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The Use of Yoga Props to Help with Asanas

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Paraphrasing a quote about yoga whose author is unknown, “Blessed be the flexible, for never shall they be bent out of shape.” Attaining that flexibility is often easier with the use of yoga props. Why yoga practitioners use yoga props Yoga props are objects that help yoga practitioners strengthen, stretch, or balance the body as…

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Yoga and Self-Discipline  

Bringing any new habit into your life requires self-discipline. Getting an exercise bike is a great step toward fitness, but not if it becomes a room ornament instead of a fitness trainer. Choosing to do yoga requires self-discipline. Yoga is a great way to teach your body balance and coordination, and according to the ancient…

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Which of Yoga’s Pathways Do You Choose?

Yoga is over three thousand years old. It is a spiritual pathway, an exercise alternative, and a system of health. What you get from your Lincoln NH yoga class depends on two things: what you are seeking, and what part of yoga you want to integrate into your life. Yoga as a spiritual path Today, throughout the…

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The Science behind Yoga

If you are familiar at all with yoga, you have no doubt heard of the benefits to body and mind caused by taking part in this age-old practice. You know it is a healthy way to stretch muscles, build stamina, increase relaxation, increase flexibility, and improve sleep. But is there actual scientific evidence to back…

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Yoga: It’s Not Just for Grownups

We are part of a nation where childhood obesity rates have more than doubled over the past 30 years and the percentage of 6-11 year olds in the obese category rose to 18% in 2012. While some may disagree, it is clear we as adults have not done our part to encourage physical fitness and…

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Yoga and It’s Many Benefits

Yoga is a practice that goes back thousands of years, yet a lot of people see it as a low-impact workout designed to get them into shape. Yes, practicing yoga regularly will improve your flexibility and tone your muscles as well as a lot of other workouts, but it also has other benefits that a…

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Can’t Sleep? Try Yoga!

If you are among the 40 million Americans who are not getting enough sleep (a necessary and basic need), you are not alone. Insomnia, sleep apnea, and trouble staying asleep are all too common for adults. You may worry about the side effects of sleep aids or health issues associated with not getting enough shuteye,…

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Yoga for Back Pain: A Few Tips

Chronic back pain can be caused by many factors, including a stressful job, improper lifting, and a worn mattress. Back and sciatica pain can get in the way of daily activities and make your normal routine more difficult. If you are looking for an alternative to pain pills, yoga may be your answer. As a…

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Yoga and Meditation: A Few Considerations

Like apple pie and ice cream, yoga and meditation go hand-in-hand to increase relaxation, improve concentration, and relieve stress (only without all the calories of a slice of pie). Yoga is a safe way to stay fit and more mentally alert, and when combined with meditation, can help manage emotions and reduce your anxiety. But…

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Re-Start and Reset in the New Year

There is always a lot of talk in the new year about resolutions and re-starts.  I’d like to encourage you to give these notions a chance and perhaps do a little re-start of your own this year.  Here are a few tips or steps that I found helpful. As counterintuitive as it may sound, we…

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