- 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
- June 1st, 2009
Every morning, Angie steps onto her yoga mat and struggles to push herself into Downward-Facing Dog. Three breaths later—on a good day—she comes down and rests in Child’s Pose, rolling her wrists and flexing her fingers. Angie, at 32 years old, has osteoarthritis in her hands and her hips. But in spite of the pain, she says yoga actually makes her feel better.
Recover your full range of motion with yoga.By Jennifer Lang
- March 1st, 2009
Upon entering the world, my daughter Mira suffered a brain injury. Within seconds, my husband and I were thrown into a whirlwind of unfamiliar words, a loss of our vision of a healthy birth, and an unknown future anticipated with both fear and intense love.How yoga helped a mother see her daughter's disability in a new light.By Cindy Kaplan
- January 1st, 2009
Leaning against the wall, I bend forward and raise one leg 90 degrees into Half Moon, a balance pose. When I’m steady, I unfurl my arms: one to a block on the floor, the other skyward. Supported by my standing leg, I feel like I could fly—all 175 curvy pounds of me.Yoga helps you love the body you have—nowBy Laurel Kallenbach
- January 1st, 2009
Your hip flexors can tighten as a result of an abnormal tilt of the pelvis and from too much sitting. Also, “biking, running, and activities where you are in a hunched-over position lead to tight hip flexors because the muscle is being shortened,” says De West, yoga therapist at the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado.Elizabeth Gregg
- December 1st, 2008
We’ve all heard the same advice a million times, no matter what our health concerns: Eat better, exercise more, and stress less. But why is that so hard for many of us to do?
While most nutritionists and doctors tell us to eat plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, and spices—they don’t really explain how we can do that in three meals a day.
By Lindsay Wilson, Nicole Duncan, Erin Quinn, Kate Hanley
- November 1st, 2008
I got into yoga as a college student on a typically tight budget. To save money I decided to memorize my favorite sequence and practice at home. It was love at first Sun Salute.The joys of a home yoga practice don’t have to come with years of experience. This sequence designed by yoga icons Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman will help you get started, and stick with it.By Nora Simmons
- October 1st, 2008
Yoga offers powerful self-healing tools for women with breast cancer—from diagnosis and treatment through recovery. How you practice yoga is as important as what you practice, so be sure to:
Balance effort with relaxation.
Treat yourself kindly.
Challenge yourself—but never strain in a pose.How yoga helps breast cancer patients find balance again, on and off the mat.By Carol Krucoff