Category: Benefits of Yoga

Yoga and My Health

Francesca Silva
StethoscopeLast week, I had my annual check-up with my doctor. When I’d seen him approximately 15 months ago, he’d mentioned that my “bad” cholesterol was quite high – phooey. My doc’s great, though. He’s not one to take the easy way out and throw a pill at his patients immediately. Instead, he suggested that I consider adding some flaxseed oil and fiber to my diet. Oh, and while I was at it, he said, a...
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Encouraging a Parent on Yoga

Christina Souza Ma
CSM_MrsSouza_12.04.08.jpgMy mother is now in her 80’s. She’s looking good for her age, which is surprising, as she really didn’t start taking care of herself until she was in her late 50’s. Back then, she had many issues with arthritis that affected her shoulders and hands. Finding that the usual physiotherapy was not helping her manage her pain, she decided to seek help from alternative medicine. She learned some specific exercises from a Doctor of...

Yoga Study Updates

Paloma Chavez
DC_yoga-and-medical.jpgMost if not all of us have at some time in our lives suffered from various illnesses. As yoga practitioners, we recognize the benefits that a regular yoga practice can have on alleviating many of these stresses on our bodies. However, the great news is that medical professionals are now also acknowledging that yoga can be beneficial in treating a variety of diseases and illnesses. (more…)
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Yoga Journal Goes to Florida

Paloma Chavez
DC_Yoga-Journal.JPGDo you live in or near Florida? Well, whether you do or not, you’re still going to be interested in hearing about a yoga conference that will be held there in the near future. For years, Yoga Journal, which is known for its commitment to the practice and understanding of yoga in all of its forms, has sponsored and designed conferences that bring together the nation’s leading yoga teachers, doctors, therapists and educators. Continue Reading: Yoga Journal Goes to Florida