Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga

Just what is laughter yoga anyway? It’s very popular and quite a distinction from the usual physical and meditative endeavors most yoga practitioners practice. It’s marvelously restorative and becoming increasingly popular. Here writer Debbie Friend MSc. gives her perspective at Yahoo Shine. Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga We’ve all heard that laughter […]

Yoga And Meditation: There’s One Style Just For You

With so many different styles of both yoga and meditation to choose from, which one should you follow? It’s a good question to ask yourself if you’ve never done either one. Friends are often a deciding influence if they have made their own commitment to a particular style or practice philosophy. What if you don’t […]

Yoga Meditation Reduces Stress And Inflammation — A Mashup

Yoga meditation keeps popping up in the news regarding its benefits to our health by letting us all reduce our stress. The human body was not designed to withstand constant stress on a continuous basis. The fight or flight response was designed to ramp us up for brief periods in order to preserve us. This […]

Yoga Poses Both Energize And Relax

Practicing yoga poses has an effect that refocuses energy within the body. First, it helps us to relax. I mean, who can stay tense while performing a downward dog pose, anyway? Second, yoga asanas done in their proper sequence have a way of redistributing the energy within us and to balance the energy flow to […]

Doctors Get Credit For Learning Yoga Poses

One of the ongoing responsibilities of being a physician is maintaining your knowledge base by earning a certain number of Continuing Medical Education (CME) each year. Recently I became aware that learning yoga poses will count toward that requirement. The medical profession likes to embrace technology to heal, but its roots were always set in […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques For Insomnia

Nothing is worse than laying awake all night, but there are yoga meditation techniques for insomnia that can help to alleviate it if it happens. A series of 8 poses is said to help alleviate the sleeplessness that we can all occasionally suffer from. In this short but very concise piece, Colleen Gore writes for […]

Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym?

Many yoga meditation techniques can improve our health and well being. Are they really better than going to the gym? I always thought they were two different things. Heidi Kristoffer gives us her take on the subject with 8 reasons she recently gave Shape magazine. Are Yoga Meditation Techniques Better Than Going To The Gym? […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits The Mind

Considering the many known yoga meditation benefits for the body, the ultimate beneficiary may well be the mind. While increased strength and flexibility result from yoga, the mind is brought into a state of calm and focus through the practice of specific asanas and breathing techniques. Here writer and yoga instructor Jai Lyles contributes her […]

Yoga Meditation Helps Calm The Minds Of Students

Yoga meditation can improve the physical body as well as expand the mind and spirit. More college students are dealing with their stress by using yoga and meditation as a part of their daily routine. At Illinois State University, Lauren DeSalvo writing for the Daily Vidette prepared an article highlighting yoga and meditation techniques being […]

Is Yoga Meditation In America Yoga Or Meditation?

I think the title of this post says it all for me. I think that yoga meditation in America is largely viewed as a form of exercise for purposes of weight loss, strength building, keeping flexible and in shape. Yet, when you dig into yoga’s history, it becomes immediately apparent that it was never intended […]

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 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 […]

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 […]