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The Health Benefits of Yoga - Yoga is a practice that anyone of any age can complete anywhere at anytime. It originated in ancient India and is estimated to be nearly five thousand years old. Through yoga, one is able to find his or her path to peaceful bliss within him or her self (Finney 25). The mind and the body become balanced with each other, giving one the sense of enlightenment (The Magic of...Meditation). Depending on the styles and poses a person is to choose, yoga benefits a person not only physically, but mentally as well....   [tags: yoga, health benefits, meditation] 1182 words
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Karma Yoga and Bhagvad Gita - The senses are said to be superior to the body; the mind is superior to the senses; the intellect is superior to the mind; and what is superior to the intellect is Atman. “A thing subtle is always superior to another which is gross. The five senses excel the gross body. Mind dominates over the senses and hence is superior to them. Intellect comes above the mind in that it decides while the later merely feels. Atman supplies light to the intellect itself and therefore it is above all these instruments utilized by it.” Personally, among the three margas (karma-bhakti-jnana) in Hinduism to attain Kaivalya, I am attracted and influenced by the karma marga or also called as kriya yoga....   [tags: jnana yoga, body, ideas] 1874 words
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Teaching Yoga in Schools - Teaching Yoga in Schools Yoga seems to be growing in popularity amongst people who are trying to exercise and get in shape. It is a relaxing way to become more flexible and gain strength. According to an article in Huffington Post, yoga practitioners have increased “nearly 30 percent in the last four years.” It seems like yoga would be accepted by the majority of people, seeing it as a good form of exercise. But when the school district in Encinitas, California received a 533,000 dollar grant to practice yoga in their schools, some parents protested, claiming that it was the school district’s attempt to teach Hinduism to the children....   [tags: hindus, raja yoga, ]
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Effect of Yoga Nidra on Blood Pressure - Introduction Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) is a term used to represent the state in which an individual exhibits all the symptoms of a deep non-REM sleep, remaining fully conscious(1). PET studies have shown that the brain activities during Yoga Nidra is unique in the sense that it can be called as the “fourth state of mind"(2). Yoga Nidra had been traditionally used in yoga practices to bring the subject into a state of deep relaxation. Studies have shown that practice of Yoga Nidra reduces Sympathetic Activity from baseline levels(3) and a shift in heart rate variability suggestive of parasympathetic(4) improvement....   [tags: yoga sleep, mindfulness]
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Bhagavad Gita is the Ultimate Science of Yoga - The Meaning of Yoga It is common to associate the word Yoga with a system of physical postures and meditation. But Yoga in its original form has a deep spiritual significance which is lost in today’s body-centered world. The Sanskrit word Yoga comes from the verb root Yuj, which means to link or to connect. When we talk about linking or connection, an obvious question arises: to connect what with what. The very word “connection” implies that there must be two different entities separated from one another, and they need to be connected....   [tags: Yoga India Indian Spirituality Sprit Spiritual] 2620 words
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The Benefits of Yoga - Yoga has been around for centuries, but it has recently increased in popularity. Yoga originated in India and refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines. There are 5 major branches of yoga in the Hindu philosophy, they include: Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Hatha yoga (Yoga). Yoga goals vary and range from improving health to achieving Moksha (Yoga). “In the state of Moksha lies the ultimate peace, ultimate knowledge, and ultimate enlightenment. Paradise is believed to be a place of temporal attractions to be avoided by the seeker in order to pursue the ultimate goal of union/yoking with god through yoga.” (Moksha) After finding out a little more about yoga...   [tags: Persuasive Essay]
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Yoga and the Mind - ... In some of the more difficult poses, you are taught to “Breathe through it”, which basically means, with every exhale, you go a little deeper into the stretch. The trick is to quiet the mind, if you can quiet the mind, a sensation of peace and tranquility overwhelms the body, despite its physical distress. Another benefit found, is the breath is connected to the mind, when one relaxes and breathes deeply, the mind is slowed down as well. “Yoga also affects the Vagus nerve, which is a cranial nerve, is unique because it takes information from the body and takes it to the brain....   [tags: health, body, stress]
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What is Yoga? - ... The origins of Yoga can be found in the old Indian religious books called Vedas, which is 3,000-year-old collection of hymns and rituals of the early Indian civilization. Original Yoga focuses on how to unite the physical world and spiritual world. Practicing the rituals and singing the hymns force you to focus really hard. Yoga enabled the normal people who do not have religiously high state to reach the philosophy, concentrating and controlling your emotion. From 600 to 800 BC, the style of teaching Yoga has changed....   [tags: history, healthy body, mind, relaxation]
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Yoga as medication? - Introduction Individuals who practice yoga experience an awareness of their body and environment. Yoga helps them to relax and feel at peace with a subtle feeling of stimulation. This paper examines the use of prescription drugs/stimulants that are used to treat ADHD in children, and the use of an alternative that for some can be just as effective to treat ADHD. Yoga has beneficial factors for managing ADHD symptoms. According to the “yoga Journal” through deep breathing exercises, yoga teaches kids to tap into their breath in daily life as a source of mental and physical control....   [tags: Body Awareness, Environment, Stimulation]
