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iRest Meditation Have you ever been working around the house or yard on a Saturday and then sat down, taken a moments rest between tasks? Just relaxing at peace, not thinking about anything in particular. Does a place in nature spur a moment of peace and tranquility; like the vast expanse of the ocean and [...]

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The experts we interviewed in recent podcasts have shared some great insights that will help new and seasoned yoga practitioners get more out of yoga. We highlight 12 jewels of wisdom that will benefit your practice. One or two of these ideas should add an insight or a clarification to benefit your practice. Listen to the [...]

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Words and sounds are an integral part of a group yoga class. The music in a group yoga class if often music that has evolved over the past 30 years in the American yoga culture. One of the most prominent voices is Krishna Das (formerly Jeff Kagel of Long Island). His signature deep voice sings Americanized versions [...]

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PLEASE JOIN our MAILING LIST for WEEKLY UPDATES (on the right) Podcast with Dr. Loren Fishman: Dedicated, brilliant physician integrating healing yoga. Osteoporosis, Back-Pain, Weight Loss. Dr. Loren Fishman has been practicing yoga for forty years, he trained for a year with yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar and is currently Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine [...]

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Five Questions to Ask your Yoga Teacher

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1. How did your teacher learn yoga? Most good teachers have attended a certified yoga teacher training program. You should be able to Google the name of the school and verify it is a credible training school. Your teacher should have a biography online. A good teacher will also have a working knowledge of anatomy [...]

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Yoga for Stress and Anxiety Relief

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We see yoga in the media every day….the Aflac duck is doing yoga!  The following is a plainspoken explanation about why yoga is very effective in reducing stress and anxiety. Our objective is to be as clear and science-based, so readers gain more insights about the benefits of yoga. Please send us your ideas and comments. Biomechanical [...]

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I am Not Good at Yoga….but it Works and I Enjoy It

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The style of yoga I practice is a more athletic variety that includes exercise in a warm or hot room, with a calisthenic like warm-up and isometrics combined with intense stretching in hour long sessions. I am not Flexible After more than fifteen years I am only incrementally more flexible. Maybe it is because I [...]

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It happens to all us…we get older and the walk to the shower is painful the morning after full court basketball, a 10k run or a couple sets of tennis. Even for the seasoned gym rat, there are just more aches and pains, and it takes longer to recover. I stumbled into a hot yoga [...]

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Real Stress/Real Relief At Yogapilots. Our goal is to encourage and help people learn yoga with plainspoken, clear and science-based explanations. Veterans practicing yoga are one of the best examples of the benefits of yoga and backed up by research and clinical evidence. Yoga relieves stress and anxiety for the men and women who have [...]

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Veterans practicing yoga are one of the best examples of the benefits of yoga and backed up by research and clinical evidence. This article maps out research and clinical trials done that substantiate the benefits of yoga. In fact, Yoga is now taught at more than 12 military bases and 30 veterans administration facilities. Both [...]

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Starting Yoga: This is how you will feel

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Like all new exercise, yoga takes a little time to start revealing its effects. Expect your body to feel good, and your attitude to improve, after one month of practicing yoga exercise regularly (about three times per week). If you are a runner, cycler, hiker, or otherwise quite physically active and using yoga as a [...]

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Yoga and Cardiac Health

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Clinical research supports what any yoga practitioner might intuitively believe about yoga: yoga is good for your cardiac health. Research also supports the use of yoga as a treatment for people with heart disease. My own experience with yoga created curiosity and fascination about how yoga supports physical and mental health. I have been jogging [...]

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Three Simple Techniques for Better Sleep

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Combine Three Simple Techniques for Better Sleep - Common sense, plain language yoga from Yogapilots! Sometimes, we all have trouble sleeping. The following are three yogic techniques that can help you get to sleep or, help you get back to sleep if you wake in the middle of the night. These techniques can be done individually [...]

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Yoga and Weight Loss

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Latest on Mindfulness and Weight loss!!! Please check out our Jan 2016 Podcast...Mindfulness Meditation, Weight Loss & Yoga. Interview w/ researcher Dr. Rick Hecht, clinical results & clear advice. Yes, yoga will make your body physical healthy and improve your attitude. But maybe what you most want is to lose weight. Can yoga help with [...]

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20 Minute Yoga Refresh to Combat “Sitting is the New Smoking!” If you work at a desk job, you probably spend more time sitting than doing anything else in your life. Did you know you could be spending as much as a third of your life sitting?? Desk jobs may not seem to be physically [...]

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