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The Immune System & Yoga
Philosophy

The Immune System & Yoga

Again, yoga is not a panacea for staying healthy or warding off disease. But it definitely seems to play some role in reducing the stress and inflammation that contribute to it. Doing yoga alongside all the other things we…

yogaforweightloss
Philosophy

Yoga for Weight Loss

In fact, yoga’s power to change the body may not so much lie in its physical effects, but in its mental ones. A study a few years ago, looked at the role of Kripalu yoga in helping people lose…

yoga for school kids
Philosophy

Yoga for School Kids

More schools around the country seem to be experimenting with adding yoga and mindfulness practices to their curricula. And hopefully, once kids become experienced in them at school, they’ll bring what they’ve learned back to their families at home…

Yoga for the heart
Philosophy

Yoga for the Heart

So keeping a healthy heart is just one more reason to keep doing yoga. If you’ve had heart problems in the past, yoga may well help your cardiovascular system if it’s part of a cardio rehab program; and if…

yoga for the immune system
Philosophy

Yoga for the Immune System

Yoga is not a panacea for staying healthy or warding off disease. But it definitely seems to play some role in reducing the stress and inflammation that contribute to it. Doing yoga alongside all the other things we know…

yoga for aging well
Philosophy

Yoga for Longevity

"Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in aging well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit," says study author Harris Eyre. "We're converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for…

yoga for insomnia
Philosophy

Yoga for Insomnia

Whether you have sleep problems or not, yoga can definitely help us move out of the frenzied daytime state we’re so often in and into a different place – one of mental stillness, and physical calm. And if that…

8 limbs of yoga
Philosophy

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Samadhi

To experience samadhi, which is sometimes called enlightenment, it's often said that you lose your sense of self as a separate from the other. The observer and the observed blend into one. …

dhyana
Philosophy

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Dhyana

Dhyana, or meditation, is described as the "continuous flow of cognition" toward an object - the object being the one we've been concentrating on from the last limb, dharana. …