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Yoga and Ayurveda - Yoga, as defined in America, is known to be a mind-body technique originating from Asia. It is readily available at fitness facilities, on DVD, and even by means of virtual instructors. Today people may practice yoga for a variety of reasons such as; addressing musculoskeletal concerns, physical, mental, and emotional health. Albeit yoga gaining increased popularity, its context does not stem far beyond its ability to reduce stress. Yoga originated in ancient India as a spiritual practice. In Sanskrit the word yoga means union, to yoke or to join (Chaoul & Cohen)....   [tags: Mind Body Technique, Asia]
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Patanjali and Yoga - Buddha said, “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings...” It is believed by many that coming together with a similar purpose can enhance the experience. The positive energies that fill the air during a yoga session are addicting. It is unbelievable sometimes, the people found in a yoga session. A young girl walks in to the room, followed by two beautifully aged women. A male in his early twenty’s follows them, and an older, rounder gentleman after him. The different shapes and sizes, beliefs, races, sexual orientations: they all disappear, they are all just human....   [tags: buddha, meditation]
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The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra - The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra Over recent years, Yoga has become more and more popular in Western society. I first learned about Yoga while I was in high school. One of my best friends, Ashley, began suffering from anxiety. She had a tough time coping with her panic attacks so her doctor suggested that she in role in yoga classes for relaxation purposes. She took classes once a week in addition to medication and counseling. She really enjoyed her classes and in joking around she would show me the stretches she had learned in class....   [tags: Papers] 1022 words
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The History and Practice of Yoga - The practice of yoga has been performed for countless years. It originated in ancient India while people were trying to maintain a state of everlasting peace. There are different traditions of yoga in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Gurus, from India, first introduced yoga in the West. Later in the 1980’s yoga became a popular system of physical exercises across the western world. The earliest archaeological evidence of yoga’s existence is found in stone that illustrates symbols and figures of yoga poses....   [tags: cost, stretching, posture]
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The Effects of Yoga in Fitness - ... What this means is that there are different types of yoga that people can chooses that fits their life styles. The choices are hot yoga, power yoga, relaxation yoga, parental yoga, etc. The third benefit is that it involves strength training and flexibility. Yoga’s focus on strength and flexibility has many benefits on the body. The postures that yoga puts people through helps stretch out the body from the inside and out and also makes a person feel good. The next thing is that when the muscles around the spine are reinforced (which is the core of everything), everything else falls into place....   [tags: physical, emotional, intellectual]
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The Eight Steps of Classical Yoga - How can Yoga and Meditation help shape our future life. Most of us are looking for fulfillment in our lives. We are living in a world that conditions us to believe that outer subjects can give us what we want. Yet again and again our experiences show us that nothing external can completely fulfill the human’s need within for "something more." Most of the time, however, we find ourselves dreaming about something, which always seems to lie just beyond our reach. We are caught up in doing rather than being in action and awareness....   [tags: meditation, mind, self-realization]
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The Origins and History of Yoga - ... In other regions, the ruins of the immense cities of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, depictions have been found engraved on soapstone seals that strongly resemble figures of yoga poses. Bhavagad-Gita, is the earliest known yoga scripture dated back to around 500 B.C. The Gita is dedicated entirely to yoga, its main aim is that -- "to be alive means to be active and in order to avoid difficulties in our lives and in others, our actions have to benign and have to exceed our egos." Its connection to the Upanishads is paralleled to the relationship between the Vedas and Upanishads, strengthening each other's meaning....   [tags: upanishads, meditation, exercise] 867 words
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Yoga and its Relation to Health - Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. There is an estimated 11 million Americans enjoying the health benefits of yoga. Though few people even know why. Most people think it’s just “Stretching”, But very few ever really stops to think about the health benefits of yoga. So let’s look at a few of these shall we. Some of the most commonly talked about benefits of yoga are the all-around fitness, weight loss, Stress relief, inner peace, improved immunity, living with greater awareness, better relationships, increased energy, better flexibility and posture, better intuition, increased lubrication of the joints ligaments and tendons, massages all of the organs in the body, compl...   [tags: spiritual goals, health benefits]
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Taking a Closer Look at Yoga - Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India with a view to accomplish a state of everlasting peace. Peace that pregnant women need when baring a child in their womb. Many pregnant women are doing yoga because it can relax their bodies and mind, as well as learning different breathing techniques that they can use when giving birth. Nora Isaacs a senior editor at Yoga Journal explains that while performing poses of yoga there is also a gesture called Namaste that is achieved by bring your palms together in prayer at your heart center to feel a sense of beginning or completion....   [tags: physical, mental and spiritual practices] 1562 words
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Yoga and the Community Habilitation Center - For the past few months I began practicing yoga and visiting the individuals at the Community Habilitation Center. Even though the amount of time I have spent practicing yoga and visiting CHC has been short, I feel as though my experiences have been transforming me into a better person. The connection I see between yoga and CHC is that both have helped and taught me to be a better person in many ways. Both of the experiences has helped me lighten my mood, see the state of the body better, taught me to see the world positively, and it has also helped me gain confidence....   [tags: personal growth]
