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A model guide to going deeper in yoga practice

http://www.boston.com

If your gym’s yoga classes are packed, or if you hope to cultivate a daily practice at home, Yoga for Wii might be your best ticket to Nirvana this coming winter.No doubt, some yoga purists will be driven mad by Yoga for Wii’s distinctly Western a la carte approach to an ancient spiritual tradition. That’s because Yoga for Wii (www.yoga-game.com/) touches on multiple disciplines at the same time. It also includes tidbits of advice about eating right, the care and feeding of one’s chakras, and postures crafted to relieve back pain, arthritis, and headaches.

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American Spending on Alternative Medicine Continues to Skyrocket

http://www.healthnews.com

American consumers spent an estimated $34 billion on alternative medicine in 2007. In fact, alternative medicine accounts for over 11 percent of out-of-pocket spending on health care in the United States. This surprising information comes from the first national estimate of dollars spent on alternative medicine in over ten years. The last government estimate of spending on alternative medicine was reported based on a 1997 survey that found spending to be at about $27 billion.

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Weight Loss Surgery Recovery Made Easier: Bariatric Yoga

http://www.weightlosssurgerychannel.com

Bariatric surgery recovery can be made easier with gentle “bariatric yoga.” It’s helping many get healthy. Weight loss surgery recovery isn’t easy, but bariatric yoga can help. Dr. Matthew Cook practiced yoga before he went to medical school and even taught it after he graduated. Later, while working in a hospital and helping coordinate a recovery program for bariatric surgery patients, an idea seemed obvious. “I realized at that point: Hey, I teach yoga and this is where I work,” he said.

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Like Water yoga studio and art gallery opens

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Richmonders, especially those in the Jackson Ward area, can now experience yoga and art in one unique visit to Like Water. The new yoga studio also serves as an art gallery which features the artwork of Jason Roane (co-owner). Yoga, Pilates and Dance classes are taught by Briana Young-Roane (co-owner). Click here for Like Water's schedule. Briana and Jason's studio has art events monthly , such as Life Drawing and Watch Me Work, as well as yoga classes almost every day of the week. Hard-to-find formats like Just Male Vinyasa and Couples Yoga are staples on their calendar.

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Lisondra Says She Doesn't Want Money To Get In Way Of Yoga Practice

http://www.kmbc.com

With the current economic climate, businesses are doing what they can to stay afloat. That has led a new yoga studio in Waldo to find a creative way to drum up business. Caren Lisondra knew that opening a yoga studio during a recession would be risky.
"The space found me," Lisondra said. "I looked on craigslist and found what was available and this studio came up. I came to visit and everything fell into place."

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AntiGravity Yoga: The Ups & Downs

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Nope, it’s me–hanging completely upside down, being supported by a 10-inch-wide piece of cloth and wondering how on earth I decided this was a good idea. AntiGravity Yoga is the newest trend amongst the pricey “glam” gyms and has been catching on in a big way. Combining yoga, pilates and acrobatics, it promises to realign and release your joints from the pressures of gravity. I decide to try it out because it looks, for lack of a more adult phrase, super fun. Walking into class, I get the impression that this will be easy. Guess again.

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Anti-Gravity Yoga Video

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Anti-Gravity Yoga workout in South Beach video demostration

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'Anti-gravity yoga' to take off in British gyms

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

As unlikely as it sounds, converts of 'AntiGravity Yoga' say the technique enables them to reach positions other exercises can't reach, leading to a better all-round work-out. Participants use a hammock suspended from the ceiling to carry out yoga, pilates and dance moves while defying gravity. It is becoming more and more popular in America and fitness experts believe it is only a matter of time before it 'takes off' here. Crunch, a US gym chain, has been pioneering AntiGravity Yoga with its one-hour sessions, which it has nick-named 'Wings'.

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'AntiGravity Yoga' low-impact workout

http://abclocal.go.com

Close your eyes. Relax your mind. Relax your body. While it sounds like nap time at the gym, it's actually the cool-down portion of a new workout called AntiGravity Yoga. Flying, jumping, hanging upside down. And believe it or not ... "It's very relaxing."

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Bikram Yoga

http://en.wikipedia.org

Bikram's Yoga, also known as Hot Yoga, or "Fire Yoga" is a style of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury and a Los Angeles, California based company. Bikram Yoga is ideally practiced in a room heated to 105°F (40.5°C) with a humidity of 40%. Classes are guided by specific dialogue including 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Classes last approximately 90 minutes. Beginners may take Bikram's yoga classes.

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