Posts Tagged ‘YogaTalkUSA’

Texas Yoga Retreat

An Inspirational Weekend Yoga Retreat Mardy and Jeff presented several sessions at the Texas Yoga Retreat in October. Invited by founders Charles MacInerney and Ellen Smith, two of Austin’s longest and most beloved yoga teachers, it was an opportunity to rest, relax, and share our asana practice and PURE Action, Inc. community yoga outreach with…

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Why Yin Yoga?

  How does it Work? Connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments and fascia, especially in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, are more “plastic” in nature as compared to muscle tissue. They respond optimally to a slow and steady load, characteristic of Yin Yoga postures, which are held for several minutes each in a room…

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Why Men Do Yoga

Listen to Willie Tell You Why! 20 years ago, you’d see hardly any men in a yoga class. Today, as more men see the benefits of yoga, you’ll see even half a class filled with men of all ages, shapes, and conditions. Why? Listen to Willie, who at the age of 64, has been practicing…

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Hot Yoga for Stress and Hypertension

Research study at Texas State University hints at hot yoga benefit for blood pressure The first research study on a 60-minute hot yoga class shows a benefit for reducing blood pressure and relieving stress.¬†Regular, room-temperature yoga has been shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure. But researchers at Texas State University in San…

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Original Hot Yoga Therapy

Ghosh Yoga College of India The Original Hot Yoga system of 26 postures in a 105 degree room was derived from the yoga therapy system of Bishnu Charan Ghosh in the 1930’s. Ghosh was the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, the renowned spiritual leader and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship. Yogananda focused largely on the…

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