Fitness Tip Video: Beginner Yoga Modifications

December 13, 2011 by  
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www.fitwoman.com Our all-women’s healthy weight loss spa program would not be complete without a yoga and meditative practice component. At Green Mountain at Fox Run, we work hard to develop a yoga program that can be achieved by every body, regardless of age, shape, size, or flexibility. Yoga is just one element of our integrated mindfulness approach to healthy weight loss through intuitive eating, exercise and behavior modification for women with obesity.

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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women – 1 (Hindi) – Yoga Health Fitness

November 24, 2011 by  
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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women – 1 (Hindi) – Yoga Health Fitness. Key Yoga learnings for pregnant women who want to ward off ailments in their unborn children and seek aa healthy delivery. A complete routine, which enables the spiritual and holistic growth of the embryo inside a woman, is laid out in a lucid and detailed manner in this video. It also helps to imbibe the richness of the pranayams carried out in a subtle manner, the nutritious diet and simple home remedies to be partaken for illnesses during pregnancy. Click on www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Yoga videos and bring fitness and spirituality into your lives.

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Exercise Video Request: FAQs, Tutorial, and Routine (Talkin Tuesday)

September 8, 2011 by  
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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women – 2 (Hindi) – Yoga Health Fitness

June 27, 2011 by  
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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women – 2 (Hindi) – Yoga Health Fitness. The second part of the ‘Yoga For Pregnant Women’ video describes the pranayams which are fine exercises that would complete the entire process of attaining a healthy delivery. Cures for pre- and post-natal depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, nausea and the like ailments during pregnancy, using readily available home remedies, is taught by Swami Ramdev-ji. Click on www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Yoga videos and bring fitness and spirituality into your lives.

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Baba Ramdev – Yoga To Increase Sperm Count In Men – English – Yoga Health Fitness

April 30, 2011 by  
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Watch Baba Ramdev – Yoga To Increase Sperm Count In Men – English – Yoga Health Fitness. This video is designed to help childless couples. Infertility is a problem that is on the rise and needs to be dealt with significance. Yoga techniques help you to redirect your attention to focus on yourself, your movement and your breathing. All of these elements merge to help you mitigate stress, feel more in tune with your body and facilitate to restore and balance out your body’s systems. This is exactly why many infertile couples have found yoga to be helpful for them. Click on www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Yoga videos and bring fitness and spirituality into your lives.

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Baba Ramdev -Yoga for Pregnant Women (Part 2)

March 28, 2011 by  
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The second part of the ‘Yoga For Pregnant Women’ video describes the pranayams which are fine exercises that would complete the entire process of attaining a healthy delivery. Cures for pre- and post-natal depression, high blood pressure, weight gain, nausea and the like ailments during pregnancy, using readily available home remedies, is taught by Swami Ramdev-ji. Click www.rajshri.com to watch more Baba Ramdev Videos.

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Health tips by Dr Yogavidhya

March 6, 2011 by  
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This is tribute to Siddha medicine by Dr.B.Yogavidya BSMS . Siddha is the earliest medicine every documented in the world & the oldest medical system in existence. Siddha Vaidya can be considered as the crown of all the traditional arts of the ancient world owing to its richness and simplicity.

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Yoga to reduce stress at the workplace

August 19, 2009 by  
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1125738_busy_businessman_3For the typical office worker, the workplace is a place to be sedentary yet full of stress. Stressors affect a worker’s health and productivity in a most negative way, effects that extend beyond the normal working hours. Sleep quality of stressed office workers tend to be poor, thus creating a vicious cycle of perennial tiredness and stress.

There are however ways to counteract stress in the workplace.

A study by Ohio State University researchers used a modified version of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR has been in use for about 30 years now to help hospital patients cope with being sedentary and cooped up.

Mindfulness refers in part to one’s heightened awareness of an external stressor as the first step toward relaxing in a way that can minimize the effects of that stress on the body.

The traditional MBSR program routine is a one-hour daily session for 8 weeks, plus a long weekly supplemental session and a full day retreat. This program, however, can’t be applied in the workplace due to its long duration and the different environment.

The revised version of the MBSR was designed for office-based workers wearing professional attire and consisted of the following:

  • one-hour weekly group meetings during lunch
  • 20 minutes of meditation and yoga per day at the desks

The program lasted for six weeks. After six weeks, the study participants reported that “they were more aware of external stressors, they felt less stressed by life events, and they fell asleep more easily than did a control group that did not experience the intervention.”