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The Main Aim of Practicing Yoga - ... Hatha yoga uses opposing energies, namely hot and cold, which are similar to the concept of yin and yang. It attempts to balance the body and mind through controlled breathing, purification procedures, physical postures and relaxing the mind via meditation. This form of practice utilizes six limbs, which include Dharana (concentration), Samadhi (absorption), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dhyana (meditation), Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathing). Nowadays, people use this practice to align their muscles, bones and skin....   [tags: permanent state of mind, energy, true self] 682 words
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Yoga and Pilates Studios in Korea - The health and wellness market in South Korea is continuing to grow. This is largely due to the ongoing wellbeing trend and diversified product portfolios. A smart trend was dissembled in 2010, with people increasingly making purchases based on value or quality of health and wellness products. This means that consumers were willing to buy typical health and wellness product such as organic, natural and functional goods at best prices. By the end of 2009 an economic recovery started which allowed people to pay more to join fitness club, buy high end active wear, and eat wellbeing foods....   [tags: well-being and health] 515 words
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Chakras and Their Relation to Yoga - Intro You exercise to become fit, you consume food to gain energy, you go out to relieve stress, but what do you do when you want to focus. What do you do when you want to study for your midterm but you’re not able to concentrate. What do you do when the answer to a question is right at the tip of your pen but you just can’t grasp it. Practitioners of the method I’m about to introduce to you believe that it is capable of increasing our concentration level. That method is yoga. However, I’m not here to talk to you about yoga itself, I’m here to talk to you about the science behind yoga and that is chakras....   [tags: concentration, energy, poses] 698 words
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The Eight Limbs of Yoga - ... Pranayama or breath control can aid in cleaning your lungs, breathing conducts heat which cleanses our organs and muscles. Choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet is believed to cleanse and strengthen our bodies. The second Niyama is samtosa. Samtosa shows us that by choosing to be content with what we have and optimistic in the face of disappointment that we will be successful in all that we do. The third Niyama is Tapas. Without the vital tools of self-awareness, self-discipline and concentration, our potential remains untapped....   [tags: oriental philosphies, exercise alternatives] 1064 words
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Bikram Yoga and Body Fitness - ... During this session, an individual is expected to shed off any heavy clothing and let the heat rise until they feel it is hot enough. I saw the instructor turn on the fans sometimes but I didn’t feel it. I was wearing long sleeves so I felt very hot and a bit dizzy; we couldn’t drink water unless the instructor allowed us. The primary factors that interested me about this yoga class were the facts that the postures seek to ensure the right postures are adopted. Secondly is that the class enables beginners in the yoga classes easily master ways to go through yoga....   [tags: working out, healthy habits] 710 words
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Therapeutic Effects of Yoga -   Contents Introduction 2 Understanding Yoga 2 What is therapeutic yoga? 3 Types of Yoga 4 Ashtanga yoga (eight limbed yoga) 5 Hatha yoga 5 Iyenger yoga 6 (Professor Khalsa of Harvard Medical School as cited in Novotney, 2009) 7 Health Benefits 7 Evaluation of References 8 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 Introduction The aim of this essay is to evaluate the findings of the selected articles regarding the therapeutic effects of yoga. The involvement in complimentary medicine such as yoga continue to increase, it is important to be informed about the nature of yoga and the evidence of its therapeutic effect on health....   [tags: health, phylosophy]
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What is Laughter Yoga? - ... Laughter yoga seems quite beneficial to everyone. It helps people to reduce stress and anxiety, create a happy life (take themselves easily), improve coping abilities, and certain health issues. Laughter yoga is approachable for most of the people. Some research showed that laughter yoga is beneficial in workplaces and business field as it can increase workers’ productivity, their satisfaction in their jobs (more happy, motivate, and energetic), reduce their absenteeism, maintain their mental, emotional, and physical health, reduce turnover and also increase their creativity in teamwork (Corporate Benefit of LY, n.d.)....   [tags: playfulness, exercise, stress management] 938 words
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Yoga Practices: Ujjayi Breath - Ujjayi breath is a technique employed in a wide range of yoga practices and it is typically done in combination with asana (poses). Mastering this breathing technique will deepen your practice, calm your mind and strengthen your body. The Ujjayi breath is said to be very close the way that a newborn baby breathes, and learning to do it correctly will benefit you in many ways. How To Do The Ujjayi Breath Before adding the Ujjayi breath to your yoga practice, try to do it while seated on your mat in a crosslegged position....   [tags: breathing technique, asana] 677 words
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Liberation Thought and Bhakti-yoga - Liberation is a prominent ideology well stressed throughout the formation and development of history Hinduism. In general, the religious school of Indian philosophy is multiform with different tendencies, but mostly focused on explaining critical issues such as the phenomenon of nature, the meaning of life, the source of human suffering, and the path, which is the way to help people liberation from the suffering of the life. Like any other ancient Indian religions’ thoughts, Hinduism also aims at the ultimate liberation....   [tags: Liberation Ideology, Hindu]
