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Well here’s something potentially unsettling. Kind of a no-brainer headline (maybe?). Not to make your blood boil, ahem, but research is showing that your internal body temperature and heart-rate could reach super dangerous levels in this type of class causing the risk of heat-related illness if you’re not careful. A new study, sponsored by the American [...]

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Cracking joints. We all do it. Sometimes unintentionally, sometimes out of habit, and sometimes to annoy our squeamish friend who equates popping knuckles to nails on a chalkboard. As yogis, you may find your joints crack even more or less than usual. But what’s really happening when we do it? And, maybe more importantly, is [...]

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A new study found that yoga can be just as beneficial to your heart as your jazzerfitcyclezumbathon or any other aerobic activity you put yourself through. The study found that practicing yoga “lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise.” And our hearts grew three [...]

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Here’s some news to brighten your day: science has provided yet another reason to practice yoga. A study found that yoga can help reduce cancer-related fatigue and lower levels of inflammation in the body. And actually, the more yoga that was done, the better off the cancer survivors were. Researchers and scientists at Ohio State University [...]

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Speaking of, a new report says yoga can help fend off Type 2 diabetes. It’s already been well-documented that aerobic physical activities can help lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and help balance blood sugar levels for people who already have it, but a new study investigates the connection between increased muscle strength gained [...]

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This news may confuse and/or disappoint many people searching “yoga for weight loss” or those already enrolled in a sweaty vinyasa-thon to shed a few pounds in the new year. As it turns out, it may be restorative yoga that you really need to lose weight and feel better, according to a new study. The [...]

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Just about everyone’s heard the saying “fake it til you make it.” But can you fake feeling powerful and confident? Social psychologist Amy Cuddy says yes you can, and in her TED Talk, she explains how “power posing,” as in standing strong in your body and taking up space, even when you feel weak and [...]

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Prison yoga. It’s not so new. Heck, it’s even one of the subplots of the new women’s prison-centered Netflix series Orange is the New Black. (You didn’t have to watch all 13 episodes of the season over the weekend to meet inmate ‘Yoga’ Jones, but you could have, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that. [...]

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When we’re not writing about wacky yoga style mashups or the yoga pants biz, we tend to post a lot about yoga-related scientific studies. And there seems to be a lot more to write about lately, which is a good thing. But it’s not just us, there actually are more scientific studies involving yoga now [...]

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