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Why Yoga Is Good For Your Health

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Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial for both physical and mental health, but the biological mechanisms for why have been poorly understood -- until now. New research from the University of Oslo has determined that yoga practices can have an almost immediate impact on gene expression, particularly in immune cells.

 

From previous research , we know that yoga is linked to not only lower stress levels, but also bone health, reduced back pain, relief from depression, and lower risk factors for heart disease, among other health benefits. However, the means by which these positive effects are enacted have been poorly understood.

 

The small Norwegian study, published this month in the journal PLOS ONE, has found genetic evidence of yoga's impact on the immune system. In the study, researchers examined 10 participants who underwent a weeklong yoga retreat where they did meditation, yogic postures and yogic breathing exercises. Examining the participants' blood before and after four-hour yoga sessions showed that the yoga practice changed the expression of 111 genes in circulating immune cells. In contrast, music and walking-based relaxation changed the expression of 38 genes.

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Kundalini Lotus

Try Kundalini Lotus and enjoy both physical and mental balance. Raise your awareness and your energy level.


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Right and Left Nostril Breathing: Easy and Effective Pranayama

Right and Left Nostril Breathing: Easy and Effective Pranayama | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it

Let’s face it. Some of the stuff of Kundalini yoga is pretty daunting: three minutes of stretch pose, nine minutes of the pranayama Breath of Fire with Lion’s Paws, thirty one minutes of Sat Kriya. If you’re like me, it takes some internal convincing to gear up to do one of these strenuous, challenging feats. So, I tend to appreciate the practices that are easy-to-do but nonetheless effective. Right and left nostril breathing exercises are in this category. They can be done anytime, anywhere — free of dread...read more


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Yoga Associated With Gene Expression In Immune Cells, Study Finds

Yoga Associated With Gene Expression In Immune Cells, Study Finds | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it
Yoga Associated With Gene Expression In Immune Cells, Study Finds
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Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial for both physical and mental health, but the biological mechanisms for why have been poorly understood -- until now.
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Look for the best to achieve success: Appreciative Inquiry & Yoga ...

Look for the best to achieve success: Appreciative Inquiry & Yoga ... | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it
Appreciative Inquiry (A.I) addresses the shortcomings of traditional troubleshooting by focusing on what a business is doing right and building from there. It began as a form of action research in organizational development in ...

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loose weight with yoga

loose weight with yoga | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it
Losing weight takes time & efforts. So think about why you want to lose weight & whether you are ready to make necessary changes

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Manasi Deshpande's curator insight, January 17, 2013 4:43 AM

Weight loss depends upon the type of yoga you are doing & how frequently.

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Kundalini Yoga for the Heart Chakra

Kundalini Yoga for the Heart Chakra | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it

The heart chakra seems to be the most talked about of all the chakras. Many yoga teachers will focus on kriyas and meditations with the aim to open students’ hearts. The goal with the heart chakra is to be open and allow life to flow. However that is much easier said than done...


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Kundalini Yoga: Earthquake Meditation

Anne Novak leads Spirit Voyage in a Kundalini yoga Meditation to reset your field after an earthquake. Using a simple "Sa Ta Na Ma" that Anne recorded for use in her classes with the perfect melody and timing given by Yogi Bhajan, this meditation video is not to be missed!


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Genetic Evidence of Yoga’s Impact on the Immune System -

Genetic Evidence of Yoga’s Impact on the Immune System - | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it
Norwegian researchers find a strong and immediate genetic response to yoga breathing exercises.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:12 PM

If your yoga mat has been gathering dust, this research provides an incentive to take it out of the closet. It suggests that, as far as the immune system is concerned, walking in nature is good—but yoga might be substantially better.
- Tom Jacobs


Read More:  http://www.psmag.com/health/genetic-evidence-of-yogas-impact-on-immune-system-55994



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The Evolution of Yoga

The Evolution of Yoga | Faites du Yoga | Scoop.it
Curious about how the practice we now refer to as "hata yoga" came about?  In fact, the history of yoga as a spiritual practice stems back more than 15,000 years!
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