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What is Yoga? Yoga is a path to realizing your self, to unveiling the truth that already exists within you. It imparts balance and happiness by integrating all aspects of body, mind, and soul. Learn information about yoga through yoga articles here at All Things Healing. Know what the benefits of yoga are through articles on yoga. For more information about yoga, visit All Things Healing online today!   Spiritual and Healing Practices: Yoga Information Yoga is a series of meditative practices that improve your body’s physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Yoga is not only used as a form of exercise; throughout history, it has helped people to achieve awareness of themselves and everything around them. Certain information about yoga practices can attest to this fact. Different yoga postures require deep breathing and concentration, which brings upon mental calmness in a person. Also, yoga information from yogis states that yoga induces a meditative state in a person, especially in watching how you breathe and perfecting your body’s alignment. Also, information about yoga enumerates the many benefits that yoga can bring to us. Various and difficult yoga positions make us flexible; physical strength is also achieved through yoga. Information from yoga experts also asserts that yoga can prevent back pain and can reduce the risk of heart disease. Whether you are a beginner to the discipline or you have been practicing yoga for a long time now, All Things Healing will help you achieve physical, mental, and spiritual awareness through yoga. We have various videos and articles on yoga that can help guide you with your yoga journey. We believe that our readers should be informed with our methods and healing practices. Our yoga articles and videos aim to provide our readers with materials that they can use to further their well-being. We also have articles on yoga positions and practices which we think would be beneficial to everybody. Our yoga editors Antonio and Donna will ensure that our yoga articles and videos are up-to-date and can assist in helping you achieve the physical, mental, and spiritual balance that you are looking for.

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Lexi is a yoga enthusiast and instructor in Toronto, Ontario. She enjoys living and teaching a healthy lifestyle, and runs the yoga website LexiYoga.com that promotes balancing the mind...
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Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: This is a short interview with a famous yoga instructor, Tiffany Cruikshank. The inteveiwer asks Tiffany her feelings about teaching to a huge group of strangers at something like the Hanuman Yoga  Festival. Watch to find out what Tiffany says!

 

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by Nona Jordan
Now, here is a confession. I practiced Yoga asana and pranayama for many years before I learned ANYTHING about the other limbs of Yoga. Frankly, it just didn’t speak to me. In fact, it sort of freaked me out. I began studying Buddhism, because the language appealed to me so much more than the Yogic language. THEN I found out that Budda was a Yogi before he was the Buddha...

 

Editor's Note: We all find a different path towards yoga. Some may stop at just the physical practice of doing asana (poses). Others may feel they most resonate with pranayama (breath focus). Others may dive fully into the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The path to get to any of these areas of yoga is different for everyone, especially if you're raised in the west. This piece gives a realistic and honest description of the author's path to the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Read on yogis!

 

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Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: For those who sit and work in front of a computer all day, this video is for you! Some simple yoga stretches that you can practice to reduce wrist, shoulder and upper back pain due to computer use.

 

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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: Many people have hyper-extended elbows and that's not the best for using the body long term. Check out this video to understand how to avoid hyperextension in the elbows while doing yoga.

 

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from www.yogawonders.com
During the practice of yoga nidra, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at the deeper level of awareness. It is sleep with a trace of deep awareness. It is a state of mind in between wakefulness and dream...

 

 

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by Tobye Hillier

One of the biggest benefits of a regular yoga practice is a balancing of hormones. Children that practice yoga from an early age move slowly towards puberty without the uncomfortable rush experienced during their teenage years which can be hellacious for children and parents alike.

 

 

 

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by Virginia Iversen

Kirtan and swadhaya are both Bhakti Yoga practices. Bhakti Yoga originated thousands of years ago in ancient India...

 

Editor's Note: There are four traditional schools of Yoga, and these are: Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Raja Yoga. While a Yogi or Yogini may focus exclusively on one of these approaches to Yoga, that is quite uncommon. For the vast majority of practitioners of Yoga, a blending of the four traditional types of Yoga is most appropriate. One follows his or her own predisposition in balancing these different forms of Yoga. This piece helps to better explain Bhakti Yoga.

 

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by Yogi Baba Prem 

While most people view food from the standpoint of vegetables and fruits, there are many other types of food that are consumed on a daily basis. Food manifests in the form of sensory impressions and mental and emotional impressions.  As an example:  The breath is literally food for the body...

 

 

 

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by Christina Sarich
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com

Yogic saints and sages as diverse as Matsyendranatha, Svatmarama, Patanjali, Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and the more contemporary Paramahansa Yogananda, as well as others have long pointed to the effects of yoga on consciousness and biology...

 

Editor's Note from Brooke Nisbet: This piece gives voice to the idea that current science is catching up with ancient yogic wisdom. This is a nice reminder that while yoga may be the "new" big thing in the west, it's not new at all in the east, and need not be viewed as such.

 

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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 Jeff Martens

To believe that we are free is a very popular notion in todays Western society, yet at times it seems this freedom of choice only leads us to experience deeper levels of stress, distraction, judgement and anxiety...

 

Editor’s Note: This essay by Jeff Martens sheds light on the root of stressful feelings and the key to alleviating them based on yogic philosophy. ~Christina

 

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De-stress for a Happy & Healthy Life

by Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Stress is inevitable in the modern world because of the imbalance between the demands of one’s environment and one’s capabilities. Unless we develop awareness and consciousness of what we think, feel and do, there cannot be a lasting solution to stress.

 

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