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8 Simple Yoga Stretches To Heal Sore Muscles

Yoga is a great tool to help stretch different muscle groups and relax the body in preparation for, or after, a workout. Hand to feet pose helps stretch the spine while palm tree pose is good for the shoulder muscles. Upward- and downward-facing dog poses are good for stretching the entire body. The butterfly pose helps relax the pelvic muscles and the groin, while the divine dancer pose works on the quadriceps. When using yoga for stretching, remember to consciously relax each muscle group and breathe easy.

5 Yoga Poses That Help Fight Allergies

With an increase in air pollution and the use of chemicals in our immediate environment, an increasing number of people are falling prey to...

7 Yoga Poses You’ll Need Even If You’re Only Into Strength Training

If you're someone who swears by strength training with weights, you probably don't want to spend time doing yoga because, frankly speaking, yoga is...
keeping your body active and fit

5 Exercise Classes Perfect For You If You’re Over 40

It has been proved beyond any doubt that exercise is good for you, no matter what your age is. Even if you've not been...
relax and recover your calf muscles

6 Yoga Poses To Release Stiff Calf Muscles

Calf muscles are usually invisible to most people because you rarely notice them until they hurt or become too stiff. If you're someone who spends...
Why You Need To Carry A Clean Yoga Mat To Your Class

Why You Need To Carry A Clean Yoga Mat To Your Class

Yoga mats are an essential accessory to practice yoga. However, they may also be the reason for your illnesses, if they are not cleaned regularly. Unclean mats may be home to bacteria, viruses, and other disease-causing germs. Clean them regularly to avoid infections and to keep them smelling good. Spread the word about clean yoga mats, not germs!

Recognize Your Spirit Animal For More Insight Into Your Soul

We all have our primal and animal instincts hidden deep inside of us. These animal instincts can open our paths to spiritual awakening and...

Restorative Yoga: 5 Poses To Balance Your Hormones

Stress causes hormonal imbalance; however, restorative yoga can help manage stress levels, thereby maintaining hormonal balance. Fish pose relieves tension in the neck and chest whereas legs up the wall pose improves blood circulation, reducing anxiety. Sphinx pose relieves stress in the chest and shoulders while seated forward bend pose stretches the stiff back muscles. Corpse pose is perfect for relaxation.
Yoga for thyroid

Top 8 Yoga Poses And Pranayama For Thyroid Problems

Yoga poses like shoulder stand, plow pose, fish pose, camel pose, cobra pose, bridge formation pose, shoulder-stand pose, and bow pose help balance and regulate the functioning of the thyroid gland. Ujjayi pranayama also works wonders by re-balancing metabolism and improving reflex pathways within the throat to cure thyroid imbalance.
turn your yoga session into cardio

Does Yoga Qualify As Cardio?

Yoga has taken the fitness industry by storm and there are enough studies now to prove the many physical and psychological benefits of yoga....

7 Hip-Opening Yoga Poses To Release Tension And Bring Balance

Most conventional exercises do not focus on the hip because they're aimed at developing muscles that you can see, like your shoulders, biceps, abs,...

Yoga Therapy And Meditation Might Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that affects Americans. Conventional treatment involves pain medication, physiotherapy, and surgery. Recent research states that yoga therapy, involving Iyengar yoga poses, might relieve pain. One study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, states that two mindfulness practices–Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy (CBT) effectively improve functional movement and aid pain management when practiced consistently for over 6 months

6 Yoga Poses That Every Insomniac Must Do For Better Sleep

Life has a way of getting more and more complicated as you get older. People try to subdue the mental clutter with caffeine, nicotine,...

5 Essential Yoga Symbols And What They Mean

The spiritual side of yoga is represented by various symbols. Om, a sacred hymn used in meditation, embodies the unity of the mind, body, and soul. The lotus flower shows that even lovely things can come from muddy situations. The hamsa hand is used to ward off evil energy, whereas a mandala represents the beautiful complexity of life. Buddha, the master thinker, signifies awakening and letting go of suffering, the goal of a yoga practice.
balayam yoga for healthy hair

Is Balayam Yoga The Answer To Your Hair Problems?

Balayam yoga is a simple technique of rubbing the fingernails together while keeping your thumb upright. This is thought to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, thereby offering a remedy for problems like hair fall, dandruff, graying, etc. Balayam yoga, like other yoga asanas, also helps balance the doshas of the body, thus improving your overall hair health. Supplement balayam yoga with other yoga asanas like shirshasan, sarvangasan, and adho mukha svanasan to improve scalp and hair health.