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Yoga for Sleep and Anxiety

Turning off an overactive mind at the end of the day is crucial to being able to rest deeply. An overly anxious or busy mind that is always in “doing mode” drives the sympathetic nervous system to remain on as the mind simultaneously continues to plan what to do next. This is all too true for many Yogis and Yoginis even after a modern day mini-crisis, such as making it to the bank or post office before the stroke of 5, comes to an end. If you find that you often operate on the adrenalin rush that your own body produces in response to an unending series of crises throughout the day, you probably have difficulty falling asleep and sleeping uninterruptedly throughout the night.

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What Should Yoga Teachers Know About Students With Heart Problems?

If students have a heart condition, you should encourage them to speak with their doctor first to ensure that yoga will benefit them, rather than increase their risk. You want them to be healthy, and sometimes even starting slow can aggravate the heart. By getting the okay from the doctor, you are ensured that your students are going to be okay during exercises, but you are also protecting yourself if a student were ever to have a heart attack in your class.

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Is it Possible to Lower Blood Pressure with Yoga?

While it may be a good idea to practise yoga to prevent and / or reduce high blood pressure, patients must not unilaterally take decisions, and most importantly, consult with their physicians before practising yoga or specific yoga postures. People suffering from hypertension should not, on their own, substitute yoga in place of anti-hypertensive drugs. Before taking any decision or action, patients must discuss with their physicians, and if and only if the physicians give a go ahead, patients must practise yoga only under the guidance of trained and qualified teachers.

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Hatha Yoga for Type 2 Diabetes

There hundreds of millions of people, worldwide, who suffer from diabetes, and other related health problems. With less physical activity, these figures are expected to climb in the next 10 to 20 years. However, the Hatha yoga techniques provide a holistic perspective for type 2 diabetes. In addition to organ dysfunction, psychological, emotional, and mental stress; inactivity promotes the occurrence of the disease.

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Yoga for Sleep and Relaxation

By Faye Martins Does yoga for sleep and relaxation work? There are many reasons to stay up at night. Sometimes, we worry, and some of us don’t get enough physical activity during the day to be tired at night. Additionally, some of us are addicted to lousy television programs, and some of us wake up …

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The Good and Bad About Yoga for Your Wrists

Typical postures that trigger discomfort within the wrists are yoga poses, such as the crow, downward-facing dog, upward-facing dog and side plank, simply because they need the wrists to be in total extension, and to maintain the body weight up. Each of these poses can be achieved on your forearms, taking away all pressure on your wrists. Concentrate on your wrists, and make adjustments while you are in the pose.

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Blood Sugar – Diabetes and Yoga

In another research article published in 2011 in US-based The Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education, Diabetes Care, the research study concluded that “yoga can be used as an effective therapy in reducing oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes”. It further stated that yoga along with standard care helps in reducing body-mass index and improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients.

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