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More Pain than Gain: Pitfalls of Spinal Fusion Highlight Importance of Prevention

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.

Studies Offer Evidence Supporting Yoga As an Effective Way to Combat Depression

Exercise can provide up to over 95% of the mood-improvement that prescription drugs afford. In other words, yoga class may be the new-and-improved Prozac.

Yoga for Breast Cancer Relieves Anxiety, Stress, and Treatment Side Effects

Studies show that yoga for breast cancer can ease the distress and depression that often accompany the disease.

Yoga Aids Natural Disaster Survivors, Helps with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.

 

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  • Preventing yoga injuries
    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...
 

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  • A new study shows that practicing mindfulness, and gaining the stress reducing benefits associated with the practice, can be as simple as breathing in and breathing out. In this,...
  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently established a ministry to promote alternative therapies such as yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, as part of a wider mission to raise...
  • On October 27 this year, online yoga video service YogaGlo announced its decision to forfeit the patent issued for its mode of filming yoga videos. The decision came seemingly out...
 

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