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A double blind study published in the December 2005 edtion of the Annals Of Internal Medicine showed that 3 months of a specifically designed yoga practice gave significant relief to subjects suffering chronic back pain.
This carefully designed and executed study published in a prestigious medical journal brought tremendous credibility to the yoga community.
But before you start reaching for your sweat pants and your yoga mat you should know that the yoga practiced in this study is NOT the typical form of yoga taught and practised in the western world.
“What’s the difference?” you may ask.
“Isn’t all yoga practice pretty much the same?”
The answer to that question lies in a deeper understanding of how exercise can help relieve back pain.
First moving and activating your joints and especially the vertebrae in your back helps improve circulation.
What Most People DON’T Know Is The Cartilage Of Your Joints Is Soft Like A Sponge…
When you move a joint the cartilage is first contracted or squeezed which pushes waste out…
Then the cartilage expands – again like a sponge – and nutrients are drawn in. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to improving overall health, many people prefer to join a gym. However, to achieve physical strength and mental well being, an exercise routine at the gym is not the only option. Yoga, too can be beneficial to promote physical and mental well being. With the ever growing popularity of gyms, yoga has taken a backseat. However, the fact remains that yoga can provide ample of health benefits, when it is done consistently.
Yoga Health Benefits
Be it increasing height, achieving weight loss or controlling the mind, one can certainly rely on this ancient discipline (yoga). The health benefits of yoga positively affect various aspects of our lives. The benefits span from experiencing spiritual joy, to staying active. People can bring increased happiness in their lives through regular yoga practice. There are different styles of yoga, and some of the most popular being Hatha and Bikram yoga. These are explained below:
Hatha Yoga Health Benefits
This is one form of yoga which involves doing a series of poses combined with breathing and meditation techniques. Benefits of Hatha yoga are given below:
People who practice Hatha yoga on a regular basis, find it easier to manage stress. Hatha yoga is an effective approach to get relief from stress. So, those looking for an effective way to de-stress, need to follow some of the postures that come under Hatha yoga. Read the rest of this entry »