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The Immune System & Yoga

Again, yoga is not a panacea for staying healthy or warding off disease. But it definitely seems to play some role in reducing the stress and inflammation that contribute to it. Doing yoga alongside all the other things we…

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Yoga for Weight Loss

In fact, yoga’s power to change the body may not so much lie in its physical effects, but in its mental ones. A study a few years ago, looked at the role of Kripalu yoga in helping people lose…

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Yoga for the Heart

So keeping a healthy heart is just one more reason to keep doing yoga. If you’ve had heart problems in the past, yoga may well help your cardiovascular system if it’s part of a cardio rehab program; and if…

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Yoga for Longevity

"Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in aging well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit," says study author Harris Eyre. "We're converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for…

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The Language of Yoga: Kriya

"Life is a lot like holding a pot in your bare hands - it hurts! Yoga is realizing that you can let go of the pot. We're holding on so hard to our ideas about ourselves, and holding on…

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The Language of Yoga: Satsanga

We get entrained by those around us. You become a different person if you hang out in a bar versus satsanga with people studying and practicing to be their best selves. It's sort of like 'you are what you…

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The Language of Yoga: Duhkha

Duhkha is almost always translated as suffering and something to avoid. But it’s more like uneasiness, or discomfort. Duhkha is not something that we can really get rid of, it’s something that resides within us, always. Even when you’re…