Yoga Meditation Benefits Health: September Is National Yoga Month

Well, here we are and it’s fall again. I just found out the Department of Health and Human Services has designated September as National Yoga Month. What a great way to make everyone aware that yoga meditation benefits health. Events are being planned throughout the month, and they aren’t limited to just us here in […]

Meeting The Challenges Of Yoga Meditation

There is much to challenge us in our yoga meditation. It can be more difficult than we might expect, although it doesn’t have to be. How hard you push yourself can be a function of both your instructor and your own expectations of what you think you’re capable of doing. A recent short article at […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits For Heart Health

Are you just a little bit middle-aged? Do you ever worry about your heart health? Recent studies have suggested that yoga meditation benefits for your heart health may improve parameters like blood pressure and some of the ill effects related to chronic stress and poor lifestyle. A recent article by Kelli Cooper at Medical Daily […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Back Pain Sufferers — Huffington Post

Among those who regularly receive yoga meditation benefits, it would seem that now those suffering from chronic back pain are now being added to the list. In a recent post by Amanda L. Chan at the Huffington Post, studies identifying the costs related to treatment and absenteeism involving those suffering from chronic back pain are […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques Calm The Present Moment

There are many well established yoga meditation techniques that will improve our health and spirituality. What about how we view the world and our place in it? After all, moment to moment is how ee live our daily lives, isn’t it? We either tend to focus our attention on the future (because we hope it’s […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Health In Seniors — Huffington Post

Yoga meditation benefits health in seniors in ways that you wouldn’t expect at first glance. Recent studies have demonstrated the stress of getting older causes isolation and loneliness, which indirectly stresses the immune system and other body systems which help sustain life. A recent article in the Huffington Post highlighted this relationship. Written by Laura […]

Top Ten Yoga Meditation Questions Answered: First, What Is Yoga?

Sometimes I’m asked, “What is yoga meditation, anyway?” I have to answer in a way that doesn’t over simplify the topic and yet still conveys its true meaning. I intend to begin some more in depth discussions around teaching what yoga is all about in the near future.  I thought I’d get you all going […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Brain Neuroplasticity

There are many yoga meditation benefits to our bodies and our spirits, but our minds and, in particular, our brains also benefit. In this Huffington Post interview, writer and interviewer Dr. Eva Norlyk Smith interviews author Dr. Timothy McCall on the ins and outs of your brain’s wiring and how it affects what you do […]

Six Tips For Yoga Meditation Beginners — Huffington Post

Here’s another article that outlines for the beginner starting out at yoga meditation some advice on what to do. It’s really simple and very basic, and it helps to counteract the very human tendency to over think any new project or undertaking. Author Charlotte Singmin writing for the Huffington Post outlines six very basic pieces […]

Top Four Most Common Yoga Meditation Excuses Debunked

Let’s face it, there are plenty of excuses not to try yoga meditation. In fact, there are plenty of excuses not to do anything that’s good for you but isn’t easy. Here’s an article I ran across that takes what are probably the four most commonly heard excuses not to start a yoga routine and […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques — More Than Just An Exercise

The popularity of so many different yoga meditation techniques has prompted some to question whether they are simply an exercise routine or something more. Most people I have met who practice yoga have sought to emphasize the exercise and weight control benefits, while placing far less emphasis on pursuing its meditative and spiritual development aspects. […]

Yoga Meditation And The Teachings Of Paramahansa Yogananda

I first read about yoga meditation years ago when I was in graduate school at Cornell. I still have Paramahansa Yogananda’s book, Autobiography of a Yogi, in my clinic office. It was a very moving and inspirational story. When I read about the recent week long convocation of devotees of his teachings, I realized that […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques Can Reduce Depression In Pregnancy

Several yoga meditation techniques have the ability to improve our mental well being. Yoga meditation, particularly mindfulness meditation focused yoga, can benefit our mental health in general. These techniques help us to ward off chronic stress related illnesses because they help us to dissipate daily stress in a very healthy way. Without regular yoga, however, […]

Improve Your Life With Yoga Meditation Techniques — Huffington Post

Life is all about making ourselves better each day. At least that’s what I think. A recent Huffington Post article actually described seven ways that yoga meditation techniques can improve us. Originally written by Cassandra Sadek for Random House of Canada, Cassandra excerpted some material from Tara Stiles’ book Yoga Cures. There are also some […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Our Still Small Voice

While yoga meditation benefits us in many ways, it’s easy to just focus on the physical, mental, or grand spiritual aspects. Yet, sometimes, we can achieve something even more useful from yoga and meditation. Sometimes, we can acquire a sense of peace and acceptance between ourselves and the world we inhabit. I ran across this […]

Bikram Yoga — Some Like It Hot

Yeah, I know. But really, I couldn’t pass up that title! Seriously, though, as you know, Bikram yoga, aka “hot yoga”, is practiced in a very warm (some would say hot) environment. This has the advantage of loosening the body and intensifying the nature of the yoga routine, which is much more physically demanding and […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Mental Health In Recovering Drug Abusers

There are numerous ways in which yoga meditation benefits mental health, especially in relation to anxiety and mood regulation. The development of improved mental and psychological patterns through the guided practice of yoga and meditation help create an environment conducive to recovery. This also helps to lessen the need for the individual to self medicate […]

Best Five Yoga Meditation Techniques For Bone And Joint Health

There are an abundance of yoga meditation techniques that can enhance your physical integrity, aside from any spiritual and emotional benefits. As we age, our bodies have a tendency to deteriorate unless we are actively engaged in activities such as yoga that preserve and enhance our health and flexibility. Writing for the blog BreatheDenver.Com, writer […]

Best Ways To Keep Your Yoga Meditation Routine Fresh

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes even my own yoga meditation routine can seem a bit stale, day after day. Now, I recently ran across this piece by Lizzie Fuhr over at FitSugar where she reminds us about seven ways that we can introduce some variety into our yoga practices. Best Ways To […]

Merging Mindfulness Meditation And Movement

Incorporating mindfulness meditation with movement is an active meditation option that I’m convinced many of you would find appealing. There are so many different ways to meditate. While it’s easy to think of meditation as a sedentary activity, you’re not limited to sitting still. I know personally that meditating while running is extremely relaxing and […]