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Yoga May Ease Symptoms For Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Yoga can help people suffering with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to reduce their blood pressure and can help patients to feel less helpless. 

"This was the main finding of a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular that compares patients with paroxysmalatrial fibrillation who practiced yoga with patients who did not. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition where the heart pumps blood at an irregular and often abnormally fast rate. This disrupts the flow of blood in the chambers of the heart and increases the risk of blood clots, which can result in..."

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Why Students At Elite Colleges Are Turning To Meditation

Many students are experiencing increased pressure within their university life. Meditation and yoga work fabulously at relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

"Wellness programs are becoming increasingly important as students today face an overwhelming amount of pressure and stress at school. And that takes a toll on mental health. Nearly one in 10 college students report experiencing symptoms of depression, according to 2014 research from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Alarming mental health statistics are why Kishor Nayar, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, started MIT’s Art of Living club while pursuing his master’s degree . Citing concern over mental health issues and pointing to the stress and isolation he observed on campus, Nayar believes that meditation should..."

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5 Types Of Meditation That Don't Require Sitting Still

Many people think meditation can only be done sitting still, but that is far from being true. Meditation involves taking the mind to a peaceful place and encouraging self-development. 

"Contrary to popular belief, meditation doesn't always mean sitting in lotus pose with your eyes closed. In fact, most people are unaware that you can practice meditation virtually anywhere -- sitting still is not a requirement..."

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Handle Your Stress Without Burning Out

Stress at times, is unavoidable. However, learning how to cope with stress can be very beneficial for those who lead busy lives. 

"Throughout our day-to-day routine there is a chance you may encounter a situation, person or event that will cause an assault on your mind and body known as stress. But the more you’re equipped to handle these situations, the better the recovery..."

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When She’s Not Filming “OITNB”, Yael Stone Teaches Yoga To Former Inmates

Yoga is really beneficial for anyone and it can help those with excess stress in their lives. Yael Stone is an advocate of this and helps to combat ill physical and mental health by teaching yoga in a New York shelter. 

"When she’s not portraying inmate Lorna Morello on the Netflix prison drama Orange Is The New Black, Yael Stone chips away at the trauma caused by incarceration in an unexpected way..."

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When Downward Dog Is on the Syllabus: Why Schools Are Embracing Yoga

Children/Young adults have a lot of potential in them. Maximising the energy they have during school hours can really put them on track to a successful life. One of the ways schools are increasing the energy within an educational environment is through embracing yoga. 

"In the 15 years since, Bent On Learning has seen yoga in the classroom grow beyond those 10 schools. They are now bringing the practice to 3,500 students around the city and find the demand for classes growing faster than they can keep up. Program manager Kristin Lalka estimates that..." 

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What Happens When We Apply Yoga Philosophy to Food?

This is an interesting article about a unique relationship with food. 'I ached for nourishment after my premature birth, incubating under lights with a bottle of formula. As a child, food made me itchy, sick, and full of cravings. Being told that food was inherently “good” or “bad” if it made me “skinny” or “fat” confused me further. When I was 15, I lost my dad to suicide, and subtle emotional eating began to fill the voids. In my search for deeper spiritual happiness, I followed rivers and became a mountain medic, a yogi, and a nutritionist. I discovered how yoga’s wisdom could…'

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How One Plus-Size Woman Is Changing the Way We See Yoga

She knows she doesn’t have the stereotypical “yoga body,” and she owns it. Instead of telling followers to ask themselves how they look doing yoga, Jessamyn focuses on the internal effects of the exercise — how her students feel. A yoga teacher herself, Jessamyn is larger than many of her students, and told The Cut that she encourages women who have misconceptions about curvier yoga instructors to take her class. 

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Mix meditation, yoga and NHS services and get … wellbeing

Akeen Ali, director of public health at Northamptonshire county council is part of the core team launching Northamptonshire’s Wellbeing Company, a new community interest company (CIC) created by the trust, Northamptonshire county council and Northamptonshire University.  It is the first countywide prevention service, focused on keeping people well rather than treating them only after illness occurs. WOW and YES to this!!!! 

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Meditation and Anti Ageing

Selfie Taken on my yoga teacher training this year

 

I have been told many times that I look young for my age (a fine 35 years) I do meditate and now here Huffington post have written about what may have contributed, beside my genes. I do however want to be able to appreciate my age and white hairs and wrinkles as they are part of life.  Meditation can really teach us self acceptance no matter how old or young we look.  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kirchner/another-reason-to-meditat_b_8376926.html

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