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Yoga Misconceptions - “Yoga is not a religion. It has no creed or fixed set of beliefs, nor is there a prescribed God-like figure to be worshipped in a particular manner” (American Yoga Association 1). The common misconception is that yoga is a religion. In actuality, “the whole school of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation” (Christensen 13). Though yoga has been around for centuries, the modern world has altered the way this originally humble practice is performed, culturally stereotyped, and religiously viewed. The practice of yoga dates back thousands of years and is traditionally an intimate practice between a disciple and teacher....   [tags: Fitness]
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The Basics of Yoga - The Basics of Yoga YOGA is a philosophy about life which can vibrantly refresh your mind and body. To understand it, think of a tree. A tree is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, the tree would not survive. A tree is comprised of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, branches, etc. Likewise, Yoga is comprised of a lot of smaller things that without them, Yoga wouldn't survive. To understand these smaller things, let's start out by saying that in Yoga there is a threefold quest....   [tags: Papers] 598 words
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Yoga's Spiritual Path Means to Join - ... It directly deals with the encountering and transcending thoughts of the mind and highlights the benefits of meditation for spiritual self-realization and the positive evolution of consciousness. Meditation can be done in silence or to gentle music; it can also be done while gazing at a candle, at the moon, or at moving water. Hatha yoga is the exercise yoga. Refers to a set of physical exercises, that contain stretching and balancing, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the various channels of the body, especially the primary channel, the spine, so that energy can circulate freely....   [tags: kharma, hinduism, exercise] 898 words
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Taking a Look at My Yoga Class - ... Not only does yoga relive stress, it also builds muscle strength and coordination. Before class started, Amanda informed us that she was going demonstrate moves and repeat them so each member would be able to perform the moves efficiently. Some of the moves that she mentioned that we would be learning were sun salutations, happy baby, and a proper full body stretch. The first move that we learned was the sun salutation. It consisted of many different moves that were put together in a sequence....   [tags: participant observation assignment]
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Lululemon Athletica- Yoga Retail Store - History and Overview Lululemon Athletica is a yoga retail store; it is a textile apparel clothing company founded in 1998. Lululemon is located in the United States as well as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Lululemon very first store opened in November of 2000, in Vancouver BC, a place called Kitsilano. Originally, Lululemon idea behind the store was for it to be a community where individual would be able to learn and talk about healthy leaving through and yoga and their diet. However, it was impossible to help every customer that way since the store was very busy....   [tags: Textile Apparel Clothing Company, Minimum Wage]
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The Different Branches of Yoga - The Different Branches of Yoga In ancient times yoga reffered to as a tree, a living thing with roots, a trunk, branches, blossoms, and fruit. Hatha yoga is one of six branches; the others include raja, karma, bhakti, jnana, and tantra yoga. Each branch have its own characteristics and function represents a particular approach to life. Some people may find one particular branch more better than another. However, it is important to note that involvement in one of these paths don’t preclude activity in any of the others, and in fact you’ll find many paths naturally overlapping....   [tags: Papers] 763 words
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Yoga and its Positive Effects on the Mind and Body - The benefits of Yoga are endless. It effects the human mind and body in a variety of ways. Roughly 15 million Americans practice yoga, annually there is an expected increase of twenty percent in participants in the United States ("Yoga Statistics"). While Yoga is often thought of as a practice that involves circus like poses and seemingly impossible flexibility; it not. Even bedridden patients can gain benefit from imagining themselves going through the poses and practicing breathing techniques that are appropriate to them (Dickenson 24-25)....   [tags: breathing techniques, poses]
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The Hottest Workout: Bikram Yoga - The Hottest Workout: Bikram Yoga Imagine a 240-pound professional football player stretching his sweat-drenched body to its limits in heat of more than 110 degrees. This scene doesn’t take place on a football field, but in a heated Bikram yoga studio where many athletes and everyday people are going to cure and prevent aches and pains. Yoga, as a way to achieve higher self-awareness, was around as early as 200 B.C. in India and has been gradually growing in popularity in the western world over the past four decades....   [tags: Exercise Health Fitness Papers] 2076 words
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The Increasing Popularity of Yoga - The Increasing Popularity of Yoga With an increasing trend in western culture toward the use of alternative therapies, yoga is emerging as a primary means for achievement of both physiological and psychological wellness. Traditional yoga utilizes a combination of both physical and spiritual methods for faciliatation of self-improvement. The origin of yoga has not been clearly identified, however archeaological evidence suggests its existence as early as circa 1300BC (Starre 1989). Starre suggests that there are four main branches of traditional yoga practice, one being Raja yoga....   [tags: Papers] 4074 words
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Yoga Practice on Major Depression in Adult Females - The National Institute of Mental Health cites findings from a 2005 study that depression affected 6.7% of adults in the United States (2005). The majority of adults affected were between the ages of eighteen and sixty, and more women than men exhibited symptoms of major depression (NIMH 2005). Various antidepressant medications are advertised via television commercials, but I wondered if alternate treatments were available, and if so, how effective those treatments might be. I am currently enrolled in a Yoga class, and I have found that this focused practice results not only in the relaxation of my body, but also in the clarity of my mind....   [tags: Psychology]
