Yoga

Yoga for Pain Relief: Yoga Offers Effective Relief for Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Pain Issues Study Finds

Chronic pain is one of the most common afflictions impacting American adults, with 126 million of us experiencing persistent, recurring, often severe and debilitating pain every year.  Standard pain care, often consisting of medication, tends to provide only partial or temporary benefit. Also, with addiction to opiate painkillers reaching staggering proportions, health providers and consumers …

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For Lower Back Pain Try Yoga, Doctors Say

Low back pain affects millions of adults each year, presenting a major global health burden. In a significant departure from traditional recommendations, the American College of Physicians (APC) has published new guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine encouraging non-pharmaceutical therapies like yoga, mindfulness meditation, tai chi, and massage as first lines of treatment. Causes …

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Definition, Benefits and How to Practice • Yoga

In the yoga tradition, there are many different paths and philosophies, but they all lead toward the same goal—attaining moksha or liberation. Raja yoga is viewed as the supreme or “royal path” to attaining this state of unity of mind-body-spirit. Raja yoga is a systematic approach that has been practiced for thousands of years by …

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Functional Healing: How One Man Overcame Cancer Four Times with Yoga & Meditation

Amit Gal Anon is the creator of Functional Anatomy together with physical therapist Gill Solberg, both from Israel. When we first came across this cutting-edge 3D software that illustrates the anatomical functions of the human body during yoga workouts, we were floored. It’s a truly impressive achievement, which makes the ins and out of functional …

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The Top Two Core Strengthening Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Core strengthening is one of those fitness goals that we all know we should be doing more of. Core strength is essential to keep us functional and mobile throughout life, and is said to help prevent low back pain. But did you know that many people go about core strengthening the wrong way? And worse, did you …

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Study: Yoga Helps Overcome Sleep Problems in Cancer Survivors

Millions of people around the globe suffer from sleep disturbances. A poor night’s sleep not only slows you down physically, but can also lead to poor concentration, mood problems, and memory impairment. This is particularly the case for cancer survivors, who have experienced considerable stress due to their illness, medical procedures, and treatment-related side effects. …

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How Yoga Improves Health: Focus on Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s defense response. It involves clearance of toxic pathogens, damaged cells, or harmful irritants from the body. Inflammation has a high beneficial value. For example, if you develop a viral infection or if your back sustains a severe blow, inflammation sets in to care and protect the injured tissue and …

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Yoga Offers More Effective Neck Pain Relief than Exercise Research Finds

Chronic neck pain and neck pain-related disability are a major public health problem. Particularly for people spending long hours working at their desk, neck pain can be a nagging, lingering issue. Can yoga help? Indeed, several research reviews show that yoga can offer effective relief for neck pain – without painkillers and drugs. In a meta-analysis …

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