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There’s a new group of yogis and they’re already veterans. Actually, they’re quite literally veterans, of the armed forces. Members of the military, both veterans and active duty men and women, are embracing yoga and meditation as a way to cope with physical wounds and the wounds that maybe aren’t so easy to see. To [...]

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In our YogaDork Ed series we seek to shed light on anatomy and safe practices in yoga and in our bodies. Today’s article addresses the best options when recovering safely from injury. by Maya Talisa, Certified Yoga Tune Up Instructor To ice, or not to ice? This is a question recently being discussed regularly among [...]

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If you’ve ever been too hung up on getting a certain pose or you’ve ever caught your egomonkeymind giving your body a hard time, read on and maybe be inspired by these amputee yogis, to have gratitude for who you are, what you have and for your yoga practice. We’ve posted about yoga in the [...]

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Knee pain, ranging from general discomfort to consequences of traumatic injury, is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. Treatment often includes physical therapy and sometimes includes surgery (according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 600,000 knee replacements are performed every year in the United States alone). But people are also increasingly looking to yoga. A recent Yoga Journal survey suggests over 15 million people currently practice yoga and at least that many more are very interested in beginning a practice. These populations will likely collide. If you do not have a client with knee issues in class now, chances are you will. And soon.

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“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.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Vaughn Barnett from Colorado got lucky (enlightened?) yesterday when a judge handed him a sentencing break: just 30 more days in jail. His crime? Possessing 11 pounds of marijuana and attempting to mail it to a post office in Snowmass in 2010. His good behavior? Yoga.

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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. The [...]

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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 [...]

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Like us, at first thought you might assume yoga to be the perfect activity/treatment for the incarcerated. Hey we’ve never been to jail but we’ve see Shawshank Redemption! And can imagine it’s pretty stressful in there, being locked up and all. A little yoga would do just the trick to ease the angst and perhaps [...]

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