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Yoga - Yoga What is yoga and how is it helpful to the average person. Many people hear the word "yoga" and think of some sort of stretching and breathing, but yoga is much more complex than this. Yoga is actually "characterized by body alignment." In other words it consists of many different "poses" that stretch and relax the entire body. Yoga is not just about someone sitting on the floor twisting their body. Blocks, straps, blankets, mats, and chairs are all used to enhance positions and to make sure each position is executed properly....   [tags: Research Essays]
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Yoga - The term Yoga has a few meanings. It's both a school of thought in the Hindu religion, and a system of mental and physical exercise developed by this school. All forms of yoga originated in India. People who follow this school, and practice any form of yoga are called yogis, or yogins. Students study under prolonged and careful guidance of the teacher, known as the guru. The first syllable 'gu,'; in Sanskrit means light; the second syllable, 'ru'; means light. A guru is a spiritual teacher who leads the pupil from darkness to light....   [tags: essays research papers] 867 words
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The Five Yamas of Hatha Yoga - The Five Yamas of Hatha Yoga Yoga is a discipline both involving physical and mental control that originated in India. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word, "yug", meaning union and it means the joining of the individual spirit with the universal spirit. The type of yoga known as Hatha Yoga, ("Ha"- sun, "tha"-moon) is what is most commonly practiced and this yoga involves the path of the mind and body and is the most physical. There are eight limbs or steps of Hatha Yoga, the first step being the five Yamas....   [tags: Papers] 980 words
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Yoga - Yoga The four paths of yoga are used in different ethnic backgrounds. In my understanding of yoga which in today’s society many believe the same. I believed that yoga was a form of exercise which you contort your body in different angles. I was sadly mistaken by what I believed was right was not right at all. As a matter of fact Yoga is actually a form of religion. In Yoga religion they have different paths. One path is the Jnana or better known as “Way of Knowledge”. In this path which from what I have learned is that those who practice it uses the rational mind rather than trying to transcend it by concentration practices....   [tags: Papers] 574 words
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Lessons from Thirty Years Practicing Yoga - ... Breathe - Breath is the ruler. The breath has an instantaneous effect on the mind. Professional athletes have long used the breath to effectively move between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems in the body to enhance performance and decrease recovery time. I equate life to playing a professional sport. When charged with adrenaline or faced with challenge the nervous system responds to these heighten senses by putting the flight or fight response in high gear. Using the breath can help navigate stressful times by slowing us down, soothing our nervous system, and allowing the brain to make clear decisions....   [tags: Breathing, Meditation, Exercise] 891 words
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Medicinal Value of Yoga - Medicinal Value of Yoga What most Westerners picture when you say Yoga, is an Indian guru in cloth shorts or a long flowing robe, twisted up in a some sort of a pretzel pose. You may picture the Yoga practitioner in peak physical shape, as well as, being a very peaceful human being. It is attaining this goal that is the aim of Yoga, but what most of people don't realize, is exactly how much goes into achieving this state. Yoga time honored teaching on how to achieve physical health, psychological well being and spiritual peace....   [tags: Health Medicine Exercise] 2968 words
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Analysis of the Market Offer for Women’s Yoga Clothing of Lululemon - Executive summary This report is aiming to analyse the special market offer “women’s yoga clothing” of Lululemon, what’s special about this product is that it is accounting for most of Lululemon Athletica’s sales. Women’s and Girls’ Wear Manufacturing Industry is expected to gain about $589.6 million in 2013-14, a little drop by 3.9%. The major participators in this industry are: • Nike, Inc. • Reebok • Adidas AG Lululemon is a public company that founded in Vancouver in 1998, which now becomes a top athletic apparel company in the world, especially for women’s yoga clothing....   [tags: athletic, apparel, industry] 532 words
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Use of Yoga in an Urban School for Children With Emotional Behavioral Disorders - Purpose and Hypotheses of the Study The study by Steiner, Sidhu, Pop, Frenette, and Perrin (2012) had one purpose in mind. This purpose was to examine the feasibility of using yoga in urban schools to help fourth and fifth grade student with emotional and behavior disorders learn coping methods. The use of yoga training with these students was expected to be embraced by the students, teachers, and parents of the students and fit within the students’ schools schedules; along with this, it was to help improve attention levels in the classroom and behaviors in the school and home environments....   [tags: Behavioral Disorders Essays]
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Do Mindfulness- Based Interventions Influence Psychological Health? - ... doi:10.1007/s12671-012-0139-9 2. Reference 2: Summary Chugh-Gupta et al.(2013) wanted to access whether yoga had an effect on state anxiety. They used search engines to find articles that included both yoga and state anxiety from six different electronic databases, including psychinfo. Then, the articles went through a screening process where the articles were rated based on what was achieved. In conclusion, Yoga is not only useful for health conditions, but also psychological conditions. However, they realized that many of the articles they found we not reliable....   [tags: yoga, anxiety, behavior] 914 words
