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Yoga for Postpartum Weight Loss

By Michael Gleason Are you curious about postpartum weight loss? Before we get into it: Congratulations and welcome to motherhood! This is by far one of the most exciting and potentially scariest things you will ever go through. As your child grows up, or as you bring more children into your life, making the time [...]

Addressing Fear in a Yoga Class: Pranayama

In an ideal world, the idea of practicing Yoga solicits feelings of calm equipoise, energy and vibrant health. However, for many people the idea of practicing Yoga in the context of a structured class can bring up feelings of apprehension and fear. There may be any number of reasons for this apprehension. Some of these reasons include being physically or emotionally fragile. This sense of being physically fragile can come from being injured or in the process of healing from a surgical procedure.

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.