Last month, the Yoga Alliance announced a new policy regarding “yoga therapy terminology” that creates a significant new precedent. A lack of any public debate and transparency in the process has made it difficult to discern why exactly this was needed and what purpose it serves.
Update: Giveaway extended and, thanks to Rodmell Press, we’re adding one more! We’ve often been told that having a ritual of self-care is an important part of keeping the work/life or, well, life balance. But, really, how much time do we spend on tending to our own anatomy? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if [...]
Yoga Benefits Your Heart Just as Much as Aerobic Exercise, Study Finds
A new study found that yoga can be just as beneficial to your heart as your jazzerfitcyclezumbathon or any other aerobic activity you put yourself through. The study found that practicing yoga “lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors in increments comparable to those seen with aerobic exercise.” And our hearts grew three [...]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we’d like to extend that this year to include Breast Care Awareness as well. Yoga for Breast Care is Bobby Clennell’s latest book, a wonderful and well-researched guide to overall breast health, and part of the Yoga Shorts series by Rodmell Press. Clennell is a Senior Iyengar teacher [...]
How to Keep Everyone Safe and Happy in a Mixed-Level Yoga Class
(Hint: There’s no easy answer.) Last weekend began the first segment of a teacher training I’ve been co-teaching for the past three years. It’s always fun to meet the new trainees and to hear inspiring stories about how Yoga practice has changed their lives.
We came across this video about yoga classes benefitting people living with HIV/AIDS and had to share. The short video from the Iyengar Institute of New York documents several students who take part in the free classes offered at the studio every week. It’s an inspiring message about the power of yoga, the positive effect it can [...]
This Yoga After 50 New York Times piece that’s been floating around the past few days had us immediately thinking, Yoga after 50? Was there ever a question? In fact, the very image of Sally O’Malley’s springy, “I’m 50! 50 years old!” came to mind. Because, of course, that’s what fit and lively 50+ [...]
Yoga Effective Therapy for Heart Patients Finds First Ever Study Published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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 [...]
Major Study Finds Yoga Has Positive Effects On Psychiatric Disorders
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? [...]