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The Nirvitarka Concentration as Represented In Narayan's Mr Sampath - The novels of R.K. Narayan reflect that Indian sensibility which has been acquired through the ages from the wisdom of Indian philosophical thought that has been continually enriched since the ancient times but which had receded since colonization. Narayan adopts this 'theoretical base of the Indian philosophical tradition to retrieve and reconstitute a sense of Indianness. Perhaps, this is why he has proved to be "the most lasting, highly rated and widely accessible, while his writing is the most consciously rooted in local circumstances, traditions and values" as claimed by Dennis Walde(694)....   [tags: Indian Sensibility, Yoga Philosophy]
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Does GRTL Help with ASD and Behavioral Issues? - ... In this research, the research question was," Does GRTL helps with ASD and behavioral issues. The new researcher researched the effectiveness of the get ready to learn classroom yoga program among children with ASD. Methods Participants and Procedure: -In this research , they used a pretest-posttest control group design to explore the effects of the GRTL program on challenging behaviors among children with ASD.There were two different tests, Number one-VABS ||, which means Vineland adaptive behavior scales and number two-ABC checklist which means aberrant behavior checklist....   [tags: yoga classrooms for children] 1201 words
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College Admissions Essay: Aunt Joan and Yoga - Aunt Joan and Yoga Up until about 40 years ago, yoga was practically unknown to most Americans. When it was introduced to the United States in the '60s, people believed in the incorrect stereotype that it was done only by "hippies," "flower children," and "druggies." Today the term "yoga" is more widely known, now that it is becoming trendier. Yoga is a discipline with a scientific background that was developed over 2000 years ago. In this system of self-development the restless mind is calmed and energy is placed into constructive channels....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 624 words
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Mind/Body Practices: Ancient Traditions with Contemporary Benefits - In October of 1991, the United States Congress passed a law dedicating $2 million to fund an office of the National Institute of Health dedicated to the investigation of nontraditional medical practices. Seven years later, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) became an official branch of the National Institutes of Health. Although alternative medicine has only recently gained official recognition in the United States, the mind/body practices that pervade NCCAM’s research have ancient roots....   [tags: alternative medicine, meditation, yoga]
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Exercise for Optimal Emotional Health - ... Belly breathing - Belly breathing is an easy and relaxing technique, which can help in reducing stress. First, you have to sit in a comfortable position. Place one hand on the belly, while the other hand on the chest. Inhale through the nose and allow your belly to push your hand out, while your chest remains unmoving. Exhale through pursed lips, and feel the hand on your belly go in. You can also use this hand to push all the air out from the belly. Repeat this technique 3 to 10 times and take your time with each breath....   [tags: yoga, meditation, breathing techniques] 636 words
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A Change in my Life - My last weeks of school and personal life have been a little bit interesting. Everything that I knew had changed in front of my eyes. I always knew that things in life never stay the same because in that way, life will be too boring and uninteresting. However, I did not expect them to change so fast and so soon. Lucky for me, my professor in my ENC1102 class introduced me to two great stress release: yoga classes and the WOW Center (CHC) which is a place for special people. Yoga and CHC have been the best support for me in these crazy and hard days of my new life....   [tags: yoga, WOW Center]
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Alternative Approaches to Epilepsy Treatment - I stumbled upon this article during library day and it has been one of the most helpful article I could find. It’s a scholarly journal with ties to Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as well as Columbia University and Neurologic Institute. The article mainly focuses on drug free treatments such as yoga, relaxation, acupuncture, Omega-3 fatty acids supplements, and biofeedback. I had never heard of any of these kinds treatments until I read this article. I honestly expected to doze off half way through the article but I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself genuinely intrigued....   [tags: yoga, relaxation, acupuncture]
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Differences and Similarities of Ancient Religions of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism gained importance and popularity during a time of great religious exploration. While these religions have some similarities, they also have some distinct differences. The key to all three of these is enlightment. Let’s look at some other similarities between them. Buddhism and Jainism, originated and developed individually in the same geographical area of India with neither believing in the existence of God, but they do recognize a higher human form. All three religions believe in a cycle of birth, death and rebirth with the possibility of freeing themselves from this cycle....   [tags: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, meditation, Yoga]
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The Lord Shiva: Hindu Traditions - In the Hindu religion there are three main gods, apart of the triumvirate, and those are: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The god Shiva is important in this triumvirate because he is the destroyer of the world. Shiva is the destroyer, but he also has many other complex roles and many of those roles tend to contradict each other. The god Shiva has many names and is the god of various aspects of life including yoga and dance. Shiva has gained a large following in the Hindu religion and those that follow him are called Shaivas....   [tags: god shiva, hindu religion, yoga]
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Resistance Training Program - Director, thank you for the opportunity to provide recommendations for the facility’s new Resistance Training Program. This is sure to be a great addition to our current walking program and will be an opportunity for the residence to progress even further. There is compelling evidence of these type programs being used and their effectiveness with the population of our residence. (Haggis 2013) Adding this aspect to our current offerings may appeal to other residence who may not be participating in the walking program and keep them from being further inactive....   [tags: walking program, yoga fitness program]
