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asanas (äˑ·se·näsˈ),

n.pl in Ayurveda, exercises based on stretching, deep breathing, and concentration. Promote rejuvenation of specific organs, glands, and the spine.
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The beneficial effects of asana, pranayama, and relaxation techniques in NIDDM may be due to reduction of insulin resistance, increase in release of insulin like factors from muscles into the circulation, decrease in secretion of adrenaline from diminished sympathetic tone leading to inhibition of glycogenolysis or improvement in antioxidant status.
A preliminary report on the role of yoga asanas on oxidative stress in non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus.
Using her background in dance therapy and primitive expression, Mattalia works traditional yoga asanas into a creative routine punctuated with live percussion.
The appendix on asana sequences and guide is the strongest as it has photographs of the asanas.
Ja o hatha yoga comecou a ser praticado na era comum e aparece nas principais obras, como Goraksa Sataka, Siva Samhita, Hathayogapradipika, Gheranda Samhita, entre outras, que surgem a partir do seculo XV e ilustram um numero limitado de asanas.
Illustrated explanations of the origins, insertions, actions and innervations are presented in tandem with their awakening and illuminating roles in the practice of asanas.
It isn't always about challenging, sneering and laughing evil laughter when I do the asanas.
Swami Ramdev, a new-age yoga guru is dominating Indian viewers with both his performances of yoga asanas and his candid comments against corruption.
The regular practice of these Yogic asanas would help them achieve both good health and harmony.
The asanas described in the following sections are examples of some of the best choices for some of the most popular competitive and recreational sports-running, swimming, cycling, skiing, tennis and golf.
Over 20 members of this fitness facility are performing yogic asanas.