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...practice yoga, making it one of the most popular forms of exercise.
Although the research on yoga is still weak, based on the available findings, Yoga is probably just as good for your health as many other forms of exercise.
It seems particu...
There is no certainty whether some forms of yoga are better than others, whether yoga should be prescribed to people for various health conditions, and how yoga compares with other forms of exer...
Yoga is many things to many people. It usually involves some combination of postures and poses (asanas), regulated breathing (pranayama), and meditation and relaxation (samyama). But many classes m...
There can be negative consequences if done incorrectly, like any body manipulation, but if you have the right teacher this will not happen.
Beginners should avoid advanced postur...
Depending on the type, Yoga could build your muscles.
It strongly depends on what you do when you do yoga. Classes that involve nothing more than lying around on piles of blanket...
Yoga might help with mood disorders, but we don't yet know for sure because the studies to date have generally been badly designed and the results are inconclusive.
And when it c...
Researchers haven't tracked yogis over a span of 20 years or more and have not followed up to see whether they get diseases at a lower rate than non-yogis.
There are some randomi...
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... is a collection of practices aimed at helping us to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of ourselves and our environment.
Meditation helps to counter our tendency to stop paying attention to new information in our environment. Other studies have found that mindfulness meditation can reduce mind-wandering and improve attention.
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