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YOGA BENEFITS: YOGA STRENGTHENS THE BODY

Yogawoman - Thursday, August 15, 2013
by Tari Prinster What defines a strong body? Is it having sexy, toned muscles, or is it the ability to walk to your 8th floor apartment carrying 30 lbs. of groceries? Some people choose to build a strong body with weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise in the gym, but not with yoga. The physics of strength building is based on .....Read On...

Yoga for People Who Are Overweight or Obese By LAURA MCMULLEN

Yogawoman - Thursday, April 11, 2013
Not a stick? Not a problem. These tips make yoga more comfortable for bigger bodies Try a Google image search of "yoga," and what do you notice about the people in the photos? For one, most of them are women—skinny, fit women. There's a thin woman on the beach in warrior pose; there's a thin woman in front of the sunset in tree pose .....Read On...

The Changing Face of Yoga by Alice G Walton

Yogawoman - Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Yoga has gained a pretty good foothold in the U.S. in recent years, so it’s not surprising that it’s undergone some scrutiny. In reality, this is probably a good thing (as long as it’s constructive), since it helps keep yoga on its toes. Most of the women I talked to for the last post agreed that yoga had to transform itself fairl .....Read On...

Yoga for High Blood Pressure By Marla Apt

Yogawoman - Friday, July 27, 2012
Keeping High Blood Pressure in Check Chances are at least one person in your life – a family member, someone you work with, or a good friend – has high blood pressure and takes one or more pills a day to bring it under control. Why so likely? Because high blood pressure – what doctors call hypertension – affects on .....Read On...

5 Ways to Get Teenagers Practicing Yoga By Abby Wills

Yogawoman - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
These suggestions come from my experience teaching yoga to teens in schools. The ideas can also be applied to yoga studio or community center settings, as well as other subjects. A funny thing about many teenagers is that they yearn so deeply to be in charge, yet they often rebel against the responsibilities they do have. At the end o .....Read On...

10 Soul-Stirring Sayings from My Mother by Agapi Stassinopoulos

Yogawoman - Monday, June 04, 2012
My mother Elli passed away twelve years ago, but there’s not a single day that I don’t feel her presence with me, especially when I am in festive gatherings where there are people and food involved. She never missed a chance to celebrate life. She was the quintessential caretaker, an earth mother who infused everyone around her with .....Read On...

Yoga for New Moms by Yoko Yoshikawa

Yogawoman - Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Learn to navigate your first year of motherhood. When they say to rest the first week after giving birth and not to carry anything heavier than your baby, they mean it. Forgive me the graphic details, but I could not sit on my butt. I tried to take a walk four days after giving birth—and made it two and a half blocks before I had t .....Read On...

Super Girrrll.....

Yogawoman - Sunday, January 29, 2012
By Dr. Beth Berila When I was little, I wanted to be Wonder Woman. Linda Carter rocked my world, and I even tried to make her snazzy red white and blue costume out of paper one year for Halloween. (It didn’t work). How many of us, though, have learned that we have to be super woman to be good at our jobs at work and in life? H .....Read On...

Making Babies: How Yoga Poses may help with infertility

Yogawoman - Thursday, December 15, 2011
By Judith Hansen Lasater (http://www.judithlasater.com/about.html) Ten years ago at the end of a yoga class, a young woman walked slowly to the front. She was a little tentative at first, but finally asked if we could talk privately. Even before she spoke, tears welled in her eyes. She wanted to know if there were any poses which could he .....Read On...

Do I Look Fat In This?

Yogawoman - Saturday, December 10, 2011
By Beth Berila, Ph. D “My breasts aren’t big enough. My butt is too big. I don’t like my stomach. Do I look fat in this outfit?” How many women have criticized ourselves like this at some point in our lives? Probably many of us, particularly if we live in Western societies. Here, cultural messages about women’s .....Read On...