Yoga as fibromyalgia ‘treatment’

A study conducted at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) demonstrating that yoga exercises may have the power to combat fibromyalgia -- a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain. The research appeared online on Oct. 14 and is being published in the November 10 online edition of the journal Pain.

Yoga: the feel good exercise

I’ve often written about the benefits of yoga, mostly centering on how much it can help improve health and wellness, flexibility and stamina. I sometimes forget that yoga can also offer tremendous emotional and psychological rewards. A recent study that appeared online at The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine was an interesting reminder of that “hidden benefit.” Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that yoga may… Read More »Yoga: the feel good exercise

Can’t sleep? Try yoga, not pills

In the past, whenever I got excited about a new project (or stressed over some problem!) I had trouble sleeping. I’d toss and turn while my mind went spinning. I’d be too tired to get up, but I couldn’t sleep. After eight hours or so, I’d drag myself out of bed exhausted. Things changed when I started practicing yoga. The physical and mental disciplines I learned helped me throughout the… Read More »Can’t sleep? Try yoga, not pills

Too Old to Exercise

I’ve always loved exercising, working out, doing yoga, and practicing martial arts. But there are times I’d much rather roll over and stay in bed, sit in front of the computer, or do just about anything but move my body. While I’ve come up with some incredibly inventive excuses, “I don’t have time” and “it’s not a priority right now” are two of my best standbys. And, in the last… Read More »Too Old to Exercise

The Science of Yoga and the Four Yogas

Yoga is an age-old science, meaning to ‘yug’ or to merge the soul with universal wisdom. But most of us cannot define our soul and universal wisdom is beyond our comprehension.