Whether it's someone close to you, part of your family, a friend, a neighbor, young or old, living or passed on, we all know a veteran (or a few). We also know that not all wounds can be seen on the surface, and in fact, of the over two million American soldiers deployed to Iraq [...]
Yoga, yoga good for your heart, the more you practice the more you...get smart about your health, of course! The first ever yoga study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found yoga to be a safe, effective and relatively cheap therapy for improving the lives of heart patients. The study conducted [...]
Science is a science. Yoga is... A review of more than one hundred studies looking at 16 different different high-quality controlled studies focusing on the effects of yoga on depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, sleep complaints, eating disorders and cognition problems has concluded with positive results. Yay. Yoga gets a lot of hype. Can it live up to it? [...]
Remember all that fuss over yoga 'wrecking your body' and such? Ouch! This could easily be dubbed the year of "bend it til it breaks" with much debate and controversy surrounding William J. Broad's book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards and other scandalous mentionables.
While the bedlam has since died down, yoga injuries are still very much a hot topic and something we should all feel free to discuss. YogaUOnline thinks so and will be hosting a free online telesummit called 'Yoga Injuries: Facts and Fiction' featuring some heavy hitters in the yoga and medical fields.
Great news in the 'another way yoga is awesome' dept. A recent study finds stroke victims benefit from yoga on a psychological, physical and confidence-boosting level, TIME magazine reports.
There's a great story out of Boulder, CO about yoga being used as a tool to help kids in the autism spectrum. We've seen yoga play a therapeutic role for people living with a variety of conditions from cancer survivors to rehabilitating vets to stressed out teenagers. Yes, yoga is for kids, too!
In the interview below with Eva Norlyk Smith, Managing Editor at YogaUOnline.com, Amy discusses her new book and emerging perspectives in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
"Yoga used as therapy for Fort Gordon soldiers with brain injuries" is the kind of headline that can make our day. In a world where peaceful warrior is still just a nice stretchy yoga pose, we're happy to see that yoga can still play its role in establishing a state of peace, and in this case rehabilitation.
Meet The Koronas, all-American husband and wife duo living near the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border and living all too close to the threat of heart disease. While Frank and Kathy Korona have lost many members of their family to complications of heart disease, they're determined to fight their way to health and recharge their 'ol tickers. How? Through a plant-based, meatless diet, meditation and regular exercise, under the coverage of Medicare.
Tom Myers studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais and Buckminster Fuller and has practiced integrative bodywork for over 30 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is the author of the best-selling Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001), is a pioneering researcher in how fascia relates to the structural health of the body. Tom [...]
Who deserves yoga more: a cancer survivor, a war veteran or someone grieving the loss of a loved one? If you asked Christa Avampato, founder of Compass Yoga, without hesitation she'd say all three, and continue with a list of people with diabetes, Parkinson's, MS, back conditions, hip replacements, depression, dementia and then some.
Fashionista and longtime yogi, Donna Karan, has made it her mission for over a decade to help usher in holistic wellness to the medical world. When she lost her husband in 2001 to lung cancer DK was inspired to build a program that fostered support and care for patients not just with technology, but with something [...]
Can yoga prevent or even reverse the thinning bones of osteopenia and osteoporosis? In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, co-authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, discuss these questions and talk about some of the important precautions yoga teachers should be aware of when teaching yoga to people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. *Dr. Fishman [...]
Got back pain? Get yoga. Or at least get to stretching. News this week is that the stretching aspect of yoga is helping folks relieve chronic lower back pain. The study conducted at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle involved 228 adults with persistant back pain, split up into 3 groups: one group had yoga weekly, [...]
Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971, and is widely regarded as a teacher of teachers. In this interview, she sat down with Eva Norlyk Smith from Yogatherapyweb.com to share some of her reflections on yoga, how it's changed, and the art of teaching in prelude to her upcoming webinar: The Art of Being—Yoga [...]