Yoga In Office: Simple Yoga Stretches For Working People

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Yoga In Office: Simple Yoga Stretches For Working People

Hectic work schedules and innumerable deadlines take their toll everyday on millions of people around the world. It is no surprise that as the day progresses you feel more and more lethargic and irritable and are affected by strange aches and pains on the head, neck, back, hands or legs. These are all symptoms of stress and a lack of exercise. Unfortunately most people do not even have the time to visit a gym at the end of the day they are simply too tired.
Fortunately, all is not lost. Read on to find out how you can reduce all the stress, tiredness, aches and pains, by simply taking a couple of minutes to try our simple Yoga stretches for working people. Yoga is by far one of the most beneficial forms of exercise. These simple stretches have been adapted from Yoga techniques so that they can be performed with ease at any office or place of work. They can all be performed by using everyday office furniture as props.
Chair twists. Sit comfortable on a chair and grab the left arm of the chair with both hands. Inhale deeply and gently turn your body to the left and attempt to look over your left shoulder. Hold this position for a couple of seconds and feel your spine stretch. Return slowly to the starting position while exhaling. Repeat the movement on the right side. Chair twists help to stretch the spine and relax it.
Chair bends. This one should be done on a chair that does not have wheels. Alternatively you can use a high table or filing cabinet. Stand behind the chair (or table) and place both hands on it. Take one or two steps away from the chair. Gently bend forward from the waist until your body forms a right angle to the floor. Rest your head on your hands. Hold this position for as long as is comfortable. Breathe normally and try not to let your stomach sag. Chair bends are very beneficial for the back and abdomen. The rush of blood to the head also makes you feel energized. [Read more...]

Yoga Stretching Exercises

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Yoga Stretching Exercises

No one is nearly as relaxed as we would like to be. Relaxation is not something that is unattainable. When it comes to our bodies, our stress levels and our ability to enjoy life, there are a number of different things that we can do to take control. Yoga stretching exercises are one of the greatest tools we can use to help us lower our stress level so that we are able to calm down. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe use Yoga stretching exercises for one reason or another. It does not matter whether you are using it as a way to focus and direct your spiritual energy or to simply get yourself grounded before you start your day.

Yoga stretching exercises are low-impact ways to make sure that your whole body is awakened. You will go through a gentle series of prescribed moves that you will perfect and refine every day. In Yoga, there is no competition. The only person whose progress you are supposed to be watching is your own. You will find that with a little bit of work, you will be able to get your morning started with just a few simple moves. One of the best parts about Yoga is that it is infinitely variable. You can perform it as a series of slow, segmented movements, or you can speed it up and keep it consistent in order to get your heart rate up and keep it up. [Read more...]

Yoga Stretching Flexibility

Yoga Stretching Flexibility

The mantra of yoga - A healthy mind rests in a flexible body

Yoga has nowadays become a crucial part of a person's life. It works on the physical as well as the mental level. No other form of exercise can offer this. Yoga also helps the body in improving the lung capacity, circulation, preventing muscle soreness, loosening the tight hamstrings and most importantly providing flexibility to the body.

Flexibility can we obtained by stretching and this stretching can we well done through various yogic poses and asanas. Unless one has a flexible body, one cannot perform the higher level yoga poses that are extremely beneficial to the mind and body. Increasing flexibility of the body is the primary aim of the basic level yoga poses.
Flexibility is of different types: [Read more...]

Miscellaneous Sivananda Yoga Poses

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Miscellaneous Sivananda Yoga Poses

Author: Foras Aje

Folks, we have been going over- in the last several articles in the Yoga Category-the Famed Sivananda style of yoga .

Thus far, here is a re-cap of what we have covered.

1. Sun Salutations.

2. Inversions: The Head and Shoulder Stand and Their Counter-Poses

3. The Forward Bends and Their Counter-Poses

4. The Backward Bends and Their Counter-Poses

5. The Balancing Exercises

and finally,

6. The Sitting & Standing Exercises.

However, there are other poses that I have not discussed and I will now touch briefly on them.

Miscellanous Yoga Poses: [Read more...]

Yoga Poses, Postures, And Asanas

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In the modern world when most of us lead a very sedentary life and gorge on junk foods with no time for some elementary exercises, diseases like heart problem, blood sugar, and so on are common. Yoga has proven its effectiveness in keeping these and various other health problems at bay. A mere twenty minutes of yoga can do the magic.

There are a number of yoga postures to suit the varied needs of different people. It is difficult to discuss them in a single article but an attempt has been made to discuss some of the more common and effective yoga poses. Yoga is not only a form of exercise for the body but involves the well-being of the mind as well as internal organs of an individual. If followed properly and with total devotion, it is an ideal cure for many physical as well as mental diseases.

One of the well-known benefits of yoga is meditation, which relaxes the mind, enhances concentration, and helps an individual to perform his task better. There are different types of yoga like Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. All form of yoga insists that you follow it religiously. It is best to perform yoga early in the morning just after you wake up since the mind remains most peaceful during that time. [Read more...]

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