Bulimia Nervosa, or simply Bulimia, is a well-known eating disorder in which people binge on food and then engage in compensatory behavior such as purging, fasting and over-exercising to eliminate the excess food eaten. Bulimia may seem like a great
Veterans of U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq may take heart in the results of several studies showing that regular yoga practice helps ease depression and other symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. While the beneficial effects of
Many kids who have difficulty managing the challenges they face and stumble along the road end up in camps and detention centers. When they get out, they are very vulnerable and likely to return to the behavioral pattern that got
Yoga is a $3 billion industry in the U.S., but the way it is marketed often makes yoga seem appropriate only for thin, young and very flexible bodies. This approach is a misrepresentation of what yoga really is. Yoga is
Everyone has had those moments where life no longer feels worth living. Many can, after a good cry or a few rounds with a punching bag, pick up and move on. Sometimes, however, it's just not that easy. Over 15
When was the last time that you breathed correctly? Seems like a trick question, right? After all, you breathe all the time, without even thinking about it. However, while our bodies breathe naturally throughout each day, most of us are
The American Viniyoga Institute was founded by Gary Kraftsow, a leading proponent of yoga therapy in the U.S. The yoga taught at the American Viniyoga is inspired by the teachings of Indian yoga masters T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya, with
You've heard of high schoolers petition for modified academic requirements or for improved canteen menus. But yoga? Kids at the Tuscon High Magnet School recently stepped it up a notch, submitting a petition for continuing yoga classes at their school.
Yoga teacher Amy Weintraub writes of the "fog of depression" that weighed on her for years and years. A life-changing turning point came when until she attended a weekend yoga retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Since that
"The Yogis believe that we become depressed because we become blocked and constricted," says Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga and author of Yoga for Depression. "Yoga therapy can help clear the space and remove the constrictions-no matter what form
Yoga teachers interested in working with children with special needs will find it to be a very rewarding and gratifying act of service. Yoga therapy for children has proved to be an effective healing and learning tool for children with
Many yoga teachers are motivated by their own experiences with the health benefits of yoga to help others by deepening their skills through yoga therapy training. Yoga therapy is an emerging alternative healing modality, which is becoming increasingly widespread as
The benefits of yoga for kids extend into many facets of their lives, including the physical, mental and spiritual realms. Children's bodies and minds are much like soft clay or putty that can be shaped and molded as they grow
Depression affects nearly 19 million people within the U.S. and is one of the most common illnesses. Depression is a serious illness, but there is good news-- there are many ways to combat depression without relying only on prescription medication.