Recently, more and more employers have become aware of the importance of wellness in the workplace. A healthy employee is a happy and productive employee. In addition, healthy employees mean lower healthcare costs.

Most of workplace wellness programs concentrate on physical exercise to help fight obesity, obesity being a consequence of sedentary lifestyle. Thus, fitness centers and fitness programs have become popular in offices worldwide. Less attention is given to fighting stress which another factor of wellness.

According to lead researcher Maryanna Klatt, an assistant professor of clinical allied medicine at Ohio State University:

“Because chronic stress is associated with chronic disease, I am focusing on how to reduce stress before it has a chance to contribute to disease. My interest is to see whether or not we can get people to reduce their health care utilization because they’re less stressed. I want to deliver something low cost at the work site, something practical that can be sustained, that can help reduce health care costs.”

The modified MBSR seems to be the answer. A pilot study of the program showed that 20 minutes of guided yoga and meditation plus a weekly group session can reduce feelings of stress by more than 10% among sedentary office workers as well as improve their sleep quality.

Conquering Stress

August 22, 2007 by  
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Many writers will offer suggestions about how to manage stress. But wouldn’t it be preferable to conquer it altogether? Here are a dozen things to try to do just that.

Yoga, Tai-Chi and similar disciplines from Asia have been effective for centuries in helping to relieve stress. The physical techniques limber up the muscles and help focus the mind into relaxing thoughts.

Meditation has also been practiced, in Asia and elsewhere, for centuries. It’s easy to learn and has multiple benefits. Taking as little as a few minutes per day (though 15-20 is preferable) can go a long way toward relieving stress symptoms. The focus on any one thing helps move the mind away from the stressor. There is also evidence that, practiced properly, it can have numerous beneficial physical effects as well.

Deep breathing exercises can be a terrific first step toward getting stress symptoms under control. And lessening the symptoms is often a good first step toward curing the longer term problem. Try this: lie face down on the floor on a large towel, elbows bent with your hands flat on the floor. The backs of your hands should be under your chest. Now breath deeply, three or four times.

Dietary supplements can be helpful. The difficulty is that there are so many, and so many that are useless, that recommending specific ones is prone to error. Anything which helps elevate serotonin levels is likely to help. Beware those that promise miracle cures.

Some mild drugs, such as a sleeping aid can be useful on occasion. The risk is becoming dependent on them, not in the narcotic sense but simply as a crutch to avoid dealing with the underlying problem. But as part of a well-rounded program of stress relief they can be very beneficial. A proper sleep is essential to lowering stress.

Several newly popular (and some traditional) techniques have proved helpful for many. Aromatherapy, often combined with ‘mood music’ does actually work in a lot of cases. There’s little scientific evidence that aromatherapy has any sort of deep significance, but memories are often associated with certain smells. It can certainly do no harm.

The old phrase from Congreve: ‘Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast’ still has a place in contemporary society. While the effect shouldn’t be exaggerated, it’s nonetheless true that the right kind of music can help shift mood. Both because of its memory associations with pleasant events and for reasons not well understood, music can alter feelings.

Often a good massage, particularly in conjunction with relaxing music, can be an adjunct to a larger program of stress relief. One of the most common effects of stress is severe muscle tension, particularly in the neck, shoulders and calves. Massage helps solve this physically and it has psychological overtones of doing something good for oneself that contribute to the effect.

In extreme cases, psychotherapy may be called for. The variety of schools and techniques employed make recommending a therapist harder than choosing a good dietary supplement. Trusted friends can often be a good source to turn to in this arena.

At Last! A Scientifically Proven And Amazing Way To Loose Weight

July 24, 2007 by  
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By Marilyn Barker-Smith

Americans spend an estimated $30 billion a year on various types of diet programs and products, including diet foods, pills and drinks. You don’t need to add your hard earned cash to these statistics.

If you have ever eaten junk food or processed food and then wished you hadn’t because you felt tired and heavy or bloated; If you’ve ever tried fad diets or yo-yo diets only to pile the weight back on; If you have tried diet recipes and its cost you a fortune to buy the ingredients and endless time to cook; If you ever feel down about being overweight or obese; If you ever get fed up of being preached to about all the things you shouldn’t do, you’re simply fighting the flab rather than eliminating it naturally.

Overweight people increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and many other illnesses. Meditation and losing weight reduces the risk.

