Blog tagged "Health" - YOGO

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Food Trees for Poverty is a collaborative with Trees for the Future and Sustainable Harvest that helps to fight poverty and heal the environment.
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This week YOGO has invited our yogini friend and author Dana Damara to help us honor the life of B.K.S. Iyengar by sharing some observations on his teachings. Iyengar was a beloved teacher who developed Iyengar yoga, focusing on precision, detail and alignment. He passed away this week at the age of 95.

 

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YOGO in fifteen seconds or less.

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Over time, the repetitive motions of running can create injuries and pain in joints like ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders. Ouch! As a runner, adding a yoga program to your regular exercise routine is super easy, feels awesome, and can improve your overall performance.

 

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A new study suggests that laughter can be just as beneficial for your brain as meditation. Both of them cause 'gamma' brain wave activity, in which all of the higher regions of the brain sync into the same frequency. Pretty cool huh? This is what happens when a person is 'in the flow/in the zone' and is considered to be the highest state of cognitive processing.
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Yoga’s health benefits are well documented and go way beyond esoteric energetic alignment. According to a new study, yoga appears to reduce the risk of diabetes - as much as cardiovascular exercise. Is this a surprise to you? Not if you practice yoga! In a recent study based on data from 100,000 women, yoga was found to reduce the risk of diabetes as much as cardio exercises like running. That's a pretty amazing health benefit.
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Feeling strong, empowered, and happy after taking a yoga class is definitely a good thing. Your post-yoga bliss not only helps you, it helps those around you. Every time you practice, you are making the world a better place to live. Read the following reasons why fitting yoga into your lifestyle helps the world.


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At a yoga studio in the District recently, practitioners breathed, bent, twisted and stretched their way to a happier state. They left more relaxed, more energized, with better posture and a renewed outlook. But there was one curious thing: Of the 24 people in the room, only four were men.
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Simple steps to lead a simple and content life.

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Exercise science is a fine and intellectually fascinating thing. But sometimes you just want someone to lay out guidelines for how to put the newest fitness research into practice.

 

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