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The History and Evolution of Tai Chi - The History and Evolution of Tai Chi Tai Chi is a result of the Chinese Taoists. The Taoists in their observation of nature found nothing was entirely still. If prey stayed in one place, the beasts of the forest would take advantage. They also found that this principle applied to humans as well and that if they remain stagnant, it opened the door for disease and old age. From this revelation, the Taoists began creating martial art forms, as well as using yoga introduced from India, to be active....   [tags: chinese art exercise yoga stretching] 998 words
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Overview of Crohn's Disease - Description Crohn’s disease is chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines however affects the entire digestive system, from the mouth to the anus otherwise known as the Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) [1]. Individuals affected by the disease are often young adults and adolescents aged 15 – 35 [7]. Crohn’s Disease is one of the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disorders (IBD), the other being ulcerative colitis [3] and is usually located in the lower part of the small intestines and the upper end of the colon....   [tags: inflammatory disease, yoga]
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We’re Not Asking You To Give Up Yoga Pants: Identifying Religious Symbolism in Daily Life - Before answering this question, I believe it essential to establish what cultural appropriation means. Cultural Appropriation as Susan Scafidi defines it is the “taking— from a culture that is not one’s own—of intellectual property, cultural expressions or artifacts, history, and ways of knowledge.” Cultural appropriation involves the taking by a majority group from minority groups, the treasured aspects of their heritage for their own consumer fulfillment, while simultaneously silencing these individuals within the respective societies....   [tags: cultural appropriation]
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Hinduism - Hinduism In India there are six orthodox schools of philosophy which recognize the authority of the Vedas as divine revelation, and they generally function as pairs - Nyaya and Vaishesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta, and Samkhya and Yoga. Those who did not recognize this authority were the Jains, Buddhists, and materialists. Even in India where spiritual ideas dominate the culture there were some who were skeptical of those ideals and held to a materialist view of the world; they were called Carvaka, and their doctrine that this world is all that exists is called Lokayata....   [tags: Religion Spirituality Carvaka Yoga Essays] 4900 words
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Action Research - Origins of Yoga “At the heart of this tradition is the desire to be healthy and whole, to integrate the various aspects of our human nature,” (Gillen & Gillen, 2007, p.19). The origins of yoga can be traced back to India where its development was expressed through the Sanskrit language. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “yoke or unite”. The art of yoga is a system which allows the participant to develop physical and mental strength (Zipkin, 1985). Yoga is thought to be rooted in Hinduism, but has been found to precede this religious practice....   [tags: Research] 1659 words
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Exploring the Therapeutic Effects of Yogic Techniques for Stress Management - ... I will gather an assessment from baseline of the study, midpoint and at the end by questionnaires. By the end of this project I hope to show the benefits that Yogic technique has for coping mechanisms for stress related disorders. I hope to help link the gap between Yoga and medical use as an alternative effective intervention for self-care throughout a wide population of people. The most important component of my study is to provide participants and hopefully future researchers the importance of self-care in relation to stress and anxiety related disorders including psychosomatic, behavioural, mood affective....   [tags: my research Masters Project] 1272 words
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Christian Speculation about the End of Times - ... For Richard King, pick-and-mix spirituality is not a recent phenomenon: ‘in practice throughout history human beings, when they’ve encountered diverse practices and beliefs, have pick-and-mixed and hybridised traditions all the time’ (King speaking in ‘Interview with Richard King’). It must also be noted that nascent religious movements do not necessarily break with tradition, as they ‘often attempt to justify a new idea or a new social order by attributing to it the authority of tradition, (…) through a radical reinterpretation of the past (…) to portray themselves as the true embodiment of “tradition”’ (Lewis, 2003, p....   [tags: reinterpretation, religious beliefs] 1820 words
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Taking a Look at the Mahabarata - The Mahabharata is one of the great texts of Asian Philosophy. It is one of the two main texts that influenced the philosophies and culture of India and Southeast Asia (1). It is an epic that had great historical significance and encompasses much of the ethics and religious teachings of the Hindu culture through story and lesson (2). Within the Mahabharata is the Bhagavad-Gita. It is located in the middle of the epic within a section containing only about 700 verses (3). In comparison to the entire Mahabharata, this is only a small subset....   [tags: texts of Asian Philosphy] 706 words
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Stress Relief for College Students - ... There are a couple different types of yoga that focus on different area such as Dyhana Yoga, which focuses on concentration, and Hatha Yoga, which is by exercise for physical and mental harmony. (para 4) All forms of Yoga are for concentration and contemplation in controlling the mind. Yoga involves stretches and moves that get body moving and giving the ability to become more flexible. This is important with stress, having the ability to concentrate and focus on school, work or an exam or even studying can reduce stress largely....   [tags: meditation, relaxing music, healthy eating] 1217 words
