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Helping the Helpers: Yoga for Trauma Stewardship

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.

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.

 

Latest Posts from Our Contributors

  • 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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    Early in life we learn to use most of the muscles in our body. Learning to walk, for example, involves the coordinated action of all the muscles of the legs and pelvis. Reaching for...