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Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Anxiety is a common problem these days, and is affecting many people. The root cause is a combination of physical and environmental factors. Yoga can reverse the symptoms and effects of anxiety, by calming your mind and body. Here are 6 yoga poses that you can practice at home to help relieve anxiety.

 

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by Anna Hunt
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com

Over the last few decades, yoga has become quite popular, even trendy, outside of the Eastern Buddhist and Hindu cultures. For example, Harris Interactive Service Bureau reported in February 2012 that 16.5 million US adults practice yoga...

 

Editor´s Note: Most yogis will claim that yoga has many benefits, perhaps not as clearly visible at first, such as improved circulation, digestion and elimination, lowered stress and tension, improved concentration, and on, and on. All that to say, a recently published review in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry has revealed that a regular yoga practice can have positive effects on various mental health disorders, such as depression and sleep complaints, as well as improve symptoms of illnesses such as schizophrenia and ADHD. Read on to find out more!

 

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Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Having tight hips is quite common these days, since most of us are sitting in front of a computer all day. Here is a video of 7 yoga poses for tight hips.

 

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by Erich Schiffmann

You imagine a spinning top. Stillness is like a perfectly centered top, spinning so fast it appears motionless. It appears this way not because it isn't moving, but because it's spinning at full speed. Stillness is not the absence or negation of energy, life, or movement. Stillness is dynamic...


Editor's Note: This is a nice reminder that getting still and quiet may be difficult, but is so worth while. The author suggests the finding that calm, quiet place within (practicing pratyahara..withdrawing of the 5 senses) will help you find your own truth, the true you. And once you've found this space, it is utterly blissful.

 

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by Claire Austen

Concentration is the sixth limb of Pantajali’s eight limbs of yoga. Pantanjali’s sutra’s define concentration as,

III.1 “When the attention of the mind-stuff is directed in a single stream to a chosen field without being dissipated and thus distracted – that is concentration.”...

 

Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: The practice of yoga is an act of moving meditation. According to Pantajali's eight limbs of yoga, concentration is the sixth limb, which can be achieved through focusing on breath and movement in your yoga practice.

 

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by Diane Cesa

I love Headstand. In fact, I used to hang out in Headstand just about every day. The more I studied yoga therapy and worked with clients, the more I realized that the majority of the population is unfit to do Headstand -- and yes, I'm included in the majority...

 

Editor's Note:  A review of Carol Krucoff's book of practical suggestions for yoga postures and practices for neck and shoulder pain due to injury and stress. ~Nicole

 

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by Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500

Can Yoga make miracles happen? Can we make miracles happen? How often do you hear people hope or wish for a miracle?...

 

Editor's Note: The author encourages self reflection at one's own yoga practice. When you look beyond the asanas (poses) and at how you really conduct your life, you have the option to notice the good you're doing. The positivity that's all around you and the deeper awareness of joy is brought about by regular yoga practice as well. The author suggests that yoga is a system, which allows one to train the mind for those times, when we are challenged by life’s struggles. Read on to learn more!

 

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