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Participant Observation Report - The class attended for my Participant Observation Assignment was a yoga class at the Recreation Center at State University. Such a class is for one session and is forty-five minutes in length. During this class, we covered beginning yoga moves at a slow pace so everyone felt comfortable. The nature of the class consisted of simple yoga moves, serine atmosphere, and relaxing music. Learning theories that were address, applied, and by the instructor wanted us to use were Skinner’s Operant Conditioning, Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory, and Observational Learning....   [tags: Participant Observation 2014]
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Hinduism's Three Views of Salvation - Introduction In every religion there are key components to the belief system, and ways in which one obtains Salvation. For example, Mormons’ follow the beliefs of three books: Pearl of Great Price, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine in Covenants. Their salvation is works based, and they have no assurance that they will enter into Celestial Kingdom, though they may be assured they will be entered into Telestial Kingdom. Buddhists follow the noble eightfold path, or the four noble truths. Christians believe in the saving grace of Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection on the Cross....   [tags: Theology, Religious Comparison]
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Bhagavad Gita: The Theory of Soul vs. the Body - Imagine yourself walking past a homeless man. His hopeless eyes catch yours while he asks, “can you spare (should be spare) some loose change, please look to your soul.” If you were to look deep into a mirror past the exterior fixtures of the face and see into the inner sanctum: what would you find. Why do people reference the soul before the actions of the body, and why do we associate the soul to a higher state of harmony. In the short novel Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, the Vrishni prince believes that the only way to ultimate harmony is to reject the body, including the brain and embrace the soul....   [tags: harmony, body, soul, mind] 1282 words
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The Benefits and Different Types of Meditation - Meditation and its many forms has been used years and years for spiritual, and relaxation purposes. While the more traditional Buhdist or Tibetan monks meditate to obtain a higher spirituality or to lucid dream; meditation has also been used for both clinical populations and the general public to treat stress and stress related conditions, as well as to encourage better health. Numbers of hospitals now days offer special programs and courses in meditation to patients seeking treatments other than medication to relieve their ailments or to better their general well being....   [tags: spiritual, stress, health, conditions, problems] 931 words
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Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders - Children suffering emotional and behavioral disorders are in need of effective interventions and strategies that will provide them relief in stressful situations and help them self-regulate their behavior. Effective interventions for this population could result in reduced distractions (both personally and within the classroom) and enable them to increase their learning time, thereby optimizing their educational careers. An intervention of yoga and related relaxation techniques may provide students a natural and holistic approach to accomplishing these goals....   [tags: Intervensions for Relaxation]
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Obesity in the United States - Out of the 313.9 million people who live in the U.S., 155 million of those people are either overweight or obese. That is about two-thirds of adults; not including adolescents (Hellmich). People today turn to anything that can get them “slim quick”, but never seem to think about watching caloric intake, eating in moderation, and exercising. Instead, our society wants to be able to not do work and still see results. This is why fad diets are so prevalent in our world today. While very popular in society and promise to show quick results for a healthy lifestyle, fad diets actually contribute to many health problems and become dangerous for the people who use them to lose weight....   [tags: diets, fast food, atkins diet, weight loss]
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Hinduism: Now and Then - Hinduism: Now and Then Over time traditions came together to develop recognizable religious traditions which was eventually known as Hinduism. Hindu’s have many different practices such as Sanatana Dharma, Vedic worship, yoga and many other different rituals. Hindu’s also have many other beliefs and celebrations such as reincarnation, karma, prana, puja, samsara and many more. Hinduism is known for its beliefs, practices and gods and as the years pass by the religion still stands strong to what they believe....   [tags: Religion] 1319 words
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Interrogating the Margins through Wordsworth’s Romanticism and Patanjali’s Yogasutra - Interrogating the Margins- the margins that have defined perhaps divided cartographically not only the nations as a geographical entity but also as a fractured ideological entity. The codification of this kind of mental space has led to certain dominant ‘western’ discourses that have conveniently marginalized the oriental ‘Other’. This paper is an attempt to deconstruct this mystification of the west by discovering it as a fractured entity .It is an attempt not just to interrogate the margins but crossing over the margins in a quest to invent new realities, new world, new imagination where there could be hopes of no margins at all....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Western Thought]
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Hinduism and Buddhisn - Two major religious paths found in the Indian subcontinent are Hinduism and Buddhism (LR, 37). Hinduism is seen as a polytheistic and a monotheistic tradition that evolved from other Indian religious traditions. Hinduism is also known as Sanatana Dharma whose goal is to achieve moksha and live life according to the Dharma (LR, 43). Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that is based on the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, known as the Dharma, which offers a path to enlightenment by practicing compassion and achieving liberation from suffering (LR, 72)....   [tags: Religion, Karma, Krishna] 1770 words
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