Category Archives: Fitness: Yoga

More children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements

(Reuters Health) – - A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices. The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of … Continue reading

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3 things I never expected to learn from yoga

I guess now that we’re firmly ensconced in January, those New Years Resolutions are starting to burn out. I noticed it in my Saturday morning yoga class. What had previously been a space packed with eager newcomers only the week … Continue reading

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Body Sculpting with Yoga

Body Sculpting with Yoga’s innovative new approach to strength building combines unique body-weight and resistance training exercises with traditional yoga practices. A fresh take on endurance and strength-building workouts, Body Sculpting with Yoga represents the next step forward for reaching … Continue reading

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India now has ministry for yoga, traditional ayurveda medicine

(Reuters) - India has set up a ministry to promote alternative therapies such as yoga and traditional ayurveda medicine, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a mission to raise awareness and the appeal of home-grown health treatments. Modi has … Continue reading

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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to … Continue reading

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Why Meditation and Yoga Are Recommended for Breast Cancer

Up to 80% of American patients with breast cancer will undergo complementary therapies to manage anxiety and stress after they receive a diagnosis. Though there’s no clear consensus on which integrative and alternative therapies work and which are ineffective, more … Continue reading

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Yoga may carry risks for those with bipolar disorder

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Right now no one can say whether yoga provides clinical benefits to people with bipolar disorder, but in a new article in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, researchers report survey responses they gathered from scores … Continue reading

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PTSD symptoms can be reduced with yogic breathing

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq … Continue reading

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Chair yoga

WALTHAM, Mass.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-With yoga becoming an increasingly popular exercise and fitness activity across the United States, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, has asked Lakshmi Voelker, a noted author, lecturer and yoga instructor, … Continue reading

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Complementary and alternative therapies for Parkinson’s disease: A review of the clinical evidence

Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2014 Oct;16(10):314. doi: 10.1007/s11940-014-0314-5. A review of the clinical evidence for complementary and alternative therapies in Parkinson’s disease. Bega D1, Gonzalez-Latapi P, Zadikoff C, Simuni T. Author information 1Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 710 N … Continue reading

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Hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ performance on cognitive tasks that are relevant to everyday life, researchers report. The findings involved 108 adults between the ages of 55 and … Continue reading

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Yoga, Aflac Duck style

COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, will debut its newest television commercial, “Duck Does Yoga” today. It will first appear on air during the CMA Music Festival tonight at … Continue reading

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Back pain: the 5 yoga moves that will help

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, back pain can often be the result of stress. Yoga will help you relax … Continue reading

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