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Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

Yoga for children creates balanced and happy kid

Lifestyle
It is alarming but 1 in every 3 children in the United States of America is overweight or obese. That is a tragic statistic that can and must be changed. It is true that for heavy kids, they tend to shy away from rigorous forms of physical activity and are not comfortable in team sport and playground games. An excellent alternative to introduce these children to a healthy lifestyle is yoga for children. Yoga offers immediate impact from the very first class and is one of the only forms of fitness that strengthens the mind and the body. Yoga is a Gentle, Non Judgmental Experience for Children Yoga studios are very popular today and is a commonplace form of everyday fitness and exercise for adults all across North America. Many are now offering "mom and me" or "mommy and baby" clas...
Secrets to perfect yoga poses

Secrets to perfect yoga poses

Health
Practicing vinyasa yoga with a yoga teacher is an ongoing art. Going deeper into practice is a goal for the novice to professional practitioner. Sometimes a single subtle adjustment creates the movement where the body connects to hither-unknown points in space where the mind can relax. It is a state of being. Physical Balance in Yoga Balance relies on an inner focus and outer stance. Balancing on one foot requires a shift of weight while maintaining the same focus. Examining how the balance is lost can correct losing balance. If standing in tree pose on the left leg and falling to the right, the hips may be uneven. If falling toward the standing leg, the balance has yet to be achieved. If falling backward, the hips, pelvis and shoulders are out of alignment. Tree Pose and Balance, T...
Breathe yoga and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Breathe yoga and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Health
Breathe yoga - Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a neuropsychological disorder characterized by uncontrollable, intrusive thoughts. These obsessive thoughts, images and impulses are not only illogical but disturbing to the patient, who feels powerless to stop them. Those with OCD experience high levels of distress and anxiety, largely because they are aware that their obsessive thoughts are irrational. Sufferers of OCD attempt to relieve the anxiety associated with obsessive thoughts by performing compulsions, or repetitive, often ritualized behaviors; the classic example is that of the patient who washes his hands compulsively to stave off the fear of disease. However, the specific fears associated with compulsive behaviors vary widely and are often incredibly personal. Some patient...
Power yoga teacher superstar and a fitness program

Power yoga teacher superstar and a fitness program

Health
Yoga Teacher: Power yoga is strong athletic yoga using the breath to move in and out of postures that may be linked by variations of Ashtanga sun salutations. Power yoga originated to appeal to westerners who might otherwise shy away from acknowledging the spiritual side of yoga. The structure of power yoga allows the teacher to have creativity in poses, flows, and sequences for a fitness program and unique workout. Baron Baptiste is an International Power Yoga Teacher Born into a yoga and fitness practicing family, Baptiste practiced yoga from childhood. His books are translated worldwide. He has sold millions of DVDs, maintains a school in Boston, Mass. and teaches throughout the world. He specializes in transforming the stiff, depressed, angry, or lost as well as those searchi...
Yoga themed films: Yoga movies of comedy, drama, horror

Yoga themed films: Yoga movies of comedy, drama, horror

Entertainment
Yoga’s popularity inevitably created a new film genre beyond stars showing how to do the postures or TV shows with beautiful woman flowing through poses. There are some new films available centering on yoga with undoubtedly more to follow. Some offer insight into a unique experience; other films simply have yoga students or teaches engaging in drama, comedy, or horror to entertain and thrill the viewer. Yoga Cinema of Comedy, Drama, and Horror These are entertaining with a modicum of information imparted. There is also some good yoga practiced in brief scenes. Homeless Yoga is a mini drama of a life falling apart and asks the question, "What would you do?" A Korean horror film Yoga (Yoga Hakwon, 2009) or Yoga School, directed by Yoon Jae Yeon promises perfect beauty to the alread...
Yoga teacher training for yoga after 50

Yoga teacher training for yoga after 50

Health
Yoga Teacher - "The latest research shows that how we age has more to do with our mindset than any other factors," says 67-year-old certified yoga teacher Cheryl Aiello. Teaching yoga since 1998, the North Salem, N.Y. resident began practicing the ancient discipline in the mid-'70s. In addition to running classes for younger students, The Yoga teacher instructs four group classes for seniors weekly plus a number of 50-plusers in private classes. Some of her students are in their 80s. It's becoming commonly accepted, says the yoga teacher lately in one of the interviews, that seniors should perform all the activities of their youth so they don't lose skeletal tissue. When people say they're too old, too inflexible, "none of it is true," she adds. "You just come to the mat with whatev...