Using meditation to lose weight is definitely worth your consideration. So many people from all walks of life enjoy amazing and long-term results. By releasing stress through meditation people find they no longer have the need to comfort eat. One of the most powerful mind and body techniques involve combining visualization with meditation for weight loss. It has been proven over and over again that what you are imagining in the present moment will be what life grants you in the future.

Very often the mental picture that we have of ourselves when we focus on dieting conflicts with the end result that we really desire. Our mind is often filled with doubts and negative thoughts. Using meditation and visualization will erase these doubts and allow you to watch the new you reappear. Focus on the result that you truly desire and always remember “As a man thinketh so is he.”

If you don’t understand much about meditation and visualization, don’t worry, I will explain further on how you can learn simply through a free guided meditation course.

It has been scientifically proven that people who practice meditation have shown marked improvements in their mental and physical health. Clinical studies reveal that meditation helps lower blood pressure and respiratory rates, reduces anxiety and cures insomnia. It is because of these results that more and more doctors are recognizing the therapeutic benefits of meditation and are suggesting that their patients learn meditation. Many people use meditation to lose weight or cure addictive behaviors like smoking, alcohol and others learn meditation to alleviate many stress related illnesses. Some learn meditation to find inner peace and happiness, while others want to be more in touch with their spiritual self.

When you combine meditation with visualization, imagine the new you. Feel how your new body feels and see how good you look. See your beautiful or handsome image as you walk down the beach towards the sea in a fabulous swimsuit or pair of shorts. Feel the wind in your hair and the cool breeze on your body. Feel the spring in your step and the song in your heart as you give thanks for your healthy life. Feel the happiness bubbling inside as you see your family watching you with love and pride. Breathe deeply and feel ecstatic as the sea air fills your healthy lungs and body. Experience the confidence, total bliss and inner peace that encompass your whole body.

“Scientists study it. Doctors recommend it. Millions of Americans – many of whom don’t even own crystals – practice it every day. Why? Because meditation works…” Time Magazine

Marilyn Barker-Smith is the co-founder of Project Meditation. The site was created to allow everyone to experience the life changing benefits that meditation has to offer.

The Project-Meditation course was originally developed for four CD’s but has now been re-developed into a free meditation course, available for instant download.

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Meditation for Reducing Stress

February 12, 2007 by  
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By Richard Pettinger

Meditation is an ancient tradition which enables the practitioner to reduce stress and increase his-her sense of inner well being. Meditation works by reducing our attachment to our thoughts. By being able to switch off from our daily activities and thoughts we can reduce our stress levels and over time experience a sense of inner peace.

Stress occurs because we have many pressures on our time. These demands can come from; work, family, friends and financial pressures. We get stressed because we feel it is difficult to cope. As a consequence we can spend a lot of time thinking about our problems. However thinking about the magnitude and scale of our problems doesn’t help us to reduce our stress levels. In fact thinking can make the situation worse. We just feel confused and helpless about our myriad problems.

Meditation can help Reduce Stress in various ways.

1. In Meditation we make a concerted effort to remain only in the present instance. In meditation we are not thinking about the past or the future.

2. Meditation teaches us to control and reduce our thoughts. When we live in the mind and are constantly thinking, it is impossible to have real peace of mind. However through meditation we can elevate our consciousness beyond the realm of the thinking mind. By meditating on our heart we feel that we are not the slave of our thoughts.

3. Meditation with meditative music can be a very effective way of reducing our feelings of stress and worry. Meditative music embodies the qualities of meditation and inner peace. When we listen to the right kind of meditative music it is much easier to dive deep within and forget the problems of the world.

4. Meditation and Breathing. A significant aspect of meditation is that we focus very carefully on our breathing. We allow our breathing to become soft, natural and rhythmic. By focusing on our breath we can have very good meditation. Our breathing is very important for affecting our levels of stress. When our breathing slows down it helps the mind to calm down; our worries and anxieties soon leave.

Meditation can definitely help us to reduce our levels of stress. However to get the most benefit we need to practise regularly. If at first it seems difficult to control our thoughts, we need to persevere. We can also try meditating with music for meditation. Through repeated practise we can discover the very important art of reconnecting with our inner self. When we can do this stress will significantly reduce.

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Richard is a meditation student of Sri Chinmoy. He contributes some articles to Radio Sri Chinmoy. www.radiosrichinmoy.org

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