Yoga: 5 Surprising Benefits for All Ages

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The ancient practice of yoga has long been known to have many health benefits. Not only is this exercise good for the body, it is also good for the mind and soul. It creates a connection between all three. But, there may be some benefits to yoga that you have not realized. You will sleep better. The nervous system plays a large role in sleep. Yoga helps to relax the nervous system. This results in a better night’s sleep. The meditative aspect during class also helps to ease a racing mind. It increases your circulation. With all of the twisting, turning, stretching, and bending in and … [Read more...]

Laughter Yoga: Laugh Your Way to Happiness

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Laughter yoga is taking center stage in the world of integrative services. When was the last time you had a really good laugh? The kind that almost makes you cry? Do you remember how good you felt after that laughter? It is scientifically proven that laughter releases the “feel good” hormone endorphins. Laughter yoga classes have popped up all over the country because of the health benefits it gives its participants. Your brain does not recognize the difference between organic laughter and purposeful laughter. You are able to laugh without a joke or anything silly occurring. Since laughter … [Read more...]

Yoga Classes Help to Reduce Stress

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Your kids are crying, the house is a mess, and your cell phone is ringing because your boss needs a project completed today. Stress is all around us. It is important for your overall health to find a way to reduce stress in a healthy manner. We cannot eliminate stressors completely, but managing and releasing it from the body can create a more peaceful life for you. Yoga classes can help. There are countless studies on the health benefits of exercise. Not only does it increase your metabolism, trim your waistline, and tone your muscles, it also improves your mental health. Yoga is a type of … [Read more...]

What’s Yoga Got To With It?

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Everything! Yoga has become a trendy catchall term for flexibility and stretching. But yoga is really about living life to the fullest and developing a lifestyle that is balanced and integrated. Doing yoga postures/asanas may well improve flexibility but the true impact of yoga goes far beyond the notion of exercise. Yoga provides a vehicle to learn lessons that can carry over into everyday experiences. The practice of yoga does not stop on the yoga mat. Having been trained by world-renowned Yogi Master Gurudev Amrit Desai, I’ve learned—and teach--how to carry the calming, mindful … [Read more...]