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Gentle Yoga Can Provide Big Health Benefits

Health experts and the media continue to recommend 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise like brisk walking. For sedentary people and people with health conditions or the aches and pains of aging, who find fitness centers daunting, twice weekly gentle yoga can bring tremendous benefits. It is well know that yoga improves balance, flexibility, ... Read More »

May 14, 2015 ·

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Hatha Yoga Extended Childs Pose

Featured Asana: Extended Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana)

Triangle and Extended Triangle poses are standing side stretch poses providing numerous physical and mental benefits. In the gentler triangle pose, rather than have the torso parallel to the floor with your hand on the floor, the torso is bent at the waist at a comfortable angle with the hand resting on your leg. After a few ... Read More »

March 31, 2015 ·

Asanas

Asana of the Month

Cobra Pose (bhujangasana)

This apparently simple back bending pose has many physical and mental benefits. It is usually one of the core Sun Salutation poses. English Name: Cobra Pose Sanskrit Name: Bhujangasana Difficulty Level: 4 Start Position: Lying on belly Instructions: Step 1. Position your hands under your shoulders. Step 2. Inhale, slowly straightening your arms, lifting your chest, and gaze ... Read More »

February 2, 2015 ·

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Cobra Pose (bhujangasana)

Happy New Year

This month Hatha Yoga Asanas celebrates it 3rd year in print. Thank you to everyone who’s bought the book or liked our Facebook page. May you have a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year. Namaste

January 1, 2015 ·

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Happy New Year 2015

Featured Asana: Child’s Pose (Balasana)

Child’s pose is a relaxation pose when feeling tired during a yoga practice as opposed to corpse pose which is performed at the beginning and end of a yoga practice. English Name: Child’s Pose Sanskrit Name: Balasana Difficulty Level: 1 Start Position: Kneeling Pose Instructions: Step 1. Best your buttocks on your knees or near your knees and lean over ... Read More »

December 2, 2014 ·

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Hatha Yoga Childs Pose

Meditation and Cardiovascular Disease

Another recent research study, published in Stroke on December 19, 2013, shows a link between anxiety, excessive fear, worry or dread and their affects on your cardiovascular system. Researchers following 6,019 adults for 22 years found participants reporting the highest anxiety levels were 33 percent more likely  to have a stroke compared to participants with ... Read More »

April 14, 2014 ·

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Meditation in Lotus Pose

Meditation and Depression

A review published in JAMA Internal Medicine of studies indicates meditation may be as effective as antidepressants in reducing anxiety, dress ion and pain. Slowly western medicine is acknowledging there are safe, effective alternatives for treating mental disorders decides traditional prescription medications, and meditation doesn’t come with a long list of side affects which can be ... Read More »

April 1, 2014 ·

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Yoga and Osteoarthritis

Yoga is proven to improve flexibility and relieve muscle and joint pain. Studies show yoga and massage can relieve the stiffness and pain assocaiated with osteoarthritis. Arthritis prescription and non-prescription drugs can have adverse side affects. Diet supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin provide relief for some people but not others. A survey of people diagnosed ... Read More »

June 12, 2013 ·

Asanas

Bound Angle Pose (baddha konasana)

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September 5, 2012 ·

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Over 3,000 Copies Sold!

Over 3,000 copies of Hatha Yoga Asanas were sold in the first six months the book has been in print (January-June 2012). We wish to thank everyone who purchased a copy and for your comments, reviews and recommendations. It has been a year since the manuscript and photos were completed and sent to the publisher ... Read More »

September 5, 2012 ·

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