Yoga and Osteoporosis: Another Osteoporosis Drug Linked to Increased Spontaneous Femur Fractures

Editor’s Note: It’s a terrible irony—the very drug that’s supposed to be preventing hip fractures for people with osteoporosis might indeed be increasing the risk of femur fractures for some. This has long been a highly publicized effect of Fosamax and

Yoga for Osteoporosis – Join Dr. Loren Fishman’s Study!

If you are concerned about osteoporosis, but hesitate to take medications, you are not alone. The reported side effects of the bisphosphonates, the most common osteoporosis medications, include: Atrial fibrillation, increased fractures, slowed healing, and many more. Yoga is a

Strength Lessons in Yoga from a Circus Trainer

My biggest lesson in yoga and perhaps in life has been strength. I was not naturally strong when I started but after 14 years of practice I started to feel stronger. I thought I could do a handstand with good

Yoga Benefits: Benefit # 1: Yoga Detoxifies the Body

Detoxification is the metabolic process by which toxins, or harmful things, are changed into less toxic substances and flushed from the body.  Similar to how an environmentalist would remove pollution from a lake by flushing it with fresh water and

Can Yoga Improve Your Sex Life? A New Study Suggests So

Yoga improves so many aspects of your health and wellbeing, so why not your sex life? Indeed, a new study on the effects of yoga on women with metabolic syndrome suggests that yoga might improve overall sexual function in women.

New Trend for Fitness Buffs? Walk and Talk to Walk Your Talk

Between work, watching TV, internet surfing or playing computer games, Americans on average are sitting 9.3 hours/day, exceeding the 7.7 hours that we are sleeping. We take this way of life for granted, in the same way smoking used to

3 Ways Yoga Can Help Relieve Eating Disorders

A study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports yoga therapy can help relieve eating disorder symptoms in teens. Researchers from Seattle Children's Hospital Department of Adolescent Medicine administered either standard care or standard care with yoga therapy to 50 girls

Yoga Students Unite Against Sexually Abusive “Gurus”

In response to recent sex scandal allegations about yoga gurus John Friend, Kausthub Desikachar (son of yoga master TKV Desikachar), and Bikram Choudhury (one of the most publicized teachers of modern time), a purple-bracelet wearing clan of yoga students have

Old School Vs. New School Yoga - Is Gentle the New Advanced?

Now that yoga class attendees who were never really into the yoga have largely migrated to Crossfit, and the once freely-given pass on safety has expired, grassroots practitioners are reclaiming the terms of their trade. The old school of yoga

Encinitas Schools Receive a $1.4 Million Grant to Expand P.E. Yoga Program

Less than a month after a San Diego Superior Court ruled that the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) can legally continue teaching yoga to its students, the EUSD has received a $1.4 million grant in support of the yoga program’s