happened with me and yoga. There are a lot of yoga positions and poses that is built to enhance posture. All things considered, yoga positions possess a lot of advantage such that it aims to improve our condition and give us a straight figure. Occasionally, we might not take notice our selves in a crooked figure. If we practice that for a long period and not do anything about it, await to have a crooked bone in the future. Although it is true, yoga positions are good to strengthen our body giving focus to the thighs, knees and the ankles. If you get uses to practicing yoga positions everyday, …

Some Simple Yoga Exercises to Improve General Health and Sexual Abilities

A healthy anal and genital area is of great importance both for the general well-being and for the sexual abilities. The same is thrue about a healthy respiratory tract and breathing apparatus. Here are presented three poses and three breathing exercises that have the following effects when done together in a series: -They stimulate the physiological functions of the genital and anal area. -They correct muscle weakness and anatomical problems of the anal and genital region. -They increase the sexual drive and abilities. -They produce a stimulating response that spreads upwords along the spine and revitalizes the whole body. -They stimulate the physiological functions of the respiratory tract and help against infections in the airways. -The exercises are very good …

Ten Minute Yoga Plan to Pep Up

Whether you might be staying home with a new baby or working too many hours at the office, anytime is a good time for yoga. You can do yoga stretches and postures in bed or even while driving to work. Hundreds of fitness seekers use their lunch hour to squeeze in exercise and take off extra pounds. I occasionally use my lunch hour for Yoga, said John Ray White, 35, who works at the Arkansas attorney general’s office. Downward facing dog and sun salutation are two of the postures she practices every day. Practicing yoga in the middle of day some people think is the break that they need to face the afternoon, said Ray. Lunch-hour fitness routines become more …

Yoga Stretches

Most people nowadays resort to yoga for health reasons, as well as health benefits. Yoga has been found to be a brilliant way of stretching out the pains and aches of one’s body, staying fit, and getting focused. Yoga stretches also provides a means to relax and let out stress, reduce muscle pains, increase flexibility, and center the mind. There are various yoga stretches for stress relief, yoga stretches that one can do at work, and even yoga stretches while watching the television. Here are two basic yoga stretches that one can do to start the day right: Yoga Stretches to Wake You Up These stretches is an easy and gentle way to start the day, as waking up every …

Yoga Moves: The Basic Asanas

As you may know, the century-old practice of yoga is performed by a number of techniques and movements. Each move has its own rule and limitation that every participant of the said practice should learn to follow. Now, if you are thinking of getting into yoga and make yourself slimmer, calmer, healthier and hotter person, you need first to know the basic yoga moves. Well, the basic yoga moves are known by those in the yoga world as “asanas”. They can be performed a few times a week and once they are performed regularly and properly, they can guarantee you to obtain better health and wellbeing in the end. This is what makes yoga actually one of the most favored …

Yoga for Computer Users: The Side-Angled Stretch

Stand straight against the wall and stretch the feet about three to four feet apart. Inhale and raise arms up to shoulder level, palms down. Point right foot to the right and slightly turn in left foot. Bend right knee to form a right angle, with thigh parallel to the floor and the shin vertical. The knee should be directly above the ankle. Stretch the back leg and tighten the knee. Exhale and stretch right hand down to rest on floor behind right foot. Turn head to look up and press left hip flat against wall with left hand. A strong pull should be felt all along the left side. When you feel comfortable, stretch the left arm up and …

I almost stopped Yoga for this…till I found it’s still Yoga

Has anyone heard of Hindu-Push ups? If you haven’t, boy have I got news for you. Quite simply, they work (they almost made me forego yoga till I found it was actually Yogic) and you need to check them out. In doing research for an article I wrote a while back concerning Yoga and Calisthenics, I stumbled on a unique form of an upper body exercise known as Hindu-Push ups. Immediately, I was intrigued by the name as I knew anything “Hindu” will inevitably be from India and as such may be related to Yoga. I clicked on the associated link and came across a description of a totally different kind of push up. Now, although I’m big into exercise …

Improve your Personal Life with Yoga

Yoga is not an exercise it is a practice. Yoga is intended to redirect your entire body to make it all come together. Yoga works the mind combined with the body to make it fall into place, which helps one to improve personal overall life. Everyone needs a little help one time or another to get their health and thinking on track. Practicing yoga brings the perfect out of all of us, teaching us to meditate and at the same time, helps relieve that awful stress. Along with helping to relieve stress, yoga strengthens our limbs, mind, refreshes us and even helps us lose weight. Our energy level will increase because we feel better. When starting to practice Yoga take …

I must thank Yoga if I ever do win a Grammy

Voice lessons aside, one other thing that helps with singing or public speaking will be a feeling of looseness and flexibility in the throat. While some may rely on ‘Hot tea, lemon and honey’ to achieve this, there are actually some yoga poses that help ‘loosen’ the vocal cords and with practice actually increase the flexibility of the muscles in those areas. Now, from personal research, a specific book titled ‘Singing for the Stars’ by Seth Riggs-(the vocal coach of the who-is-who of the Music Industry)-specifies that stretching to warm up not only the vocal cords but the whole body before doing vocal warm-ups are very helpful. That considered, I specifically incorporated those poses that I know from sensation loosen …

Different Yoga Poses and Asanas

Classical yoga has developed over time to include many different styles for a range of situations, needs and preferences. However the majority of Yoga styles still fall neatly into either the therapeutic or the meditative category. Both categories have many hundreds of different Asanas,(poses or positions) and all of these are designed to benefit both the body and the mind. Yoga takes the five ‘prayer’ positions and uses a corresponding yoga position to activate the seven chakras in the body. A Chakra is a type of energy field or is sometimes thought as a key position in the flow of energy throughout our body. Each different type of Yoga and each different Yoga position will have a different chakra as …