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There is not yet adequate recognition of the fact that those who work closely with traumatized populations could use the support of trauma-informed yoga classes themselves. As evidence of the beneficial effects of therapeutic yoga for trauma mounts, it’s becoming increasingly accepted as a valuable resource among members of the helping professions.
Yet another reason to hit your yoga mat to prevent chronic back pain issues! A new epidemiological study indicates that spinal fusion, one of the most common surgical procedures for back pain, puts patients at a 29% greater risk of developing adjacent segment degeneration (ASD), a debilitating spinal condition that causes more pain.
Survivors of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and other natural disasters often find themselves coping with emotional--if not physical--wounds. Fortunately, studies reveal that yoga can help in such emotionally difficult times.
By Chrys Kub, P.T., yoga therapist -
Author, blogger and Ayurvedic practitioner Matthew Remski has recently started a project called WAWADIA (What are We Actually Doing in Asana?) which is creating lots of discussion in the yoga community. As a physical therapist and biokinesiologist, this question has been loudly blaring in my mind...
By Dr. Timothy McCall -
In my own experience, perhaps the most important way to prevent yoga injuries—besides such obvious things as keeping the joints well-aligned—is to pay close attention to the breath, trying to keep it as smooth, even and regular as possible.
In most instances, before a problem occurs the breath has become ragged or...