Not Just for Skinny People: Bringing Yoga to People with Round Bodies

When Anna Guest-Jelly first took up yoga 15 years ago, it became a game changer. After having gone on 65 different diets, she had finally come to something that actually made her feel better: yoga. “One day I tallied up

Hope to Heal: Yoga Helps Abused Women Reclaim Warrior Within

At a domestic violence emergency shelter in the Bronx, seven women enter the room dressed in jeans, T-shirts and/or the most comfortable clothes they have. Certified yoga instructor Tara Tonini hands each a mat. Then she crosses the room to

Can Yoga and Meditation Slow Aging By Improving DNA Health? New Research Suggests So

Feeling stressed doesn't just damage our health - it literally ages us. Stress reduces the activity of telomerase, and shortens telomeres, a part of the DNA linked to longevity, which in turn seems to have devastating consequences for our health.

A Sanctuary of Healing: Yoga Therapy Gives New Hope

Within a room in Los Angeles, two senior Iyengar yoga teachers and their assistants create a sanctuary for healing. The students who come each Tuesday evening often come after despairing of further help from doctors. “You can return to this

Easing the Pain: Exploring the Effects of Yoga on PTSD Symptoms

The overwhelming majority of American men and women have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Of those, nearly 10% of women and 4% of men will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People with PTSD often experience avoidance,