Yoga
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Yoga is in the top 10 complementary and alternative approaches for therapy used by adults. It has been shown to reduce stress, depression and anxiety and has been proven to improve physical fitness, strength and flexibility. As Inger Burnett-Zeigler in the video below states; 21 million people in ...

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Top 5 Tips for Yoga Beginners

In today’s world, everyone is looking for new and improved ways to stay healthy. There are plenty of fads, both proven and some not. Many people take supplements to help them fill gaps in their diet. (You might want to check out a site like Review Critic to discover how well your supplements may ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Kundalini Yoga!

Something a bit different this week, as we at Keep Fit Kingdom are trying out Kundalini yoga. What is this, you ask, and how is it different to ordinary kinds of yoga exercises? Well, Kundalini refers more to inbound meditation and the awakening of your mind rather than merely physical stretches. ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Hatha Yoga!

It's that time of week again, where I unleash further ramblings about a different kind of yoga. This time, Hatha Yoga is under the spotlight. The word 'Hatha' means 'forceful' in Sanskrit, which is the ancient Indian language that is the source of most yogic terminology. It can be used to describe ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Yin Yoga!

Ready to hear about another kind of yoga? Of course you are. Yin yoga is based around the concept of yin and yang (the cute symbol on your choker necklace, you know the one) in the sense that this practice involves being stable and unmoving, yet ever-changing and revealing at the same time. Yin ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga!

If you're desperately looking for a new form of yoga to practice, then look no further than Vinyasa yoga. The word 'Vinyasa' translates (from the Sanskrit terms vi "in a special way" + nyasa, which means "to place") as 'arranging something in a special way' which is exactly what you'll be doing ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Bikram Yoga!

Most of you will have done yoga but only a few of you will have turned the intensity up a notch and given Bikram yoga a go. Bikram refers to the founder of the practice 'Bikram Choudhury' a yoga guru from India and involves 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a room heated to 42 degrees with ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates!

Pilates is a form of exercise that was originally developed in the early 1900's by Joseph Hubertus Pilates (born: 9th December, 1883 in Mönchengladbach, Germany), with the aim of helping the body to gain strength and flexibility. Joseph was a self-defence instructor during World War I, and he ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Daily Back Bends!

Most of us this summer will have seen the beautiful Instagram pictures of stretchy people doing back bends in front of sun sets. For those of you that are unfamiliar with this practise, back bends usually involve lying on your back, stomach or knees, with the spine lengthening and stretching as you ...

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Top 5 Neck Stretching Exercises!

Many people suffer from pain or stiffness in their necks. This is especially true if you find yourself sitting for long periods of time at a desk in a relatively sedentary job - even every day stress can be ‘a pain in neck’ quite literally! A popular request at yoga classes is to work on the neck ...

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Top 5 Yoga Poses For a Powerful Core!

Ever wondered how yogis balance themselves in crazy positions? No it’s not that they possess super powers, it’s that they have super strong abdominals! Having strong and toned abs is important to a lot of us. Not only does a strong core look great but it supports our physical body in so many ways. ...

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