Archive | June, 2012

Navigating The Waves

“And if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can always eat whatever is put on your plate; if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill; if you can find contentment just where you are, you are [...]

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Yoga and Chronic Constipation

By Anne Keehn This brief paper will give an overview of chronic constipation (CC) and its link to serious diseases (allopathic medicine considers constipation to be a symptom, rather than a disease), and will look at clinical studies that test the efficacy of yoga in inducing healthy bowel movements. Studies have found that rates of [...]

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Yoga and Musicians

The Beneficial Effects of Yoga for Young Professional Musicians By David Preston In recent years, different types of Yoga and meditation practices have been shown by many studies to increase the body’s ability to handle stress, thereby reducing the physical manifestations of stress such as elevated blood pressure, increased rate of respiration, perspiration, and increased [...]

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Yoga and Pregnancy

“Study findings suggest that 30 minutes of yoga practice at least five times per week for 10 weeks its an effective complementary means for facilitating maternal comfort, decreasing pain during labor and 2 hours post- delivery and shortening the length of labor”. From a medical journal

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Yoga and Depression

By Emma Elam An Examination of Depression and the Effects of Yoga Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common psychological disorders found around the world. It is so prevalent today that the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) ranks it “fourth in the list of the most urgent health problems worldwide” (Sharma et al.). [...]

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Hypertension,Yoga, and Breath

By Ona Rynearson Yoga is often touted for its health benefits from a physical fitness perceptive since it builds strength and flexibility in a low impact way. However, yoga also provides health benefits beyond that with its central use of meditation, relaxation and breathing techniques that have far reaching affects on such conditions as hypertension, arthritis [...]

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Yoga and Cancer

By Mi Na Oh  As many people know, exercising is very good for sustaining one’s health. However, there are some people who are already sick, who have cancer, and cannot do the intense exercise. Therefore, yoga is very good for them to improve their physical and emotional well-beings because it is not hard to do [...]

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Eat, Stretch, Meditate

By Artur  Varjapetian             The main focus of this paper is to present different characteristics of a mindful yoga as a helpful addition to the treatment of people that suffer from eating disorder. We also will see a scientific data that proves yoga’s effect on neurotransmitters that play an important role in a healthy body functioning.             According [...]

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Yoga and Anxiety

By Phoebe Latour How Does Yoga Affect Anxiety?               For some, the ancient practice of yoga is purely a physical activity, providing a low-impact, low-cardio workout appropriate for many ages and fitness levels. For others, yoga transcends the physical realm and offers a release of stress, anxiety and negativity, allowing practitioners greater peace of mind [...]

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Yoga and Sleep

By Saul Rubin Sleep does a body good, but for many people a good night’s rest remains an elusive goal.  Some people have difficulty falling asleep, while others have trouble staying that way. Either way the condition is known as insomnia. Losing sleep is not a trivial concern. Sleep is just as important to the [...]

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