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Yoga for Arthritis Pain

Yoga consists of breathing exercises, holding poses, meditation and other activities. A Restorative Hatha class gives a person complete freedom to perform the postures (asanas) without causing pain. People can modify yoga postures any way they want, to get the best possible alignment, and still gain the benefits. Yoga improves flexibility, enhances strength, balances muscle groups, boosts mental activity, improves physical energy, relieves stress, and improves one’s mood. Replacing constant pain, with positive feelings, is what separates physical yogic methodology from many fitness programs.

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Yoga for Immunity

A very accessible Yoga asana that is quite effective for boosting the functioning of the immune system is Wide-Legged Forward Fold. Other inversions such as Headstand, Handstand, Upward Facing Bow and Plow Pose will also help to boost your immune system.

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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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How Can Yoga Help to Release Shoulder Tension?

Where does shoulder tension come from? Whether it is from sitting at the computer all day, a difficult workout routine or just day-to-day activity and stressors, many people hold tension in their shoulders. It may feel like the side of the neck is actually getting shorter. In fact, it is often the levator scapulae, the muscle that attaches the shoulder blades to the neck, tensing up and pulling in an uncomfortable manner. However, this tension can be alleviated and eliminated through a Yoga routine.

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