Yoga for Children Encourages Healthy Childhood

Childhood used to be a blessed oasis of peace, play, and carefree play. Today, unfortunately, many children live in an embattled world, often juggling the stress loads and pressures of adulthood. The numbers are disturbing. More than one million children

Yoga for Depression: The Importance of Breath

Depression affects millions of individuals worldwide. Left untreated, depression can become debilitating. And while there are a variety of prescription medications available to address common depression symptoms, many people search for more natural options to relieve and combat depression. Examples

Yoga for Kids: Filmmaker Funds Meditation in Schools

Under the dazzling lights of Radio City Music Hall's famous stage, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr got together with Ben Harper, Moby, Eddie Vedder, Jim James, Sheryl Crow and more-for one goal, to give kids around the world the opportunity

The Peaceful Play Yoga Program at Hospitals & Clinics in St. Paul & Minneapolis

About six years ago, yoga teacher Megan Thygeson's goddaughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia. Because of her work, Megan wasn't able to physically be there for her goddaughter and the family through their trials. Fortunately, Megan's goddaughter, now 11, came

Yoga Therapy Gains Respect Among Doctors

According to an article in the News & Observer, yoga is gaining increasing respect among doctors. More than 1,000 studies have already been conducted to measure the health benefits derived from yoga therapy. Among the most recent is Duke University's

Natural Weightloss Can Make You Shed More than Pounds

Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic issue; it's well recognized that excess weight predisposes us to numerous chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension. Carrying around extra pounds also shortens our life expectancy. And while you think that being pleasantly

5 Ways Yoga Facilitates Natural Weight Loss

Most regular yoga practitioners who have struggled with weight problems will tell you that yoga had an important role to play in helping to them lose weight naturally. Researchers have suggested that yoga leads to weight loss because it helps

Yoga Therapy Training at Duke Integrative Medicine

Duke Integrative Medicine, located on the Duke campus in Durham, North Carolina, is the first of its kind devoted to the practice of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine includes complementary therapies, such as yoga therapy, into the medical treatments of diseases

Do you know when to stop eating?

Yoga facilitates weight loss by resetting your internal appetite barometer Most of us grew up with some variation of the mantra: 'Finish your meal-there are children starving in Africa!' Depending on your parents, this could range from subtle appeals to

Study: Yoga Facilitates Midlife Weight Loss

Study indicates that regular practice of yoga, as little as 30 minutes a week, helps prevent middle age weight-gain While initially thought to be a tool for relaxing and harmonizing the mind and body, increasing flexibility and toning your muscles,

Getting the Most out of Yoga for MS

If you suffer from MS, signing up for a yoga class may seem like a daunting proposition. But if you have some degree of motion available to you, even if you are confined to a wheel chair, using yoga as

Why Yoga for MS?

Doctors recognize the importance of physical activity for those diagnosed with MS, and recently yoga has come to the forefront as an excellent technique for MS management. Whether MS symptoms are confined to few or no flare-ups, or whether a

Profile: Yoga for MS a "Small" Task

Eric Small may have the worst misnomer of a name imaginable. Standing more than six foot tall, at the age of 79, he walks with the easy, effortlessly stride and proud bearing of a king. As he takes the few

Integrative Yoga Therapy

Integrative Yoga Therapy aims to bring yoga to the broader population by offering yoga therapy certification which seeks to apply yoga's mind-body focus to mainstream wellness and stress management programs. Joseph Le Page, first trained as a Kripalu yoga teacher