• Yoga Therapy: Improving Health and Well-being Naturally

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    Wellness enthusiasts have long known the healing benefits of yoga. However, the popularity of this traditional practice is now growing among today’s mainstream, especially doctors. Today, there is a rise in doctor-prescribed yoga therapy, even among Western-trained doctors. So what is yoga therapy? Why is...


    Understanding Your Sciatic Nerve Pain

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    Oh my sciatica! A common form of leg pain, sciatica, has become a general termed used to describe any type of discomfort or neurological symptoms, including sharp pain, throbbing, burning, tingling, weakness and numbness, felt along the sciatic nerve. However, the term “sciatica” is often...


    What Your Body Needs Most During The Holiday Season

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    Festive they may be, but the holidays are also a stressful time when self-care can come to a screeching halt. Because we want to create calm and come back from the holidays refreshed, we got in touch with an expert on this very topic: yoga instructor Ava Pendl. Ava notes...


    Sitting Really Can Kill You, Heart Experts Say

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    Evidence is building that sitting for too long can cause heart disease and diabetes — even in people who exercise, the American Heart Association said Monday. The trouble is, it's hard to measure just how inactive people are and there's not enough evidence yet to...


    Simple Techniques To Improve Your Posture Just In Time For The Party Season

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    There's more to good posture than sitting up straight. If you're serious about improving the way you hold yourself you'll need core strength, flexibility, and a fair amount of determination. The payoff? Sexy shoulders to be bared in a myriad of ways. These face-framing joints...


    7 Ways Yoga Keeps Chronic Pain from Wearing You Down

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    Just today, I met with one of my students for a private yoga session to address her continued experience of chronic pain. For this student, a combination of age-related changes to her spine and musculoskeletal system, as well as ongoing side effects from past chemotherapy,...


    4 Reasons for Back Pain and How Yoga Can Help

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    Back pain may limit your ability to participate in any activity, including yoga. If you injured your back in yoga, why didn’t the person next to you also get hurt? Why do some people heal fast and others do not? Practicing safe yoga is important. This...


    Yoga for Kids: The Yoga Way to Radiance – A Book Review

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    This year Shakta Khalsa celebrates 40 years of working with yoga and children. She has also released her latest book The Yoga Way To Radiance: How To Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children To Do The Same. “My ultimate goal is healthy, happy, whole children...


    Yes, Running Can Help You Get Over A Broken Heart. Here’s How

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    Heartbreak is a unique kind of pain. It's a kick in the stomach; it's that feeling of waking up every morning and having a moment of peace before the pain of loss washes over you. Whether it's a breakup, death, or any other type of loss, there's a...


    6 Things Your Sleep Patterns Can Tell You About Your Health

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    Your body—and especially your brain—need sleep. While you sleep, your stress system is turned down, your cortisol levels drop, your immune system gets stronger, your brain gets smarter and cleaner, and your body releases hormones like growth hormone and testosterone. Growth hormone is a protein hormone...