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.
Ah, the sweet smell of burning herbs and sandalwood. It's how you know the yoga's nigh. But what if we told you that smoky aroma isn't helping your pranayama, it may be causing respiratory issues and maybe even cancer? Yikes! We recently spotted this blog post warning us all about the hazards of inhaling the holy smokes that are prominent not just in yoga studios but in other sacred or religious institutions.
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 [...]
Yowsers no trousers! Hey Maroon 5 fans, or man fans for that matter, lead singer Adam Levine wants to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers and will bear his naked bod to do so! The Maroon 5 frontman teamed up with Everyman, a Brit org campaigning to stamp out male cancer. Photos are featured [...]
Been looking for an excuse to break out the cam and shoot your own yoga videos? Here it is. All of November is YogaBear's CinemAsana Film Festival! And it's up to YOU to make it happen. YogaBear is a fabulous non-profit organization taking on a mission to bring yoga to those whose lives have been [...]
It's about that time again...election time! And that jolly bunch of folks on capital hill are chomping at the bit to secure the 37 Senate seats up for grabs this November. Naturally, this calls for action! Press conferences! Funny politician-isms like describing things that "give taxpayers the blues." According to GOP Senators Tom Coburn of Oklahoma [...]
This year's Yogapalooza is upon us! Yogapa-wha? It's the third annual multi-city yoga event to raise awareness and funds for Yoga Bear, an inspiring non-profit org promoting wellness and healing for cancer survivors, and all those impacted by it, through the practice of yoga. inhale. And thanks to science, we know how yoga can profoundly [...]
File this under "Yay for Yoga!" Sure yoga news seems to be taking over the world, but when just about every single media outlet picks up a story about yoga helping cancer patients, we say bring it on! A study at the University of Rochester has found that a 75 minute yoga practice twice a [...]
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has just gone public that he has cancer. Abdul-Jabbar, now 62, has revealed that he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukiemia in December 2008. We yogadorks know him not only as a basketball star but as an early sports celebriyogi and one of Bikram's prime spotlight students. Normally a very private [...]
What an overwhelming response! This giveaway received an unprecedented outpouring of heartfelt appreciation for the special women in our lives (including a fond feline). If you haven't already please do yourself a favor and peruse the comments for a a bevy of dedications and inspiring anecdotes. And now, for the winners! Yep, there are two [...]
We were just discussing the merits of doctors suggesting yoga to their patients. Granted, that was in TV-land, so let's change that dial to something we like to call real life. It's harder than it looks, and it's even harder when this living thing involves coping with an often debilitating disease like cancer. Not only [...]
Hey we all spend enough time prattling on about action sequence yoga practice: breathing, extending, sweating, chaturanga-ing. In the sweeping flow of all the power vinyasa-ing, restorative yoga kinda gets tucked under the blankets. But even without bolster and blocks we bet a good lot of you do your own version of restorative (likely in [...]
You know, we've been feeling really inspired lately by all the admirable yoga organizations and teachers who've made it their work to help people with chronic illness. It's like every time we turn around there's a new class or org. springing up for cancer survivors. And that's a good thing, Martha. How can we be [...]
We may be a little late on this, but in case you didn't already know... Yoga for Breast Health Workshop with Bobby Clennell Mondays January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9; 12:15-1:45pm Yoga is healing on many levels. From the physical to the mental, and from the psychological to the spiritual, yoga brings [...]
It's integrative, complementary, alternative. Call it whatever you like, yoga has fast become a meritorious component of cancer rehabilitation regimens. We've even seen wealthy celebrities throw some muscle (and money, lots of money) behind developing yoga-specific sanctuaries for patients under treatment or in recovery. Donna Karan for one if you want to get name-droppy. It's [...]