Category: Latest News Published In The Field

Axial Extension: How to Lengthen Your Spine without Strain
There are two distinct ways of lengthening the spine while doing axial extension postures: one that focuses on bringing the spine into maximum vertical alignment, and another one that focuses [...]
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Yoga: A Natural Way of Combating Stress in Seniors
Stress is alarmingly common in society and, unfortunately, something we are more susceptible to as we age. The significance of stress should not be underestimated: if left untreated, it can [...]
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Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Clinical Practicum: Why it Matters
People practicing yoga therapy work with all aspects of health and wellness, from the physical, to the mental, emotional, and even spiritual. Adequate training and mentorship is important for yoga [...]
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Yoga for Back Pain: As Effective, More Accessible Than Physical Therapy?
Yoga was found to be comparable to physical therapy (PT) in relieving chronic low back pain (LBP) in a controlled study that followed low-income, minority patients for one year after [...]
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Yoga Improves Health Outcomes in Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain
Hatha yoga, consisting of movement sequences, focused attention, and regulated breathing, was shown to improve health outcomes in military veterans with chronic low back pain (cLBP), in a study published [...]
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Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses
If you’re tired of popping pain medicine for your lower back pain, yoga may be a good alternative. New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain [...]
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Study Shows Yoga Has Modest Benefits in Treating Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain
A new Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews analysis on the effects of yoga on treating chronic nonspecific low back pain has found “modest” positive outcomes with regard to improved function [...]
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Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with Iyengar Yoga and Coherent Breathing: A Randomized Controlled Dosing…
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is common, recurrent, chronic, and disabling. Due in part to its prevalence, depression is globally responsible for more years lost to disability than any other disease. [...]
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Implementation of Yoga Therapy into U.S. Healthcare Systems
Our colleagues in this issue are addressing the research aspects of evidence-based medicine and yoga therapy. From this perspective, we will be exploring the programming and delivery models that utilize [...]
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Chair Yoga Helps Manage Osteoarthritis Pain
HealthDay News — Chair yoga may produce sustained improvements in pain interference among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study published online Dec. 23 in the [...]
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Yoga’s Age-Defying Effects Confirmed by Science
While yoga’s longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, increasingly modern science is confirming this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging [...]
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