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Wrist Pain in Yoga? 10 Tips for Happy Wrists

With a lot of weight bearing poses such as Downward-Facing Dog, Upward-Facing Dog, Plank pose and handstand, an asana practice is not kind to our wrists. The weight combined with the immense range of motion we demand in yoga classes often leads to wrist strain or wrist issues. If you are suffering from a wrist injury you may need to seek treatment from a doctor or physical therapist, but if … * This article was originally published here

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18 Excellent Yoga Tips for Beginners

Starting yoga can seem like a daunting task, and the challenges that face beginners can be overwhelming. How do you begin an exercise practice when you’re out of shape and you’re not sure if you have the time to commit to a daily routine? The good news is that there are many ways that you can make your yoga practice work for you, even if you only have a few … * This article was originally published here

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The Yogic Diet: A Complete Guide

Yoga is more than just a set of pretzel-like poses. It’s a spiritual philosophy and a lifestyle rooted in healthy living. While some yoga practitioners choose a vegetarian or vegan diet, others follow a stricter diet that’s free of stimulants, like caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugar. The main reason to follow a yogic diet is that it promotes healing, balance, and inner peace. Although many people love the idea of … * This article was originally published here

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Growing Medical Recognition of Yoga as a Treatment for Anxiety

By Dr. Sat Bir S. Khalsa Perceived stress and anxiety can be a normal and healthy response to life circumstances. But for some, the fast pace and uncertainty of modern society causes debilitating levels of stress and anxiety. Chronic, unmanaged stress hurts our quality of life and is responsible for an increase in health issues and disorders across the world. It is a psycho-social crisis that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rates of anxiety in the U.S. have more than tripled in the second quarter, from 8.1% in 2019 to 25.5% in 2020. [1] The resulting negative emotions...

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Are Yoga Studios Liable If Students Get Hurt?

More than ever, people are flocking to yoga to get fit, relieve stress, and improve their health. Despite the peaceful and gentle nature of yoga, injuries do occur. The most common injuries are sprains, strains, and muscle and back injuries. If a teacher is not able to keep a yoga student from getting hurt while participating in class, can the student seek compensation from the teacher? Are studios may be liable … * This article was originally published here

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Safflower yellow and its main component HSYA alleviate diet-induced obesity.

PMID:  Front Pharmacol. 2020 ;11:482. Epub 2020 Apr 21. PMID: 32372961 Abstract Title:  Safflower Yellow and Its Main Component HSYA Alleviate Diet-Induced Obesity in Mice: Possible Involvement of the Increased Antioxidant Enzymes in Liver and Adipose Tissue. Abstract:  Purpose: Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of obesity and its associated disorders. Safflower yellow (SY) and hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA),...

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