- March 1st, 2012
For many people, yoga is a relaxing and beneficial activity. However, the increase in the practice of Bikram yoga, more commonly known as hot yoga, has lead to an increase in injuries—not from the yoga itself, but from underlying medical conditions that are sensitive to heat.Potential dangers of Bikram yoga.
- January 1st, 2012
From television shows to political campaigns, the hot topic of obesity is now on the minds of many, and the public is finally ready to take action. People understand the serious implications of being overweight and the illnesses that unavoidably stem from it—diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, to name a few.“Sedentary Death Syndrome,” as the media calls it, is an epidemic.By Cara Lucas
- July 28th, 2011Trauma-sensitive yoga helps survivors trust themselves again.By David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, PHD
- February 1st, 2011
Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.Try these Yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.
- June 1st, 2010
Rainy Wright-Legg of Ashland, Oregon, had a straightforward goal when she first started Pilates five years ago: to take control of her debilitating shoulder pain. She never imagined that she was embarking on a journey that would help her shake years of emotional baggage—and 116 pounds.
Yes, you can shed pounds with Pilates. Here's how.By Deirdre Shevlin Bell
- May 1st, 2010
Vacation can mean different things to different people. You can tour foreign cities, soak up artistic culture, veg out at a beach resort, or relax at a spa. And while all of these are wonderful ways to spend precious leisure time, you can also use your vacation to take away something more than a tan or a ton of scenic photographs.Looking for a getaway that can change your life and your health? Consider a retreat that takes you way beyond the basic vacation.By Sally Wadyka
- February 1st, 2010
I should have known better than to let the teacher’s assistant adjust me in Shoulderstand Pose, but he seemed so sure of himself. He wanted to help me get the most benefit out of the pose, and he said he knew just what to do. I protested (not very convincingly) that I had some problems with my shoulders and neck and wasn’t too keen on Shoulderstand in the first place.Is your yoga practice causing more harm than good?By Linda Sparrowe
- December 1st, 2009
Here’s even more reason to get on the mat: A new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows people who practice yoga regularly eat more mindfully, proving that both the physical and mental components of yoga help thwart weight gain. Researchers asked more than 300 people, mostly women, questions about their eating patterns.By Marcy Franklin
Having problems “quieting your mind” when meditating?
- June 1st, 2009
Coming to terms with cancer is never easy, yet a new study supports what many women already know: Yoga helps. Published in the journal Psycho-Oncology, the study confirmed that women with breast cancer had a 50 percent reduction in depression and a 12 percent increase in feelings of peace following yoga sessions. If you or someone you love needs some yogic healing, head to the mountains.By Nora Simmons